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XC Ottawa Apr 16
() This ski was expected to end with a sad lament for a beautiful season now ended. I fully expected to carry my skis over many predictable bare spots. The only problem here was that there were no bare spots!! I arrived around 3:…
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XC Ottawa 13h
() Much better than most expect. Light corn snow, not deep. The freeze/thaw/freeze cycles of this and past couple winters gives a nice balance of corn snow that is equally as fast as an average winter day without accumulating on top …
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XC-skiing info Apr 21
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XC Ottawa 22h
() Skate ski from P12 to Fire Tower. Out up 40, back up 24 and down 2 to avoid the portages. See yesterday’s report for P12 to Wolf. Beautiful skiing from Wolf to FT, except the last km which is covered with pine needles and twigs. …
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XC Ottawa Apr 20
() Skate ski from P12 to Wolf trail, up 2 and down 24/40. As expected, the snow is better there than on the parkways. Coverage is very good: only significant bare section is at the bench at 24, as usual. Climb to Wolf is still fully…
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XC Ottawa Apr 20
() my klister tube notes that silver extra is for wet dirty corn snow, which was close but not exactly the conditions. The FLP was hard and icy in the skate ski area and classic tracks were often icy and sometimes shallow or non-exis…
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XC-skiing info 23h
Best Wishes to a Special Couple (Ustiugov & Soboleva).
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XC Ottawa Apr 20
() Skated a similar route to Ian but kept going on Ridge to the first intersection with 24. Skating was relatively easy on a slushy layer over a hard icy base. Ridge road was pretty dirty but improved a bit after I turned the corner …
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XC Ottawa Apr 19
() Lots of snow... only it’s poor skiing: most of it is blueish icy stuff, with a more or less narrow band of decent transformed snow on the side, at least on the parkways. Bare at Etienne Brulé and almost bare at Champlain (no surpr…
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XC Ottawa Apr 13
() This is the first day I've been out that's been legitimate skiing in shorts weather. I agree - it's a nice feeling. The Lac Philippe sector is my personal favourite place to go for skiing in shorts and did not disappoint today. Th…
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XC-skiing info Apr 21
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XC-skiing info Apr 14
I feel like I’m getting out of shape.
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Doug van den Ham Apr 21
More related news about the from the . Looks like things are moving in the direction of a 'pay-to-drive' system. Other user fees (similar to passes) also possible.:
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XC Ottawa Apr 17
() This is a \"qualified \" 4 stars. We were not expecting mid winter conditions and fresh (or any other kind) of grooming, but for spring skiing it was truly delightful. 4 of us started at P5, climbed Penguin, skied Ridge to the Fo…
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XC-skiing info Apr 17
Natalia Matveeva: “For now, I just want to take a break, probably for one season, and then come back.”
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XC Ottawa Apr 14
() Skied first thing this morning from P6. Someone had skied in the fresh groomed track down the first hill and left some deep (now) frozen ruts but fortunately they turned back almost immediately so it was clean grooming from then o…
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XC Ottawa Apr 14
() It was -2 when I got to P19 at 8:00 am and there were about a dozen cars in the lot. Skied classic on the 50 to Lac Mousseau and back. Fresh grooming for both classic and skate, although the return classic lane from 55 to the park…
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XC-skiing info Apr 17
Here are notable athletes who announced retirement (revised). I removed Matalia Matveeva because she plans to come back in 2020/2021 season.
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XC-skiing info Apr 20
Athletes who have “injured” status on the 8th Points List 2018/2019.
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Chris Hood Apr 14
Getting near the end of xc ski season. Basin Rec 5k is in the same area as RTS. It'll still be a month before RTS is good to ride.
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