|The popular program, WOMEN ON SKIS in Ottawa/Gatineau will be running again for the 30th consecutive year. As in past years, we begin the season with a ski lesson where you can renew friendships with other women and brush up on your cross country skiing technique and/or get basic techniques for either classic or skate skiing. Subsequent outings will be in different ski areas. Perhaps you will discover trails that are new to you! Each location has been chosen for the diversity of its trails. There is something for every level of skier. Skiers will be matched with women of similar abilities and be joined by an experienced guide who knows the trails well.||
See our 2013 schedule
and our photo gallery
Our aim is to encourage women of all levels to get out and enjoy winter, to network with others who have similar interests and to experience some of the best cross-country trails in Canada.
Women on Skis is a non-profit program run by a group of experienced volunteer skiers who raise funds for women’s health and social issues. This year we are pleased to be completing our commitment to furnish a room for a resident in the new Cornerstone Supportive Housing for Women.
FEES: Registration for the season is $30. You can also register for individual sessions. Registration Form 2013
Additional trail fees apply to Gatineau Park and Nakkertok Ski Club.
What To Wear and Bring on Outings:
- Layers of clothing are preferable, to allow flexibility depending on changes in temperatures. You should have freedom to move and be well protected from snow and wind.
- a small pack with waxes, scraper and a cork.
- snack and liquid replacement
- spare mitts and socks.
- money to cover trail fees and meal expenses, if applicable.
- ID including a daytime emergency phone number
At all locations you should have waxed, stretched, warmed up and be ready to ski by 10:00. The early birds will not stand around getting cold waiting for the slow pokes.
Any last minute changes will be posted on this website womenonskis.ca by 8am the morning of, or you can call Marg: 613-225-6050 or Gloria: 613-731-5577