Women on Skis


Come and join us in our 32nd consecutive season for x-country ski outings in various ski areas around Ottawa/Gatineau. ‘Women on Skis’ welcomes a wide range of skiers: some experience on skis is expected. You will receive skiing tips, meet new friends, have fun skiing and enjoy après-ski lunches..

See our 2015 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 supporting Sexual Assault Support Centre and also EcoEquitable – mark your calendar for their fashion show – May 20.

An excellent 2015 season ended at Nakkertok with fabulous skiing and a delicious pot-luck.  Thank you ladies for all that scrumptious food.  Watch for our 2016 plans to be posted early December.  Meanwhile, give Linda’s orienteering event a try in April .

FEES: Registration for the season is $30. This includes 5 outings: Terry Fox Centre, Nakkertok Ski Club (x2),Kingsmere P6, and Pine Road P16. You can also register for individual sessions – Terry Fox is $20 and all others are $7. Registration Form 2015

Additional trail fees apply to Gatineau Park and Nakkertok Ski Club.

Find out more about this  year’s Outings and Special Events, and we invite you to take a look at our Photo Gallery.

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.

Our thanks to Nakkertok Ski Club in supporting this website.



“Through Women on Skis I have met my dear friend Helen, fallen deeply in love with cross-country skiing and found role models in some amazing skiing women.”

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