Directions: Getting to P6 in the spring is NOT the same route you used in the winter. Take the Gatineau Parkway up to the Champlain Parkway. Turn left, proceed about 2km and turn right at signs to P6, Mackenzie King.
Friday, January 12: Terry Fox, Mooney’s Bay 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa Map link
9am: Ski clothing demonstration with ski care and waxing demonstration to follow
Note: For this first event of the season we have set a backup location should the snow be late in coming. If we do change the location, it would be to Nakkertok with their snow making ability and would post that information by Tuesday Jan. 9. Please be sure to check back then.
Wed. Jan. 17 6-8 pm: Fresh Air Evening – Drop in (1291 Wellington West) Wednesday evening to:
Learn about the latest and greatest new equipment
Get waxing tips
Find what to wear for your ski day
Get a discount on all purchases
Get answers about your equipment (bring it in) e.g.
Why don’t my skis perform?
How much camber should I have?
Do I have the right size?
We will have the store to ourselves with experts available to help in any way.
The following Women on Skis events are group skis. If a skier chooses to ski as an individual and not part of one of the WOS groups, WOS may not be able to provide any assistance to the skier. Any skier choosing to ski as an individual is requested to advise a WOS Leader and to identify to the Leader their ski buddy. Skiing alone is not recommended. If you are uncertain of which ski group is apppropriate for you , e.g. Jackrabbits, Tourers, or Birdwatchers, we suggest you talk to a Leader. Often joining a slower group can make for a more enjoyable ski.
Take Quebec Hwy 50 East, exit La Verendrye Blvd., left at lights, right on Gatineau Ave and straight for ~4km, continue on dirt road, through the gate and 1km to parking. Map link
Bring a lunch to heat over a wood stove.
Friday Feb. 2: Gatineau Park P6, Mackenzie King –
***New entry as makeup for earlier weather problems.***
Take Quebec Hwy 5 north, exit at Old Chelsea (exit 12). Turn left, go through the village and turn left onto Kingsmere Road. Proceed uphill ~3km to Chemin Swamp on your left. Take it to the end, turn right and the entrance will be a short distance further on your left. If the weather continues to roller-coaster the NCC can generally keep the parkway open for a good ski. Map link.
Bring a lunch to eat while gathering at the Visitor Centre on Chemin Scott in Old Chelsea.
Thursday Feb. 8: Gatineau Park P9
Take Quebec Hwy 5 north, exit at Old Chelsea (exit 12). Turn left, go through the village and on along Meech Road ~3km. P9 will be on your right. Map link
Following the ski, join us for Lunch at Les Fougères
Directions: Return to the village of Old Chelsea and turn left (north) on Scott Road. Follow northward to hwy 105. Turn right and Les Fougères is immediately on your right. Map link
Friday, Feb 23: Gatineau Park P19.
Marg skied from P8 Thursday and reports the skiing was great. Friday will be a super ski!
Bring a lunch to heat over a wood stove at Renaud cabin.
Directions: Take hwy 5 north to exit 28 (Wakefield). Follow directions around traffic circle to Hwy 366 to La Peche. Proceed for ~5 km and turn left in village of Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham toward Gatineau Park through the covered bridge. Map link
Latest News from Nakkertok – We have just heard from the Nakkertok people and they suggest their main trails are holding up nicely and that skiing on Friday should be good. So it’s all skis ahead so to speak.
See directions above (Jan. 25)
Pot-Luck: bring finger food to share. (Please – finger food only. No cutlery will be available.)
Loonie Book Exchange: Have you a good book or two you’ve finished and would like to share. We will have a book exchange where you may choose a book(s) and contribute a loonie to Cornerstone for each book you select. Recent publications only please.
Ski options for other days
In Ottawa/Gatineau we are blessed with many options for cross country skiing. We encourage you to get out with family or your new friends from WOS between outings. If you only have an hour or don’t want to drive far there is likely something near you. See the many options on our trails page.