This week’s record-setting dump of a whopping 10cm of snow (almost) has triggered a frenzy of activity on the cross country ski trails in the region!
The tireless and determined folks who run the SJAM Winter Trail wasted no time packing own the snowfall to form possibly the earliest-ever ski base along the Ottawa river in the west.
Doing strictly “test” passes on the SJAM Winter Trail and not going beyond Champlain Bridge (working from Westboro Beach going east bound).
We are working hand-in-hand with @NationalCapitalCommission to complete land preparation before the real grooming season begins in December.
This is still very much pre-season.SJAM Facebook Page
The Ski Heritage East gang aren’t quite ready to groom, but they’re encouraging enthusiasts to get out there nonetheless:
10cm of snow forecast for tomorrow and more to come during the week. Get out there and bushwack until we’re ready to groom.Ski Heritage East Facebook Page
The fine folks in Gatineau Park aren’t missing the opportunity either – skiers have been out already making their own track, dodging sticks and footprints from trail runners. And the NCC wasted no time in getting the grooming started:
No trails are officially open for skiing yet, but as you can see the trails are largely covered in snow and skiers are making the most of the early start to the season:
All this is just amazing news and hopefully leads to a super-long ski season!