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Where to ski and snowboard in Ottawa (downhill and cross country)

[caption id=“attachment_19937” align=“aligncenter” width=“800”] Along Ridge Rd. : January 11, 2015. Photo by James Peltzer from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

Along Ridge Rd. : January 11, 2015. Photo by James Peltzer from the OttawaStart Flickr Group[/caption]

If you’re a downhill ski fan, you have plenty of hills to choose from nearby. We’re also within a day’s drive of some great hills further north in Quebec and the Eastern United States. If you’re a cross-country ski fan, you’ll enjoy the many kilometres of trails within Ottawa’s Greenbelt, Gatineau Park, and along our recreation paths.

Ski conditions

 * 
[
 Ski report
](http://www.skiottawa.com/)

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[
 Gatineau Park Cross-Country Ski Conditions
](http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/cross-country-skiing/cross-country-trail-conditions-in-gatineau-park)

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[
 Kanata Nordic trail conditions
](http://www.kanatanordic.ca/trails/trail-conditions/)

 * 
[
 Ottawa Weather Guide
](http://ottawastart.com/weather.php)

Local hills

 * 
[
 Calabogie Peaks Resort
](http://www.calabogie.com/)

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[
 Camp Fortune
](http://www.campfortune.com/)

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[
 Edelweiss
](http://www.skiedelweiss.com/)

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[
 Mont Tremblant
](http://www.tremblant.ca/)

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[
 Mont Cascades
](http://www.montcascades.ca/)

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[
 Mont Ste. Marie
](http://montstemarie.com/)

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[
 Mount Pakenham
](http://www.mountpakenham.com/)

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[
 Vorlage
](http://www.skivorlage.com/)

_ Click on any of the markers above for web sites and directions to local hils. Errors/omissions - please contact us. _

Cross Country Skiing

 * 
[
 XCOttawa.ca
](http://www.xcottawa.ca/)
/
[
 Cross-Country Ski Conditions
](http://skitrails.xcottawa.ca/)

 * 
[
 Gatineau Park Cross-Country Skiing
](http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/cross-country-skiing#gatineaupark)

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[
 The Greenbelt
](http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/cross-country-skiing#greenbelt)
Hundreds of kilometres of trails in Ottawa's Greenbelt are a paradise for cross-country skiiers.

 * 
[
 Cross Country skiing at Mooney's Bay
](https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/sports)
Over 5km of groomed trails. Ski rentals and lessons available.

 * 
[
 Kanata Nordic Ski Club
](http://www.kanatanordic.ca/)

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[
 Orleans Nordik Ski Club
](http://www.onsc.ca/)

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[
 Nakkertok Nordic
](http://www.nakkertok.ca/)

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[
 SJAM Winter Trail
](http://www.wintertrail.ca/)
along the Ottawa River

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[
 West Carleton Nordic Ski Club
](http://www.wcnordic.com/)

 * 
[
 XC-Skiing in Ottawa/Gatineau
](http://mcgoldrick.ca/xc-skiing/)

 * 
[
 How to cross-country ski without a car
](http://spacingottawa.ca/2011/02/11/next-stop-gatineau-park-ski-trails/)
A great blog post from Spacing Ottawa with tips on how to get to local cross country ski destinations on the city bus.

 * 
[
 Ontario Parks Ski Report
](http://www.ontarioparks.com/skireport)

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_
 **
  Note:
 **
 Many of the downhill ski locations, listed above, including Camp Fortune, Edelweiss, Vorlage, Mont Tremblant and Mont Cascades, offer cross-country ski trails. You can check each website for details.
_

More Ottawa ski links

 * 
[
 Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing - National Capital Division
](http://www.cads-ncd.ca/)

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[
 Canadian Ski Museum
](http://www.skimuseum.ca/)

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[
 Gatineau Ski Patrol
](http://www.gatineauskipatrol.ca/)

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[
 Nordic Skiing Instruction
](http://www.xczone.tv/)

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[
 Outdoor Ottawa
](http://outdoorottawa.com/)

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[
 Ottawa Ski & Snowboard Show
](http://www.ottawaskishow.com/)

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[
 RA Ski & Snowboarding Club
](http://raski.ca/)

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[
 SkiAbility Ottawa
](http://www.skiabilityottawa.ca/)

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[
 SlopeEdge
](http://slopeedge.net/)

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[
 Snowhawks Ski & Snowboard School
](http://www.snowhawks.com/)

 * 
[
 Trailhead
](http://www.trailhead.ca/)
(sales & rentals)