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Ottawa Ski

Ottawa Ski

In winter, Ottawa is a skier's delight, with cross-country trails right in the heart of the city, and downhill skiing under an hour's drive from downtown. Gatineau Park just across the Ottawa River from downtown, is a mecca for cross-country skiing enthusiasts, with over 200 kilometres (124 miles) of groomed trails and heated shelters. The Capital's many parks, ncluding Mooney's Bay and Vincent Massey Park, likewise offer groomed cross-country trails, and two annual cross-country events are hosted in the region: The Canadian Ski Marathon and the Gatineau Loppet. For downhill enthusiasts, Ottawa is like an urban resort, with challenging hills within easy driving distance of downtown, including Camp Fortune and Mount Pakenham.

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