SHE - Ski Heritage East
Skied classic from the NCC River House to Blair boat launch and return. Good coverage, well packed surface. Suitable for skate or classic, but there are not set classic tracks as the snow depth is too shallow. Some slush still coming through in walker footprints, but a few cm of light snow on top was helping maintain good skiing grip and glide. Once the base freezes we are in a great position for the next snowfalls. Looking forward to a long season.
The Ski Heritage East Trail is a professionally groomed winter trail that facilitates skate and classic skiing, fat-biking, snowshoeing as well as walking. The trail covers an out and back distance of 30 km along the banks of the Ottawa River right here in Orleans, from Blair Rd. to Trim Road. Easily accessible by foot, car or bus at one of nine trailhead entrances, the trails cover many of the same spots residents of Orleans and the East end of Ottawa ride their bicycles, run or walk on in the summer months.
A dedicated team of volunteers work passionately to make cross-country skiing in the east end of Ottawa as pleasurable as possible.
Ski Heritage East is a non-profit group that relies on donations from Trail users, sponsors, and the City of Ottawa and NCC.