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That's an Excellent Question: Historical Ski Season Start and End Dates.
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2009/03/17)

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I'd like to know if you and XC Ottawa readers could compile a list of rough starting and ending dates for the xc ski season in the Gats. I think this would be very useful info. And even if people have stories from certain years, and years from the 1970s and 1980s would be cool.

I'll start off with a few years I remember (don't know why I remember more from the 1990s).

If you have any answers, send them to info@xcottawa.ca and we'll compile a list going as far back as possible.

SeasonStartEndComments
1990/91


1991/92


1992/93
ended in mid-April?
1993/94


1994/95
around March 15thVery early end to the season.
1995/96Nov. 15th
Late AprilOne of the longest seasons ever, met a guy a few years later who skied April 28th.
1996/97


1997/98
last ski was March 24thIce Storm year. Lots of debris revealed in the Spring.
1998/99
mid-April (last ski was April 18th)
1999/00


2000/01


2001/02


2002/03


2003/04


2004/05


2005/06


2006/07


2007/08 Nov. 20thApril 20th
Huge snowfall year, long season, but sudden end.
2008/09Nov. 22nd?

 
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