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2020 Gatineau Loppet Wax Guess
By:  Craig Storey   (2020/02/13)


The NCC is reporting nearly 30cm of base at P8, and the trail network is in pristine shape - flat wide and ready for skiers! The weekend weather also looks to be cooperating for the most part too.

Saturday Classic races

Clear and a very cold -25C overnight Friday. Saturday's forecast is for light snow and highs of -6C. But that overnight low still means a lot of the classic race Saturday morning will be chilly, but the waxing will be easy. (Watch Gatineau Loppet Website for race delays.)


HF Moly, HF Green, (BlackFox, HFC 21.1, FC Cold)


AT Binder, 2 layers of K15 underfoot, as many full layers of K19 as required and a cover of K21.

Sunday Skate races

There maybe some fresh snow, and overnight low is fairly warm at -7C in Chelsea. Expect that to be colder in the dark recesses of the park (minimum might be more like -10C or -15C?) The high for Sunday is -1C, but the race will be long over before that is reached. Most of the race will occur with air around -5C and the snow will be -5C or colder.

Don't wax or structure too warm just because the forecast high is -1C!


HF Blue, (GoldFox, HFC 15.1, 1:2 FC Mid:FC Cold)

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