Ski conditions

Cross Country Skiing Conditions


Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Fatbike

In winter, the Larose Forest offers several trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, including 46 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, 18 kilometres of snowshoeing trails, and 38 kilometres of combined classic and skate skiing trails. Fatbike enthusiast must use the snowshoeing trails. These trails, located in the heart of the Larose Forest, are less than half an hour from Ottawa and 45 minutes from Hawkesbury.

Rules of conduct on the ski and snowshoe trails

  • No pedestrians and dogs allowed on cross-country ski trails. Those on foot are invited to use the snowshoe trails
  • Respect other users.
  • Slow skiers should yield to fast skiers.
  • Pass on the left.
  • Use trail map for reference.
  • Never ski alone.
  • Avoid skiing at dusk.
  • Respect the markers and signals. If you fall, please fix your marks.
  • Keep trails clean.

How to get there

Location map 

Monetary donations accepted

Access to the trails is free. However, users can make monetary donations in the boxes provided that can be found at both access points.