|Lebensraum for skiers is shrinking|
But more importantly, the little green men are invading. I mean the little men on the green are invading. Sorry, I meant that the men on the green are invading... Whatever. I'm talking about the golfers. Peuramaa hosts also a golf area, and everyone's focus seem to be in starting the golfing season. With the spring and sunshine even the local skiers have forgotten that skiing might still be possible. Thus, this is the last day of the season at Peuramaa.
Not Just Peuramaa
And this is not just Peuramaa. My home hill, Kauniainen has already been closed for
|The parking area has turned into a lake|| |
I Need to Find More Skiing
The end of the season has caught me unaware. I am of course hoping that I'll find some more skiing in the coming months. I am traveling again in my work, maybe that helps? Unfortunately, Brussels, Amsterdam, Ljubljana, and Stockholm are unlikely to offer any skiing in May.
I'll also visit Quebec City in July, but
|They butchered the deer (peura), too|
48 Hour Challenge, Take Three
By the way, I discovered the destination for my next 48 hour ski tour: Baltic countries. The season is over there, too, but next year it should be possible to visit perhaps even as many as four countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and maybe even somewhere in Russia. Kuutsemäe, 230 kilometers from Tallinn, Estonia, would be a good place to start from. They offer a couple of runs with the "sharpest one" being 15 degrees and the "gentle one" being 13 degrees :-)
Photo credits (c) 2011 by Jari Arkko