Saturday, January 20, 2024

Grani hill 90 years!

My local ski hill in Kauniainen turned 90 today. This little hill got the first ski lift in Finland in 1934. Congratulations!

Today the ski club on the hill, GrIFK Alpine, hosts an extensive training program from beginners to racers. This winter their program is training 40 people for instructors, and 500 small kids to ski. In addition, the club has produced Finland's more racers than any other club in Finland. The typically have several World Cup ski racers.

The hill is close enough for me to walk to it. I often start and end my season there, skiing when the first snow falls and when the last patch of snow melts in late May or June :-)



Read the full Planetskier series at, or all blog articles from BlogspotTGR. Photos, videos, and text (c) 2024 by Jari Arkko.

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