23 January 2011

Cross Country Skiing, Central Park of Helsinki

January 2011

Spent some four hours on skis at Central Park of Helsinki, in distance about 37km. Used classic style Fischer Zero skis, which did not need any wax preparation for climbing. Although this type of skis are basically made for zero degrees snow and even warmer, they worked quite well on these conditions.

Ski tracks were in excellent condition and absolutely crowded by people. Temperature was about 6 degrees below zero and it stayed cloudy the whole day. There's been no sun on several days, perhaps the mechanism introduced in this TV ad would eventually bring the sun to the southern Finland, too?

Here's the route:

A small stream near Maunula

The 'main highway' of the Central Park

Maintained paths, from left to right;
for skiing, for horse riding and for walking

A pair of Police patrolling in the forest

Blue dimm sky behind Paloheinä fields

Ski tracks through Niskala Arboretum

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