Day 3 - Downhill skiing in Yllas
Trip Start Mar 09, 2008
7Trip End Mar 16, 2008
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It was very cold on top of the mountains, visibility was bad. We could hardly see a few metres in front of us
The first ski-lift to the slopes of Akaslompolo village was built in 1957. There are ski shops and rental which provide not only skis and boots for hire but also arctic thermal wears. There are some restaurants on the slopes. One of these restaurant was so covered with snow that one could dismissed it as a snow covered hut. The bus 718 takes skiers and boarders to the slopes. The cost of the bus ride is included in the lift pass otherwise it is about 2 euros one way.
There are log fires at several stops on the slopes. We brought along sausages to barbeque for our lunch. Some even brought along cheese sandwich wrapped in aluminium foil barbequed over the fire. The melted cheese looked so good that I was tempted to do the same the next day.
Many people visit the area for cross country skiing. One can ski from the door of our log cabin.