Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Kuusamo!....Actually we're in Ruka, Finland
After a 6 hour bus ride Monday I arrived in Ruka, Finland. A small resort town about 20km outside of Kuusamo. This is a big weekend for competitions. It is known as the Ruka Triple on the World Cup calendar. Along with the three cross-country race days starting Friday, there will also be World Cup Nordic Combined (NC) and Ski Jumping. The Finn's love their ski jumping so the atmosphere should be amazing. I think we are still above the arctic circle or at least close to it, but there is not much snow. However, the entire 2.5km race loop has great depth but icy due to recent cold temps and lot's of snow making. It was clear today but with the sun just above the horizon we never felt it's warmth.