Av Marjorie på Sunday 6 March 2016
I'm from the UK and I totally agree about skniig in Finland. I go there every opportunity I get (6 times in 8 years). I find the Finnish winter so much more satisfying than the European ones. Proper cold and proper snow.I have been to the Alps and the Rockies too to ski, and although the mountains are HUGE there is not necessarily so much of them available to the mainstream holiday skier.The real advantage of Finland is the magic of Lapland, and there is so much more to do than skniig. Go to an Alpine resort and ask them if you can take a dog sledge or skidoo out for the day. No chance.If you are in the south of Finland there are several other resorts too. I've been to Messila near Lahti, about an Hours drive north east of Helsinki, and Himos near Jamsa, about 3 hours drive from Helsinki if you fancy a weekend away from the city. Neither of them are large but they have nicely kept slopes and as with most Finnish slopes they are floodlit, so you don't have to worry about the short winter nights!