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Kauniainen is melting!

Kauniainen ski hill is melting! Just a few days ago it was almost completely skiable, but now... just two plots of snow left.

Another local skier, Jussi Vuokko, skied the hill on May 10, and made a comparison to 2020, the situation was much better. In 2020, there was just a t wo meter plotof snow left. What a remarkable difference!

The good news about this year though, is that one the plots of snow left now is a big mound... it will surely last until June... but what about July?

This article has also been published at Blogspot. Read the full Planetskier series at planetskier.net, or all blog articles from Blogspot or TGR. Photos, videos, and text (c) 2021 by Jari Arkko.

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