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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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​Christina Lustenberger and Brette Harrington Score First Descent on Baffin Island
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​Christina Lustenberger and Brette Harrington Score First Descent on Baffin Island

​Christina Lustenberger and Brette Harrington Score First Descent on Baffin Island

This season has been a big one for Christina Lustenberger in the first ski descent department. After a stellar winter and early spring hunting big lines in British Columbia, she set her sights on an expedition to Baffin Island, where she joined Brette Harrington, Hilaree Nelson, Emily Harrington, Drew Smith, Jordan Manoukian and Mathis Dumas. Camping on a frozen fjord, the crew ticked of a series of ambitious ski objectives, including a repeat of the classic Polar Star Couloir and a first

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Pattie Gonia and The North Face Team up for Summer of Pride
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Pattie Gonia and The North Face Team up for Summer of Pride

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​VIDEO: Teton Brown Shreds Central Couloir on May 25
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​VIDEO: Teton Brown Shreds Central Couloir on May 25

​VIDEO: Teton Brown Shreds Central Couloir on May 25

The season isn’t over here in the Tetons! With the Tram re-opening for summer ops last weekend, it’s still possible to ski up high. Conditions are even still pretty good. We’ve been seeing folks getting after it up on Cody Peak, but Teton Brown went right for the big prize – Central Couloir. After looking really thin all year, some spring snowfall finally brought it back from the dead, and Brown went for it. Not bad for May 25!