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No car, no skilift, no problem

No car, no skilift, no problem! My car is broken, but fortunately, since I live in the world's happiest town, I can walk to the ski hill, ski down to the bus stop, take the public transport to the public swimming pool, and lock my skis in the bike rack. And return by train.

Cost of the day's adventures: €4.20 for the transport and €5.50 for the swim and sauna. Not expensive, and I think I got more exercise than going by car to a commercial ski area and just going up and down.

The ski hill I was at the GrIFK Alpine's community ski hill, Granibacken. And the swimming pool I visited was Keski-Espoon Uimahalli.

Photos and text (c) 2018 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. This article has also appeared at Blogspot. Tämä artikkeli löytyy myös suomeksi Relaasta. And all my skiing articles can be found at planetskier.net, all sauna articles at saunablogger.cool, and all swimming articles at planetswimmer.com.

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Sending Corbet's is a maneuver which requires a lot of confidence and perhaps a little bit of insanity. Nuking into Corbet's on a sit-ski, on the other hand, is a whole different level. Watch Trevor Kennison launch himself in one of the most impressive videos to come out of Kings and Queens today.  Related: Kings and Queens of Corbet's Start List Follow our Instagram story for updates on the action going down at Jackson Hole, and say tuned for a full replay of the event.

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There likely isn’t a more recognizable ski run in North America than Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s infamous Corbet’s Couloir. What better place than to hold a unique big mountain freeride competition than here? Enter Kings and Queens of Corbet’s, now going into its sophomore year with a stacked line up of both big names like Travis Rice and up-and-comers. The weather window for the competition opens up this Sunday February 10th.  RELATED: Kings and Queens of Corbet's 2018 Highlights Who you

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