While looking for ski areas I could go ski at, I came across a nearby ski hill that I had not even heard about: Klaukkala's Tornikeskus, or Tower Hill. Unfortunately, they just closed permanently. That doesn't mean I couldn't go ski there, of course :-)
It has been a nice hill, still used for hike-up-stairs, hiking trails, and downhill bike riding. And there are a few resilient snowboarders practicing their jumps. The lifts are frozen in place, but still equipped with cables and bars. Here's hoping that someone will take over the business are re-open the area.
There wasn't much snow, however, so I opted for skiing down the least rocky part, the lift track. But it was icy, and there were a few rocks even on this path. Well, managed to get down nevertheless.
You can find Tornikeskus and Tornimäki at N 60.365439 E 24.758202.
The visit here reminded me also of what Tero and I found years ago in Chile, at Arenales.
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