This introduction to cross country skiing refreshes your skiing skills and gives you certainty to participate in the 3-day skiing tour at the end of this week. You also get fitter every day!
We´ll eat sandwiches and chocolate and drink hot tea or berry juice on the breaks. Please bring your own rucksack and thermos flask with you.

It is quiet in the forests. Sometimes you can see hare footprints or even elk footprints crossing our ski track. Snow, white forests and frozen lakes; February and March are the best times of the year for skiing in North Karelia.

This tour is also a sauna tour with different kind of sauna experiences. You also get to know typical Finnish homemade delicacies and after a good night sleep you are fit to ski again. The food is local and we also often use organic products!

Period: 17.-24.2.2018 and 10.-17.3.2018

Group size: 4-12 persons

The price: 1015 €/person, SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE TWO TRIAL TOURS!

Single room:  20 EUR/day

The tour price includes:
On the arrival day, Saturday; one group transfer from airport Kuopio at 18.00. Return on Saturday one group transfer to airport Kuopio at 12.00 (for the flight of 14.30). (All extra transfers from/to airport 160 EUR).
Accommodation at 3 different guesthouses (Pihlajapuu, Laitalan Lomat and Puukarin Pysäkki) in double rooms, full board, sauna every day, luggage transport, guidance. The group is an international group. The guidance will be in English and in German! One or two guides per group.

Skiing equipment is included in the price! Please, give your shoe size, height and weigth. You can also bring your own ski boots but please, remember to inform the ski binding so that we can reserve you the right skis.

Please note, that because we are saving nature, we take the bed linen with us from the first guesthouse to be used in all the other guesthouses, too. The bed linen bag will be carried by the luggage transfer. You will get clean towels in every guesthouse.

Physical condition needed:
Condition to ski max. 30 km/day in the skiing tour at the end of the week.  A lot of team spirit!

Additional days:  72 EUR with full board and skies, transfers not included.
Transfer to airport 160 EUR.

Our skiing track is a nature track made by snowmobile. So in case of a hard wind and snow storm we cannot guarantee the track stays open all the time. Sorry about the inconvenience! We reserve the right to changes in the program due to weather conditions

Program:

1. day
Arrival at Pihlajapuu
2. day
Skiing lessons, 5-8 km. Honey sauna and herbal foot bath in the evening.
3. day
Skiing 10-12 km. Peat sauna in the evening.
4. day
Skiing 10-15 km, smoke sauna evening at Minna’s.
5. day
Skiing tour from Pihlajapuu to Laitalan Lomat, 27 km.
6. day
Laitala house track, 15 km.
7. day
Skiing tour from Laitalan Lomat to Puukarin Pysäkki, 24 km. Karelian Buffet in the evening.
8. day
Departure.