First snow update: where to cross-country ski in October
There are several resorts in Europe and North America that open in October for cross-country skiing thanks to snow farming.
There are several possibilities to ski in Finland in Autumn. Already for the 12th time, this week Vuokatti opened a 1.5 km Cross-Country Skiing course from more than 40.000 m3 of snow stored over the summer under saw dust.
The skiing season at Kontiolahti started on Friday 12th October 2018. On an opening day there was a 2.2 km ski track ready for visitors and the track will be extended in the end of October/beginning of November to three to four km. This track will include also the famous Wall uphill.
Already in September, a 1.3 km long course was opened in Sjusjøen. Natrudstilen stadium is groomed for free technique.
Vålådalen in Sweden is getting ready for the winter with an season start on 16th October when a 3 km long loop was opened.
Idre Fjäll, Sweden
Also on 12th October, Idre Fjäll in Sweden opened a 10 km course.
On 13thOctober, a 2 km course was added to the skiing options in Bruksvallarna, Sweden.
Livigno was set to open a man made 3.5 km course on Saturday, 13thOctober. The winter season officially begins with Italian national team skiers Federico Pellegrino, Dietmar Noeckler and Francesco De Fabiani.
Davos in Switzerland will traditionally open a training course in the Flüela valley on 27thOctober. The course will be 4 km long.
Tyumen in Siberia opened a 5.0 km course on 10thOctober. Too keep the course cold a cooling system is installed in the ground.
Forêt Montmorency, Canada
For the sixth year, the technical team of Forêt Montmorency prepared thousands of cubic meters of artificial snow and stored it under tons of wood chips throughout the summer. On 26thOctober a ski run of around 2.0 kilometres will be covered with snow.