We spent the past week living and skiing in Munio, Finland- approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. That means many things.
1) It takes 30 hours of travel to get from Anchorage, Alaska to here!
2) It doesn't get light until 9:30, and it begins to get dark at 2:30PM
3) I haven't gotten to say hello to the sunshine since I got here. It is almost like a constant sunset/sunrise all day, which is actually really neat and pretty!
|One of the sunrises that goes all day (Sophie photo)|
4) BRRRR, it is cold here! We are staying right on the ski trails, which means we walk to training every day, and we can escape to our cabin pretty easily if we underdressed or just need a little break to warm up!
|Doing some testing with my new tech, JP. Chilly times! (Reese Hanneman photo)|
|Enjoying some snow! (Sophie photo)|
|Following Justyna during intervals one day.|
|Some amazing Northern Lights (Reese Hanneman photo)|
|The older you get- the larger the birthday candles!|
|We found some time to go visit the local Middle School in town to tell the kids about what we do. It was amazing how well most of them spoke English! (Caitlin photo)|
|Making strength a little more exciting adding the danger factor. (Sophie photo)|