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12 - 19 March 2017  Club cross country ski trip to Akaslompolo, Finland

Once again the Club will be going to the ski resort of Akaslompolo in Finland.  Members book independently with Inghams and stay at the Hotel Akas, its log cabins or apartments, on a half board or self- catering basis, Alternatively you can opt for nearby self catering log cabins run by Destination Lapland, also through Inghams.

About Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo (also known as Yllas) is situated in the Arctic circle 45 minutes from the airport of Kittila. It is a snow sure place with an extensive network of cross country tracks for classic and skating. The tracks offer excellent ski conditions over varied terrain.

At this time of the year, temperatures vary but are usually below zero, never too cold to ski.

The area has cafés at convenient ski intervals from which refreshments can be purchased, and small snow shelters with an open fire where you can cook sausages, a popular Finnish pastime.

Skiing experience

The trip is suitable for all levels of experience and ability but good downhill control is essential [if you're  a beginner or novice who can't snowplough effectively - we recommend the Club's trip to Seefeld].  We normally ski on the same route but at a different pace.  There is usually a fast group and a slow group, and a middle group when numbers are relatively large.  The trip is well suited for couples who ski at a different level of ability as well as for those who like to do the miles.

Equipment hire available?

Equipment is available through Inghams or at the local sport shop for a greater choice and higher quality.

Cost

You will need to be a LRNSC member to join the trip which costs just £20 per individual or £30 per couple - please join online.

Inghams package cost: £738.10 per person based on two sharing, which also includes the Club discount.

What to do next?

To join the party, book direct with Inghams who fly from Gatwick or Manchester.

There is always a core of club members attending, so you are assured of skiing in company. Please let the organiser know when you have booked.

Any questions and for further details

Please contact the organiser Gerard Ollier.