After lovely sunshine and spring weather, I even heard rumors of flowers growing, the winter came back. We woke up to 10-15 cm snow and 0 degrees. Perfect weather for snow sculptures, but gave us also a second chance for the most traditional winter activity all kids should get to try: cross-country skiing. My daughter had a few go’s last winter but my 2,5 year old son skied for the first time today!
We only have a set of first time skis that are tied on the shoe. They come off relatively easy, and it won’t be able to go super fast with that kind of skis. But as our kids are so young that they persist for about 5minutes at the time, I find this set (about 30e when new) is enough to give them a feel for skiing. If you are interested in buying “proper” skis but don’t want to invest a fortune in kids skis that they grow out of in a season, you may want to check the second hand options on SporttiDivari on Hämeentie.
P.S. I just realised this is my 200th post! And there are more low cost fun options still to be written about. If you wish, you can contribute: I am also happy to publish guest posts/ link to other blog posts with a good “free but fun” theme. Just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll agree on it!