Skiing – Once More a Winter Activity!

imageAfter 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 (freebutun@hotmail.co.nz), and we’ll agree on it!

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22 comments

  1. Looks like so much fun!

  2. […] kids were younger we only had skis for them they can just put on their shoes , good enough for the short distances and the […]

  3. Happy 200th post! Great job! 🙂

    1. Kiitos! Thank you!

  4. 200 posts!! Wow! congratulations!! I doubt if I will even manage 100 in two years time! 🙂

    1. But the quality in your posts is worth waiting for 😀

  5. Wow! 200! You definitely know how to pump them out! Congratulations on reaching a big round number of posts. Skiing seems like the perfect way to celebrate 🙂 .

    T insisted on having a go at skiing. I thought we’d get more out of her because she always follows her big brother, but after five minutes she was also finished. Then I felt like we wasted our ski hire money a bit, but in the end I chalked it up to tantrum prevention costs, because we would have had an all-morning one if she hadn’t had that five whole minutes! P at five would ski all day, though. I’m wondering when they transition from five minutes to all day is good so I can pencil in the next ski trip 😉 – any info is appreciated!

    1. It’s all about the angle, isn’t it? Sounds like a pretty good 5 minute investment to me 😉

      I know some 3 yo coming down the slopes for half the day, and some 10 yo that couldn’t hate more those obligatory skiing sessions/days at school, so maybe it is individual? Btw, how did your boy sleep after his day skiing? Knocked out?

  6. Congrats on your 200th post! I have never skiied myself and I’m heartened that such a youngin could do it. The pictures were so cute. (:

    1. Kids are pretty amazing at wgat they can do! Thank you for your lovely comment.

  7. I hope that the sunshine here will continue on, and I don’t have to wake up one day to a cold and grey morning, the winter this year has been so surprising! 🙂 Congrats on your 200th post, wow!!

  8. Wow!! 200th post!! Love it! 😉
    When I was younger we moved to the mountains and were so excited that I would get to learn to ski. I had the outfit, my parents bought the skis… and then the drought started, and lasted for years… And then we moved back to Texas. I never learned to ski. LOL.

    1. Growing up on the islands there was not that much snow either. It snowed every year but there was rarely enough to actually ski, so I’m not good at it either. The last few years have been amazing in how much snow there has been!
      A few years ago when we moved back to Finland about at the same time with a Finnish-Australian couple, us Finnish wives took our husbands to ski as we ought to do. So we rented skis (I still don’t have any, my husband does!) We had to have good laugh at how great we were at teaching the skill, as neither one of us had been on skis for about 15 years. And then the boys asked us how to stop when there is a downhill, and we realised that we have no clue… but we had fun (and I am sure everyone watching us had good times too…)

      1. Lol!! That’s greatness!

  9. Snow again! We actually had a bit of rain today, it was a nice change.
    200th post! Congratulations! I look forward to reading the next 200!

    1. We got the rain then too, just “lovely” ;). Thanks!

  10. Congrats on your 200th post! I’m trailing a bit! How long have you been blogging?

    1. Thanks! Had to check: started in June 2013. So 200 posts is pretty productive to me!

      1. That is a pretty good output rate!

        1. Loads of exercise in writing in English, loads of proof of me being right: English is easy to make mistakes in 😉

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