Comment | Only a small group really needs an enviable investment in Vantaa

Vantaa last week, the city released a small-scale news bomb during the Hakunilla SM skis.

Vantaa acquired Finland’s first snowmaking container for the Hakunila sports park, which can make snow even in the middle of summer.

The price of the Italian company TechnoAlpin’s Snow Factory is around 800,000 euros. The state supported the pioneer project with 150,000 euros.

The monster, the height of two steel containers, makes 200 cubes of snow per day, i.e. for the needs of a 200-meter ski slope. A week’s worth of racing will thus create a track that can withstand all weather conditions as much as a sprint race.

Vantaa has invested heavily in skiing in recent years and not in vain. The city’s newest acquisition ensures that Hakunila cannot be ignored as the organizer of the Finnish Championship and the Finnish Cup.

Hakunila’s terrains are not the most demanding in terms of top skiing, which is Iivo Niskanen too remembered to mention after the 20 km race that went wrong.

When snow is generated regardless of the weather at the push of a button, Vantaa has a guaranteed winter regardless of the temperature

Skiing needs a showcase for southern Finland, and Hakunila is an excellent place for that. Vantaa Ski Club is a seasoned race organizer and Hakunila’s tracks are in excellent condition.

Now the snow security is also guaranteed to the last, even though the races have been able to be organized in suitable conditions even in weak snow winters.

In exchange for its investment, the city gets nice media coverage at a bargain price. The skiing of the Finnish Cup and the World Championships are still the favorite weekend programs on TV.

Vantaa the toolkit of the sports activity tells a lot about what kind of means skiing sports needs to survive in the grip of climate change.

Hakunila already had a dozen snow cannons. Even with their help, Vantaa’s track masters were able to build excellent tracks, even if it had been raining for two weeks straight.

Last fall, Hakunila’s maintenance reliability took a new leap when a large artificial ice rink was opened next to the slopes. Ice slush and snow created from its care can be used to build slopes in the future.

The new snow monster completes the whole. It changes the game in a fundamental way, even in places where there are not good conditions for storing snow over the summer.

When snow is generated regardless of the weather at the push of a button, Vantaa has a guaranteed winter regardless of the temperature. It’s a trump card that most ski organizers would envy. And the Ski Federation likes it.

What remains is the elite and club sport of skiing. The city of Vantaa did them a great service.

Vantaa The snowmaking container is a new opening in Finnish skiing in another way as well.

Vantaa has now made a big investment in the conditions of skiing ahead of elite and club sports, i.e. in the same way that cities and municipalities have invested large sums in the conditions of ice hockey and football all over Finland.

With a snowmaking container, you can even make snow on a children’s sledding hill, but a giant investment was hardly made especially for that.

The track made of canned snow also serves all southern Finnish skiers, from competitive athletes to fitness enthusiasts, from children to the elderly.

They don’t really need the services of the snowmaking container either, although the track will now open earlier than usual, probably already in October.

What remains is the elite and club sport of skiing. The city of Vantaa did them a great service.

Most others think that skiing is most comfortable when the temperature drops below freezing, and the rain comes from the sky as snow instead of water.

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