FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic Opening

Today our team will be attending one of the largest events held in Kuusamo. The ski resort Ruka will be holding FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic Opening. I have never seen any events like this live before, I am especially excited to see jumping. Anything involving humans launching themselves in the air and surviving is worth witnessing in person I think.

A skier trains on the ski jump at the stadium in Ruka during an unofficial training session on November 26, 2008 in Kuusamo-Ruka, Finland ahead of the qualifications for the world cup Nordic combined and ski jumping event on November 27. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #
A skier trains on the ski jump at the stadium in Ruka during an unofficial training session on November 26, 2008 in Kuusamo-Ruka, Finland ahead of the qualifications for the world cup Nordic combined and ski jumping event on November 27. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #
Ski Jumping, Cross Country and Nordic Combined competition weekend 20 000 spectators, great atmosphere, 10 competiions, 30 nations, 400 competitors.

I will post some photos of the ski events later and tell you what it’s like to be here surrounded by ski fanatics.

If you aren’t as lucky as us to see it live check out the live stream videos of the events instead.

The locl ski jumping star and ski jumping world champion Anssi Koivuranta will be competing also so the whole town has somebody to root for!
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