Ruka Finland is 60km (37miles) south of the Arctic Circle and only gets about 3 hours of daylight in the winter. Last year the world cup was canceled due to lack of snow and this year i traveled to Santa’s home and the closest i have been to the arctic circle.
I was in Ruka for 4 days and so far its the coldest place i have ever been to with temps as low as -33C (-27F) and everyday was a different weather condition which made training quite interesting.
After landing my first run not at my best and unfortunatly falling in my 2nd run, i finished in 14th place missing Semi-finals by 2 places.
Not having the best result i could have achieved in Finland i am still so happy i got to travel, compete and experience a whole new world that Ruka is.