Seriously though, they have the playground. And I don't mean the place where you can drop off the kids so that mom and dad can go skiing. The playground is hard to define, its not any particular thing. For me its the part of the ski area that prevents me from getting bored. The part that challenges your skills, makes your muscles ache, or evokes some fear. Sometimes its a sustained, steep descent on a big mountain. Sometimes its spectacular scenery. Most of the time its something about skiing in different conditions. In Peuramaa its their snowboard terrain park that even the skiers can try, their surprising amount of off-piste options for such a small hill, the rocks, and the trees.
|Ski-through service in the children's slope|
|Trying to find the most skiable rock|
|Rocks, trees, and jumps|
|I'm glad its not a two-by-four lift|
Photo credits (c) 2011 by Jari Arkko, Ari Keränen, and Christer Holmberg