Lack of snow also in the far North
© Facebook/Ruka Nordic; Jussi Vaeaetaeinen

After the successful season opener in Wisla (POL) last weekend, the World Cup will continue this week with two competitions in Ruka (FIN).

Like also in Central Europe, the temperatures in northern Finland near the Arctic Circle were relatively mild for this time of year recently. Despite this difficult conditions the organizers now gave the green light for the competitions in all three nordic disciplines after the official snow control.

“I have never seen this view in Ruka at this time of the year. The only snow present is on the cross-country track and in the jumping hill. The inrun of the hill is in a good shape and will work well during the weekend. The landing hill and outrun are mostly covered in snow, with some parts still missing due to the warm and rainy weather. There are plans in place to rectify this situation and the hill will be ready for inspection on Thursday at the latest", said Pekka Hyvaerinen.

Two individual competitions will take place on the HS 142 Rukatunturi-hill on Saturday (4:30 pm CET) and Sunday (5 pm CET).