Skiing

The first snow in the Baltic States arrives in November, but the real skiing season begins only around Christmas time and lasts till the end of March. The average temperature in winter is -2 degrees with January being the coldest month. The heaviest snowfall in the Baltics occurs in southern Estonia and north-eastern Latvia – and that's where the most popular ski hills are located. These hills have well groomed ski runs of varying difficulty, tows, night lighting and snow-making equipment. Cafes or snack bars and equipment rental shops where you can rent skis, boots, snowboards and other gear are nearby.

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The best ski slopes:

The hills in Otepää and Võrumaa in southern Estonia are always snowy during winter time and offer great slopes for beginners and experienced skiers alike. You can enjoy many different kinds of activities - from cross-country paths and ski-boards to slalom hills, safari and snow taxis.

The most popular winter sport among local people in the Baltics is cross country skiing. There are numerous skiing tracks in scenic places. In Kõrvemaa National Park at about 50 km from Tallinn you may find the ski centre with marked tracks, ski rental, sauna and café.



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