Your Nordic Word(s) of the Week- Lumi - Snow in Finnish:
Finnish language has 40 individual words for snow and icy precipitation! Here are a few.....viti is what we are delighting in currently! And, yes, there is a message after the list!
iljanne: a thin layer of snow atop ice
hanki: a even layer of snow on the ground, esp. if enough for skiing
kinos: snow drift; a loose pile of snow, esp. one formed by wind
kuura: hoarfrost; frozen dew
nietos: a large, hard pile of snow (may be refrozen)
nuoska: "snowballable" snow, usually formed when powdery snow melts a bit
polanne: a hard layer of compacted snow
tykky: large chunks of snow, esp. when frozen onto trees
viti: freshly fallen powdery snow
Looks like we have some new snow (viti) to play with! The temps are expected to reach almost 50 degrees on Wednesday.
Please stay tuned for a venue decision. Hans and I will announce our plans tomorrow afternoon/evening!
Hope everyone can ski tomorrow while the snow is still fresh! If the temps get too high it will turn to klossakko: slush
Eric, Hans, and the Volunteer Coaches