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At its simplest, and at its best, skiing is having fun with friends. Any hobby or passion becomes infinitely beautiful when it grows to be so valuable that the words easy and difficult lose their meaning. That's when you no longer make decisions based on the path of least resistance. That's when it doesn't matter how many times you fall or fail. That's when you learn new skills, exceed expectations and create something new.
This fall we took part in choosing some of the Valio Akatemia stipendiaries for the year 2021. It was inspiring to see how much excitement, motivation and vision was present in the applications. The new stipendiaries will be published in early 2021.