Bjorkliden lies at 250 km / 155 mi inside the Arctic Circle. It's one of the world's northernmost ski resort where modern ski has been born. Björkliden is the birthplace of modern skiing in the beginning of the last century, contributing to the ski sport history evolution. There are endless possibilities and many challenges in the resort and nearby area.
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Skiing in Pelion, Volos, Thessaly Region Greece
Pelion is also known as the mount of the Centaurs. According to the Greek mythology, Pelion was the homeland of Chiros, the eldest and wisest of the Centaurs, a tribe of half-horse men. Don’t worry, it’s just a myth. In Pelion you will find normal human beings, unless you visit the ski center where you may find snowmen.
Agrioleukes is the ski center of Pelion, at an altitude of 1471 m/4824.8 ft. Although it is too low, it has special notes in the climate, the snowfall and the topography. It provides 5 pistes of total length of 15 km/9 mi, suitable for skiers of all kind of difficulty. Four of the piste are for ski and certified by the International Federation of Skiing (FIS). The last piste is a lang-lauf, with 5 km/3 mi length.
The descent is amazing, through chestnut tree and wild abele. The amazing view of the Aegean offing is something that you don’t forget. There are 5 lifts, 3 aerial and 2 slide.
In the ski center there is a shelter where you can also find a restaurant, in case you need a break. There are ski schools in the place, with experts, in case you need to improve your skills.
You can also rent all the equipment. Take a break from your ski adventure games and visit the villages around. You should try tsipouro, but not with empty stomach. In Pelion, you will find nice restaurants with tasteful food and beautiful accommodations, for your relax time.