I went skiing for the first time, and the choice destination was Finland. I went to Ruka, a fairly new ski resort. It is a small resort, but this is also an advantage for a first-time skiier because the slopes were not too crowded. However, it was very cold and daylight only lasted for a couple of hours a day. Along with skiing, I also tried snow-shoeing, sled-riding with husky dogs, snowmobiling, and I visited a reindeer farm. Ruka offers a lot of different activities, and I can also see that it is family-oriented. It would be good to come back in a couple of years to see how this new resort has changed.