Ruka Village announces the winner of the observation tower naming contest.
The observation tower, built by the city of Kuusamo at the heart of Ruka Village, was named during the season's opening ceremonies. It was given the name Tykky.
The open naming contest received over 1500 entries. Following thorough discussion, the Board of Directors of Ruka Village decided on a name that is short, mighty, and that describes a local phenomenon. The winning entry was submitted by Juhani Honkamäki and Sampo Kangastalo. Both will receive a ski holiday package for two that includes two nights of accommodation, ski rentals, lift tickets, and a gift voucher for Rukapalvelu Tailored Adventures.
A similar ski holiday package was raffled among all entries. The winner is Teemu Rahikka. Ruka Village has been in touch with the winners.
Crown snow-load is snow and hard rime accumulating on tree crowns and structures in a cold climate. Hard rime is formed when droplets of fog or low level cloud freezes to the windward side of tree branches, buildings, or any other solid objects, usually with high wind velocities and air temperatures between -2 °C (28 °F) and -8 °C (18 °F). Especially when a warm front brings wet snow, the surface of the tree is colder than the snowflakes, and the latter attach to the tree crown.
|Ruka observation tower Tykky|
|Ruka observation tower Tykky and its stage|
|Ruka observation tower Tykky in the heart of Ruka village|
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