Lithuania here we come. This is the largest and flattest of the Baltic countries, with the highest point of the nation at slightly under 294 meters. This little nation offered a real potpourri of ski experiences, beginning right in Vilnius. There, I met my buddy Simonas Skupas, who took me on a short, guided tour of the city, which included a visit to see the historic 15th century tower on the 40-meter high mound in the center of town known as Gediminas Hill.
“Simonas, our ski equipment is right here in the car,” I reminded him. “There is probably better powder right here in Vlinius than in the ski resort, and I am quite sure there are no tracks from other skiers.”
“Let’s do it,” answered my Lithuanian friend. “I have lived here my whole life, and it takes a visit from you to inspire me to do something a little crazy like this.”
The complete story is in the coffee table book Skiing Around the World Volume II by Jimmy Petterson.