First Salpausselkä at Lahti Sports Centre

The impressive kettle hole landscape of the First Salpausselkä in the City of Lahti by Lake Vesijärvi was formed through the melting of enormous ice blocks that split off from the continental ice sheet and were buried in the gravel and sand at the end of the last ice age. This landscape with steep slopes provides excellent terrain for winter sports, and the Lahti Sports Centre grew around international cross-country skiing and ski jumping competitions that have been held on the Salpausselkä in Lahti every year since the 1920s.