Ski Team Mäenpää
It all started about 10 years ago when a group of construction workers decided to stop smoking and start exercising. Back then the Mäenpää brothers Hans, Tomas and Johan had only one goal: to run a marathon in under three hours. Today the team and the goals have grown as nephews Viktor and Hannes along with Henrik Ekstrand have been lured into the team.
SkiTeam Mäenpää is a registered cross-country skiing club and a member of the Finnish Ski Association. The club also has a team of elite long-distance skiers, Team Mäenpää, that competes in the ski marathons of the Visma Ski Classics cup, both in the Nordics and in Europe. This activity is completely sponsored.
We look forward to being able to challenge others in the upcoming season with a team that is even better than our team in the previous season. In the fall the team will have training camps in Livigno, Majorca and Ylläs before the season kicks off on November 26th with the pace race of Pontresina. This season the members of Team Mäenpää are Ari Luusua, Niko Koskela, Christoffer Lindvall, Hans Mäenpää, Viktor Mäenpää, Hannes Mäenpää, Terhi Pollari and Evelina Bångman. Ari and Christoffer will also represent the team in national competitions such as SM-Hiihdot and Suomen Cup. Ari Luusua is now also one of the Finnish cross-country sprint team skiers and we hope to see him represent Finland’s colors in the Olympic Games this winter. Follow us during the season on Facebook and Instagram.
Ski team Mäenpää is a Finnish long distance skiing team that participates in Visma Ski Classics in 2017–2018 season. The team’s main sponsor is the construction company Mäenpää Byggnads Ab, owned by brothers Mats and Kim Mäenpää. Originating from Pietarsaari, Finnish Ostrobothnia, Mäenpää Byggnads Ab today has a turnover of about €30 million. The goal of the cooperation is to grow interest in long distance skiing in Finland and in the long term to build a strong and competitive long distance skiing team.