Finding Serenity in Bruksvallarna: A Snow-Seeking Citizen Skier Amongst the National Teams

In mid November, national and elite teams start flocking to northern Scandinavia in search of early snow: Muonio, Bruksvallarna, Beitostolen. But what's it like if you're just a normal guy seeking some skiing of your own? Are you going to get "hupped" by an exasperated Charlotte Kalla? Simon Evans investigates this strange world, and learns something about why we love our sport.