Last week I had the opportunity to interview Olavi Hirvonen and his wife Ann, owners of Lapland Lake Ski Touring Center in Northville. Not only is Olavi a former Olympian (1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games), he is probably the most experienced trail groomer in North America. Olavi still does all of the daily trail grooming at Lapland Lake, and turns 80 years young on December 26. I know a lot of readers of this board ski at Lapland and you will be interested in reading Olavi's story
of the 1960 Olympics and founding Lapland Lake more than 30 years ago.