Skiing, nature activities and adventure sports are popular in Southern Finland. The Lahti Region is internationally profiled as a sports and especially winter sports region. MDI carried out some research into what the premises were for building a centre for skiing, adventure and nature activities. The centre should be both an international centre of excellence and a place for active practitioners. The adventure and nature sports part would bring year round vitality to the region. The report was finalised in September 2014.