Latvia is a topographically challenged land that seldom attracts enthusiasts of alpine endeavours like skiing. However, it usually has an excellent climate for snow making. Although the nation’s highest peak rises only to a less than majestic 311.6m above sea level, there are still plenty of places where one can enjoy a quick downhill run. Equipment rental is readily available at most resorts, though it might be slim pickings if you arrive late. Resorts usually begin operations in December or even earlier if local temperatures remain consistently below or around zero degrees centigrade. Check snow conditions of individual hills on their websites.