Ski Finland


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Ski Finland

Ski Finland

The excellent levels of snowfall, the evening-lit runs and lively after ski services make downhill skiing, snowboarding and telemarking in Finland exceptional. The largest resorts have as many as 50 runs and over 20 lifts. The pistes are kept in excellent condition throughout the season, which begins in early November and lasts until May. There are also nursery slopes for children.

 

101 Finnish ski resorts are members of the Finnish Ski Area Association. Most resorts cater for a whole range of mountain experiences which range from telemarking to snowboarding. Resorts have half pipes for snowboarders and many also have snowboard streets. Most ski resorts feature half pipes, fun parks and ski schools with specially trained instructors as standard.

 

FINNISH SKI RESORTS

 

 

Levi

Levi is located 170 km above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland and has been awarded with the title Best Ski Resort of 2004. Levi has the largest number of slopes at 50, 26 ski lifts and Finland’s only gondola it is also the most international centre and hosted for the first time a slalom World Cup competition in Finland during Feb 2004.

 

Levi offers its guests an unspoilt wilderness, yet with all modern facilities at hand. Each year more than 400,000 visitors come to Levi. The first snow usually falls in October-November and the skiing season continues until mid-May. Levi also offers non-skiing activities such as snowmobiling, husky safaris, reindeer rides, horseback riding and more.

 

Himos

Himos is the nearest of the big ski resorts to the capital, Helsinki. Perfectly located in Southern Finland with well-groomed slopes and a commitment to excellence in quality and service have made Himos one of the three most popular ski resorts in Finland. And in 1995 and in 2001 Himos was chosen to be Finnish Ski Resort of The Year.

 

Himos can offer extremely diverse surroundings for downhill enthusiasts. Himos has a total of 18 slopes and it provides both challenging and difficult ones as well as gentle and easy ones to suit experts and beginners alike.

 

Snowboarders and other skiing experts have not been forgotten either, with a super pipe, snow park/street, cross course and challenging moguls. The slopes at Himos are the highest and longest in Southern and Central Finland. Himos has totally 12 lifts, of which 3 are free of charge.