Best time to visit Finland

Skiing and Snowboarding in Finland

Finland offers lots of various opportunities for skiers and borders with its amazing snowy scenery and neverending fun

Best time: December–April

Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing and Snowboarding

Finland has a really long snow season that lasts for about 5 months. In the northern parts of the country you can enjoy snowy weather till May. This is a perfect country for every winter activity enthusiast. Here you can enjoy amazing snowy landscapes together with your favourite sports. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding are common sports for locals and visitors of all ages.

The best place for all of these is Lapland with its popular ski resorts like Levi, Ylläs, Pyhä-Luosto and Ruka. A huge variety of ski resorts, snow parks, and vast untouched snowy areas are awaiting with endless opportunities for a perfect skiing holiday. Levi has two snow parks and plenty of various slopes for skiers and snowboarders. Salla is quiet and offers lots of fun for kids. Beginners will find themselves comfortable in Ylläs. It is one of the largest ski resorts in the country with over 50 km of slopes. Advanced riders and adventurous borders will enjoy their time in Ruka. Here you will find two terrain parks and a superpipe which was used for the Freestyle World Championships. Forest snowboarding is also popular here.

Spring is actually the most popular period for skiing in Lapland. You can enjoy your rides till the beginning of May with guaranteed snow, frozen lakes, and lots of sunshine. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels will find something interesting for themselves. The hills are about 500 to 700 metres above sea level and the length of the slopes is up to 3 km.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit Finland for skiing and snowboarding?

The skiing and snowboarding season in Finland runs from December to April, stretching to May in Lapland. Spring is the perfect time for skiing due to guaranteed snow, sunshine, and frozen lakes. Whether you're a beginner or professional, Finland has something to offer all skiing and boarding enthusiasts. Get an unmatched experience of snow-covered landscapes in Northern Finland extending over a vast and untouched area. Show more

Where are the best ski resorts in Finland for snowboarders and beginners?

Lapland's best ski resorts in Finland cater to all levels of skills for both snowboarding and skiing. Advanced skiers can check out Levi, which has two snow parks and various slopes to explore. Beginners can start at Ylläs, which is one of Finland's largest resorts, offering over 50km of slopes and gentle slopes, ideal for learning and enjoying. Ruka is perfect for adventurous borders and offers various terrain parks and a superpipe used in the Freestyle World Championships. Salla is a family-oriented resort, maintaining a peaceful atmosphere and ensuring a kid-friendly environment. Show more

How many months does the snow season last in Finland?

Finland experiences a snowy season that runs for five months, starting from early December to late April. Lapland also has the snow covering the ground till May, which allows visitors to experience the winter wonderland of Finland at length. Spring is a popular skiing period due to guaranteed snow, sunshine, and frozen lakes, offering an unmatched skiing experience. Visitors can witness breathtaking snow-covered landscapes in Northern Finland, where the snow remains untouched and vast. Show more

What is the terrain like in Lapland's ski resorts?

Lapland's skiing resorts in Finland across untouched, vast snow-covered landscapes, making it a perfect winter sports destination for skiing and boarding enthusiasts of all levels of expertise. The terrain features hills that are around 500 to 700 meters above sea level, and the slopes can go as long as 3km. Ruka has two terrain parks and a superpipe, which was used in the Freestyle World Championships. Levi features two snow parks, making it an ideal location for maximum excitement and thrill during your stay in the north of Finland. Show more

What other winter activities can be enjoyed in Finland apart from skiing and snowboarding?

Apart from skiing and snowboarding, Finland has an array of winter activities for visitors to enjoy. Reindeer or husky sled rides, snowshoeing, ice karting, Northern Lights, snowmobile safaris, and ice fishing are some of the activities worth considering. Helsinki offers indoor activities like museum and theater visits or touring their stunning Christmas markets. Finland ensures an exciting and adventurous winter experience, regardless of your interests. Show more

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