Best time to visit Finland

Skiing and Snowboarding

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

Skiing and Snowboarding in Finland - Best Time
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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.

Pyhä Ski Resort
Pyhä Ski Resort

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.

Ski trail in Ruka
Ski trail in Ruka

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.

Ylläs Ski Resort
Ylläs Ski Resort
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