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Ruka is the most snow-sure ski resort of Europe: ski season lasts from October until May.

What sets Finnish ski resorts apart

Since water freezes at 0 °C and the Earth circles the sun on an axis, there is always snow on both poles and alternately on each hemisphere near the poles.

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Spring is great time for skiing. Skiers celebrating 1st of May carnival in Levi, Lapland.

The four seasons of skiing in Finland

What season do you think of when you imagine skiing? Surely it’s winter, but you might be surprised to know that in Finland, you can in fact ski in the spring, summer and autumn as well.

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Porvoo is less than one hour from Helsinki. There you’ll find a beautiful old town and ski resort Kokonniemi.

Skiing in the city

Skiing and cities don’t usually habit a mutual space in peoples’ minds, but Finland actually has more urban ski resorts than you might think.

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Werneri Ski School is a Finnish nationwide ski school program for children. Werneri's ski school makes learning both fun and safe!

Bring your family to Lapland

Finnish Lapland is a mythical, exotic land that conjures up visions of reindeer, native herders and northern lights. Well, it is all true – but you might not realise how easy it actually is to reach Lapland and enjoy a fantastic holiday with your whole family.

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Ruka in December 2016.

Snow: Winter’s white gold

While there are no glaciers in Finland, the country still boasts an incredibly long ski season, stretching past 200 days a year.

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Reaching the Alps can take longer than getting to Lapland. Kittilä Airport is really close to Levi and Ylläs.

Accessibility: Lapland within reach

New flights to Rovaniemi, Kittilä and Ivalo bring in international tourists from airports around Europe, including London, Zurich and Paris. It might surprise you, but reaching the Alps can take longer than getting to Lapland, where the magic of snow, skiing and the Northern Lights await you.

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Skiing in Ylläs, Lapland.

A winter wonderland

Winter can be tough to love for some people, and in many parts of the world, it’s hard to fault them. Rain and damp cold are something we humans tend to naturally avoid at all costs. But when the temperature drops enough, you no longer have to worry about getting wet, and that changes everything.

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Backcountry skiing in Pyhä Lapland.

Experience winter in Finland’s pure nature

Skiing in Finland has all the hallmarks of downhill sports everywhere – speed, excitement and joy – but it is also a moment in nature.

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You can meet Santa Claus also on ski resorts. Photo: Visit Finland, Juho Kuva

Christmas in Lapland

Imagine the quintessential Christmas you’ve grown to love. Do you think of family dinners on Christmas Day, novelty sweaters or stockings hanging by the fireplace? None of that is part of Finnish Christmas traditions. What’s it like then?

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Antti Autti in Pyhä. Finland’s winter holds a place in his heart. Photo: Jani Kärppä

Antti Autti: My Winter

Snowboarder Antti Autti has toured the world on two different careers: first as a historically successful freestyle competitor, then as a freerider in search of the best natural terrain.

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Finnish ski resorts are practically guaranteed to have snow for the whole season

Welcome to the wonderful Finnish winterland!

There are over one hundred ski resorts in Finland. That’s quite a high number for a country that has no mountains. Instead of mountains, there are a great deal of hills, which are covered with snow for about 200 days a year.

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Making skiing easy

In Finland, you are able to ski almost everywhere. There are about 70 ski resorts all around Finland.

Southern Finland
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0/118 Slopes open
0/85 Lifts running
1km Nordic skiing tracks open
Central Finland
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1/131 Slopes open
1/86 Lifts running
3.7km Nordic skiing tracks open
Northern Finland
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15/245 Slopes open
15/114 Lifts running
146km Nordic skiing tracks open