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FIS Freeski & Snowboard – European Cup March 26th-29th 2023

Team Invitation
Ruka Ski Resort – Kuusamo – Finland
March 26th-29th 2023


The most Northern European cup ever in Ruka, Finland. The unique contest will include Freeski & Snowboard Slopestyle European Cup.

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The entries for this event must be done on the FIS online entry system before March 16th, 2023
Entries will be accepted from the National Associations in accordance with the official FIS Entry System within the FIS quotas for EC.

All competition participants (including competitors and officials) must report to the Race Office for accreditation before proceeding to the venue. Competition entry fee will be collected upon check-in – payment is only possible by credit or debit card.

The minimum requirement to participate in Ruka European Cup is 10 FIS points or 75 WSPL points.

Entry Fees

Entry Fee is 50 € / competitor. To be paid at race office on arrival day.

Race Office

The Race Office is located in the middle of Ruka village.
Address: Ski-Inn Hotel RukaVillage, Meeting room Village 2.

COVID Protocol

Currently, there are no COVID-related restrictions in Finland. Yet due to the dynamic situation please always check the current travel regulations at:


Teams are responsible for booking their own transportations. Please visit for different options. The nearest airports are Kuusamo airport (30km), Rovaniemi airport (200km) and Oulu airport (250km)

Accommodations and skipasses

Teams are responsible for booking their own accommodations. Accommodation, with a discount of -15%, for athletes and team officials is provided in Ruka Ski-Inn units, located in the immediate closeness of the ski area. The discount is valid for the whole stay.

More information about the accommodation:

Dining, half-board 34,50 € / person / day (incl. breakfast & dinner), full board 52,30 € / person / day (incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Ski passes, with a discount of -40%, during the official training & competition days of 27.-29.3.2023, cost 29,70 € / person / day. Must be ordered in advance!

All accommodation, food and ski pass reservations must be done directly to Ruka Ski Resort in advance.

Contact information:

Ruka Ski Resort:
Ruka Booking
Rukakeskus Ltd
Tel. +358 8 8600 300
Rukatunturintie 9

Each Team will pay all their accommodation, meals and ski pass expenses, directly in advance to Ruka Ski Resort, via their electronic system. Competition organizer is not in responsible for these.

Attachment: Terms and conditions for training group reservations and cancellations concerning Ski-Inn apartments and rooms.

First Team Captains Meeting

The first team captains’ meeting will be held at the Race Office on Sunday (March. 26th) at 19:00 PM.

Bibs and Helmets

All competitors must wear bibs and helmets through official training and competitions. A sanction will be given to competitors who do not wear their bibs.

Accident Insurance & Protocol

Every competitor must be medically insured on their own. The Organising Committee, sponsors, suppliers, agents, employees and volunteers, the FIS, and Finnish snowboard association decline any responsibility for accidents or damaged equipment during the training and competitions. In case of accidents on courses during the event, medical personnel from the Organising Committee and Ski Patrol will be responsible for any medical decision or evacuation to a local hospital.


All Athletes, officials, and other members of their National Association who attend and participate in the event shall do so at their own risk. The Organizing Committee, sponsors, suppliers, their agents, employees and volunteers, the FIS, and Finnish snowboard association shall not be held responsible for any losses or injuries incurred or suffered by any athlete, official, or another person with the organization or staging of the event. All participants are urged not to be negligent in always safeguarding their personal belongings.


This program is preliminary and unofficial. The final program will be adapted to the rider’s amount and weather.

The official program will be announced at the TC Meetings on Sunday (March. 26th).

March 26th (Sunday) – Arrival day

09:30 – 19:00 Unofficial open training as per regular park opening hours
17:00 – 19:00 Race office open

March 27th (Monday)

09:00 – 14:00 Race office open
09:30 – 12:30 Official training – Snowboard 3h.
12:30 – 13:00 Reshape
13:00 – 16:00 Official training – Freeski 3h.
16:00 – 16:30 Reshape
16:30 – 19:00 Park is open for public
19:00 – 19:30 Team captain meeting

March 28th (Tuesday)

08:30 – 14:30 Race office open
09:30 – 11:00 Qualification Snowboard Women
10:00 – 11:10 Reshape
11:10 – 12:40 Qualification Snowboards Men
12:40 – 12:50 Reshape
12:50 – 14:20 Qualification Freeski Women
14:20 – 14:30 Reshape
14:30 – 16:00 Qualifications Freeski Men
16:30 – 19:00 Park is open for public

March 29th (Wednesday)

08:30 – 17:00 Race office open
09:30 – 11:00 Finals Snowboard Women
10:00 – 11:10 Reshape
11:10 – 12:40 Finals Snowboards Men
12:40 – 12:50 Reshape
12:50 – 14:20 Finals Freeski Women
14:20 – 14:30 Reshape
14:30 – 16:00 Finals Freeski Men
16:30 – 19:00 Park is open for public


The awards ceremonies will be right after the competition, at the finishing area.

Event Organizer

Information For any event-related questions, please contact
Snowboarding: Ville Puominen +358407150954
Freeski: Minna Karhu +358440211024

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to Ruka Ski Resort, Finland!