Ruka Ski Resort
Skiing In Ruka
The skiing in Ruka is wonderful.
The slopes are wide and quiet, the queues for the lifts are very short and there are slopes for everyone, 29 groomed slopes, 5 designated children’s ski areas, 13 blue runs, 14 red runs and even a couple of blacks and a mogul field for the more brave of heart, a snowboard street, half pipe and over 500km of cross country ski tracks.
Ruka For The Kids
Ruka in winter has a lot for the kids to do, from designated sledging and skiing areas, and adventure ski routes to indoor play areas and fun days out like visiting reindeer parks or Santa’s secret home.
Winter Activities In Ruka
Northern Lights Safari
Trips To Russia
Sauna and Ice Hole
Spa and Swimming
Driving On Ice
When I worked as holiday guide here one of our guests came running up to me in the village, her face full of excitement.
‘My travel agent told me that there was no such thing as a perfect log cabin in a forest near a ski resort and that I would be disappointed,’ she said. ’But our cabin is amazing, I can’t imagine a more perfect place.’
Whether you want a log cabin or would prefer the convenience of a hotel, you’ll be able to find something to suit.
Bars, Restaurants And Cafes
Bars and restaurants are often open until the small hours of the morning, with the closing time for most bars being 4am during peak season and at weekends.
Alcohol is fairly expensive in Finland due to the tax imposed on it. A pint will cost about €5 and a glass of wine around €7.
There are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants around Ruka to suit different tastes and budgets, from lively karaoke bars to ballroom dancing and from local speciality restaurants to fast food chains.
Read more about the bars, cafes and Restaurants here
Getting to Ruka and Kuusamo
You can get to Ruka by Plane, train, bus or car. Read more about how to get to Ruka
More information about Ruka
Ruka and Kuusamo in winter photo album
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