Ruka Ski Resort

Distances: the Finnish-Russian border is 725 km. Helsinki is 800 km away. Kayani 245 km. Rovaniemi 195 km. Santa Claus 25 km., water park 25 km in Kuusamo. In winter, a special SkiBus bus will take you to any place of the resort, as well as to Kuusamo and the airport. But you can also rent a car from

In Hand, the excellent condition of the slopes. There are no rocks, no ice!

The slopes located on different sides of the four-pointed Arctic hill reliably guarantee skiing every day. Illuminated trails, and now at night, create a sense of the fabulous atmosphere of the polar night.

Slope characteristics:
• 19 lifts, 29 slopes
• the capacity of the lifts is 20900 people / hour
• Maximum slope length of 1300 m
• Drop 201 m
• The slopes are open daily 9.30 -19.00
• There is a lighted slope at night.

Snow and great conditions are guaranteed!
The ski season usually starts in mid-October and lasts until mid-May. Special attention is paid to the condition of the trails: thanks to modern, the best in the world, snow-dusting systems and snow-treatment mechanisms, 29 slopes of the Hand are undoubtedly the most popular in Finland.

Special conditions are offered to snowboarders: two tracks with half-pipes, a variety of jumps, rails and sharp turns, guarantee a lot of fun. The pride of the Ruka is the Vuosseli SuperPipe track, which meets international standards.

The instructors of the Ruka Ski School will be happy to teach you all types of skiing: alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and telemark.

Ruka Ski School employs the best skiers in Finland, and they are ready to introduce you to the world of skiing!
Ruka has a wide selection of restaurants with menus for every taste – be sure to try it! We highly recommend Sami dishes!
Accommodation for every taste from hotels, apartments to luxury cottages.
There is an active nightlife in the Hand , where there are many restaurants. pubs with live music and dancing.
Ruka is the official sponsor and training center of the Finnish national freestyle team.
The new freestyle center is open to both sports teams and ordinary skiers who meet FIS standards. For example, the length of the Battery Run route is 225 meters, the height difference is 106 meters, respectively, the slope is 53% or 28 degrees. Try the mogul track – if you dare, of course!

The resort Arm is expanding: construction of the second resort base RukaValley on the eastern slope and a new gondola cable car.

The all-season multi-specialty resort Ruka has announced plans to build a second resort base “RukaValley” on the eastern slope and a gondola cable car that will connect it with the already existing RukaVillage resort on the western slope. The construction of the gondola road (Village-2-Valley) is planned to be completed this fall. The journey between RukaValley and RukaVillage through the top of the hill will take about 6 minutes. In total, 1700 new beds are planned in” RukaValley”, 400 of which will be in the new hotel, which will open in December 2019. In addition to the cable car in a picturesque area, a new fast 6-seat chairlift “Village Express” is being built at the resort, which will increase the capacity to 3,000 people per hour and reduce the travel time by half: now you can reach the top in just 2 minutes.