Ski in Finland: Explore the northern delights

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Ski in Finland! With its pristine landscapes and abundant snowfall, Finland offers a delightful playground for skiers and snowboarders. From the northern reaches of Lapland to the southern fells, here are the top resorts that promise exhilarating adventures and cozy après-ski experiences.

Ski in Finland

Here are our top resorts to ski in Finland . . .


Location: Ylläs is the largest ski resort in Finland, nestled between two charming villages. Its slopes stretch across both Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo, allowing visitors to explore both sides in a single day.

Slopes: With a whopping 500 kilometers of skiing trails, Ylläs caters to all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a beginner, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the three-kilometer-long ski slope—the longest in Finland!

Unique experience: Visit the Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, a magical hotel made entirely of snow and ice. Spend a night in this icy wonderland for an unforgettable adventure.

Access: Fly into Kittilä Airport (45 minutes from Ylläs) or take a scenic train ride to Rovaniemi and drive (about 2.5 hours).

Yllas, Finland. Credit Yllas Facebook


Location: Levi, near Kittilä Airport, is a favorite among domestic and international travelers. Its 44 slopes cater to all levels, from beginners to experts.

Activities: Beyond skiing, enjoy husky rides, ice-karting, and a vibrant après-ski scene. Levi’s lively ski village boasts excellent restaurants and bars.

Accommodation: Choose from glass-covered cottages or cozy log cabins for a unique stay.

Summer Bonus: During the summer, take the scenic cabin lift to the top of the fell for breathtaking views.

Beautiful landscape in Levi, Finland. Credit Levi Ski Resort


Location: Ruka, in central Finland, has recently seen new investments. Its slopes offer a mix of challenges for skiers and snowboarders.

Family-friendly: Ruka is perfect for families and beginners. The self-contained village ensures a hassle-free experience.

Adventure awaits: Explore the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park nearby or try off-piste skiing if you’re feeling daring.

Stay: Consider staying in glass-covered cottages or traditional log cabins.

Ruka, Lapland, Finland
Ruka, Finland lightens up in may for terrific non-glacier skiing and riding. Credit: Ruka Tourism


Location: Salla, also labeled as sustainable, offers a tranquil escape. Its slopes are perfect for those seeking solitude.

Snowy solitude: Enjoy the serenity of Salla’s slopes, surrounded by pristine forests.

Northern Lights: Witness the magical Northern Lights during the long Lapland nights.

Authentic experience: Salla provides an authentic Lapland experience away from the crowds.

Salla ski resort. Ski Club Reallon
Salla ski resort. Ski Club Reallon


Location: Pyhä, another Sustainable Travel Finland-labeled resort, is known for its spacious pistes and stunning scenery.

Skiing Terrain: With a variety of runs—green, blue, red, and black—Pyhä caters to all abilities.

Off-Piste Thrills: Experienced skiers can venture off-piste for adrenaline-pumping descents.

Natural Beauty: The surrounding wilderness adds to the allure of Pyhä.

Read resort profiles, reviews and snow reports for all our resorts in Finland.

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