Skiing activities in Lakeland & The East
There are 28 downhill ski slopes and 18 lifts on Ruka fell. The vertical drop is 201m and the longest run is 1300m - not bad averages at all for Finland, where hills are small and slope gently. Ruka also boasts cross-country trails totalling 250km. There are special areas for snowboarders.
The ski season runs from early November to mid-May, depending on snowfalls. During holiday periods such as Christmas, February and Easter, it seems that almost the entire population of Finland can be seen on Ruka's slopes.
Rates are slightly lower in the shoulder seasons. Alpine skis, including poles and boots, are available for rent and ski lessons are available in all disciplines.