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Ruka

Ruka Ski Resort Guide

Ruka, Finland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length24km
Highest Lift500m
Resort Height291m
 Nearest AirportsKuuasamo and Rovaniemi
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Ruka

The Finnish ski resort of Ruka is at an altitude of 291m, with 24km of marked runs.

Summary

Ruka has direct access to 24km of downhill skiing, with 28 marked pistes, served by a total of 22 ski lifts.

Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate..

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Ruka offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Ruka.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Battery Run'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ruka?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 25 October, with around 8cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Ruka Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 3km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 6km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1010km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 8 5km
Downhill
Total Length
24km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
22

Altitudes

Ruka Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift500m
Lowest Piste300m
Resort Altitude (Ruka)291m
Max Vertical209m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Ruka
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Ruka?

This ski resort is in Kuusamo, Koillismaa, Finland.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Ruka is Kuuasamo, 28 minutes drive away.

Rovaniemi airport is also within three hours drive.

Kuuasamo is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 22 ski lifts are able to uplift 20,900 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 19km of ski runs, with 100 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Ruka open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

 Open.

Usual opening is mid October (Opening date depends on cold enough weather for snowmaking. Normally earliest non-glacier resort in northern hemisphere to open.), and usual closing is Mid June (Closing date depends on cold enough weather for stock piled snow to last. Normally last non-glacier resort in northern hemisphere to close.).

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Ruka, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Ruka Tourist Office for the latest.

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