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Saariselkä Ski Resort Guide

Saariselkä, Finland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift440m
Resort Height265m
 Nearest AirportIvalo
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The Finnish ski resort of Saariselkä is at an altitude of 265m.


Saariselkä has direct access to 11 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

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


Saariselkä offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Saariselkä offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Saariselkä.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Lunnirinne'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Saariselkä?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 12 December, with around 3cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Saariselkä

Ski Area Stats

Saariselkä Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Saariselkä Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift440m
Resort Altitude (Saariselkä)265m
Lowest Piste260m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Saariselkä
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Saariselkä?

This ski resort is in Inari, Pohjois-Lappi, Finland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Saariselkä is Ivalo, 27 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 6,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km of ski runs, with 5 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Saariselkä open?

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

Usual opening is early November, and usual closing is Early May.

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 Saariselkä, 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 Saariselkä Tourist Office for the latest.

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