Finland is located in the Arctic Circle creating a beautiful winter wonderland. The ski season lasts from December to late April, making it one of Europe’s longest ski seasons. The snow is typically up to 60 cms and temperature as low as 14 degrees which creates a wonderful location for a ski break.
Resorts in Finland
Obviously Finland is famous for Santa and the North Pole, reindeer out number people here and are a common sight, the scenery here is beautiful and the daytime excursions are fantastic. When you are not skiing, you must try reindeer or husky safaris or snow mobiling, Santa schools and Santa searches, ice fishing, tobogganing and by night you can sit back and enjoy the amazing Northern Lights, considered one of the seven wonders of the world. The non ski activities are almost as exciting as the skiing in Finland.
Levi is one of Finland's top ski resorts, with extensive and exciting skiing available. It offers uncrowded slopes particularly good for beginners and intermediates with small ski school classes, wide nursery slopes and friendly English speaking instructors. Queues are a rarity here and the extensive lift system will take you to over 60 km of well groomed piste. Advanced skiers will enjoy the world famous World Cup gondola slopes and the off piste powder snow is amazing. Boarders are well catered for too with a special snowboard alley to explore. Many of the runs are floodlit too, making skiing available for longer.
Pretty much guaranteed snow
Yllas is another snow sure resort offering skiing from November through to may, with a short transfer of 25 mins. Another ideal resort to learn to ski, with perfect, uncrowded nursery slopes and plenty of greens and easy blues to test yourself on, and of course English speaking instructors. Intermediates and advanced will enjoy the more difficult blues and reds and its a snowboarders paradise with 2 floodlit snow parks with jumps and a super pipe and boarder cross course.
Magical Finland Skiing
And last but by no means least, we have Saariselka, located in the mystical north of Lapland, an friendly, uncommercialised resort, uncrowded, tree lined runs, perfect for beginners and early intermediates. Not much here for the more advanced skier, only one black run. Boarders have a good half pipe and some excellent powder snow.
So for an unforgettable winter break, consider Lapland in Finland, especially if you are travelling with children or some non skiers, it has a little bit of magic for everyone.