Located between the town of Kuusamo and the Arctic Circle sits the lively ski resort of Ruka. It has a ski season that extends for over 200 days a year, making it one of the longest ski seasons in the region as well as being one of the snow-surest resorts in Finland. Although experts and intermediate-level skiers will find some pistes to tackle, the best slopes here are for beginners.
Affordable holidays to Finland during the winter are growing in popularity and there are flights leaving to the country on a daily basis from UK airports. The best way to reach Ruka is to fly to Kuusamo Airport, with the resort being around a 25-minute drive from there. Check the Cheeky Trip comparison site for our full selection of well-priced ski holidays. Direct flights to Kuusamo will usually last around 3 and a half hours but you may need to get a connecting flight from Helsinki or Stockholm.
The busiest and arguably best time to visit Ruka is during the winter months when the long ski season is at its peak. However, this is still a brilliant destination to visit even when you aren’t on the slopes with so many wonderful winter activities to get stuck into. Some of those include ice-skating, taking a ride on a snowmobile and even excursions through the forested areas. This is an extremely well-rounded resort with so many activities that you will never get bored.
With around 9km worth of easy slopes to tackle, Ruka is the perfect destination for those just learning how to ski. It has wide slopes, designated beginner’s areas, practice lifts near the base of the resort and an easy valley run to enjoy. Intermediates will find their opportunities a little more restricted although there are still plenty of red pistes in Ruka to test your skills. Experts and freeriders will find better resorts to maximise their skiing opportunities, with just a few mogul slopes and difficult runs in the area.
The accommodation options in Ruka have been expertly designed to allow you to get out on to the slopes as quickly as possible. Every accommodation in Ruka Village has direct access to the slopes and many of them are ski-in, ski-out as well. Hotels and chalets are the most popular choices in Ruka. This resort is fantastic for dining out too, whether it be grabbing a quick bite to eat or sitting down for a full three-course meal. In total, there are 22 mountain restaurants and ski huts to choose from.
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