Ruka is one of the most popular ski resorts in Finland and the third largest with 24 km of ski slopes and 18 ski lift facilities. With over 500 km of trails for cross-country skiing, Ruka is world renowned as one of the best "cross country ski destinations".
Ruka is the perfect tourist destination for winter holidays for young families and beginners, as the resort can offer the best ski instructors and free children's lifts.
As one of the largest resorts in Finland, Ruka is very well developed, with a good level of service and wide variety of activities such as night skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, reindeer sleigh rides or husky sled rides, visits of Santa’s home, ice fishing, Finnish sauna and many more.
Ruka and surrounding areas can offer also large selection of accommodation from different type, hotels, apartments, chalets, motels, holiday homes, guest houses. More than 60 properties can be found online.
Location: Ruka is located about 25 km away from the town of Kuusamo, Northeastern Finland. The nearest airport is Kuusamo.
Runs/slopes: – total 24 km – 15 km with blue marker (Easy), 6 km with red marker (Intermediate), 3 km with black marker (Difficult).
Lifts: – total 18 – 5 Chairlift, 10 T-bar lift (platter), 3 Rope tow (beginner lift).
Average daily ticket, main season: € 39
Season duration: The ski season in Ruka lasts six months - from October to May.