For those that love the feel of wind in their hair and snow under their feet you can try out 1 of the 2 skiing options here in Saariselka.
Cross Country Skiing
The total length of the ski tracks is 230km with 34km of those illuminated for night time sessions. They are open from October to May and offer you the opportunity to see different part of Saariselka than most visitors to this lovely land. The 5km long track is made ready for skiers as soon as the weather is right and they make use of their excellent snow production system that was put in place in 2004. For adults the cost is £29 and for children aged between 6 and 11 the price is £19. We recommend doing this on your day of arrival for 3 day Santa’s Magic and on your adventure day for 4 day Santa’s Spectacular breaks.
There are 11 slopes in Saariselka with a varying degree of difficulty from beginners slopes to advanced black slopes. For Snowboarders there is a halfpipe that has been created to practice your spins and grabs. This area is brilliant for beginners new to skiing who want to gain some confidence without being surrounded by lots of people or for those more experienced skiers wanting to get their snow legs back. If it all gets a bit too tiring there is a restaurant at the top of the slopes where you can stop for a hot drink and something to eat. Downhill skiing is only available on my Santa Spectacular 4 day breaks. A two hour session with lift pass and equipment costs adults £49, children 6-12 years old £39 and children under 6 £29. If you are new to skiing you can also book a 90 minutes lessons for 1 person (£43), 2 people (£29pp) and 3 people or more (£22pp)