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Ruka - GUARANTEED Snow Cover!

Only the European glaciers beat Ruka in the race of opening for winter season during. Ruka has never been forced to shut down prematurely due to lack of snow, so we can proudly call ourselves the most certain choice for skiing in Europe!

 SLOPES, DATA UPDATED 21.11.2014 10:41:16
 Slope: Status: Snow coverage-%: Extra:
4 FIS-slopeopened100 %open 21.11.14
1 Front Slope Ykkönenopened100 %open 25.10.14
2 Front slope Kakkonenopened100 %open 25.10.14
3 BatteryRunopened100 %open 15.11.14
7b Village’s kids’ slopeopened100 %open 18.10.14
5 Kuruopened100 %open 17.10.14
12 Saaruaopened100 %open 23.10.14
13 Saaruaopened100 %open 17.10.14
15 Saaruaopened100 %slope and rail line open 25.10.14
16 Route to Saaruaopened100 %open 8.11.14
24 Vuosseliopened100 %upper part of slope open, full slope opening 28.11.14
25b SuperPipe Vuosselisnow making53 %opening goal 23.12.14
14 BatteryParksnow making50 %
8 Kelosnow making45 %opening goal 29.11.14
6 Talvijärvisnow making35 %opening goal 5.12.14
27 Ahonlaitasnow making30 %opening goal 29.11.14
7 Easy way downclosed0 %opening goal 5.12.14
11 Pessari steepclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
9 Kelo steepclosed0 %untreated natural snow slope
20 Bistroclosed0 %opening goal 5.12.14
22 Kids´ ski areaclosed0 %opening goal 5.12.14
31 Välirinneclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
32 Välirinne IIclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
33 Masto IIclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
10 Pessariclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
35 Masto Iclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
36 Route from Mastoclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
34 Mastoclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
39 Maston Aitioclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
37 Route to RukaPeakclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14

The ski season 2013-2014 opened on 19th of October and is expected to last until 11th of May. The previous ski season lasted for 230 days ending on 9th of June as the Summer Slope was open for the last time.

Below you can find Ruka's track record for past 20 years: 

The secret to this accomplishment lies in the climate, as well as in the high-quality snowmaking machinery - not to forget the snow-how! Over 90 snowguns in Ruka produce 1,250 square metres of snow in an hour at full capacity. in good conditions this means the first slope, Saarua number 12, can be opened after a bit over 24 hours of snowmaking. 

Efficient snowmaking assures an early start and late springtime skiing, too. The summer skiing season 2012 in Saarua lasted until June 9th!   

Let it snow!

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