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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 31.10.2014 8:06:26
 Slope: Status: Snow coverage-%: Extra:
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
4 FIS-slopesnow making45 %opening goal 21.11.14
24 Vuosselisnow making25 %opening goal 21.11.14
25b SuperPipe Vuosselisnow making20 %opening goal 23.12.14
14 BatteryParksnow making5 %
16 Route to Saaruasnow making5 %opening goal 8.11.14
1 Front Slope Ykkönenclosed100 %open 25.10.14
2 Front slope Kakkonenclosed100 %open 25.10.14
7 Easy way downclosed0 %opening goal 5.12.14
3 BatteryRunclosed0 %opening goal 15.11.14
6 Talvijärviclosed0 %opening goal 5.12.14
8 Keloclosed0 %opening goal 29.11.14
11 Pessari steepclosed0 %opening goal 23.12.14
9 Kelo steepclosed0 %untreated natural snow slope
20 Bistroclosed0 %opening goal 21.11.14
22 Kids´ ski areaclosed0 %opening goal 21.11.14
27 Ahonlaitaclosed0 %opening goal 29.11.14
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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