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Saarua slopes

Saarua is without a doubt the most popular ski area in Ruka. Even during the cold days of winter the wind cannot access the slopes that are sheltered by woods. Ruka’s renowned BatteryPark is also located in Saarua ski area. Saarua is always the first to open for new ski season and the last to close on May.

Most popular slopes of Ruka

You can easily access Ruka’s most popular slopes either by a t-bar lift or 4 or 3 person chairlifts. The park riders prefer especially the t-bar lift. Some chairs on the Saarua 3 person chairlift have been dedicated to successful alpine and freestyle skiers from Ruka. Own chair one can get by winning the Olympics, World Championships or the World Cup. Kalle Palander has a red chair, Janne Lahtela has a black and yellow chair and Mikko Ronkainen has a yellow chair.

Services at Saarua

Saarua Hut is located near-by the lower lift station, where you can enjoy your packed lunch both indoors by a fireplace and outdoors on a big terrace. The hut also has toilet facilities.

There's a hut with fireplace on the top station of Saarua 1 (I) and Saarua II (H) lifts, next to Ruka BatteryPark entrace.


Hissit, Lifts, open daily 9:30-19:00