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Ruka Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Ruka at 392 m altitude issued: 2 pm28 Apr 2017 (local time)
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Ruka Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Ruka Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Sun morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sun afternoon, min -4°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the E by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Ruka Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Tue afternoon, min -3°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.
FriSaturday 29Sunday 30Monday 1Tuesday 2Wednesday 3Thu
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 NE10
5 SSE5
5 E5
15 ESE15
20 E20
40 E40
30 ESE30
15 SSE15
20 SW20
25 WSW25
15 WSW15
10 N10
15 NNE15
15 NNE15
15 N15
15 NNW15
15 NW15
15 N15
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Snow cm
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max°C
Max °C
-1-2-10-201000-101000-1-1
min°C
Min °C
-1-4-3-1-3-11000-101-2-1-1-3-2
chill°C
WChill°C
-5-6-3-6-9-9-5-5-5-6-6-3-3-7-5-5-8-7
Humid.%838383788493979896949896979687849582
Freezing level (m)250003500055040035035025040050035030035000
Ruka freezing level scale
snowy slopeRuka freezing level
Sunrise--4:28--4:24--4:20--4:16--4:13--4:09
Sunset9:30--9:35--9:37--9:42--9:45--9:50--

Other resorts in Finland are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Ruka at the specific elevation of 392 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Ruka. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Finland.

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Visitor Reviews of Ruka

Leigh from United Kingdom writes:

The context of our ski holiday was for early turns at a ski resort that was guaranteed snow cover. As established skiers, we expected little in terms of skiing but were looking forward to the adventure of heading close to the Arctic Circle for our first trip into Finland. Arriving to Kuusamo we were surprised at how easy it was to then get to Ruka. Arriving late into the night was no problem as we had been given the keycode to the apartment by text several day before. Communication with the head-office was easy and all questions were answered. Self-catering accommodation was top-notch which included wood-buring fire and an awesome sauna. For the price, have never stayed in such great self-catering accommodation.

First day skiing we had to hire equipment which was extremely easy and well-thought out. Including lift-pass for five days hire for two people the price was under £200. Considering the equipment and service we got we thought this was pretty good value. Weather-wise we were told it was mild and the temperature was hovering around zero degrees. Due to the early season only half the mountain was open but the main part of the mountain was open including the park and mogul area. There seemed to be an extensive snow-making area and a few of the locals apologised for it being too icy; if this was icy, we had died and gone to heaven from our Scottish skiing background. Although very short days, all runs were lit. And although early into the season lifts ran from 9.30 AM to 6 PM and beyond the official closing time which was something we certainly were not expecting.

Piste conditions were excellent and well-maintained. The ski area itself was limited but considering what else is on offer at this time of year (glacier skiing), the terrain was more than suitable for what we had expected. It would be a great place to take beginners and those wanting something different for their first ski of the year.

After the mild start temperatures plummeted to minus 14 which resulted in excessive use of snow-making.

Overall, would I ski here again? Most certainly at the start of the season. Having to only share the piste with established national ski teams and ridiculously talented juniors, it could be said we were easily the worst skiers on the hill which was a small price to pay for never once having to queue.

It would be an awesome place for those who like adventure, new to skiing, or those just looking for something a bit different.

Leigh.

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