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Yllas Ski Resort Guide

Yllas Ski Resort Guide

Top of Yllas photo


Photo credit: liam cortintias

Ylläs Gondol, Yllas photo


Photo credit: Timo Mattila

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 27 Feb

  • Last Snowfall: 24 February 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 85 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 75 cm
  • Piste: Packed
  • Off-piste: Varied

Today’s Weather (486 m)

light snow
25 SW25
-2 °C F-Level
light snow
25 SSW25
-2 °C F-Level
light snow
35 SSW35
-2 °C F-Level

Yllas in Finland is a large resort with 18 lifts (18 surface lifts) that offers skiers a respectable 463 metres (1519 feet) of vertical descent. Yllas has 34 pistes with a total length of 29 kilometers (18 miles). There are 280 kilometers (175 miles) of cross country ski trails at Yllas. For snowboarders, there are 2 terrain parks and 3 half pipes. A small proportion of the pistes at Yllas are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Kittila and the nearest train station to Yllas is at Kolari.

Resorts close to Yllas include: Levi (43 km), Luosto (124 km), Pyhä Ski Resort (142 km), Gällivare (160 km), Saariselka (167 km),

Yllas Location Maps

Yllas Location Map

All Yllas Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 34
  • Beginner: -
  • Intermediate: -
  • Advanced: -
  • Cross-country: 280 km
  • Snowmaking: 10%
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Halfpipes: 3


  • Restaurants: 9
  • Bars: 14
  • Slopeside accommodation: N

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 463 m


  • Draglifts: 18
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 22 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 3 May 2015

Visitor Reviews of Yllas

Boltie from United Kingdom writes:

Our 4th time in Yllas-I think that says something?! We stayed in the much prettier part of the village-Akaslompolo in the Villa Armas cabins situated just behind the Akas hotel which is the central meeting place for ski bus, excursions etc.
Predominately we are downhill skiers & have skied twice here downhill. However, even in March when we tend to go it can be extremely cold on the fell, especially when travelling the lifts which is why we decided to give the cross country a try.
With Inghams quite a few of the cabins include free x-country equipment & snowshoes too so it would've been silly not to use them. We're so glad we did, the trails are immaculately groomed, well signposted & take you right out into the middle of nature. There's plenty of cute little rustic hut cafes & lean-to shelters with small fires burning so that you can cook your own toasties, sausages etc & the Siberian jays who watch your every move will take food gently from your hand if invited-amazing!
The log cabins are well presented with modern fully fitted kitchen, TV, sauna etc & add the finishing touch to a truly memorable holiday.
On the down side, Lapland isn't cheap once you're there. Expect to pay 6 Euros for a beer & up to 9 Euros for a glass of wine. However, there is a fantastic supermarket-food prices are generally on par with the UK & also an extremely well stocked off license-we were well impressed with the selection of reasonably priced wines on offer.
On a skiing note, Yllas is an excellent place to learn how to ski, with some lovely gentle tree lined runs, but you need to really wrap up & use hand & toe warmers. You can hire thermal suits, gloves & boots very cheaply if you don't have your own.
We don't normally return to the same resort year after year but the magic of Lapland has got to us, give it a go-I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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city forecasts
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Surf Breaks
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Mountain Peaks
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