Ruka Resort Guide

The Ruka resort summary is: Ruka has 19 lifts within its 220 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 201m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 29 trail at Ruka.


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Ruka Resort Guide

The Ruka resort summary is: Ruka has 19 lifts within its 220 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 201m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 29 trail at Ruka.

Vertical:

Top: 492m
Arrow
201m
Bot: 291m

Best for:

Beginners level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

29
60%
30%
10%

Hectares of Ski:

220
Snowmaking: 100%

Ruka Lifts:

  • drag lift icon15
  • ski lift icon4
  • cablecar icon0
Total lifts = 19
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Photo credit: Neil Moroney

Visiting Ruka

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Ruka.

  • Season opens
    7 Oct 2022
  • Season closes
    7 May 2023
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    10 | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Helsinki/Kuusamo
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +35888681231

Ruka Features

The terrain at Ruka includes::

  • Halfpipes
    2
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    500.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Ruka resort?

Ruka has a snow guarantee and excellent grooming. The 29 slopes at Ruka provide something for everyone. They range from gentle slopes for the beginners to tempting gradients for the advanced skiers. They pride themselves with the excellent conditions; no ice or rocks can be found on the slopes at Ruka.


Explore Ruka Location Map

Interactive Ruka trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Ruka Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
1
10
cloud
Bottom Lift: 
2
10
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When's the snowiest month to visit Ruka?

FebruaryAverage: 4.4 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Ruka is week 4 of February. There are typically 4.4 snowy days during this week with 12cm of snowfall. Check out the Ruka Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Ruka

Overall: 3.5 Based on 8 votes and 12 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.4
  • Variety of pistes 3.1
  • Off-piste 2.6
  • Scenery 3.5
  • Apres-Ski 3.2
  • Vote

Steve Jackson from United Kingdom writes:

Just heading out for second visit to Ruka. Absolutely love it. Accommodation is just fine with private saunas, log burners and so on in self-catering apartment. Skiing is great for anyone up to expert with a wide variety of shortish but fun piste. As the wind blows quite well all day there is never a shortage of soft lederhosen in the runs, nor is there a shortage of cafes around the mountain to warm up with a nice hot chocolate or whatever. Sun comes up about 10am and is gone again by 2pm so lots of spot-lit skiing which is surprisingly good fun and not difficult. You need to pack your big girls pants because it gets really, really cold. Not surprisingly that close to the Arctic Circle. For a break from the slopes I would recommend the snowmobile safari though there is loads of other stuff to do. Overall, a fantastic winter holiday.

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