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Ruka Snow Report:

The Ruka snow report is: 5 out of 16 Lifts open. 1 of 18.9 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 19cm (7 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Saturday 17 of October at 9AM and Monday 19 of October at 9AM EEST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Ruka Piste State: Old snow.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
19cm
Mon 19 Oct
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
19cm
Mon 19 Oct
Origin:Report Origin

Ruka snow depths: updated 19 October 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
30cm
Lower snow depth:
6cm

Ruka resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Ruka brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Ruka snow report shown below was updated on 19 Oct 2020. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Ruka.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Oct 15
4cm
Oct 17
15cm
Oct 18
19cm
Oct 19

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Old snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Thu 22 Oct (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
5 out of 16
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Ruka snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

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Ruka Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Ruka 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Ruka

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Ruka using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 98km  away
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Issued: today 260km  away
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
15cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
13cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
11cm
yesterday
Amount:
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3cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
3cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
3cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
6cm
5cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
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4cm
17cm
3cm
Weather
Tue
cloudy
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 334m
Tue
cloudy
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 390m
Tue
cloudy
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 368m
Tue
partially cloudy
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 368m
Tue
light snow
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 630m

Notes on the Ruka Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Ruka. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Ruka piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Ruka snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Ruka, the Ruka weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Ruka weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Ruka, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Ruka. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Ruka snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Ruka snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Ruka snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Ruka snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Ruka, study the Ruka piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Ruka snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Ruka on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Ruka (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Ruka Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Ruka snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.