New at Ruka-Kuusamo
Saving the last year's snow
The first slopes of Ruka were opened on October 10th and the slopes will be open until May 7 - altogether over 200 skiing days!
Last year we made 30 000 cubic meters of snow and piled it into three large mounds. Some of it melted during the summer, but for the first time we now had an opportunity to tell our guests well in advance the opening date of the first slope. The slope was a huge success, the quality of the snow is good and we will definitely do this again next year, with a guarantee to open more slopes at certain date in October! Even The Washington Post noted our brilliant invention!
Rosa & Rudolf Snowpark introduces a new Carousel - a great way of helping beginner skiers and riders to learn how to glide on snow. Also Ruka Park has been developed. Popular Hot Dogs and Hand Rails Event has some new stuff too, including photo and video shoots.
New shops and restaurants in Ruka village
A new day spa is opening in Shopping Centre Kumpare in October: Ruka Beauty & Wellness includes beauty salon, hairdressers, nail salon and massage services.
Happy Family Children's Activity House can now be used for free if you have a valid ski pass!
RukaStore is launching a new Ruka selection with fresh looks and wider selection, available from October 2016 onwards. Ruka Test Center will shift from Ruka Rental Shops to RukaStore. RukaStore selection will be alltogether wider in regards to ski and snowboard gear and clothings, too.
Classic Pizza - Kasvu Open winner 2016!
Classic Pizza Restaurant won the first prize in a series of companies already operating – Kasvu Open Start again. According to the jury, the company has caught the trend: people consume less, but better. They are not competing with price, but everyday luxury. The world's best pizza chain in Finland is a fine and brave idea.