Arctic Weekend

You can find everything you need for the upcoming winter, regardless of your age, sport or skills. Take part in workshops, lectures and movie screenings, discover new gear and get on Ruka’s legendary early season snow.

Good vibes are all around, this weekend is all about friends old and new. Get the perfect start for a new season on snow!
7.10.2022 - 8.10.2022
Ruka Ski Resort - Saarua slopes, Restaurant Piste
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Arctic Weekend @ Ruka

Arctic Weekend kicks off the winter season at Ruka!

This will be the first time for Arctic Weekend at Ruka. During the day, everything takes place on the slopes of Ruka, and at night, we’ll be at Restaurant Piste. In addition, a DIY movie night will be held at Hanki Baari.
The daytime events require a valid ski pass. Tickets for one and two days will be available for evening/nightime entertainment in Restaurant Piste.

Detailed programme and lineup available at: 

Arctic Weekend tickets

1-day ticket Fri or Sat 23€
Includes entry to Arctic Weekend's programs at Restaurant Piste on Friday 7th or Saturday 8th of October 2022, incl. cloakroom fee. Age limit: k-18

2-day ticket Fri-Sat 46€
Includes entry to Arctic Weekend's programs at Restaurant Piste 7-8 October 2022, incl. cloakroom fee. Age limit: k-18

Arctic Weekend x Haglöfs weekend package 139€
Includes: Haglöfs LIM Mimic graphene vest, Haglöfs Maze beanie, 2-day Arctic Weekend tickets to Piste cloakroom, 2 meals at the restaurant of your choice: Ruok Burger, Pizzeria Ruka or Hanki Baari.  Age limit: k-18. Total value €289.90

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Day program @ Saarua 7.-8.10.

Arctic Weekend 2022 offers skiers a real treat, as the day program of the event allows you to test and purchase new equipment in Finland's largest test center, as well as participate in riding sessions and workshops on the first-snow slopes of Ruka.

Haglöfs Village is the home of Arctic Weekend's day programs. The Village has Finland's largest test center and a AW stage, where during the day you can hear the feelings of the upcoming season from both the riders and the partners of the event.

At the Master of Arctic Weekend sessions, it will be determined who are the real champions in their own area! All you have to do is ride trough the spot while the sessions are running and you're in. Individual performances are rewarded and at the end of each session, the main prize goes to the best woman and man.

Evening program @ Restaurant Piste 7.-8.10. 20-04

The aim of the evenings is to create a varied and inspiring menu for those interested in winter sports. The evenings combine the different genres of skiing and snowboarding culture together, so everyone who visits the event has the opportunity to be inspired by the moments that they feel are important to them.
In addition to comprehensive presentations and panel discussions, the latest film projects are presented and the start of the new season is celebrated at an evening party.

Evenings start at 8:00 PM and end at 4:00 AM. The age limit is 18 years.

DIY movie night @ Hanki Baari 8.10. 19-20

DIY is an informative, often short description of how to complete or build something yourself. Arctic Weekend's DIY movie night is a contribution to exactly this attitude and dedication in the field of video projects. Without the support of DIY movies, the culture of the genre would not develop and the opportunity for many talented riders or video makers to show works that are personally important to them would be limited.

DIY movie night's projects have been selected from various genres. Arctic Weekend supports both freestyle and back country snowboarding and skiing related DIY projects. Whether they are informative or full of firecrackers!

Free entry. Open to all ages.

Accommodation & lift ticket offer

Stay at the Ruka Ski-Inn accommodation during the Arctic Weekend 7-9 October and you get three-day lift tickets for the price of two days.
If you wish, you can arrive at the Ski-Inn accommodation already on Thursday evening for the early check-in price (advantage 30% of the daily price) - this way you ensure access to the slopes among the first at Friday on 9:30.

Ruka Ski-Inn accommodations are designed for those of us who want to spend more time skiing and less time for everything else.
The slopes and services are within walking distance and the accommodation always includes a sauna, final cleaning and bed linen.

For the Arctic Weekend accommodation package, you choose either a classic and compact RukaSuites apartment or a newer and spacious RukaVillage hotel room or apartment. You can choose from 4 different apartment types and sizes: RukaSuites43, RukaSuites55, RukaVillage60 or Hotel room RukaVillage30, which also includes breakfast.

Please note that the accommodation package can only be booked on this page via the links below.

RukaSuites43 & RukaSuites55

RukaVillage30 & RukaVillage60