As winter turns into spring, Ruka ski resort transforms into a playground for park riders and fun park obstacles and creative lines can be found just about anywhere on the ski area.
A bit like the famous event arena of Wappulounas, but the Playground is not made only for one event, but from 1 April to 30 April 2023.
Ruka Playground consists of several unique areas - a snow park take over you thought only existed in your wildest dreams!
What? Ruka Playground transforms the ski resort into a playground for park riders as fun park obstacles and creative lines can be found just about anywhere on the ski area.
When? 1.4.–30.4.20223. Ruka Playground is open for everyone every day. Ruka Playground areas and obstacles will be regularly shaped for the whole April to allow skiers and snowboarders to enjoy well-maintained spots throughout the spring.
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Where? Ruka Playground is divided into several different areas or spots. Ruka Park and new Ruka Park Junior are well-known snow parks that can already be found in Ruka, and the obstacles are kept in the best shape until the end of the season. In addition, multiple Ruka Playground spots will open in the beginning of April.
Located in the Saarua ski area, Ruka Park (slopes 14 and 15) is the most versatile snow park area in Finland with two slopes full of kickers, rails, press boxes and other park obstacles for all levels of snowboarders and freeskiers. Ruka Park also houses the only full-size Landing bag in the Nordic countries.
RUKA PARK JUNIOR
Ruka Park Junior are newest additions to Ruka slopes located in Vuosseli slope area and will open for winter season 2022–2023. In addition to the renewed slopes, the area includes two new lifts, an anchor lift and a button lift. Ruka Park Junior offers beginner level jumps, rails and other jibbing features. At Ruka Park Junior, it’s easy to start practicing jumping and tracks, but the slope is fun for even the most experienced skier.
DARKSIDE DIRT RUN
Darkside Dirt Run is built next to Vuosseli’s Superpipe (slope 25). There's a dirt track full of feisty little kickers and a snow bowl. The area is known as "Darkside" by locals because of the lack of lighting on the slope. But that will not be a problem when the spring sun shines!
To whom? Obstacles are designed so that they are suitable for the full send as well as mellow cruising and practicing your tricks. If you like to ride park or other fun features made of snow, Ruka Playground is for you.
Location / Organizer: Ruka Park
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