Ruka First Snow Ski Trail (free of charge)

Welcome to Ruka First Snow Ski Trail from Friday 11.10.2024 at 10.00 onwards!
11.10.2024 - 14.11.2024 10:00 - 21:00
Ruka Ski Stadium

Hiihtostadionintie 3
93830 Rukatunturi

Free of charge
Säilölumilatu Rukalla

Ruka First Snow Ski Trail is available on stored snow in Ruka Ski Stadium FIS 5km ski trail along Talvijärvi shoreline from the smaller ski jump towards the crossroads of Rukatunturintie and Talvijärventie roads.

The length of the trail is about 500m in one direction and 1km when skiing back and forth.
Skiing methods free and traditional. The track is lit daily from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Ruka Ski Stadium

Ruka's large ski jump is the largest in Finland and it is also one of the largest in the world. It is also the largest plastic-coated ski jump in the world. It was built in 1964 and renovated in 1996. 

The World Cup competition was held for the first time on the large hill during the 1996–1997 season and then annually from the 2002–2003 season at the end of November. 

Halvor Egner Granerud holds the official hill record for Ruka's large ski jump with a distance of 150.5 meters, achieved during the World Cup in 2022. Adam Małysz, Sigurd Pettersen, and Johann André Forfang have jumped 152.0 meters in practice.

Speed on the ski trails

The Ruka Ski Stadium features three ski trails: a lit 5 km, 7.5 km, and 10 km. The longer trails include sections from the shorter trail routes. The 5 km trail used for the FIS Ruka Nordic races is one of the most challenging on the entire World Cup tour, but it is also available for everyone to ski outside of competitions. The flattest section of the track hosts Ruka's First Snow Ski Trail (500 m in each direction, totaling 1 km).

The Impilinna descent curve on the 5 km race track is a challenging performance even for World Cup competitors, and there are occasionally spectacular falls on the descent.

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