Ruka scenic lifts

See Ruka and the surrounding scenery from a new perspective with the Village-2-Valley scenic gondola or the VillageExpress chairlift to the summit.

Note: All lifts will be closed from May 6th to June 6th, 2024, after which we will reopen for the summer season.

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Time
7.6.2024 - 22.9.2024 10:00 - 18:00
Place
Lift B, Village-2-Valley Scenic Gondola
Sustainability
Slopes Sustainable

EXPERIENCE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUNICIPALITY IN FINLAND FROM ABOVE!

 

GONDOLA


The gondola smoothly transports you from Ruka Village to Ruka Valley in about 9 minutes, or you can choose to get off at the top station on Saarua's summit. The lower stations of the gondola are located in the center of Ruka Village below the Front Slopes and on the other side of the mountain in Ruka Valley, next to the Rosa & Rudolf Family Park and Ski-Inn Hotel RukaValley.

Summer 2024 Gondola Opening Hours:

June 7th - 16th: 10:00 - 18:00
June 17th - September 22nd: 10:00 - 20:00

Please note that the lifts may be closed due to strong winds. Please check here for any exceptions to the opening hours.

 

VILLAGE EXPRESS CHAIRLIFT


The VillageExpress chairlift takes you from Ruka Village to the summit, where you can hike to the impressive Juhannuskallio or ride the summer sled track back down to the village.

Summer 2024 VillageExpress Opening Hours:

June 7th - 16th: 10:00 - 18:00
June 17th - August 11th: 10:00 - 20:00
August 12th - September 22nd: 10:00 - 18:00

Please note that the lifts may be closed due to strong winds. Please check here for any exceptions to the opening hours.

 

Buy a ticket to the gondola

Pedestrian tickets are sold at all ticket offices (during winter Piste Rental, Valley Rental, Vuosselinportti Rental) and at the reception of Ski-Inn hotels at RukaVillage and RukaValley. You can also buy a printable barcode ticket by using the ticket machines located at the lower stations of the gondola. You can also access the gondola with a valid ski pass/lift ticket.

The pedestrian ticket allows you also to get to the top of Ruka by the VillageExpress chair lift, which starts from the village of Ruka, according to the opening hours of the lift. 

See pedestrian ticket prices

Gondola with wheelchair or prams

It is possible to get on the Village-2-Valley gondola with wheelchair or prams. At the lower station of the valley, a wheelchair ramp is located at the gondola exit gate. In the Ruka Village side, you need to get around the staircase in front of the gondola depart station and go to the entrance of the Piste building located on the side of the slopes. Our staff will be happy to help you.

Dogs are also allowed on the gondola.
 

Note! Weather conditions may cause exceptions to opening hours. Please check for any exceptions to the opening hours here.

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