Voluntary ski trail fee

Help us develop the Ruka-Kuusamo ski trail network!

The town of Kuusamo is responsible for grooming the ski trails in the Ruka and Kuusamo region. Holiday accommodation, companies and private individuals in the region can contribute to the grooming and development of the ski network by paying a voluntary ski trail fee.

For holiday accommodation, the annual voluntary ski trail fee is based on the area of the property, and it is €0.40 per m2: for instance, if the area of your holiday home covers 80 m2, the fee is only €32 a year. 

How to pay the voluntary ski trail fee: 

Payment recipient: Kuusamon Kaupunki / Latumaksut
Account number: FI56 8000 1800 8610 16
The sum of the ski trail fee is determined according to the property area, €0.40 per m2; minimum fee €30. 
Message: Latumaksut/3390.523000.0718

Following the interpretation of the personal data legislation, we have decided not to publish the names of private individuals who have paid the voluntary ski trail fee unless the persons in question specifically request it. If you do not want your company’s name on the ski trail fee list or you want to provide a name that differs from the name of the payer, please contact us. 

You can request additional information on the ski trail fee and sign up to pay the ski trail fee also in years to come by contacting Marta Khvesko, marta.khvesko@kuusamo.fi, puh. 040 860 8815 

Ski trail fees benefit us all

In winter 2022–2023, the ski trail fees amounted to 51 100€. All of the largest real estate companies, most accommodation providers and more than a hundred individual cottage owners participated. A big thank you to everyone who paid the ski trail fee!

Based on customer feedback, ski trails have been in a clearly better condition for the past five years. Many good developments have been executed; on snowy days, the Ruka circular trail is maintained twice a day, if necessary. During the Christmas holidays and starting on 15 December, ski trails in the Ruka area are maintained every day. The voluntary ski trail fee has also made it possible to create the first snow ski trails in Ruka and Kuusamo centre. This is carried out as cooperation among many operators with snow that has been preserved over the summer.

In the coming years, our goal is to include all properties in the area even more widely than now and raise the collected sum to a minimum of €60,000. The calculation basis for the property-specific ski trail fee remains the same, which means that the aim is to collect the additional support by expanding the payment base. We hope that those who have previously hesitated will now participate because the fees really affect the condition of the ski trails.

The aim of the town of Kuusamo is to increase the funds for maintaining the ski trails, if the total sum of the collected voluntary ski trail fees remains the same, at minimum. With this additional effort, ski trail foundations can be improved during the summer and transferred from moist areas to drier land, which would make it possible to open the skiing season sooner than before.

The building of Vuosseli multi-purpose trail is finished as planned.

A big thank you to everyone who paid the fee. See you on the trails! 

Real estate companies

Real estate companies that have paid the fee are listed on our Finnish page.


Cottages that have paid the fee are listed on our Finnish page.

Other companies

Other companies that have paid the fee are listed on our Finnish page.