No matter what the weather is like, we always have plenty of fun activities for the entire family. In addition to Ruka Slopes and Ruka village, the majority of the winter experiences available in the region are suitable for families with children.
Winter fun for families
Activities for kids in any weather!
Children’s slopes, sled slopes and wintry playgrounds
All the huts, campfire sites and sled slopes, with the exception of the Family Park services, are free of charge for all visitors.
Ruka Ski Resort has been planned with the success of family holidays in mind. Located in Ruka East, the children’s slope and beginners’ area have magic carpet lifts, huts with toilets and relaxing areas and campfire sites.
In addition to Rosa & Rudolf Family Park, sled slopes and campfire sites can be found in the vicinity of Mastorinne and Välirinne slopes in Ruka East and at the edge of Ruka village by the Kaltiolampi pond.
Village-2-Valley scenic gondola’s intermediate station in Saarua has a hut where you can enjoy your snacks. You don’t need skis to get up to the station as you can simply enjoy the ride on board the scenic gondola!
All of these services are marked on the Ruka Slope Map with symbols.
Playgrounds and slides open in the winter can be found in Ruka village, Ruka school and in the Teletubbyland in Kuusamo centre. Kuusamo also has several ice skating rinks, marked on our page Sports centres.
Finland’s largest and most fun-filled skiing area includes five magic carpet lifts and many other snow activities, such as snow tubing, a ski carousel and a winter playground with a zipline, a bird’s nest swing, a playground and a hut with toilets, a relaxing area and a campfire site that serves as the area’s landmark.
Equipment matching the weather, trails selected according to the age and strength of participants and great snacks make for successful adventures.
Winter hiking trails for families
The Könkään keino Day Trip Trail (1 km) leading to Kiutaköngäs waterfall, the snow shoe and fatbike trail (6 km) leading to Lammintupa and the Konttaisen kuhaus Trail (1.5 km) running up on Konttainen are all suitable for the entire family. These trails are partially paved or so frequently used that you won’t need snowshoes, except after very heavy snowfall.