New Year at Ruka and Kuusamo
New Year in Ruka-Kuusamo is full of parties and delicious local food. Besides our Christmas events below, Ruka Slope Weekly Programme and Ruka-Kuusamo Winter Weekly Programme are well worth checking out. Keep also in mind our Christmas Weekly Programme, valid from the end of November until Boxing Day.
Special New Year activities are different parties and galas in our restaurants as well as torch lit skiing and fireworks around midnight.
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You'll find New Year events listed below briefly and also presented more detailed at the bottom of this page.
Slopes and lifts during the New Year
Sat 30.12. 9:30 am to 7 pm
Sun 31.12. 9:30 am to 7 pm
Mon 1.1. 9:30 am to 7pm
Fireworks are not allowed in 300 meter from Ruka village during New Year´s night! (31.12. at 18.00 - 1.1. at 02.00) There is a fenced area at the southern end of Kaltiolampi pond reserved for fireworks. And of course there is a great fireworks organized by ski resort at midnight!
Guidance for parking in Ruka village in 30.12. and 31.12.: Ruka parking hall will be full on these days, so please be prepared to park your car at Talvijärvi or Kelo parking areas.
New Year night Skibus operates from 31.12. from 7.15 pm - 1.1. until 04.30 am as follows: According to the regular timetable from 19.45 until 24.00 from Kumpare roundabout (to Ruka West 15 minutes past each hour and to Ruka East 15 minutes before each hour). After this the two busses operate around Ruka (following the regular bus lines 1 and 2) non-stop until 04.00-04.30 am from the edge of Ruka village in front of Zone/taxi center. Prices: 5 e/person/trip. Possibility to travel to Kuusamo with the last bus of the night.
We reserve the right for changes.
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