Experience the peak of Ruka also without skis
Ruka's Village-2-Valley scenic gondola and Village Express chairlift takes you to top of Ruka all year round. Come to test run with a unique scenic gondola beyond the fell and see Ruka from a completely new perspective or hop on the Village Express chairlift and rise to the highest peak. The peak opens up a beautiful view to Ruka village and Ruka valley. The popular snowshoe route starts on the gondola top station and the Ruka's unobstructed route (in winter snowshoe trail) starts on the Village Express top station and leads next to Juhannuskallio. Come and enjoy Ruka also by foot!
You can buy pedestrian tickets for a keycard conveniently from the online store. You can also buy a printable ticket at the gondola substation. Pedestrian tickets can also be bought in Piste rental shop, Vuosselinportti rental, the reception of Ski-Inn RukaVillage. Village-2-Valley scenic gondola and Village Express chairlift are open based on the opening hours of the slopes. See the specifit opening hours>
Snowshoe Trail in Ruka Ski Resort
The popular trail is located in the forest between Kuru ski slope and the ski jumping tower of Ruka Ski Stadium, and you will get a nice glimpse towards Ruka Village along the way – maybe even spot some Northern Lights if you are lucky! Along the trail you will see wooden sculptures. You can rent your snowshoes in Piste rental or Vuosselinportti rental.
The snowshoe trail is located right next to ruka village and is easily accessed from the peak of Saarua with Village-2-Valley gondola or from the beginning of Karhunkierros Trail (also know as The Bear's Trail or The Bear's Ring) in the sub station of the scenic gondola.
Self-managed snowshoeing tour to Valtavaara Nature Reserve
Price: 26,50 € / person
The snowshoe routes of Valtavaara can also be experienced independently. Rent snowshoes either from Piste Rental Shop or Vuosselinportti Rental Shop with a packed price of 26,50 € (including a Village-2-Valley round-trip and a 3 hour snowshoe rental). Self-guided tours are great for adults and young people more than 12 years old.