From Ruka village to Ruka valley

Experience Ruka from a new viewpoint

Experience the peak of Ruka and the new scenic gondola also without skis

New 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.

Village-2-Valley and Village Express chairlift are also available to pedestrians and cyclists.. Buy tickets conveniently from the online store, you can get a ticket to the liftport directly to your mobile device.

Buy Pedestrian tickets

Snow racing by the sunset

From Saturday to Thursday at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 €
The price includes a two-hour ticket to the gondola (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and rent of a snow racer. Tickets only from the Ruka village gondola base station.

Come and experience the charms of the snow racer in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders. Ride as much as you can in Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5 ski slopes between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.

Evening rides with snow racers are suitable for both children and adults, please note that children under 10 years of age can can only participate under adult supervision. You can take your own snow racer with you - make sure it has the brake string which stops the snow racer after crash.

Snowshoe Trail in Ruka Ski Resort

The 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. 

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..