Ruka Ski Pride

Raise your rainbow flag high and come join us for celebration of love, equality and diversity! Ruka Ski Pride will take over Ruka Ski Resort for the third time on 4th–7th of April in 2019.

The event targeted to GLBTIQ-community honors sexual diversity and gender variance with parties all weekend long. The program includes performances from Finnish and international artists, great After Ski parties, interesting seminars and a Ski Pride parade on skis and snowboards. Welcome to have fun under the spring sun at Ruka!

Ruka Ski Pride 2019 Artists:

Kiyomi Valentine (US) ( LIVE PERFORMANCE & MC) (Famous world wide from the reality show The Real L word and from her band Hunter Valentine) Daniela Sea (US) (Known as the character Max/Moire from the The show “The L Word”

DJ Bernhard Sweden (Owner of the former biggest gayclubs in Sweden such as Paradise, Linos & Candy)

DJ Gunn Lundemo (The official EuroPride DJ 2018)

DJ Katie Kace VIENNA (CEO of Vienna europride 2019 together with Conchita Wurst)  Madam Heinz DRAGSHOW SWEDEN

Admira Thunderpussy DRAGSHOW SWEDEN (The most famous dragqueen of sweden who won dragqueen on the year at QX gaygala)

See the full programme

We keep the rainbow flag flying – Ruka Ski Pride history

The first Ruka Ski Pride took place in spring 2016, and it was the first GLBTIQ skiing event ever arranged in Finland. The first event was held in collaboration with Finnish human rights advocacy organisation SETA and DTM Helsinki, a famous gay night club in Helsinki, Finland.  In the first event, around 500 people came to join the celebration, and over 200 skiers/snowboarders took part in the Ski Pride parade.

Ruka Ski Pride received a lot of positive feedback, and that sealed the deal: the event was here to stay. This spring the festival will take over the ski resort even bigger and better than before.