For family’s small ones, skiing is a new, exciting adventure, which is easy to start at Ruka. Children’s own slope favourites Rosa & Rudolf Family Park, Rudolf’s Adventure Route and Rosa Park’s trick slope offer joy throughout the skiing day whereas the indoor playground Rosa & Rudolf Touhula makes sure the young ones keep on smiling even in colder weather.
THERE ARE NO SIZE RESTRICTIONS FOR FUN ON RUKA’S SNOW
Rosa & Rudolf Family Park
Finland’s biggest slope area for children and beginners, Rosa & Rudolf Family Park, is situated at Vuosseli’s snowy slopes. There the small helmet heads speeding with their skis and mini shredders carving on their snowboards get to learn the secrets of slope riding in a fun environment. The area’s five magic carpet lifts enable smooth and safe lift rides even for the smallest skiers. The new tubing area and playground guarantee pleasant activities for those without riding equipment. Places for having a break are also within reach, as the services of Ski Bistro can be found right below the slope. Snacks and refreshments can be enjoyed at Family Park’s fire place or in the brand new rest huts, where the big windows offer a great view to follow as your skiing friends hustle at Family Park. Learn more about Rosa & Rudolf Family Park >
Rudolf’s Adventure Route
Rudolf’s favourite hobby is adventuring – therefore, Rudolf’s Adventure Route has been named after this curious and goofy reindeer. Rudolf, who gets on well in herd, is friends with everybody. During the adventure route you’ll actually get to know Rudolf’s reindeer friends and fluffy husky dogs. The gentle, winding adventure route by Ahonlaita slope offers plenty of other fun things to see, so keep your eyes open! Check out the Adventure Route >
Usually bears curl up to hibernate in late autumn, but Rosa loves snow so much that the idea of sleeping throughout the entire winter wouldn’t even cross her mind. Instead, Rosa spends her winter days at Rosa Park situated next to Bistro that has mini kickers, hills and small boxes. Rosa Park is a great place to start practicing jumps and rail tricks, but the slope offers fun times even for more experienced skiers and snowboarders. Everybody’s welcome at Rosa Park, because you are never too young or old to learn new tricks!
Rosa & Rudolf Activity House
When Rosa and Rudolf want to take off their ski boots and gloves, this duo heads to shopping centre Kumpare’s downstairs, where playground is situated. There the kids are delighted by a big climbing maze, ball pool, climbing wall, drawing corner and other toys. For a more peaceful hang out, Active House has a reading corner, which is a great place to curl up on a sofa to read a book or to watch cartoons. Learn more about Activity House >
FIND ROSA’S AND RUDOLF’S EVENT FAVOURITES
LIKE ADULT LIKE CHILD - OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND?
Ruka offers a diverse and safe environment even for the smallest beginner and with the guidance of the supportive skiing instructors, it’s nice to land softly into the joys of skiing and snowboarding. Ski school lessons are recommended for children 3 years old and older, but the suitable starting age can alter depending on the child’s own skill level. Ruka’s carpet lifts are especially suited for small skiers, but it’s also possible to take under 125 cm long child together with an adult to a chairlift.
SMOOTH LANDING ON SKIS ALREADY AT YOUNG AGE
Basics of skiing for 3-4-year-olds
GET FAMILIAR WITH SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING TOGETHER WITH OTHERS
Ski school’s Werneri-courses for 5-15-year-olds according to the skill level.
BASICS OF SNOWBOARDING THROUGH PLAY
Snowboarding private lessons for 5-6-year-olds
RUKA’S BENEFITS FOR FAMILIES
- Ruka's Ski-In, Ski-Out accommodation is situated only a short walking distance away from the slopes, so your car can enjoy the holiday too.la.
- Under 6-year-old helmet heads ski for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ski pass.
- When two parents buy a 4-14 day ski pass, we grant an additional 30 % discount for children’s and youth tickets of the same length.
- Free entrance with a ski pass to Rosa & Rudolf Activity House.
- Ruka's slope activities offer fun stuff to do on the slopes every single day.
- You can move with SkiBus in Ruka area and from Ruka to Kuusamo with small change.
- Piste Rental Shop and Vuosselinportti Rental Shop provide also the family’s smallest skiers and snowboarders with rental equipment. By renting the equipment online in advance you save money and hassle with the children.
Check out more tips for spending your holiday with children in Ruka here.
HAPPY STUFF TO DO WITH ANGRY BIRDS
Angry Birds Activity Park makes you move in Kuusamo.
WINTER JOYS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Winter week program includes Santa Claus, reindeers, huskies and other favourites of the fell!
RIDE WATER SLIDE FOR A CHANGE
Kuusamo’s Tropic spa offers fun and warm times during the winter season.
..AND SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ADULTS