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Ruka Ski Pride 2019

4.4.2019 - 7.4.2019
Welcome to have fun under the spring sun from April 4th to 7th 2019 at Ruka!

Join the celebration of equal rights and diversity on Ruka slopes by day and Ruka village bars by night! 

Fabulous artists in Ruka Ski Pride 2019

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)

Photos and videos from Ruka Ski Pride 2018

Ruka Ski Pride 2018 photos by Simo Vilhunen >

Book accommodation to Ruka Ski Pride

Ski-Inn Apartments, bookings via RukaBooking, tel. +358 8860 0300, sales@ruka.fi, webshop www.ski-inn.fi

Scandic Rukahovi hotel and apartments www.scandichotels.fi or by phone +358 8 237 48 948 (0,17 €/call + 0,75 €/min) or rukahovi@scandichotels.com

Accomodation also in Ruka Travel Search >

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What is the Ruka Ski Pride?

1. HLBTIQ ski week at Ruka
2. Fun activities around the fell
3. The event includes skiing, snowboarding, after-ski, evening parties and the Finnish winter as it's best under the spring sun.
4. Ruka Ski Pride 2016 was the first ever organized HLBTIQ ski event in Finland.

Thursday 4.4.2019

17:00
Before Pride Yoga
Smooth start for Pride weekend with yoga!

Free of charge yoga at Kumpare studio. Registration: www.mytrailfinland.com

 

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19:30
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21:30
Snow racing under the stars
Come and experience the charms of the snow racer in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders.

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 9:30 pm. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.
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.

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.

We keep the rights for changes.

Rukakeskus Ltd , Tel 0400 101600 , Email: info@ruka.fi
22:00
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5:00
Teflon Brothers @ PISTE!
Teflon Brothers plays at Piste 4.4! Tickets 20€ + cloakroom service. Doors are open 10:00pm - 05:00am. Welcome!
Restaurant Piste , Tel +358 400 101 620 , Email: myynti@ravintola.fi

Friday 5.4.2019

12:00
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17:00
Ski Pride Pop-up bar
Ski Pride pop-up bar - gondola station at the top of Saarua!

Get-together place - meet old and new friends with world-famous dj's playing! Welcome to join good drinks when skiing, bar is open on Friday and Saturday.

Bar is located at top of Saarua.

 

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Location / Organizer: Hanki Baari
Hanki Baari
14:30
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15:30
Stiga Ride with Pride
Speedy stiga race in slope 24

Sign up is in slope 24 area at 14:15. There are three series: children, adults and tandem-style. Stiga snow racer- race is free of charge and race is in slope 24, at Vuosseli.

All rights for changes are reserved.

16:00
Speed Dating at the Slopes
Speed Dating at Vuosseli (slope 24), 5 minutes dates at the slopes and hopefully you will find company for rest of the weekend!

Are the glass boots perfect fit for Cinderella? Will you find Mr. or Mrs. Right, who enjoys riding down Ruka's snowy slopes with you.
Now here is a lovely opportunity to speed date during slope day.

Location: Slope 24
Time: 15:00

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21:00
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2:00
Admira Thunderpussy Drag Queen Show (SE) @Rukahovi Restaurant
Show time at 11:00pm. Ticket 20€. With the same ticket Modern Talking Reloaded and Official Ski Pride Afterparty: DJ Katie Kace (AUT).

Sweden's most famous Drag Queen Admira ThunderPussy on 2013 started to extend strong and unforgiveable humor. She performs around the world and makes her audience die for laughing. 

On 2017 she got award "Drag of the Year" at QX-gaygala.

Restaurant Rukahovi , Tel +358 8 237 48 948 , Email: rukahovi@scandichotels.com
21:00
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2:00
Modern Talking Reloaded @Rukahovi Restaurant
Doors are open 09:00pm. Showtime at 12:00pm. Tickets 20€, contains the cloakroom service. With the same ticket Admira Thunderpussy (SE) Drag Queen Show and Moe's Night Club Official Ski Pride Afterparty: DJ Katie Kace (AUT).

Modern Talking Reloaded (GER)  or shorter name MTR is unique, world most famous Modern Talking - tribut. Already 19 years behind and MTR still keeps going with Modern Talking career around the whole world. During the Show you will be hearing mega hits like "You're my heart, you're my soul", "Brother Louie" and "Cheri cheri lady" and the newest top list hits.

Restaurant Rukahovi , Tel +358 8 237 48 948 , Email: rukahovi@scandichotels.com
23:00
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4:00
Official Ski Pride Afterparty: DJ Katie Kace (AUT) @Moe's Night Club
With the same 20€ ticket you can entry to Modern Talking Reloaded, Admira Thuderpussy Drag Show and Ruka's the hottest DJ.

All the way from Austria DJ Katie Kace had grown her career around world's Pride-events. She is combining different songs and beats by her own saucy style. She is also known as international Europride CEO.

Moe's Night club , Tel +358 8 237 48 948 , Email: rukahovi@scandichotels.com

Saturday 6.4.2019

11:00
Adult's park school
Are you stressing your middle age? Do you feel that you are not able to do japan grabs and double cork is made at HankiBar. Don't worry, we can solve the problem.

On saturday 6.4 you have great opportunity to find your youth's inspiration and do tricks again and find new slides and grabs on spring snow at Ruka Park.

Adults park school starts with collaboration with Ruka Ski School and with Ruka Park. Park school is k-18 event, but free and open for every full age. Idea behind the event is that you do not need to stress can you do those tricks and how good at you are at park. We will be guiding everyone during the day.

For sure there is a suitable obstacle for you. Our coach will be ex-junior and coming senior: Arto Saraniemi.

Program for a day:

11:00am Gathering at Ruka Park Club, training set 1
12.30am - 01:30pm Lunch break
01.30pm - 03.00pm Training set 2
Finishing the course by taking part of Ski Pride parade!

 

All rights for changes are reserved.

Rukakeskus Ltd , Tel 0400 101600 , Email: info@ruka.fi
12:00
Suomi Slalom - Giant Slalom competition
Every Saturday at Masto slope 35!

To all ages and all disciplines. Enrollment at the bottom of the slope number 35 from 11:00 to 11:45 am,
Price: 4 €/person or 10 €/family

Note! On saturday 16th of February - weekly competitio day is Sunday 17th of February when Suomi Slalom event arrives to Masto!

Results

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12:00
-
17:00
Ski Pride Pop-up bar
Ski Pride pop-up bar - gondola station at the top of Saarua!

Get-together place - meet old and new friends with world-famous dj's playing! Welcome to join good drinks when skiing, bar is open on Friday and Saturday.

Bar is located at top of Saarua.

 

All rights reserved.

Location / Organizer: Hanki Baari
Hanki Baari
15:00
Ski Pride parade
Join the Ski Pride- parade and support equality!

The ski Parade gets together at the middle of the Kuru Slope at 14.15 and starts skiing down around 14.30. The skiing route goes along the easy Kuru Slope and ends at the Piste Restaurant. The slope is very easy, so everyone is welcome to join the parade. After the parade the Ski Pride program continues at the Ski Pub and Piste Restaurant. The event is hosted by Laura Haimila. 

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19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing under the stars
Come and experience the charms of the snow racer in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders.

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 9:30 pm. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.
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.

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.

We keep the rights for changes.

Rukakeskus Ltd , Tel 0400 101600 , Email: info@ruka.fi
23:00
-
4:00
Official Ski Pride Afterparty: DJ Daniela Sea (US), Gunn Lundemo (SE) & Kiyomi Valentine (US) @Moe's Night Club
With the same 25€ ticket to the Anssi Kela's gig and Ski Pride official closing party.

Ski Pride Official Closing Party artist setlist is more international than before. After Anssi Kela's gig at Moe's Club we start the real dance party. When L-cood famous actor, nowadays DJ Daniela Sea, and the Real L Word serie's Kiyomi Valentine and Europride's official DJ Gunn Lunndemo steps to the state.

Moe's Night club , Tel +358 8 237 48 948 , Email: rukahovi@scandichotels.com

Sunday 7.4.2019

19:30
-
21:30
Snow racing under the stars
Come and experience the charms of the snow racer in the slopes that are usually only for skiers and snowboarders.

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 9:30 pm. A transition to the top is done by a Village-2-Valley gondola.

Price: Gondola + Snow racer rental 25 €, with a valid ski pass: Snow racer rental 10 € – only card payments.
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.

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.

We keep the rights for changes.

Rukakeskus Ltd , Tel 0400 101600 , Email: info@ruka.fi