Ruka lapsille

Ruka slopes for families with children

Check out the services of Ruka Ski Resort for families and plan a joyful snow holiday! 

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 Adventure Route and Rosa Park’s snow park offer joy for the whole the skiing day.

The new tricks are learned at Ruka Ski School and you and your friends play at Ruka Kids'Club, which offers childcare indoors and outdoors. Welcome to Ruka, both small and older children!

Rosa & Rudolf Family Park

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Rosa & Rudolf Family Park is Finland's largest ski area for the whole family and beginners. It is located in front of the Ski-Inn Hotel Ruka Valley in Eastern Ruka.

You can also enjoy the area without skiing equipment, thanks to the fun snow tubing hill, a skiing carousel and a children's playground area.

The longest slope in Rosa & Rudolf Family Park is the 280-meter-long Family Slope (slope number 20). In addition,  there are several slopes in the lower part of the Family Park (slope 22). There are also padded slalom sticks and ski-through gates in the ski area reserved for skiers. Rosa & Rudolf Family Park has a total of six magic carpets to take the skiers up to the hill.

Try all the activities

The tubing area is located on the upper part of the slope. There you can ride snow made chute with a snow tube. The snow tubes and helmets can be found in the container at the bottom of the V-Magic carpet, and they are available at no extra charge. 

In the play area you will find a wire slide, a bird's nest swing, a climbing frame and a slide. There's also a skiing carousel suitable for even small children in Family Park. You don't have to go far to take a break, as you can eat your own snacks in the lightful and warm break room of the Family Park. It is also nice to grill sausages on the spacious sun terrace. The Camp Kitchen & Bar and Ski Bistro restaurants are located right next to the Family Park. 

Family Park tickets

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    • Family Park day tickets can be purchased at all Ruka ticket offices. The nearest is Valley Rental which is located right next to Family Park. Family Park area tickets are not on sale in our online store yet. With the Family Park ticket and all valid Ruka and RukaPyhä ski passes, you can move in and out of the Family Park according to the opening hours.
    • It’s good to keep helmet on when skiing. Children under 6 years old with a helmet ski for free when accompanied with an adult. Parents need to pick up the Rosa & Rudolf ski pass when they’re buying their own ski passes from the ski pass sales point. 
    • Please also note the Family Ticket Discount: When two adults buy 5-14 day ski passes we give 25% additional discount for the same children’s (6-11 yrs) and youths (12-17 yrs) ski passes! 

    Rudolf Adventure Route

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    Ski through the exciting Adventure Route, touch the reindeer’s silky chubs and greet the huskies waving their tails - on the left side of the slope of Ahonlaita in Vuosseli you will find the gate leading to the adventure in the forest. 
    Rudolf Adventure Route (slope number 26) runs zigzagging down a gentle slope and finishes at the final part of Ahonlaita slope and ends at the lifts VuosseliExpress and Kulma. Along the way, you can spot many of Rudolf’s forest animal friends, but it’s also worth keeping ears open - do you hear sounds in the middle of the snow or from the tops of the trees?

    There is a reindeer fence on Rudolf's Adventure Route, where the reindeer of the Kujala reindeer farm live. They are curious and cute, but don’t share your own food with these cute animals, as reindeer have their own feeding times. You can get to know the life of the reindeer with a guided tour in Ruka Ski Resort.

    Next to the reindeer fence there is a campfire, and you will find firewood in the shed nearby. A bit further, close to the slope, you will meet the huskies of Erä-Susi, who are enjoying when having a day off. 

    Mini Ruka & Ruka Park Junior 

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    Mini Ruka and Ruka Park Junior are newest additions to Ruka slopes located in Vuosseli slope area and will open for winter season 2022–2023. In addition to the renewed slopes, the area includes two new lifts, an anchor lift and a button lift. Located between Vuosseli Express and Family Park, Mini Ruka and Ruka Park Junior offer fun activities for families and park riders of all ages.

    The smallest skiers will be delighted by the new Mini Ruka slope area, where Rosa the bear and Rudolf the reindeer will have adventures along the slopes with their friends. The animal figures on the slope have been inspired by the species of Oulanka National Park, and children can spot a moose, an otter, a Siberian jay and a hare.

    Ruka Park Junior offers beginner level jumps, rails and other jibbing features. At Ruka Park Junior, it’s easy to start practicing jumping and tracks, but the slope is fun for even the most experienced skier.

    Please note that Mini Ruka & Ruka Park Junior do not belong to the Family Park area, you will need a valid lift ticket for these slopes.

    Rosa & Rudolf Kids' Club

    Kids'Club is an indoor playground for kids right next to the slopes of Rosa & Rudolf Family Park. During winter season Kids'Club can be used as a self-service playground with a valid lift ticket.

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    Snow racing

    The snow racers take over the slopes of Ruka from Saturday to Thursday, from December to Easter. Come and experience the thrill of speed on a snow racer, on the slopes of Saarua 16, 18 and Kuru 5, which are normally intended for skiers - you can go up by gondola!

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    Ruka ski school

    Ruka ski school is a versatile and safe way to learn skiing for even the smallest beginners. With the guidance of encouraging ski instructors, iyou will have an easy start to the joys of downhill skiing and snowboarding. Ski school lessons are recommended for 3 year-olds and older, but the appropriate starting age depends also on the child's own skills.

    Ruka's carpet lifts are especially suitable for small children, but a child under 125 cm odf height can also go to the lifts together with an adult. In the famous Werneri courses, 5-15 year old children learn to be independent and skilled skiers and snowboarders, and they will also learn the importance of safety on the slopes. At the ski school you will find suitable classes and courses for the whole family, both adults and youth.

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    Sledding, playground or ice skating?

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    Free sledding near Masto Slopes (next to Slope 31) and next to Family Park (next to Slope 18).
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    A free playground with swings and slides is located in the village of Ruka in front of Piste.
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    Ice skating area is located in Kaltiolampi pond during the ski holidays.
    Online store

    Lift tickets and a wide range of rental equipment for children and adults are just a few clicks away.

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    Book family accommodation next to the slopes
    Valleyn vuokraamo

    RukaValley hotel rooms and apartments

    Brand new and still atmospheric. Stylish, recently built apartments near Vuosseli and Family Park. Good restaurant, rental shop, and activities in the same building. Direct access to the nature reserve and ski tracks.
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    MastonAitio cottages

    Nature lover's peaceful place. Cottage-like Lapland atmosphere at the elegant Masto area, surrounded by nature and right next to the ski trails. The apartment features a private sauna, fireplace and terrace. Firewood is included in the price.

    RukaVillage apartments

    High-quality apartments at the heart of Rukankylä village. Many sizes of apartments for different needs. Spacious apartments with decent bedrooms right in the center of the village, by the slopes. Well-equipped apartments have a sauna and drying cabinet, some also a bath tube.
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    Ruka–Kuusamo is full of activities

    Ruka is best for families in all seasons. See all other fun and activities you can do and experience!