Ruka-Kuusamo murtomaahiihto

Half-day taster course in cross-country skiing

Learn new cross-country skiing skills with our english-speaking instructor.

This easy taster course is great to first-timers and absolutely no previous experience is needed. Half-day taster course includes 1h 45min lesson – a great option for those who want to have a taste of the new sport, learn the basics and get to know ski track etiquette. 



Experience most classical Finnish winter-sport: cross-country skiing. During the lesson, you will become familiar with modern cross country ski equipment. Cross country skiing is first practiced by learning a turn-stroke and equal thrust. The terrain will be easy, to keep nice and comfortable doing through the workout during the lesson. At the same time you will enjoy the beautiful winter forest and mountain scenery.

Availability: 13.12.2023–21.2.2024 on Wednesdays.

Duration: Half-day, 1h 45min lesson

Skill level: 1 

Group size: 3–10 person (If only 2 bookings, lesson will be 50 min long).

Schedule: 4 pm–5.45 pm


  • 40 € / from 9 yrs up (does not include equipment)
  • 56,50 €  from 12 yrs up / 49,75€ 9-11 yrs. Includes 3h rental equipment set, that you can add to your booking when you complete your booking details.

Meeting place: Meeting with ski-instructor  at 4.00 pm at Vuosseli / East Ruka, Ski school meeting sign is next to the VuosselinPortti rental store and Il Gufo restaurant terrace.

Book and pay your course online at the calendar view below. If you have any questions, send us an email or give us a call +358-(0)400-101 636. Bookings must be made in advance, no later than the day before the course by 3 pm. We recommend making your reservation well in advance especially during school holidays.