Ruka Spring Break

The legendary slope festival Ruka Spring Break offers joy and fun for a long weekend on Ruka’s slopes, terraces and night life – the way it has done already over ten years!

It’s not the time to wrap up your skiing season, but to head to Ruka to enjoy winter’s best skiing conditions and fresh music brought to you by the Finnish pop world’s frontline bands, artists and DJs.

The sun shining up to 16 hours non-stop creates amazing conditions for winter activities both on the slopes and next to them, and the fore and after parties in the middle of Ruka village are the real icing on the cake. Welcome to experience the Finnish spring at its best!

Hands to the ceiling until late night

Ruka Spring Break’s nightlife is something you won’t experience anywhere else! This party won’t need an extra heater, as the DJs make sure you keep your hands up in the air all night long. Buy the party wristband in advance and guarantee your way past the lines and your own VIP-table from the sale services. (Entrance with the wristband according to the number of customer places in the restaurants).

RUKA SPRING BREAK 2018 - Programme


BANKED SLALOM, POKER RIDE, SKI OR DIE – take part and show your skills

Hilarious costumes, world-class riding skills, slopes softened by the spring sun and the outrageous atmosphere colour the slope days of Spring Break. Take part in the playful games where the best and most stylish performances are generously rewarded.

Spring Break Poker Ride is a Ruka-sized poker table on Friday and Saturday in which five checkpoints and playing cards are being picked up either on skis or snowboard. The best hand is rewarded at the Piste terrace with a 500€ voucher.

Spring Break Banked Slalom on Friday is a game where the riders compete against the stopwatch on a banked slalom track in Ruka Park. The first ride of the day and the ground time is performed by the X-Games winner and this year’s two-time world champion Matti Suur-Hamari. The fastest rider of the race is rewarded and there is a lottery for a 500€ voucher among all the participants!

Ski or Die is about competing in baffling games, which you won’t see or experience anywhere else. All games and ranks are rewarded with points and the one who collects the most points will win the title of King of Ski or Die!

Events at the slopes, terraces and restaurants 

After the slope activities taking place around the fell the riders meet at the terrace to sunbath and enjoy Finnish top artists. The evening continues in Restaurant Piste and Kaarle XII Ski Ruka with the artists and top DJ guests until late night, not to forget the after parties.