One of the most famous ski resorts in Finland Ruka that is located in the northern part of the country 20 km from the town of Kuusamo prepared for the lovers of active rest some pleasant surprises. Ruka is the first resort that opened this year the ski season in Finland. This was possible thanks to the excellent technical equipment: at the resort are working 70 snow guns producing 1,250 cubic meters of snow per hour. So now for those who intend to choose mountain skiing in Finland are available 3 Ruka slalom tracks and two will be launched in the coming days. In total the resort has 28 ski slopes designed for athletes of all levels, as well as many cross-country tracks with a total length of more than 400 km.
In addition, in the heart of the resort in September was opened a new hotel Ruka Village, which offers its guests 27 rooms and suites, plus 35 comfortable apartments. All rooms are equipped with a sauna and a mini-kitchen, and the novelty of the season is the jacuzzi installed on the balconies. The hotel has shops, meeting rooms and an excellent restaurant, where tourists can taste not only the Finnish national dishes, but also cuisine of different countries. Also in the new season in Ruka opens a new ski school Kalle Palander Ruka Racing School, where works one of the trainers which is the former coach of Finland national slalom team. The school will arrange as group sessions for both beginners and individual training for athletes with experience in skiing. It is worth noting that at Ruka is still working the oldest ski school in Finland, which teaches slalom for over 45 years.
In addition to mountain and cross-country skiing the resort offers its guests a snowmobile safaris, reindeer and dog sledding, visiting a reindeer farm and Siberian huskies hatchery, as well as ice fishing and diving. The resort also has a sports club "Ruka-Club", which is equipped with gym, squash court and basketball ground, tennis courts and mini golf. And just 20 minutes drive from Ruka in Kuusamo is located a great water park Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki, where can spend their time both adults and children.