Ounasvaara Outdoor Resort
Ounasvaara Ski Resort is located almost in a centre of Rovaniemi city. From the Northern side of Ounasvaara mountain, you’ll find a modern ski resort where you can downhill ski, snowboard, or ski while enjoying the international atmosphere. Ounasvaara’s slopes are suitable for both beginners and professionals. You can easily get to Ounasvaara Ski Resort by plane, by train or by car. Santa Claus also likes Ounasvaara.
There are many accommodation options around the ski resort both on top and bottom of the hill. You can choose from cottages to hotel accommodation. At the city center there are even more options and other services for after-ski. Distance from the Ounasvaara Ski Resort to the city center is only few kilometers which makes it easy to enjoy the whole Rovaniemi experience during your stay.
Ounasvaara area has 100 kilometers of Cross Country Tracks, from which 50 kilometers has lights. In addition, Rovaniemi area has another 100 kilometers of XCountry tracks so the total number of skiing tracks kilometers goes up to 200! 9 kilometer long first snow ski track just next to ski resort is opened during October with the help of stored snow. That means Rovaniemi is among the very first cities in Finland to open it’s ski season. Diversity of routes and breathtaking scenery, that’s why people love Ounasvaara!
The top of Ounasvaara is over 200 meters from sea level. The biggest height difference is 140 meters. The longest of the maintained slopes is 600 meters long. There are diverse spots in the areas suitable from beginners to professionals. Ounasvaara Ski Resort has been the training ground for professionals like Antti Autti and Tanja Poutiainen.
Summer is also a great time to visit Ounasvaara. You can ride marked downhill cycling tracks and trek along the marked paths.