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Downhill skiing

Ounasvaara Ski Resort offers you 13 slopes with enough variety for everyone. The main slopes offer easier and relaxed skiing for everyone. By the Ounashissi-lifts you can find the youth favored Snow Park, first snow slope-area and for the youngest ones in the family and the beginners will enjoy Rendi’s Snow World and Rendi’s Adventure path.

On the other side of the Ski Resort you will find Tottorakka slopes that provide more speed and challenge right up to the competitive level. Tottorakka slopes’ profiles are steeper and the shapes of the surface are more challenging than the main slopes. If you’re interested in off-piste skiing, this area offers you an unmaintained slope and a forest skiing area.

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Rendi’s Snow World

Fun for the whole family in Rendi’s Snow World. Our training slope inside a snow fence is ideal for beginners and children who want practice skiing in a safe environment. Go up the slope comfortably and safely by using ‘the Magic Carpet’.
Walk in to the Rendi´s World through the snow tunnel and you find just next to the entrance a Snow carousel, where you can train your balance with different kinds of snowsport appliances. Remember also to try out our popular Rendi’s Tube.

Take a break in a warm & cozy Rendi’s cabin that has a toilet and a play area for children.

Ski school

Private lessons

Our Ski School offers lessons for slalom skiing, snowboarding, telemark and cross country. All our instructors have educated by Finnish National Association of Snowsport Instructors.

Easy Start
Perfect for beginners. Package includes 45 minutes or 90 minutes lesson, 4 hours lift ticket and 4 hours equipment rental. After the lesson you have time to test what you have learned. Bookings one day before (4:00 p:m)

45 minute private lesson (incl. lift ticket for the lesson)
90 minute private lesson (incl. lift ticket for the lesson)

Snowshoe Trip
Enjoy the nature in Ounasvaara Sports Park!

Ounasvaara Ski School offers a snowshoe trip every day. Duration of the trip is 2 hours. The trip takes you to wild nature of Ounasvaara Sports Park.
Bookings one day before (4 p.m.)

Please make your reservation a day before the planned activity before 4 p.m. Arrive in time so that you have time to fit and test all the equipment. You will not need a lift ticket during the lessons. They are included in the lessons. Contact the ski instructor by email: ski.ounasvaara@laplandhotels.com or by phone: +358(0)50 5333 388.



Ski rental and equipment

Our rental and repair shop has everything you need for a snow packed day. Both our skis and snowboards are serviced and renewed regularly. This ensures that your equipment is always up-to-date and in excellent condition. Our selection includes Salomon skis, Nitro and Burton snowboards, Telemark skis, cross-country skiing equipment and snowshoes.



Restaurant Alpenjäger

Alpine skiing came to Finland in 1930’s. Alpine troops from Germany and Austria were helping to build the first slalom slope at Ounasvaara in 1943. During the same winter Alpine skiing was one of the sports of the Ounasvaara winter games. The name of the restaurant, Alpenjager, derives from this piece of history. We’re sure you’re going to enjoy our restaurant’s menu created by our professional kitchen staff. We serve for example delicious hamburgers and pizzas. Oven-fresh pastries are served daily, as is the world-famous hot chocolate Tazza. Alpenjager is licensed to serve alcohol (A-license). The restaurant and kitchen are open daily during the same opening hours as the lifts and the rental shop.


Winter tobogganing 

Notice! This product will not be available for the season 2020-21.
Reservations and more info by email sales@ounasvaara.fi



Ounasvaara in Summer

Summer season starts immediately after Midsummer. In the summer high season Resort is open Mon-Sat from 12am to 7pm. (closed on Sundays). In August Resort is open on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Lifts are closed during the thunder storm. Summer bobsleigh track is closed during the rain because of safety reason.

Summer Bobsleighing

The super popular summer bobsleigh track on the Ounasvaara hill is a destination which you don’t want to skip but to visit every summer over and over again. A safe chair lift down below the slope at Ounasvaara Ski Centre takes you up to the top of the hill, where a magnificent view spreads out. The track, actually a 750 metres long chute made of steel, begins there in the height of 110 metres. A member of the staff will show you how to use the – either one- or two-man – bobsleigh. The summer bobsleigh activity suits for everybody because of its safety: one can easily control the speed by using the brake.

The Summer Chair Lift

The Summer Chair Lift at Ounasvaara Ski Resort takes you easily up to the top of the Ounasvaara hill to enjoy the beautiful scenery that spreads out all around the landscape. High up on the top of the hill one really gets close to the Midnight Sun.

It is also possible to go shortly hiking along the trails between the tops of Juhannuskallio and Tottorakka.

Bike Park

In the Bike Park of Ounasvaara you can rent a cross-country bike or a down hill bike and ride along the marked bike tracks. You can easily rise to the top of the hill by a chair lift and bring your bike along. There are also many unmarked tracks on the hill for more advanced cyclists.


Summer in Ounasvaara Ski & Outdoor Resort

For many years, summer visitors have known Ounasvaara for its toboggan run. The area will offer significantly more with the scenic lift, the Bike Park mountain bike centre, the children’s pedal car track, the Kesärafla BBQ kitchen and public sauna, the stand-up paddle (SUP) board and rowing boat rentals, the 18-hole frisbee golf course and the 18-hole Santa Claus Golf course.

If you didn’t bring your own cyclocross, mountain or downhill bike, you can hire a bike at the equipment rental centre. There are also popular fat bikes available and electric bikes for adults. An optional route app can be hired at the equipment rental centre to help navigate both marked and unmarked hiking and cycling routes. The pedal car track for children and the dirt bike track, which is one of the best ways for young riders to learn bike control.

For friends of frisbee golf, Ounasvaara Ski & Outdoor Resort offers an 18-basket frisbee golf course. Equipment can be hired in the Ski Centre’s equipment rental centre. If you prefer traditional golf, there is also the Santa Claus Golf Course where golf can be enjoyed in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Finland – 24 hours a day!


Water activities and a burger at Kesärafla Sauna

Ounasvaara Ski & Outdoor Resort extends to the shores of river Kemijoki, where you can find the city’s most famous charcoal BBQ and a public sauna. You can rent SUP boards or rowing boats and go paddling along the longest river in Finland. After the river activities, you can rejuvenate in the public Kesärafla sauna or take a dip in river Kemijoki. Afterwards, you can sample delicious food fresh from the BBQ.

At the peak of Lapland’s culinary culture

The scenic lift will take you to the peak of Lapland’s culinary culture at the Sky Kitchen & View restaurant. An unforgettable a la carte dining experience can be had at Sky Kitchen & View, considered one of the finest restaurants in Finland.