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Saariselkä Ski Resort Guide

Saariselkä, Finland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift440m1,444ft
Resort Height265m869ft
 Nearest AirportsIvalo and Rovaniemi
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The ski area of Saariselkä is at an altitude of 265m869ft.


Saariselkä has direct access to 11 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate..


Saariselkä offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Saariselkä offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Saariselkä.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Lunnirinne'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Saariselkä?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Saariselkä.

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Ski Area Stats

Saariselkä Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
230km143 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Saariselkä Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift440m1,444ft
Resort Altitude (Saariselkä)265m869ft
Lowest Piste260m853ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, S

Saariselkä has ski slopes facing both north and south, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Saariselkä
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Saariselkä?

This ski resort is in Inari, Pohjois-Lappi, Finland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Saariselkä is Ivalo, 27 minutes drive away.

Rovaniemi airport is also within three hours drive.

Ivalo is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 6,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 5 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Saariselkä open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early November, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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