Winter - Skiing

In winter, downhill and cross country skis can be hired from the sports/ski shops in the village or at the Y1 downhill ski centre. Equipment can be stored at the ski centre or at the cabin.

The ski bus stops about 200metres from the cabin and takes just 10-15minutes to the slopes. More information  and timetables here



Yllas is Finland's largest resort 
The ski bus stops about 200m from the cabin and takes just 10-15minutes to the slopes.
Extensive cross country tracks (330km) start close to the cabin - some illuminated for evening skiing.
Other major resort of Levi is accessible by car for alternative day's skiing.

  •   Long ski season and guaranteed snow (December to April)
  •   Good family downhill skiing and snowboarding
  •   2 ski centres, linked by ski bus or by piste  over the fell.   
      Yllas-Ski  (Akaslompolo)  and Sport Resort Yllas (Yllasjarvi)
  •   There are 61 runs with 29 lifts, covering 53km of piste. 29 slopes are illuminated 
  •   No long queues for the lifts and the slopes are wonderfully uncrowded.
  •   A  gondola lift  runs from  Sport Resort Yllas taking only 7 minutes to  reach the top 
  •   English speaking ski school offering group or private lessons in all skiing disciplines.  
  •   Why not try snowboarding or learn to telemark?
  •   Opportunities for off-piste skiing
  •   Child friendly facilities at the ski slopes



  •   Extensive prepared tracks (330km) in the local area
      All are well signposted, catering for all abilities. Beginners can learn to ski on tracks around the village and on the frozen lake. Tracks are prepared through forest, around and over the fells allowing for long or short daytrips.
  •  38Km of trails are floodlit until 22:00 for evening skiing
  •  Trails start from the village, a very short distance from our cabin




  •     Why not ski to a cosy wooden cabin, warm yourself  in front of a crackling log fire and enjoy a hot drink, beer or cinnamon bun (locally known as pulla)
  •     There are huts (kotas) or shelters (laavu) with firepits, where you can cook sausages or toast marshmallows over an open fire. You can buy provisions in the local supermarket.
  •     There are even firepits close to the downhill slopes, so alpine skiers need not miss out