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Finnish Resorts Complete 7 Month Ski Seasons

J2SkiNews posted 06-May

Levi and Ruka ski resorts in Finland have completed seven-month winter seasons, the longest in Europe for resorts that don't have glaciers.

In total the two areas were each open for 212 days during their 23-24 ski seasons, closing at the end of the ski day yesterday.
"Winter was snowy and cold, beautiful and colourful. We had visitors from all over the world …to experience the magic of Lapland," a Levi spokesperson said.

The two resorts both use snow-farming, saving snow from the previous season then spreading it back out on the slopes to create several kilometres of slopes in late September as temperatures drop. Last October they did that then received fresh snowfall within days of the ribbons of white appearing.

This spring both have already stockpiled around 100,000 cubic metres of snow, most of which will survive the warmer summer months and be ready to use again in the early autumn.

The 2024-25 season is less than five months away, with the resorts aiming to open on October 4th, 2024.
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