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Ounasvaara Ski Resort Guide

Ounasvaara, Finland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift200m656ft
Resort Height60m197ft
 Nearest AirportsHelsinki and Tampere
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The capital of Lapland and close to the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi's most famous resient is Santa Claus, who lives 10km out of town and welcomes visitors. However his popularity may be overtaken by the world's most northerly McDonalds, also located here. Downhill skiing is relaxed, and there are plenty of alternatives including horse and reindeer-drawn sleigh rides. The Sky Hotel is located at the top of the lifts.


The Finnish ski resort of Ounasvaara is at an altitude of 60m197ft.

Ounasvaara has direct access to 7 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

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


Ounasvaara offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Ounasvaara is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Ounasvaara.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ounasvaara?

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

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Ounasvaara

Ski Area Stats

Ounasvaara Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
100km62 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Ounasvaara Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift200m656ft
Lowest Piste60m197ft
Resort Altitude (Ounasvaara)60m197ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Ounasvaara
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ounasvaara Overview


 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'FIS - Kisarinne'.

Location and Map

Where is Ounasvaara?

This ski resort is in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Ounasvaara is Helsinki, 21 minutes drive away.

Tampere airport is also within three hours drive.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Ounasvaara open?

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

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Ounasvaara, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Ounasvaara Tourist Office for the latest.