°F / in / ft / miles°C / cm / m / km

Pallas Ski Resort

Pallas Resort Guide

Pallas, Finland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Pallas Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders.
Highest Lift807m2,648ft
Resort Height467m1,532ft
 Nearest AirportKittilä
Free Snow Reports by e-Mail  Sign Up Here

Pallas at a glance

Pallas concentrates more on cross-country skiing than downhill, yet it boasts the second greatest vertical drop in Finland with a maximum 340m descent, which only Ylass of the other 120 centres can beat. The Finnish Tourist Association built a splendid functionalist style hotel in 1938. Aulis Hämäläinen designed this first fell hotel in the country and Alvar Aalto designed its furnishings. In the winter, reindeer brought tourists to the hotel.

During the war, from 1941 – 1944, the splendid hotel at Pallas was a holiday place for German soldiers until they blew it up in October 1944 during their retreat. The new Hotel Pallas, designed by Jouko Ylihannu, was opened in the spring 1948. There is a four-km climb from Hotel Pallas to the peak of the most majestic 807m high Taivaskero Fell. It was here that the Helsinki Olympic torch, symbolising the rays of the midnight sun, was lit on 6 July 1952. The torch was carried by 1,680 relay runners from Pallas to Helsinki – the number of runners tells you just how long the journey is. Paavo Nurmi lit the flame in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium thirteen days later.

 When will it snow in Pallas?

The next notable snow forecast for Pallas is 6cm2in, expected on 6 April, with around 10cm4in forecast over the next 7 days.

See our Snow Forecast for Pallas for the latest update, or   Join our Snow Mail Here

Pallas Facts, Stats and Ratings

Pallas Rated

Ratings for Pallas
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Pallas?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Pallas
Highest Lift807m2,648ft
Lowest Piste467m1,532ft
Resort Altitude (Pallas)467m1,532ft
Max Vertical340m1,115ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Pallas Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Pallas
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
160km99 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
°F / in / ft / miles°C / cm / m / km

Pallas Summary

The Finnish Ski Resort of Pallas has direct access to 9 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

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

On the Mountain

Skiing in Pallas

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

Snowboarding in Pallas

Pallas is highly rated by Snowboarders.

When is Pallas open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Pallas.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Pallas.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts of Pallas are able to uplift 2,440 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Pallas?

Pallas is in Enontekiö, Tunturi-Lappi, Finland.

How can I get to Pallas?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Pallas is Kittilä which is 101 minutes drive away.


See More from Pallas and Ski Resorts in Finland

Airport Transfers
to Pallas
from Airports including Kittilä
 Transfer Quote

with Intui.Travel

See also Kittilä Airport Transfers

In the Forums :- Scandinavia

J2Ski J2Ski logo