Pallas - Ski Area Guide

Pallas, Finland

Ski Resort (467m to 807m)

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.

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Pallas Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Pallas
 1 Red Piste
 3 Blue Pistes
 5 Green Pistes
160kmCross Country Pistes
12Ski Lifts

Pallas Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Pallas
340mMax Vertical
807mHighest Lift
467mLowest Piste
467mResort Altitude (Pallas)


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

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

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Pallas are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Pallas

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

Snowboarding in Pallas

Pallas is highly rated by Snowboarders.

Pallas in brief

Pallas Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Pallas Season Dates

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Pallas Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 12 Ski Lifts of Pallas are able to uplift 2,440 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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