Pyhä - Ski Area Guide

Pyhä, Finland

Ski Resort - 36km of Piste (214m to 494m)

With the fourth biggest vertical in Finland, the Pyha complex is located right on the slopes in thick woodland. Skiing for all abilities on trails up to 1.8km (1.1 mile) long and a reputation for some tough skiing on slopes like the FIS registered 'Polar' and the Huttu-Ukko mogul slope. The resort was purchased in 1987 by the owners of Ruka and has doubled its skier visit number since then. There's a Nature Ski Trail through the local National Park

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Pyhä Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Pyhä
 1 Black Piste (1km)
 5 Red Pistes
 5 Blue Pistes
 3 Green Pistes
10Pistes
36kmDownhill Pistes
80kmCross Country Pistes
7Ski Lifts

Pyhä Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Pyhä
280mMax Vertical
494mHighest Lift
214mLowest Piste
214mResort Altitude (Pyhä)

Pyhä

The Finnish Ski Resort of Pyhä is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Finland and has direct access to 36km of downhill skiing, with 10 individual pistes, served by 7 ski lifts.

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

There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Pyhä are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Pyhä

Although the 12km (eight miles) of trails here may be rather limited for some, there is skiing for all abilities here on trails which are up to 1.8km (1.1 mile) in length. Pyhä has a reputation for some of the toughest skiing in Finland on slopes like the Huttu-Ukko, a mogul slope which is also Finland's steepest and has been a venue for the Freestyle Skiing World Championships.

The Northern slopes, which are the most recent addition to the ski area, provide those with less experience in downhill skiing with an opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves. These wide slopes are accessed by chairlift up to the treeline, with a t bar continuing on to the top. There are also special family slopes easily accessed from the hotel, although served by a T bar lift - common in Finland but not always easy to ride for an inexperienced and unbalanced parent and child.

Between these two extremes there are several intermediate trails including Polar, an FIS-classified slope known as one of the best in Finland. Unusually for any international standard ski resort, there are more runs graded tough and graded easy than there are of intermediate level.

Lifts are open every day between 9.30am and 5pm. all season, however if you visit in low season you may not find all running unless there is what the ski area management determine adequate demand to justify it. For night skiing the lifts are open until 7pm.

A joint lift ticket with the nearby resort of Ruka is available.

Pyhä has 150km of cross country tracks, connected to nearby Luosto, and with some of the trails floodlit. A 12km long route around the ski area and through the National Park is particularly rewarding for its scenic beauty, but should not be attempotred by novices as because of the National Park, the track cannot be groomed, which makes it even more interesting and challenging for experienced cross-country skiers.

Snowboarding in Pyhä

As with for skiers, the pisted facilities for boarders are limited; but again as for skiers; the tougher terrain is more exciting that at most ski areas of this scale and for beginners its a good place to learn, with a good school and unintimidating atmosphere.

When the powder on each side of the T bar on the north slope is good, it's very good.

The Pyhä Fun Park can be considered one of the best parks in Finland, which is not a surprise after all the hard work and effort put into it. The park is groomed daily and there are several new obstacles for all skill levels.

Pyhä Fun Park is located between the Polar and Blue Slopes Accessed by the triple chair and Polar T Bar. It has three different sections incorporating a big box, camel hump line and tabletop. The big box landing area is about 30 meters long and 25 meters wide. It has two entry points and with a bit of shaping the resort creates a 20 metre box. The Lower box also has two entry points with a flat section of 6-10 meters - a perfect place for trying out new tricks. The park is fully illuminated for night riding by skiers and boarders and also has a selection of rails. There’s an additional Junior Snow Park in the Family Slope area before trying out the big Park.

Pyhä Aprés Ski

The Carlsberg House right by the Polar slope is the official after ski bar open daily. Good drinks and good music can be enjoyed there after a fun day of skiing. The Hotel Pyha’s après ski bar, SkiBistro, is another option for after ski when the lifts close and often has live music.

Pyha operates a bar and second floor lounge where everything from hot chocolate to Irish coffee or hot whisky are on offer.

Pyhä in brief

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

Pyhä Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Pyhä.

Usual opening - Early Nov.

Usual closing - Early May.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Pyhä.

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Pyhä Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Pyhä is able to augment natural snow, with 10 Snow Cannons.

Pyhä Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 7 Ski Lifts of Pyhä are able to uplift 8,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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