Ski in Salla, Finland
Salla - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Salla - Finnish Ski Resort (213m to 443m)
Salla's skiing slopes are sheltered from the wind and boast a long season. One of the black trails is one of Finland's fastest. The black and red slopes are illuminated and there are two slopes especially for children
Who is Salla good for?
Salla Ski Area
|140km||Cross Country Pistes|
Salla Ski Area Height
|213m||Resort Altitude (Salla)|
The Finnish Ski Resort of Salla has direct access to 10 individual pistes, served by 6 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 Salla are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Salla
There are nursery slopes right next to the village for maximum convenience and the intimate nature of the ski resort and its ski area make it a pleasant, low pressure, place in which to learn. There are more blue runs to progress on to once you have mastered basic technique. Tour operators offer combined lift ticket, ski rental, tuition deals when booked in advance which offer a significant saving on buying separately in resort. Lessons last an hour and 45 minutes each.
Early intermediates will enjoy the largely gentle terrain, with trails up to 1,300 metres (just under a mile) and mostly on wide sunny slopes above and between the trees. More competent skiers will have skied all the marked piste within a couple of hours. So this could be the resort in which to try a little off piste powder or tree skiing with a ski school guide. Six runs are floodlit for night skiing and there is an equipment test centre for trying out demo models.
There are limited attractions for advanced skiers here with two black runs either side of one of the five drag lifts. The runs are reputed to be some of the steepest and fastest in Finland, they are also floodlit for night skiing.
Snowboarding in Salla
Salla tries hard for boarders with a terrain park and boardercross course. The wide open slopes are also good for freeriders and the low temperatures keep the snow in good condition for carving.
Salla Aprés Ski
With Salla being a small resort there are just a few bars and restaurants to choose from, but they’re friendly enough. On the eastern side of the fell the cosy Koptapubi (Hot Pub) is good for a relaxing drink, as is the sun terrace at the base lodge building. A third choice is the Papana pub.
Salla in brief
Salla Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.
Salla Season Dates
We have no confirmed season dates for Salla.
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Salla Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 6 Ski Lifts of Salla are able to uplift 7,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
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Skiing at Salla
For more information check the Salla Tourist Office.