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Ylläs - Ski Area Guide

Ylläs, Finland

Ski Resort (255m837ft to 718m2,356ft). Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Pronounced 'U-las', this is the largest downhill and cross-country ski centre in Finland with the greatest uplift per hour. The resort also boasts the country's greatest vertical, most runs and longest run ( 3km ). Many of the higher slopes are above the tree-line, which is unusual for Finnish skiing. The slopes are 4km from the resort, although you can nearly ski all the way back and in any case there is a free ski bus link. The sun does not rise in winter until late January, when temperatures can be as low as -15ºC although there is adequate daylight, Children get free rental equipment and lift tickets so long as they wear a helmet when skiing.

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Who is Ylläs good for?

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Ylläs Ski Area

Black Pistes
Expert Trails
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Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
320km199 miles
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Piste and Lift Stats for Ylläs

Ylläs Ski Area Height

Max Vertical463m1,519ft
Highest Lift718m2,356ft
Lowest Piste255m837ft
Resort Altitude (Ylläs)255m837ft
Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Ylläs
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The Finnish Ski Resort of Ylläs has direct access to 37 individual pistes, served by 19 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 Ylläs are perfectly feasible. Kittilä Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Ylläs

Ylläs has a good range of runs, three quarters of them fast, easy cruisers. In addition there are eight average and four difficult slopes including world cup and super G slopes.

Beginners are especially well catered for with ideal terrain, good teachers and reasonable prices to cushion the shock of the cost of the expensive activity of skiing.

Intermediates have the whole fell to themselves, for experts the terrain is more limited but off piste powder can be good, especially as the temperature tends to remain at a constant below zero for longer period so the thaw-freeze-thaw action common in the Alps is lessened and powder stays powder longer here..

Floodlighting on twelve slopes provides night skiing and illumination in the daytime when natural light is short.

Ylläs has two ski schools, one in both villages. The ski schools teach slalom, telemark skiing and provide off piste guiding.

Other ski resorts are located quite nearby so that day trips from Ylläs to Olos, Pallas and Levi can be made easily.

Ylläs is a cross country skier's oasis. A total of 320km of mechanically prepared trails are available and 38km of these are illuminated. The trails are arranged so that the route can be changed as desired half-way through, giving countless alternatives in the beautiful scenery. Trails include are so-called warm tracks where it might be as much as 15 degrees warmer than down in the village.

Snowboarding in Ylläs

Ylläs has two international standard half pipes located on both sides of the fell. There are also off-piste powder slopes for freeriders and a rare boarder cross course.

The ski school teaches snowboarding and can guide you to the best powder stashes and natural hits.

Ylläs Aprés Ski

Ylläs does not really have a centre but various venues dotted around the various villages. One of the more popular is Julli's Bar and Restaurant, named after a comic hero from a local newspaper. It often has live music in the high season. Kaivohuone is another centre for live music and dancing in the evenings.

The largest venue in the resort is the Akäs Hotel which has a large dance floor, bar and night club.

A unique attraction is a winter swim in an ice hole cut in a frozen river, hopefully under the northern lights. Take a snowmobile safari trip to a warm sauna, before you take your dip.

Ylläs in brief

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

Ylläs Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Ylläs.

Usual opening - Early Nov Actual opening date depends on snow cover.

Usual closing - Late May Final closing date depends on snow cover.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Ylläs.

Where is Ylläs?

NOTE: Locations provided to us are not always precise; please check Accommodation Location when booking!Map showing location of Ylläs

Ylläs Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Ylläs is able to augment natural snow, on 8km5 miles of ski runs, with 7 Snow Cannons.

Ylläs Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 19 Ski Lifts of Ylläs are able to uplift 22,500 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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