Go on an unforgettable skiing adventure in Saariselkä!

Ski track map saariselkä, discover the magic of skiing on the saariselkä!

Saariselkä invites ski lovers to a varied and enchanting skiing adventure. The cross-country skiing season stretches from the first frosts of October to the glossy spring frosts of May. Over 150 kilometres of carefully maintained slopes, 34 kilometres of which are illuminated, set the scene for an unforgettable skiing adventure!

skiing in Saariselkä

This article is about skiing in Saariselkä. In this article you will find:

  • Link to the Saariselkä Ski track map
  • Best tips for skiing in Saariselkä
  • Tips for trying skiing in Saariselkä

Ski track map Saariselkä, explore Saariselkä's extensive network of tracks

In Saariselkä, the Saariselkä area management cooperative is responsible for the maintenance of the ski trails. You can buy a paper map at Saariselkä or from the management cooperative’s online shop HERE.

For real-time maintenance status and open ski tracks in Saariselkä, please visit the Saariselkä area infogis service HERE.

Best tips for trying skiing in Saariselkä

At Saariselkä you can easily try skiing on your trip! For your first try, we recommend taking a guided tour, so your guide can help you get started and choose the easy and safe tracks that are right for you! If you are an experienced snow sports enthusiast but not yet familiar with skiing, renting skis and poles can also be a good option.

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You can also book and check out the tours on the website www.rolloutdoorssaariselka.com

Best tips for skiing in Saariselkä

The Saariselkä area offers great opportunities for a wide range of skiing adventures. The area has plenty of groomed trails for traditional and skating skiers, stunning old-growth forests for cross-country skiers and stunning gently rolling fells for cross-country and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. Skiing can also be done with a wide range of equipment, from skates to skates. Different equipment offer different options and challenges to suit every level of experience.

If you are just starting out or want to try skiing, we also offer easy guided skiing for beginners! With a guide you will get good tips and get to try skiing in the stunning scenery of Saariselkä.

Cross-country skiing in Saariselkä

Cross-country skiing in Saariselkä is an excellent way to experience the enchanting landscapes of Lapland. The area has an extensive and well-maintained network of tracks, catering for skiers of all levels. Beginners can enjoy shorter and flatter trails, while more experienced skiers can enjoy more challenging and longer tracks through beautiful mountain scenery and old forests. In addition, the Saariselkä ski trail network includes several rest areas where you can take a break and enjoy a snack.

Backcountry skiing in Saariselkä

Backcountry skiing in Saariselkä is a real adventure that takes the skier far from the marked slopes. This form of skiing allows you to experience the silence and untouched snow cover of the wilderness, offering a unique way to explore the nature of Lapland. For backcountry skiing, wider skis or gliding shoes are recommended to make it easier to move on soft snow. This form of skiing requires good physical fitness and basic snow skills. It is also important to take into account the weather conditions and to be properly prepared, as skiing on a closed slope can be physically demanding and the weather can change rapidly.

Fell skiing in Saariselkä

Fell skiing in the Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselkä is a unique experience. In fell skiing, skiers can enjoy open mountain landscapes and see the beauty of Lapland’s nature on a large scale. Recommended routes for fell skiing include the fell areas between Kiilopää and Saariselkä, where you can encounter varied terrain and enjoy spectacular views. Cross-country skiing requires good orienteering skills and knowledge of the weather and terrain. Equipment should be proper and weatherproof, as the weather can change quickly in the mountains and conditions can be challenging.

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