Ski resorts for cross-country and downhill skiing

In Finland, you can visit a variety of ski resorts for cross-country and downhill skiing. Many of our hotels are located near the best resorts. Spend an unforgettable winter holiday enjoying the comfortable bed and hotel breakfast.

Northern Finland

Ruka, Kuusamo

Ruka is one of the most versatile ski resorts in Finland. It offers downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. In addition to all this, the resort offers a variety of other fun winter activities. The varying slopes and extensive ski lift network guarantee a fun ski holiday.

Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi

Ounasvaara Ski Resort is located near the centre of Rovaniemi. Ounasvaara offers a wide selection of cross-country trails and ski slopes for skiers of all levels. Ounasvaara is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Finland.

Rovaniemi also offers many other winter activities.

Central Finland

Laajis, Jyväskylä

Laajis is located just 4 kilometres from the centre of Jyväskylä. Laajis has 12 ski slopes and three snow parks. The gentle slopes in the Children’s Area are suitable for families with children. After a long day of skiing, relax in the tropical heat of our spa at Scandic Laajavuori.

Tahko, Kuopio


Tahko Ski Resort is easy to reach as it is just a 40-minute drive away from Kuopio. Tahko’s slopes are in good condition and ensure a fun ski holiday. In Tahko, you can also find a 13-metre-high observation tower, where you can admire the views in every direction.

Koli, Joensuu

Koli has a long ski season and 80 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails. Koli also has the longest lit trail in Finland (25 km). Koli is less than a one-hour drive from Joensuu.

Southern Finland

Messilä, Lahti

In Messilä, you can explore ten different slopes and up to 70 kilometres of ski trails. Messilä’s location is good, just a ten-minute drive from Lahti. 

Kalpalinna, Hämeenlinna

The Kalpalinna downhill-skiing resort in Turenki is about a 20-minute drive from Hämeenlinna. Combine a fun downhill-ski trip with a pampering spa break and stay in the Scandic Aulanko spa hotel. In Kalpalinna, there are seven different slopes for skiers of all levels.

Mielakka, Kouvola

Mielakka is a ski resort in the heart of Kouvola, just 3 kilometres from the city centre. The ski slopes are suitable for skiers of all levels. In Mielakka, you can find the most extensive trail network in Kouvola.