Cross-Country Skiing Track Conditions in Saariselkä, Winter 2017-2018

Published: 17.11.2017
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Follow the cross-country skiing track and weather conditions in Saariselkä during the winter season. Saariselkä is one of the best cross-country skiing destinations in Finland.

Fri 17.11.2017

Snow depth: 30cm

Classic and freestyle

Official FIS-ski race  – Laanila 5km each way  / total 10km
Kuutamolatu 6km
Laanila – Kiilopää – Kakslauttanen 13km

1Classic and freestyle
Poroaita – Tievatupa – Muotkanmaja 1,5km

Prospektor route 2km

Kiilopää-Sivakkaoja-Muotkanmaja 5km

Base done

Siula – Tobogganing hill 1km

Between Tievatupa – Kakslauttanen base done, but there is two broken down bridges, can be crossed with care along the snow banks.

On Kiilopää – Sivakkaoja – Muotkanmaja route a lot of open streams, covered with snow and no tracks on some of the swamp areas. Note to take care!

During weekend there is international FIS competition on the competition tracks and the direction is changed from Thu to Sun  from Santa’s Tunturi Hotel towards Saariselkä Ski downhill area. On the track left-handed traffic! During the competition track is only for the use of the competition skiers.

 

Thu 16.11.2017

Snow depth: 30cm

Classic and freestyle

Official FIS-ski race  – Laanila 5km each way  / total 10km
Kuutamolatu 6km
Laanila – Kiilopää – Kakslauttanen 13km

Free style
Poroaita – Tievatupa – Muotkanmaja 1,5km
Prospektorin roure 2km

Tievatupa – Kakslauttanen base is done but be aware of two broken-down bridges. It is possible to cross them with care.

 

Tue 14.11.2017

Classic and freestyle

Official FIS-ski race – Laanila 5km direction/ total 10km

Freestyle 

Kuutamolatu 6km
Laanila – Kiilopää – Kakslauttanen 13km

Poroaita- Tievatupa – Muotkanmaja 1,5km

First-snow track between Saariselkä and Laanila is in good condition.

The Kuutamo-track and the track between Laanila-Kiilopää-Kakslauttanen is done by snowmobile. There is at some parts very thin layer of snow specially on the Kuutamo track and between Laanila-Rönkölampi, so pay a special attention on the downhill parts of the track.

 

Mon 13.11.2017  

Classic and freestyle
Official FIS-ski race – Laanila 5km direction/ total 10km

Freestyle
Kuutamolatu 6km
Laanila – Kiilopää – Kakslauttanen 13km

 

Wed 8.11.2017

The first-snow skiing track has now been completed!

Classic and freestyle
– Official FIS-ski track – Laanila 5 km direction/ total 10 km

Although the routes outside the first-snow track are being prepared, we hope that people do not ski on these routes. Routes have some ground visible, especially in the hills and under the trees. We hope that people do not walk or bike on these routes, that are prepared for skiing tracks, so that the base won’t suffer.

Tue 7.11.2017

Snowdepth: 19cm

Classic and freestyle skiing tracks
– First-snow skiing track: Kaunispää slopes – Laanila 4,5 km direction / total 9 km

Although the routes outside the first-snow track are being prepared, we hope that people do not ski on these routes. Routes have some ground visible, especially in the hills and under the trees. We hope that people do not walk or bike on these routes, that are prepared for skiing tracks, so that the base won’t suffer.

Mon 6.11.2017

Snowdepth: 18 cm
Heavy snowfall during the day

Classic and freestyle tracks
First-snow track: Kaunispää slopes – Laanila, 4,5 km direction, total 9 km
Mechanically maintained, both ways classic and freestyle tracks.

The track is maintained daily.

Thu 2.11.2017

Snowdepth: 10 cm

Classic and freestyle
First-snow track: Kaunispää slopes – Laanila, 4,5 km direction, total 9 km

Fri 27.10.2017

The first-snow skiing track is opened in Saariselkä for public. The track goes from Kaunispää rinne to Tervahauta 1,5 km direction, 3 km total.

 

Saariselkä cross-country skiing tracks are free of charge for skiers and this is a significant opportunity for all skiers, from abroad to local enthusiasts.

Versatile slopes and well maintained ski tracks ensure a successful holiday on the northernmost ski resort in Europe. The northern location ensures the snow-sure skiing season in Saariselkä from November till May – and even beyond: in June 2017, Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort opened the slopes for three days, offering some unforgettable moments skiing during the Midnight Sun.

The northernmost ski resort in Europe has a great cross-country ski track network: 200 km of maintained tracks.

The first-snow skiing track in Saariselkä is provided by local companies and organizations:

Holiday Club Saariselkä, Municipality of  InariInari-Saariselkä Tourism OyK-Market KuukkeliLapland Hotel RiekonlinnaSaariselän alueen Hoito-osuuskuntaSaariselkä Ski & Sport ResortSaariselkä Booking and Santa´s Hotel Tunturi

 

Events

Saariselkä FIS-ski race is held in Saariselkä on Novemeber 17-19, 2017. Traditionally the competition attracts real high level professional skiers to Saariselkä to practice in advance before the race.Finnish Ski Association is a member of International Ski Federation (FIS). Finland is one of the FIS founder countries and has been active in its various bodies.

Kiilopää Cross-country Skiingis a new early season skiing event for skiing enthusiast held on November 25, 2017. For fitness enthusiast it is the first test on snow in contest series but for hikers it is a fabulous skiing day with service points. Also shorter routes and own track for families. This new event will be held yearly and the aim is to be the skiing event that opens the cross-country skiing calendar for skiing enthusiasts and will attract active skiers from all around Finland.

 

More information

Check out the webcam to see up to date information about the skiing tracks.

Up to date map of the Saariselkä region cross-country skiing tracks: infogis.fi/saariselka.

More events in Inari-Saariselkä region inarisaariselka.fi/en/event-calendar/