· in the centre of the village · less than one minutes’ walk to the main ski lifts · ski school pick-up point just yards from hotel ·15 minutes’ bus ride to the ski school, with the Rosa and Rudolph Snow Park for children · less than one minutes’ walk to the activity pick up point · next to the Kumpare shopping centre, with supermarket, bowling alley and indoor play area
Just looking at the Ruka Village Hotel and Apartments, it’s obvious they were designed with skiers in mind. The location is perfect - in the middle of a pedestrian village, less than a minutes’ walk from the ski lifts, so you grab fresh tracks. The main ski school area is a short shuttle ride away on the east side of the mountain and the bus stop is a few steps from the hotel door.
Ruka is a small resort, so all the amenities are close by. The Kumpare shopping centre is right next door, so you can stock up in the supermarket, play a few games in the bowling alley, or let the kids run riot in the Adventure House indoor play area.
You can choose between a hotel studio or a self-catering apartment, the latter being larger and great for families or groups. Whichever you go for, the rooms are spacious, warm and modern in design. All of them have well-equipped kitchens – especially handy given that dining out can be quite expensive.
Arguably the best feature of the rooms is the Finnish staple – a private sauna. Or you can go a step further and choose a Type G apartment, which comes with its own hot tub on the balcony– you’ll definitely thank yourself after a day spent in sub-zero temperatures.
Breakfast is included if you’re staying in a studio. Taken in the Colorado bar, you can dig into the generous buffet to set you up for the day.
· Colorado bar and restaurant · ski lockers · fitness room · pool table · children’s playroom · private saunas
All rooms have a kitchenette with a microwave, hobs, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker and kettle; bathroom with shower, WC and sauna; drying cabinet for clothes; flatscreen TV and DVD player; free WiFi; and balcony. Bed linen and towels are included.
Type B1 Studio - sleeps 2-3: Living area with twin beds and a single sofa bed.
Type E Apartment – sleeps 2-6: Living area with a double sofa bed (suitable for two adults), one twin bedroom and an alcove bedroom with bunk beds. These apartments also have an oven.
Type E1 Apartment – sleeps 2-6: Larger than a Type E apartment, with a living area and double sofa bed (suitable for two adults) and two twin bedrooms. These apartments also have a washing machine and oven.
Type G Apartment – sleeps 2-8: Living area with double sofa bed (suitable for two adults), two twin bedrooms and an alcove bedroom with bunk beds. These apartments also have a washing machine, oven, two private balconies, an additional WC and a hot tub
Please note: If you book a Type B1 Studio, you will get breakfast each day at the Colorado restaurant. All the other apartments are self-catering with a larger kitchen.
· breakfast included for customers staying in a studio · optional upgrade to bed and breakfast · breakfast taken in Colorado restaurant on the ground floor
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•Northern lights •Short transfers •Winter wonderland activities
As well as a modern ski area catering for beginners, intermediates and freestylers, this fairytale Finnish resort has miles upon miles of cross-country trails and a whole host of activities like husky sledding and reindeer safaris. If this wasn’t enough, Santa lives down the road and the chance to see the mystical Northern Lights completes the package.
Great for •Families •Non-skiers •Cross-country •Late-season
Snow Report: Top cm, Bottom cm
Snow Forecast: cm expected this week
Snow History: December average depth 27.67cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
Ruka lift pass price last reported as 204€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Ruka Village Hotel & Apartments.
Night skiing: Yes
Ruka has N S E W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing October - May.
|Top of slopes:||492m|
|Bottom of piste:||291m|
|Total length of trails:||20km|