Established in 1984 the Finnish ski resort Himos lies at 80 metres altitude in the ? region of the Finnish ?. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 220m the area is not snow sure. Over 75 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 10km of trails, which equates to around 100 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Himos is Helsinki at a distance of 220km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.
Himos is one of the world's newest ski centres, established in 1984. It offers one of the best mix of trails in Finland, with virtually all the lifts offering a choice of easy to difficult descents of up to 950m length. Snowboarding is also excellent and there's 100% snow making. The ski season is also quite long, starting in November and running until the first of May.
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View our detailed Himos snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Himos snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€176 - €185|
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||May 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Himos trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||0.95km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Himos area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Himos ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 149m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 17% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 30% intermediate, 35% advanced slopes and 35% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Himos after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The Finnish resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Himos slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Himos has slopes facing N.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Himos day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.
Children under 7 years ski free on all slopes so long as they are wearing a helmet.
3 stars out of 5 overall
Himos ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Himoset and has 20 teachers teaching in Finnish and taking students from a minimum age of 5.? www.ski/fi/himos 786105
Himos for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Himos for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Himos for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Himos for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Himos snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Himos: 19km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 8km Intermediate XC Trails: 5km Difficult XC Trails: 6km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0.1km
Himos snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0.1km Paragliding schools: 0
Himos non skiing facilities also include Ski Touring, Ice Fishing..