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Himos, Finland

Himos ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 3 runs ?km
17%  Intermediate Trails
 3 runs ?km
30% 
Advanced Trails
 5 runs ?km
35%  Expert Trails
 6 runs ?km
35% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €176 - €185
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensNov 2020
Resort ClosesMay 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 10km
total length of Himos trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 0.95km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Himos area faces
Top Altitude 220m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 80m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 80m
centre of Himos ski resort
Vertical Drop 140m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 149m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Himos web cams
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Skiing in Himos

17 pistes and trails means approximately 10km of runs. 11 Himos lifts have capacity to transport 11240 per hour. The longest run in the Finnish ski resort is over 0.95km.

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    

Snowboarding in Himos

Of the 11 ski lifts, 10 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Himos is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Himos Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

8 apres ski bars 5 restaurants 0 bowling 4 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 1 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Ski Touring, Ice Fishing..

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Himos" by any other name

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    

Childcare in Himos, Finland

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    

Main Ski School in Himos

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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Himos

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Himos

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..


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