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Levi

Levi is the ultimate Winter Wonderland of dazzling unspoilt nature, pristine slopes and some of the best winter excursions the world has to offer. This cosy Lapland village is an ideal location to whisk the family away for a once in a lifetime winter holiday – with magical chances to meet Father Christmas, take a husky safari and even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

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At a glance: • Bucket list destination • Meet Santa • Great food

Great for: • Families • Beginners • Non-ski activities

Levi is the ultimate Winter Wonderland of dazzling unspoilt nature, pristine slopes and some of the best winter excursions the world has to offer. This cosy Lapland village is an ideal location to whisk the family away for a once in a lifetime winter holiday – with magical chances to meet Father Christmas, take a husky safari and even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

Levi Resort

Levi has worked up quite a reputation over the years as Finland’s largest and most popular ski resort – drawing in hordes of mountain-sport enthusiasts and fans of all things festive from the world over. Visitors can live out fairy tale experiences including meetings with Santa, sights of the elusive Northern Lights and riding with huskies… not forgetting skiing on the impressive ‘Levitunturi’ network of expertly-groomed pistes that are more often than not dusted with freshly-fallen snow.

Though seemingly remote at 67.8 degrees north in the Arctic Circle, this is far from an isolated resort. In actual fact, it’s remarkably accessible (how else could Santa make it round the globe on Christmas Eve...). Transfers from Kittilä airport tend to last just 15 minutes – great for families and anyone who can’t wait to hit the slopes and get acquainted with the Lappish way of life.

Don’t fret if you’re a little baffled by the maps; the actual name of the village is Sirkka, but most people know it as Levi after the name of the fell (mountain) it rests beneath.

A picture of the winter wonderland you’ve only ever seen on Christmas cards, Levi is surrounded by dense pine forest, glittering lakes and heaps upon heaps of fresh snow. Due to the season’s early sunsets, the slopes are illuminated from about 4pm whilst twinkling lights adorn some of the trees and streets. The buildings are mostly traditional log cabins or modern constructions with wooden cladding to reflect that all-important rustic appeal. Zero Point (the plaza under the front pistes) even has cosy huts selling warming drinks, hearty food and Lappish souvenirs – you can also leave your equipment here in lockers, just remember spare shoes so you don’t have to trek back in your boots! There’s a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars in the resort centre, some excellent après ski facilities and – of course – a huge amount of world-class excursions to make the most of your time in this magical setting.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Lapland, Finland

Established: 1932

Open: November - May

Downhill: 43.6km

View our detailed Levi 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 Levi snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Kittilä16.5 km 15-20mins
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  • 22.3km 51%

  • 18.5km 42%

  • 3km 7%

Top Altitude:531m
Bottom Altitude:200m
Resort Altitude:200m
Longest run:2.5km
Slope Orientation:N S E W
Vertical Drop:325m
Skiable Vertical:325m
Night Skiing:Yes
Glacier:No

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Downhill Runs:43.6km
Beginner slopes:51%
Intermediate:42%
Advanced slopes:7%
Lift Pass Price: 178€ (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Ylläs

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Levi

Etelärinteet is the name of the area to the south, Itärinteet is its eastern ridge and there’s north-facing Koillisrinteet. Eturinteet is where you’ll find the front pistes, and the snowparks and World Cup run are also on the west ridge.

Lastenmaa Kids’ Land by Zero Point is the perfect place to learn; there’s a fantastic wide run amongst the trees. Beginners are best accommodated on the eastern and southern areas of the Levitunturi, where there are some wonderful steady blues to the bottom of the main lifts. 8.4 into Etelärinteet is one of the longest and is a beautiful ride between the snow-capped forest, meeting a tepee with log fire close to the bottom as well as a lovely spacious nursery area.

The intermediate skiing is available on all of the main areas and includes a healthy mix of shorter sprees and lengthy descents. We love 6.1, which starts close to the summit and extends right down Koillisrinteet into Golf. The Draivi restaurant at the bottom is an ideal spot to warm up with a steaming mug of Glögg before heading back up the Taalo lift. The western ridge has a couple of sheer reds such as 13.1 which leads to the Snow Park entrance, and 13.2 which bypasses this through the forest. N.1 meanwhile will probably become very familiar over the course of your break; it’s the floodlit main run into Zero Point and the focal point of the resort.

Black runs aren’t quite so plentiful but there are some decent opportunities in the woodland around the Snow Park. 13.2 is pretty steep and has splendid views of the frozen lakes and tundra stretching off into the horizon. The resort is also home to the northernmost stop on the FIS World Cup Tour, with G.2 under Gondoli having hosted elite slalom races in recent years.

There are two amazing terrain parks, with the largest being under the Vesirkka lift. The Snow Park’s wide runs are scattered with a range of rails and boxes and some beastly kickers towards the bottom. The front pistes are home to the Street Park – here you can find a superpipe, roller line, and a few challenging jibs.

Levi Apres Ski

Lapland’s ski resorts are iconic for their mammoth scene of winter wonderland activities – with some of the world’s most enchanting experiences all close to hand. The area is best known as the home of Father Christmas, and there’s no shortage of ways to meet the man himself. Levi is just 15 minutes from Santa’s cabin and workshop - You can travel by coach but we can’t stress enough the charm of snowmobiling through the forest until you see the warm glow of the hut appear in the distance...

With darkness falling so early in the winter season, going into the wilderness is ideal for spotting the phenomenal Northern Lights. Finns refer to the solar display as the Revontulet – or ‘fox fires’ – after the folk tale of a celestial fox flicking its tail across the sky. It’s true that catching a sight of them is nothing short of legendary, and there’s always the option of walking out to the Sirkkajärvi frozen lake for an unforgettable vantage point or cosying-up in a reindeer-drawn sleigh to look to the stars and hope you’re in luck.

Adrenaline-junkies can try their hand at ice karting or husky sledding (you might even get to meet the pups!) or weave between pines and over tundra on a snowmobile adventure. There’s also ice fishing available on the frozen lakes, free toboggans at Zero Point, 2 bowling alleys and the 17 pools and Jacuzzis of the Levitunturi swimming complex.

Après wouldn’t be complete without some amazing food and drink. We love Tuikku which is the bar right on top of the fell; it’s a great spot to begin the night before you head back into town via the floodlit slopes at Eturinteet. IHKU is most akin to the après you might be used to from previous European holidays, a very intimate, lively venue that stays open till late with some pumping music. Areena is the largest drinking-hole with an incredible 10 bars, massive dancefloor and a number of VIP booths. Hölmölä meanwhile is very quirky and a seriously fun place to hit as a group – the seating area looks like a train and there’s even a sauna inside, though you can always play billiards or table football if you prefer!

The food here is fantastic with many dishes loyal to the local delicacies of reindeer, fish and berries. For a traditional Lappish meal we highly recommend Kammi – a Sami hut complete with open fire, hanging reindeer pelts and sometimes even authentic joik singers. The Rock Café at Hullo Poro also tends to be very popular, playing a mix of rock, metal and indie classics while diners feast on hearty American grills and Lappish recipes. If you’re after something lighter, Pannukakkutalo does awesome sweet and savoury pancakes.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Levi

When is the best time to ski Levi?

Levi’s situation in Northern Finland means it’s got quite an extreme climate; in the depths of winter barely any sunlight breaks the horizon, so prepare to wrap up warm for intensely cold days followed by very dark nights (you can usually hire snowsuits locally). Not to worry though – the area’s actually very picturesque with its fairy lights and illuminated slopes. Your best chance of seeing the Northern Lights is between December and February, when the temperature is sub-zero. Arctic summers on the other hand are known for the Midnight Sun and 24 hour daylight, which means that around the later season you’ll find days becoming longer and brighter. Snow-wise, the chilly weather tends to ensure generous and regular top-ups of fresh powder. The lack of warmth and sun glare also helps prevent ice forming whilst slush is a very rare sight on the Levitunturi.

Peak Dates

With trips to see Santa and reindeer sleigh rides on the agenda, it doesn’t take long to see why we think Christmas in Levi is the best thing since sliced bread. Browse Levi Christmas ski holidays ‣

Start the year with a tick on the bucket list by spending New Year in Levi - Christmas still in full flow, the chance to see the Northern Lights and heaps to do are the recipe for an awesome start to January. Browse Levi New Year ski holidays ‣

Half term in Levi is magical if you have children – everything is planned with kids in mind and you can all experience a Christmassy wonderland even though December feels like years ago... Browse Levi Half Term ski holidays ‣

There’s usually still tons of snow at Easter in Levi and the days are longer too, meaning top conditions for a super winter break. Browse Levi Easter ski holidays ‣

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Average Rating 4.4 out of 5
Another brilliant week in Levi, we’ve been to Finland about 15 times in total. We would have booked next year’s trip already, but because Easter falls later they’re stopping the flights early (even though the Levi ski resort only closed in May). December and February are dark and cold, whereas when we come... + more
Michael,
5 out of 5
We hadn’t been to Levi before but really liked it for a week. The resort has a nice selection of shops and a quiet, friendly atmosphere. It’s probably not a place to go for wild après ski, but for families and more mature skiers Levi is perfect. We stayed here over Christmas and I was expecting there to be... + more
Mrs Hawkes, Oxfordshire
4 out of 5
Absolutely fabulous. The weather at the end of March was beautiful and really warm, T-shirt weather. The slopes there are fantastic, not for advanced skiers but for beginners and for us they were perfect. And there was nobody on them; it was so quiet it was unbelievable! We never had to queue for lifts. Compare... + more
Mrs Mitchell,
5 out of 5
Levi’s a lovely place. There’s a fair amount of places to drink and eat in town and lots for families. I’ve never seen so much snow! It was pretty warm for the time of year, -8 to -10°C was as cold as it got. You get a strange, dull light in the daytimes; when people say it’s dark, it’s not actually pitc... + more
Mike, Wales
4 out of 5
We loved Levi and had a fabulous time. What was so great was the variety of activities around and about Levi. We did lots of cross country skiing and downhill skiing. The lifts are excellent and the locals are really nice. It’s a good resort for families, though I’d advise to be careful what time of year you ... + more
Coghill family,
5 out of 5
I hadn’t skied before but enjoyed our week in Levi. The town was covered in snow at the end of March which is just what you want and there was a lot of easy skiing as well as more challenging slopes. We found a lot of things to do with the kids like swimming and ten pin bowling. Some of the youngsters went to ... + more
J.W., Gloucestershire
5 out of 5
The main reason we visited Levi was so that the kids could ski and see Santa. It was brilliant for our kids who hadn’t skied before, and I would definitely recommend it for first time skiing because if you don’t end up liking it there are other things to do. For older children / people who already ski it migh... + more
Sue Cheeseman,
4 out of 5
I have a useful tip for those staying in Levi - avoid having to carry your skis back to your cabin or hotel by renting a locker at Zero Point, located at the bottom of the front pistes. You can leave a pair of walking boots/trainers here too while you ski, so that you don't have to wear your ski boots back to t... + more
Louise,
4 out of 5
Levi is lovely. The skiing is fantastic. It’s good for beginners and people who are just first starting out. There are lots of drag lifts (so there aren’t many snowboarders). It’s very civilized skiing, you don’t get people whizzing past you almost hitting you. Nice for families. There is fantastic cross co... + more
Eugene Johnson, Bucklebury
4 out of 5
Having been to the Snow Villages the previous year, we found Levi quite different in comparison. It’s much more commercial with lots going on, a very different kind of holiday to the Snow Villages where you’re used to getting up and having miles and miles of nothing. The little Snowpark for kids is great ... + more
Emma, Nottinghamshire
4 out of 5
A brilliant week in Levi. We came 10 years ago and returned with our daughter this year to give her the experience with the reindeer and huskies. It was nice going back as we knew what to expect. It’s changed a bit, with a bigger ski centre – we spent a lot of time on the nursery slopes which were faster this... + more
Keith, Solihull
4 out of 5
I would love to go back to Levi. I had a fantastic week here with my son and daughter, we loved it! To start with, the weather was cloudy and snowy, but then it got really nice and sunny – cold – but lovely and bright. We really enjoyed the skiing, there are good grades of easy runs, ones that are a bit har... + more
Anon, Cumbria
5 out of 5
Levi has everything within walking distance and its only a 15 minute transfer, so its a breeze to get to and from. We’ve been here quite a few times and have done the skiing, huskies, reindeer and most recently snowmobiling amongst other activities (you can book a tour too but we know the area well enough to ... + more
Tim,
5 out of 5
We had a fantastic week here and would definitely do it again. It was very cold at -26°C so it is definitely worth hiring the suits if you go on a safari at night time. We saw the northern lights on 2 occasions and were very glad to have hired the thermal suits as there’s no shelter when you're out there. Yo... + more
Mrs Ward, Leicestershire
5 out of 5
I think we’d go back to Levi – we liked the town and the local people were very friendly. I would definitely recommend getting a flight so that you arrive in the afternoon, with enough time to get the meeting with the rep out of the way, then go to Zero Point to get your skis and measurements sorted out. Othe... + more
ANON, Warwickshire
4 out of 5
Levi’s a beautiful place, it’s not a massive ski area but it’s very pretty. It’s cold – temperatures were minus 30 some days, and it gets dark at about 2 o’clock so they put the floodlights on. We saw the northern lights out on the lake, they told us it would be a good night to spot them so we went out th... + more
Anon,
3 out of 5
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Families in Levi

As one of the main spots to see Santa and the northern lights, not to mention having some glorious, Narnia-like scenery, resorts like Levi should be on every family bucket list – and many families return year after year. For a taste of Lappish culture and some awesome memories, the whole family’s sure to be enchanted by experiences such as meeting the real Santa Claus, visiting a reindeer farm and riding a sled pulled by huskies.

The Levitunturi is ideal for a spot of family skiing, with an area of long, gentle beginners’ slopes in the south and the fantastic Kids’ Land on the front pistes. Adults are welcome in Kids’ Land – whether they’re helping little ones get to grips with their ski legs, or finding their own! The fact that the skiing’s all on the one fell also makes it easier to meet when lessons finish, and going for hot chocolates at Sivakka or sledging at Zero Point tend to be pretty popular ways to round off the day.

There’s no shortage of places to eat in the village, either. We love Restaurant Ammila which has a friendly atmosphere and dishes up some lovely Finnish food. The pancakes at Pannukakkutalo meanwhile have accomplished local celebrity status. There are children’s portions available and, whether you prefer warm-smoked reindeer or apple and white chocolate, there should be something to keep the whole clan happy.

GroupsGroup Holidays Levi

Whether you’re all coming for the wonderland experience, days on the slopes or a bit of both, this is a super place for group holidays.

Snowmobiling through the forest can be great fun when there’s a few of you, and you might even get to see the Northern Lights! There’s usually a Sami evening where you can all learn about Lappish culture and sample traditional delicacies. The swimming pool and spa at Levitunturi is worth a visit too and, being open all day, it’s ideal for any non-skiers in your party.

Levi’s ski area is centred around one fell, making it a great choice for mixed-ability groups who might want to ski separately then regroup for lunch later on. The Gondoli Ravintolat tends to be one of the fell’s most popular spots for group lunches – probably down to its large restaurant and accessibility from both the black and blue G slopes.

When your ski legs can take no more, head to Tuikku at the summit to relax with a round of drinks before making your way back towards Zero Point. On clear days, the view of the surrounding Lappish wilderness is truly impressive and the bar itself has a wonderfully warm and cosy atmosphere. Holmola’s a good shout if you’re after a fun, relaxed vibe to your evening, or you can hit the Areena club if you feel like a party!

Food-wise, groups are in for a real treat in Levi, with some fantastic venues for social meals. We love the fondues at Tango, while Asia Brasserie has some large tables and whips up an incredible blend of Chinese and Lappish cuisine.


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"Best time to visit Levi = Easter"

Michael
5/ out of 5
Another brilliant week in Levi, we’ve been to Finland about 15 times in total. We would have booked next year’s trip already, but because Easter falls later they’re stopping the flights early (even though the Levi ski resort only closed in May). December and February are dark and cold, whereas when we come to Finland in July it’s 24h daylight and warm. Easter is the best time to ski because there’s still snow (we had 1m of it this year) and it isn’t dark – we were skiing from 9:30am to 6pm. We spent 5 and a half days skiing out of 6. Because you’re so far north, even though the ski area isn’t high altitude it always has good snow. There isn’t very much for expert skiers, but I’m quite happy to potter about on the beginner and intermediate runs with my family – we did all 43 runs in the week. Maybe I’m biased toward Finland but I’ve skied in many places in the Alps and prefer it here. Both times we’ve visited we have been on a husky safari – last year we went with the Levi Husky Park, this year was with Tundra huskies. The first trip was great, but without question of a doubt the Tundra trip was a million times better – highly recommended.

"Good skiing, friendly resort & northern lights on Christmas eve!"

Mrs Hawkes, Oxfordshire
4/ out of 5
We hadn’t been to Levi before but really liked it for a week. The resort has a nice selection of shops and a quiet, friendly atmosphere. It’s probably not a place to go for wild après ski, but for families and more mature skiers Levi is perfect. We stayed here over Christmas and I was expecting there to be a few more Christmassy events – they did have a gathering for a service when the slopes closed, with multinational music and readings but not a lot else, which was quite surprising! We did a lot of the activities like husky sledding, snowmobiles and ice karting (booked independently through the tourist information centre) and also got to see the northern lights on Christmas Eve, which was amazing. We went down to the frozen lake to see them, but they could actually be seen from our chalet too. We skied every day, we had only been to the Alps in the past but we actually absolutely loved it here! I don’t know whether there would be enough for advanced skiers after a couple of days (there were only a couple of black runs) but for beginners and intermediates the slopes were lovely and wide and there were no queues at all which was wonderful. We were a bit concerned about the levels of daylight/darkness when we booked, thinking it would be absolutely dark up to 10 and then get dark again at 2. However what you actually get is a longer period of twilight which wasn’t a problem at all.

"Fab!"

Mrs Mitchell
5/ out of 5
Absolutely fabulous. The weather at the end of March was beautiful and really warm, T-shirt weather. The slopes there are fantastic, not for advanced skiers but for beginners and for us they were perfect. And there was nobody on them; it was so quiet it was unbelievable! We never had to queue for lifts. Compared to France where the resorts get so busy it was fabulous. We had lessons all week which were good. We did a few activities in the resort… The one that comes to mind as the most fun was the laser quest where you run around on the snow and shoot each other. I didn’t think it was going to be that fun but it was great! We also did one of the husky safaris which was magical. I would highly recommend Levi all round and have already told friends about it. It’s not to everyone’s taste but it was perfect for us.

"Lovely, great for activity holidays"

Mike, Wales
4/ out of 5
Levi’s a lovely place. There’s a fair amount of places to drink and eat in town and lots for families. I’ve never seen so much snow! It was pretty warm for the time of year, -8 to -10°C was as cold as it got. You get a strange, dull light in the daytimes; when people say it’s dark, it’s not actually pitch black. It started getting dark at about 2-3pm in the afternoon and between 9 and 2-3pm, it was like dusk. The whole place is floodlit so there are no problems there. It’s very expensive out there when you consider all the activities you end up doing. We arranged ours through the tourist information centre and ended up dog sleighing, snowmobiling and ice karting as well as doing ski school. If you’re in Levi and you’re not taking part in the activities or skiing, you’re probably on the wrong holiday... My advice would be to do everything – especially the dog sleighing which is quite something. It’s not like it appears in the pictures where they seem to saunter along – these things move! The dogs are bouncing vertically before you leave and then you’re whizzing through the trees behind the guide. The sleigh was great, taking you 30 or 40km into the wilderness before you stop for juice in a tent in the pitch black dark. Will definitely consider coming back here.

"Loved it!"

Coghill family
5/ out of 5
We loved Levi and had a fabulous time. What was so great was the variety of activities around and about Levi. We did lots of cross country skiing and downhill skiing. The lifts are excellent and the locals are really nice. It’s a good resort for families, though I’d advise to be careful what time of year you go as it can be quite cold and dark early in the season. It can also get quite windy and chilly. March had calmer weather and the temperature was around zero so it was fine.

"Family week in Levi"

J.W., Gloucestershire
5/ out of 5
I hadn’t skied before but enjoyed our week in Levi. The town was covered in snow at the end of March which is just what you want and there was a lot of easy skiing as well as more challenging slopes. We found a lot of things to do with the kids like swimming and ten pin bowling. Some of the youngsters went to see the huskies and really enjoyed it. We went on a trip to Kolari which is definitely worth a mention for its railway station and the lovely 8 Seasons Café. Overall, we had a great week and as a resort, Levi was just what we wanted.

"Skiing and Santa with the kids"

Sue Cheeseman
4/ out of 5
The main reason we visited Levi was so that the kids could ski and see Santa. It was brilliant for our kids who hadn’t skied before, and I would definitely recommend it for first time skiing because if you don’t end up liking it there are other things to do. For older children / people who already ski it might be a bit small, but for young kids and beginners - 5/5. We thought the ski instructors were great and we did a few trips. The snow was brilliant in early December and the temperature was around -5 which was good, it can get really cold there which would have been more difficult with young kids. A couple of criticisms: When we booked the Santa thing we hadn’t realised it took a 2.5 hour trip each way, so we swapped in resort for another Santa experience that was a lot nearer (it was good with a nice set up). I also paid for a snow suit which I didn’t need in the end. Overall a great week and I wish we could have gone back!

"Top tip for skiing in Levi"

Louise
4/ out of 5
I have a useful tip for those staying in Levi - avoid having to carry your skis back to your cabin or hotel by renting a locker at Zero Point, located at the bottom of the front pistes. You can leave a pair of walking boots/trainers here too while you ski, so that you don't have to wear your ski boots back to the hotel.

"Fantastic skiing and affordable prices"

Eugene Johnson, Bucklebury
4/ out of 5
Levi is lovely. The skiing is fantastic. It’s good for beginners and people who are just first starting out. There are lots of drag lifts (so there aren’t many snowboarders). It’s very civilized skiing, you don’t get people whizzing past you almost hitting you. Nice for families. There is fantastic cross country skiing too. If you go and do some excursions like husky rides then it’s a very nice experience. We tend to do some different ones each year, there’s lots to choose from and I would do them again. Levi is not overly expensive. You pay the same for a beer as you do back home. There’s a limited number of restaurants because it’s not a huge place, but again the prices aren’t crippling. There’s some shopping in town. Be warned there are a lot of Russians here at New Year and they like to drink a lot.

"Very geared to families"

Emma, Nottinghamshire
4/ out of 5
Having been to the Snow Villages the previous year, we found Levi quite different in comparison. It’s much more commercial with lots going on, a very different kind of holiday to the Snow Villages where you’re used to getting up and having miles and miles of nothing. The little Snowpark for kids is great and my stepson loved it. They have toboggans there so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own stuff – there’s something called the Village Toboggan by the lifts where you get your toboggan and put it back when you're done. There’s also a bowling alley and a set of swimming pools, although they’re quite expensive to use as a family. We had snow every day and thought it was quite warm at -15 compared to the previous year when it was -26! I would thoroughly recommend Levi if you’re there for the skiing and snowboarding. There are plenty of choices for ski hire, Intersport seemed quite good, there’s always plenty of choice of stuff to hire. The village itself is quite sedate, I didn’t notice a lot of noise from bars in the town like you get in France. Levi has plenty of places to eat, we found all sorts, including a Mexican! There’s one restaurant that faces the slopes where we ate most nights, it did a good mix of dishes with Italian stuff like pizza as well as traditional Finnish options like reindeer. We also went to one of the restaurants in the Crazy Reindeer which was nice but a little expensive, so good for a treat!

"Return to Levi - with our little girl this time"

Keith, Solihull
4/ out of 5
A brilliant week in Levi. We came 10 years ago and returned with our daughter this year to give her the experience with the reindeer and huskies. It was nice going back as we knew what to expect. It’s changed a bit, with a bigger ski centre – we spent a lot of time on the nursery slopes which were faster this time round! We went tobogganing in the same area which was fun. The weather was quite warm at -2, it had been a lot colder the week before. We had thermal suits and thermals from home, but only needed the suits for the snowmobiling and reindeer safari. We saw the northern lights one night which was great.

"Would love to return"

Anon, Cumbria
5/ out of 5
I would love to go back to Levi. I had a fantastic week here with my son and daughter, we loved it! To start with, the weather was cloudy and snowy, but then it got really nice and sunny – cold – but lovely and bright. We really enjoyed the skiing, there are good grades of easy runs, ones that are a bit harder and then difficult runs. Everyone there is really friendly. There are nice places near the slopes where you can go and get a cup of coffee if you want one. We skied for three days, then did huskies, snow shoeing, horse sleigh ride, reindeer sleigh ride and ski-dos… It was an action packed week! I would definitely recommend having a go at other activities as well as skiing.

"Everything within walking distance"

Tim
5/ out of 5
Levi has everything within walking distance and its only a 15 minute transfer, so its a breeze to get to and from. We’ve been here quite a few times and have done the skiing, huskies, reindeer and most recently snowmobiling amongst other activities (you can book a tour too but we know the area well enough to explore). We stayed as a couple but it’s a very good place to families, there’s a kids play area with sledding and you can go and see Santa (even if you go when it’s not Christmas!).

"We all loved it"

Mrs Ward, Leicestershire
5/ out of 5
We had a fantastic week here and would definitely do it again. It was very cold at -26°C so it is definitely worth hiring the suits if you go on a safari at night time. We saw the northern lights on 2 occasions and were very glad to have hired the thermal suits as there’s no shelter when you're out there. You have to walk out from Levi for about 20 minutes as they tell you to go down to the lake and there are no bars or restaurants to warm up in. The night in the igloo was fabulous and is really worth doing for a once in a lifetime thing. You’re given a certain igloo -it’s best to book igloos 1-4 as they’re over the fell as you can see all the way down. We had a perfect night, you stay awake all night to try and catch the lights. The only gripe was that we were told we had to get out much earlier than we actually had to the next day, because that’s when our reps did the pick-up. If we had known we had an extra couple of hours, we would have stayed, had time for breakfast and got a taxi – it would have made a big difference after staying up all night and spending so much money. My husband and daughter skied but it was really cold on the top of the mountain, you would have to be a very hardcore skier to ski all day here. We went on the huskies and one woman with us had a young child who was very unhappy because it was so cold, so January might not be the best time of year for very young children. The Finnish people were very friendly and spoke good English.

"Christmas @ Levi"

ANON, Warwickshire
4/ out of 5
I think we’d go back to Levi – we liked the town and the local people were very friendly. I would definitely recommend getting a flight so that you arrive in the afternoon, with enough time to get the meeting with the rep out of the way, then go to Zero Point to get your skis and measurements sorted out. Otherwise, the next day by the time you’ve gone to the welcome and hauled over to Zero Point to get the bits, the better part of the day is already gone and there’s not much daylight left. The whole place is very compact, Zero point was about 5 minutes from the hotel we were staying in and I imagine it’s the same with other hotels. The skiing’s very good – we aren’t brilliant skiers but there was enough variety for our level. At first we hadn’t realised you have to get a bus from Ground Zero, otherwise you either have a very easy piste or a more difficult one. You can pay for a bus pass, and they run every half an hour or so. Once you’ve trundled onto the bus with your skis etc, the journey takes about half an hour and then you have to make sure you don’t miss the last bus later on. Some people were complaining that not all the runs were open so the advanced skier may have been a bit disgruntled, but it was fine for our level. It was very weird skiing by artificial light at first, but was fine when we got used to it, don’t let it put you off! It gets dark at about 2-3pm. The weather was cloudy during the week and the locals were saying there wasn’t much chance of seeing the northern lights, but we managed to see them at around 11pm on the last night! My daughter downloaded an app that told you when there was a chance of spotting them, so we went on the frozen lake outside the town (said to be the best place as it’s away from the lights). We stood for about an hour and a half and then saw them – a great way to end the week!

"Beautiful"

Anon
3/ out of 5
Levi’s a beautiful place, it’s not a massive ski area but it’s very pretty. It’s cold – temperatures were minus 30 some days, and it gets dark at about 2 o’clock so they put the floodlights on. We saw the northern lights out on the lake, they told us it would be a good night to spot them so we went out there at 2 in the morning – incredible.
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