Levi ski resort guide Ski area, apres-ski, things to see & do in Levi
Ski holidays in Levi - Finland's largest ski resort sitting 170km north of the Arctic Circle. A compact all year round village packed with things to do on and off the slopes.
Being so far North, has its plus and minus points. On the plus side, snow is guaranteed despite the low levels and if you are visiting between Autumn and early Spring, theres a very good chance you'll get to see the Northern Lights, otherwise known as Aurora Borealis.
The disadvantage is that during the height of winter, daylight hours are limited and its gets very cold! The best time to go skiing is March and April where the days are longer and warmer.
There is a good choice of lively bars and restaurants (58) throughout the ski resort offering local and international cuisine. For late night entertainment, theres the Crazy Reindeer club that gets very busy at weekends.
There is a "Kids Land" which has indoor and outdoor kindergartens for 6 month to 7 year olds. The outdoor kindergarten is free if the kids are skiing with a parent. Helmets are compulsory. In total, there are 10 runs for children serviced by 10 lifts.
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Levi ski area guide
Levi is the largest ski resort in Finland with 45 groomed pistes (15 floodlit) which puts it on a par with some of the European resorts but do not expect to be able to go touring all day. Having said that, there is lots of exploring in the forest that surrounds the resort and surprisingly good terrain for all levels which explains why Levi is a popular ski destination in Finland.
It has to be said that due to the large number of drags and T-bars, Levi is not ideal for the virgin skier or boarder. However, once you have mastered how to turn, stop and stay on the T-bar, life on the slopes becomes enjoyable and progression on to the blue slopes gives access to lots more terrain.
Levi is great for intermediate skiers and boarders with wide groomed pistes and relatively uncrowded except for at weekends.
There is not much to challenge the serious skier apart from the World Cup run by the gondola - this is steep and icy and will test any expert!
The cross-country skiing season starts with the first frost in October/ November with the opening of the 9 km-long Ensilumenlatu (first snow track), which is free-of-charge. On the illuminated track, there is a 37m height difference is basically designed for competitive skiers.
There is one snow park catering for all levels plus for more advanced boarders, there is a halfpipe and superpipe.
Featured ski chalets & cabins
Levi offers plenty of private rental accommodation including chalets which are known locally as log cabins. You can even book in to an igloo for your ski holiday! In total, Levi has around 24,000 beds for it's guests with plenty of options for all budgets. March and April are the busiest months when the days are longer and warmer and the snow conditions are at their best so early booking is recommended.See all rentals
Things to see & do in Levi
Levi has a lot to offer and skiing is really just one of many reasons why people choose to go to Levi - the popular activities include...
|A few suggestions...
|Snowmobile safari around 866kms of trails
|Day trip to Russia (passport and visa required)
|Visit to Santapark for the kids ( 2 hour drive)
|Camp out under the stars and watch the spectacular Northern Lights