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Address: Rukatunturintie 9, Kuusamo 93825, Finland
Phone Number: 358-8-8600 200
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Activities: Snowmobiling, Skiing, Snow-shoeing

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Easily reachable skiing resort

The Ruka resort can be easily reached by air via Kuusamo airport and skibus or by a car. Lots of hotels and rental cottages and log houses. The downhill slopes are variable and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Kallukka
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Vantaa, Finland
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Vantaa, Finland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Ruka resort can be easily reached by air via Kuusamo airport and skibus or by a car. Lots of hotels and rental cottages and log houses. The downhill slopes are variable and were in a good condition. The x-country skiing tracks are well maintained and are quite versatile. However, they often cross with roads, which is annoying for skiers.... More 

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Cheshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have just returned from a weeks skiing during the half term holidays. It was the children's first time skiing and the instructors were great. Couldn't keep up with them both at the end of the week as they whizzed down the slopes. Found the ski bus a bit of a bind especially in the morning before ski lessons as it... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just returned from Ruka our third year running - still fantastic. It really is a great place to learn to Ski. Ski school excellent thank you Komu - enjoyed the salsa too! We stayed in Ruka Suites - good accomodation and central. We enjoyed our usual haunts Colorado and Rukatontu, Stefans Steakhouse good too and the ski bistro which had... More 

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Buckley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I read reviews about skiing in Finland before I booked. All reviews said there were empty slopes and no queues - absolute rubbish! February half term skiing in Finland is no different to the Alps - thousands of people, very long lift queues, the lifts are mostly drags and often stop or break. On the busiest day if the ski... More 

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Here again. The week 8 of the calendar year is the school winter holiday for us living in south Finland. Been here with the kids for many years on this same week. Ruka is definitively safe choice if you are looking for winter paradise with lots of snow. Especially good for families with childred, of different ages. Really lots of... More 

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manchester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went to Ruka on Jan 25th for 7 nights with Crystal Ski. From start to finish it was great. We stayed in Ruka suites which was very nice, it had 2 bedrooms, a living area/kitchen, sauna, bathroon and balcony. It also provided free WIFI which was brilliant especially as our phones did not work. My husbands phone was better than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Absolutely amazing resort, fell in love the moment I arrived. It truly is the most stunning place I have ever seen. Plenty of snow, plenty of ski runs, plenty to do! We hired our equipment and bought our lift passes from Piste rental which was a quick and smooth process. The skiing was brilliant with nice wide open slopes and... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What a magical place, it really has the WOW factor. Loved every minute of my stay here. Friendly people, good food, perfect snow.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Like other reviewers we booked Ruka (for 1 week with crystal) on a whim as i wasn't in the mood to be shoved in another tiny wooden room in the alps again. The resort felt like a small version of whistler, compact, great places to eat, great accommodation, very nice locals all of whom spoke great english and brilliant well... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We picked Ruka for a week's skiing on a whim and stayed in the Rukahovi hotel. The ski area is small but we found enough variety of runs to amuse ourselves. There are almost no green runs but the blues are generally wide enough to allow yourself not to feel crowded should you be new to the sport. The reds... More 

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