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“Lovely skiing in the middle of nowhere”
Review of Salla Ski Resort

Salla Ski Resort
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Salla
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Owner description: Ski Resort: 15 Slopes, 6 lifts, Skirental and service, Skischool, Sport Shop, Cafe.*Salla - In The Middle of Snowhere*
York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely skiing in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Salla is one of Lapland's forgotten gems - or at least it is when it comes to the British travel industry.

The ski resort of Sallatunturi offers a handful of blue, red and black runs in a nice compact area. For us, two adult skiers and a teenage snowboarder, it made for a great week - especially as our accommodation was ski in / ski out.

As us adults where testing ourselves on the black run (only one was open whilst we were there) our daughter was happy learning on the quiet, wide blue runs.

Don't go to Salla expecting large runs and comfy chairlifts as you will be disappointed. But if you want somewhere quiet with its own charm and to experience something different to the large European resorts, then you could do a lot worse then give Salla ago.

Just one thing, as the town is 10km you may need a car or trips to the supermarket by taxi may get quite expensive. Not that everyone will need to go in to town. There are a few restaurants and bars in the ski resort and the Hotel Renvontuli has a small shop with the basics available. There is also ski rental, lift pass office and a souvenir shop in the resort.

Visited January 2013
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Finland
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just great”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Salla is a quiet great place to have a piece of mind and some easy ski-ing. Aurora borealis are great and so are the people. Don't expect heavy night life. Just relax

Visited December 2011
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Lohja, Finland
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Salla- if you want to relax !”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Salla is very nice and peaceful place. The ski slopes were exellent for us (there was`nt too much people, so it was very "safe" for children)). We stayed almost one week in the Holiday Clubs cottages called Tunturitähti. Apartment was full equipped, very nice and clean. Service was friendly. We can really recommend this place.

Visited April 2012
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Utrecht
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Small, but nice ski area”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Salla ski area can not be compared to Austria or Switserland. But nevertheless it is great. Especially with young children who are starting to learn to ski.

Visited February 2012
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Small ski resort, but great fun for kids and parents”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Nice slopes, good shop, nice restaurant on the slope. No apres ski, that's good about it too.

Visited February 2011
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