Ruka

Project Details
LocationKuusamo, Finland
ClientRukakeskus Oy
Master Plan Completed2002
Project StatusOngoing
Services Rendered Ski Area Design

During the winter season 2018–2019, Ruka’s slope experience was revolutionized by Finland’s most extensive network of Express Lifts. The Village-2-Valley Pulse Gondola across the Tunturi seamlessly integrates the developing Ruka Valley area with the services of an existing pedestrian village. A 6-passenger Village Express chair lift and a new slope have been completed on the front slopes. With a growing network of Express lifts, over 20 slopes are accessible to skiers, and with the upgrades able to serve more than just non-skiers, as both Village-2-Valley gondola and Village Express chair allow pedestrians, all seasons and summer bikers.

Thanks to new gondola and village express Ruka’s skier visits rose to 405,000 up 6 percent from the previous year .