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Skiing in Yllas Lapland

Skiing in Yllas Lapland

Aug 28, 2010 – Yllas ski centre is the largest in Finland when it comes to the number of hills, total length of slope and altitude of hills. The Gondola lift makes climbing to the top of Yllas fell comfortable and the Gondola lift can also be used in the summer months to travel to the top of the fell. The longest slope in Finland is Jattipitka, and is three kilometres long. The hill is 463 meters from the hill to the ground level and is known for giving a thrill.

There are 24 semi difficult slopes and 6 difficult slopes for those that love the thrill of speed, the length of the slopes mean you can literally blast down at top speed and why not take on the world cup slope which is the only FIS approved super G slope in Finland.

The polar nights are of no hindrance to skiers because a total of 29 slopes in Yllas are illuminated so you can enjoy the twists and turns of the slopes and the blue moments that descends onto the fells. Whilst in Yllas you really need to get to know all of the 62 slopes to really appreciate what they have to offer. The lifts in Yllas range from the Gondola lift, chair lifts, tow lifts and carpet lifts.
On the Akaslompolo side of the fell you have the new fun park which offers challenges for skiers of all abilities and the park area includes a junior park for children and beginners. Yllas ski centre also caters for all abilities and lessons are run daily for the beginner and intermediate skiers, there is also family schools where you can have lessons together which is good for the little ones.

There is also the opportunity to try different things whilst in Yllas and there is every opportunity to try telemark skiing and snowboarding which are both within your easy grasp in Yllas. The quality of the instructors is second to none with all instructors highly qualified. The ski shop attached to the ski centre will also advise on the best equipment to hire and will help you find everything you will need including for the children. When you ski for the first time, it is paramount that you have the right equipment and feel comfortable and remember the instructors and the ski staff have been doing their job for a long time and know what they are talking about.

The Taiga centre in Yllas sport resort has everything you could need from ski rental and maintenance, sports store, service desk, ticket sales and some fantastic restaurants. Even if you don’t intend skiing the ski centre and fells are well worth a visit anyway.

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