Ski resort ratings for Ruka compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 30 reviews.
|Overall 75||Skiing 62|
|8.2 7.6||5.3 7.7||4.7 7.2||5.3 7.0||8.6 7.6|
|8.8 7.8||6.5 7.1||8.0 7.7||7.0 7.0||6.0 7.1|
|Variety slopes||Snowparks||Crosscountry||Slope preparation||Slope orientation|
|8.0 6.7||10.0 7.9||10.0 7.6||8.0 8.7||8.0 7.7|
|8.0 7.7||8.0 7.4||8.0 7.3||8.0 7.5||8.0 7.5|
I chose Ruka because it seemed to have snow late on in the season and it wasn't too large for first timers. It was fab - all of us managed to learn to ski or at least stand up and get to the bottom of a run without falling over. The instructors were great, really patient and inspired confidence. For us the skiing was fine and it always felt safe. It might not be challenging enough for more competent skiers. There were minimal queues and you could find very empty slopes. The runs aren't long so the children were able to ski by themselves and wave to us as we passed on the slopes/lifts.
On the whole, for a safe family friendly holiday which is a little bit different - Ruka was great.
Review by Victoria from Balmedie on Sunday May 9th. Visited Ruka in april 2010 as family
Ruka is a amazing! It is situated in the unspoilt wilderness 60km south of the Artic Circle and 20 kms west of the Russian border. This is Finlands premier ski resort. Its got a short 25 minute transfer from Kuusamo airport to the center of the resort, perfect for people not keen on travelling or for families. Its very beautiful resort with quality standard accommodation. Ruka has beautiful log cabins all around the resort all on self catering but has plenty of places to eat good quality food not too from all of Ruka's accommodation. If you travel between December and February you will see the beautiful Northern lights, I certainly have never seen anything like it before its just wonderful.
Review by Debbie from Naarden on Sunday Apr 26th. Visited Ruka in february 2009 as friends
The runs are limited although perfectly groomed and some challenging reds and blacks. Boy do they know how to look after the runs with snow making all day every day. All groomed again ready to play for the next day too so its like constant dusting of pow. I love the Scandinavian board parks with many visits to Hemsedal(Norway) but gotta say that the park in Ruka was brilliant with kickers of all sizes up to the booter for the big boys. They had a good selection of rails too which is all good. The pipe was being shaped as we left but looked a good 100m long with pretty high walls...will have to go later in the year next time if not for the warmth then at least the pipe will be open. The big p
Review by Steevo Wells from Gloucester on Wednesday Aug 15th. Visited Ruka in december 2006 as friends