Ski Holidays Yllas
Ski holidays Yllas

Ski Holidays in Yllas

Yllas offers the perfect Lapland experience in an unspoilt national park. Its combines everything that a Lapland experience can offer.

The skiing is suitable for beginners and low intermediates skiers and snowboarders. Although the ski range may seem too low, at 250m to 718m this is so far north that the snow is guaranteed. There is a total of 53km of pistes, 33 blue runs 24 red and 6 black. There are 4 snow parks, 2 are floodlit, plus a superpipe and boarders cross circuit.

Visitors to Yllas come for so much more than just for skiing, the non-skiing activities include reindeer rides, snowmobile safaris and husky rides. The top of all visitors wish lists will be the opportunity to witness the Northern Lights.

We offer accommodation, (which includes our popular Log cabins) in both Akaslompolo and Yllasjarvi.

Ask about our pre-bookable excursions and safaris, which include Santa trip, overnight stays in a snow hotel, snowshoe, horse riding, husky, and snowmobile safaris.

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Why Ski in Yllas?

Pronounced `U-las`, this is the largest downhill and cross-country ski centre in Finland with the greatest uplift per hour. You can now try the fantastic Arctic adventure resort of Ylläs in magical Lapland. This resort is one of the largest ski areas in Finland, uncrowded queues and a great choice of winter activities to try. The area is famous for its `blue light` in the daytime and northern lights at night. A great choice for families, Ylläs is a full service ski and sport resort.

As one of Finland’s largest ski areas, Ylläs has the country’s highest skiing points at 718m. With two main bases either side of the mountain, Ylläsjärvi and Äkäsompolo, and slopes situated a couple of miles from the resort, free bus services run to help you get around.

With a long ski season running from October through to May, ski runs spanning out through the forested landscape and frozen lakes scattering the area, Ylläs is a beautiful place to ski. The main winter months are dark a lot of the time, and the latter winter months and into spring are light almost 24 hours a day.

In the ski resort of Ylläs we offer accommodation ranging from self catered apartments in pretty log cabins to family friendly half board hotels.

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Yllas Piste Map


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Expert Ratings

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Beginners skiing in Ylläs

Typically, at the bottom of both areas of the mountain, the nursery slopes and gentle blue runs lay waiting for eager beginners to improve their snowplough turns and progress further up the mountain to perhaps more difficult runs.

Intermediates skiing in Ylläs

Intermediate skiing in Ylläs is most common, as the majority of runs are fairly challenging red runs, with exciting off piste areas covered in perfect powder snow ideal for exploring.

Advanced skiing in Ylläs

There are only a few difficult black runs in the ski resort of Ylläs, but it’s home to some 330km of well groomed cross country trails, providing days of fantastic skiing taking in the stunning scenery.

Snowboarding in Ylläs

Snow conditions for snowboarders are excellent, and there are 3 half pipes and 2 terrain parks for a bit of fun. As with most ski resorts in Finland however, the majority of lifts are surface lifts; draglifts and T-bars.

Après ski in Ylläs

Although there isn’t one main centre to the resort, there are still a few bars, restaurants and more lively clubs (mainly in hotels) dotted throughout the different areas of the resort of Ylläs. Try Julli’s Bar, Kaivohuone or the dance floor at the Akas Hotel.

Activities off the slopes in Ylläs

As you would expect from a Finnish resort, there are fun activities to partake in such as dog sledding, snowmobile safaris and, for the really daring, an ice swim in a hole cut in a frozen river.