The Saariselkä Challenge is a fun challenge built on different tasks for people of all ages, which can be done by anyone regardless of their ski level! The Saariselkä Challenge will last for almost 8 weeks throughout the rest of the season, and will include four sub-challenges which in total is 40 tasks. Saariselkä Challenge will award the top 3 of the partial challenges and at the end  the top 3 overall challenge! Remember to tag @skisaariselka and use the hashtag #saariselkächallenge2021 in your posts so we can share your finished challenges on the @skisaariselka channel! 

The rules of The Saariselkä Challenge

  • Everyone is welcome to participate in the challenge regardless of their level, however, if you are under 18 years old you need to have permission from a guardian in order to participate in the challenge. 
  • You can do the challenges alone or in a team (NB! The team should consist of people that you are in close contact within your everyday life, for example, family members.) Because the prizes are personal, anyone participating in the challenges has to return the finished challenges individually, even if the challenges are done in groups. 
  • The Saariselkä challenge constitutes of 4 parts, and the maximum points are presented during each part. Each part consists of 10 separate challenges, and the whole challenge consists of 40 challenges in total.
  • The points are calculated based on the difficulty of the challenge. Creativity points may be given if the presentation is very creative. 
  • To participate, you can post your finished challenges on Instagram by tagging us at @skisaariselka and using the hashtag #saariselkächallenge2021. Remember to add in the caption the number of the challenge. Please note, if your account is private, we can not see the content that has been posted. If you do not have Instagram, and still want to participate, you can send us the finished tasks to our e-mail at Please note, by sharing a picture or a video, you give us permission to use it in our channels and marketing. 
  • The challenges should be returned each Sunday at the latest at 23.59. During every part challenge, a top 3 will be presented, as well the next challenges will be released for the next part in social media. The top 3 and the next challenges will be presented every Monday. 

The Saariselkä Challenge prizes:

For the part challenges the top 3 will win cool Saariselkä merchandise, and a small raffle will be held with everyone that attended the challenge. 

The top 3 of the whole challenge will win the following prizes: 

  1. Winner: A personal premium-season pass to Saariselkä Ski & Sports Resort for the winter season of 2021-2022
  2. Second runner-up: A gift card for a 7-day ski pass to Saariselkä Ski & Sports Resort. Gift card valid until 31.12.2021
  3. Third runner-up: 50€ Gift card to Saariselkä Ski & Sports Resort. Gift card valid until 31.12.2021

In case of an even result, the host may give the participants an additional challenge. As an even result, the winner will be solved with an Instagram vote. 




Challenge list 

  • PICTURE: picture of you/your team pointing at the Waffle café sign (10p)
  • VIDEO: A video of a liftie rocking out/dancing  (40p)
  • PICTURE: A picture of the big kota, and your team peeking through the door, looking suspicious/Flexing  (20p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture of you making a snow angel (10p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture of something blue (10p)
  • VIDEO: Film one of your teammates pretending to be a Ski/Snowboarding zombie. Sound effects are more than welcome.  (20p)
  • PICTURE: Create your own Ski Yoga pose, and name it (70p)
  • VIDEO: Film your own team chant. (20p)
  • PICTURE: A picture of your group warming your hands by the fire (20p)
  • VIDEO: Film someone from your group doing a bird sound! (You can choose whichever you like!) (30p)



Challenge list

  • VIDEO: Do a catwalk wearing your ski boots, the more fabulous the better (30p)
  • PICTURE: Take a selfie with your lift ticket (30p)
  • VIDEO: A video of your group doing a ski Tik Tok dance / Group dance  (Can be a classic as well!) (30p)
  • VIDEO: Get a video with your group serenading someone on/from the chairlift (50p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture of a dog (Remember to ask permission!) (20p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture of your favorite landscape at the resort (10p)
  • PICTURE: Build something from the snow (10p)
  • VIDEO: Weatherman – Present the current weather as a news reporter (20p)
  • VIDEO: Say something in Saami language (30p)
  • PICTURE: A team picture on top of T-bar 4. (20 p)



Challenge list

  • PICTURE: A picture with a ski instructor wearing their red jackets (strike a pose! Remember safety distances!)  (40p)
  • VIDEO: Film your team giving a genuine compliment to someone from the staff (20p)
  • VIDEO: Recreate an iconic movie scene. (30p)
  • PICTURE: Someone from your group going up the ropelift (10p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture in the toboggan slope (10p)
  • PICTURE/VIDEO: Ski/snowboard down like a superman (picture or video) (30p)
  • VIDEO: Film your team’s unique high five (20p)
  • VIDEO: Film a trick in slow motion  (20p)
  • PICTURE: A picture of someone from your group hugging a tree at top of Kaunispää (30p)
  • VIDEO: Do the robot dance  (20p)


Challenge list

  • PICTURE/VIDEO: Take a picture or video in the funpark (20p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture of your team’s face masks! (20p)
  • VIDEO: Who farted in the lift? Make different fart sounds in the lift. (20p)
  • VIDEO: Create your own unique positive ski resort rap! (40p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture of your team as slope ninjas, wear your balaclavas with pride! (20p)
  • VIDEO: Film your most ridiculous warm up routine (40p)
  • PICTURE: Take a picture of your adventure snacks in an artsy way! (10p)
  • PICTURE: A picture of a funny ski helmet or ski outfit (remember to ask permission!) (20p)
  • PICTURE: A picture of one of your group members doing a trick (50p)
  • PICTURE: Any trail sign with the letter “u” in it (10p)


Share your finished challenges by tagging @skisaariselka and the hashtag #SaariselkäChallenge2021! 

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