Due to the restrictions and pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel all public and guided events for the rest of the season. But because the best weather of the season is just upon us, we want to organize some fun individual programs and theme days for the locals and to the guests of the area! We have planned events that do not include any sort of gatherings and that you can participate on your own. You read more information from below! We ask kindly that everyone that visits us comes here when you are absolutely healthy, and to read our guidelines regarding the Covid-19 safety measures. This way we can make sure that your visit is pleasant and safe.

The Saariselkä Challenge

The Saariselkä challenge is a fun event designed for everyone regardless of age and skill level. The Challenge consists of tasks that have to be done throughout the challenge duration, and the challenge will last closer to 8 weeks! It consists of 4 part challenges that in total come up to 40 doable challenges! Every part challenge will have a top 3 winners, and at the end, we will as well crown the top 3 of the whole challenge, and you have a chance of winning some really cool prizes! Remember to tag us @skisaaariselka and use the hashtag #SaariselkäChallenge2021 in your posts, so that we can share your finished challenges on our social media channels!

The rules of the challenge, guidelines, and current challenges can be found in The Saariselkä Challenge – article. 

Retro Ski Day Saariselkä

Date: 2.4.2021 time 10-18

We are going back in time to the golden years during long Friday with the theme of Retro! Now it’s time to find your retro gear and outfits that you might have stored away years ago, and let your retro vibes shine!  Everyone that is dressed in the Retro theme gets a -15% discount from day tickets! 

Participation guidelines

Participate in the Retro Ski Day-competition on Instagram by posting a picture of your Retro get up on the slopes of Saariselkä and tagging us at @skisaariselka and hashtag #skisaariselkä and “RetroSkiDaySaariselkä! Please note, that we can not see your contribution if your account is private, or does not own Instagram, you can participate in the competition by sending us the picture to our email: info@skisaariselka.fi! NB! By sending or sharing a picture or video, you give us permission to share it on our social media channels and use the material in our marketing.

Prizes:

  1. place: A personal Premium season pass for winter 2021/2022
  2. place: 7 day lift passes for two persons, valid until 1.5.2022, and a Nordic ski service at Lapin Luontolomat Oy
  3. place: Aurora Tobogganing tickets for 4 persons!

We also do a raffle among participants and you can win a Saariselkä hoodie, tube scarf or ski socks! 


The Easter gully’s witch’s treasure hunt

Date: 4.4.2021 Time 10 -18

We have been visited by the witch from Easter gully accompanied by her bunny friend! The duo has been clumsy, and they have lost several of their things all around the ski resort, and they direly need your help to retrieve the items! The witch and the bunny have promised to give prizes to the helpers. They have created a map of the locations of the items, and you can pick up the maps from the rental or the grill. You can attend this event with your ski gear and the map. You can as well print out the map here: Pääsiäiskuru witch’s treasure hunt map.


Saariselkä Mayday 

Date: 20.4.2021 and 1.5.2021, time 10 – 18

Dress up in your funniest Mayday outfit, and come on down and enjoy a Covid-19 safe Mayday on the slopes! And everyone who participates in the Fancy-dress-up theme with a costume gets a 15% discount on their day tickets! 

You can participate in the Mayday competition on Instagram by adding a picture of you and your costume, and tagging us at @skisaariselka, and, using the hashtag #skisaariselkä and #Saariselänwappu! Please note, that we can not see the posts that have been posted on private accounts! If you do not have Instagram, but want to participate, you can send us your contribution to info@skisaariselka.fi. Please note! By sending us or sharing your picture, you give us permission to share it on our social media channels and use it for marketing purposes. 

Prizes:

  1. place: A personal Premium season pass for winter 2021/2022 and participation in Lapin Luontoloma Oy’s Ivalo river rafting trip on 3.6.2021
  2. place: 7 day lift passes for two persons, and snowshoe rental at Lapin Luontolomat Oy, valid until 1.5.2022
  3. place: Aurora Tobogganing tickets for 4 persons!

We also do a raffle among participants and you can win a Saariselkä hoodie, tube scarf or ski socks! 

Pimp your Saariselkä-toboggan 2021

Date: You can participate until 2.5.2021

Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions that follow it, we are sad to announce that the Tobogganing World Cup Competition is canceled. But this will not bring us down, as we wait for the Tobogganing World Cup 2022, we have another fun competition that anyone can participate in, regardless of their location! We want you to pimp your own Saariselkä toboggan! 

The top 3 will win prizes! The prizes will be updated here closer to the event. 

Participation instructions: 

  1. Pimp your toboggan in a cool way! The word “Saariselkä” has to be on it somewhere. 
  2. Take a picture or a video of you going down a slope with your pimped Saariselkä toboggan. The video or picture does not have to be from the Saariselkä area, so you can participate in this competition regardless of your location!
  3. Share your picture or video on Instagram latest 2.5.2021 and tag us at @skisaariselka #skisaariselkä, #tuunaasaariselkäpulkka and “pulkkamäenMM to participate in the competition!

    Please note, that we can not see the posts that have been posted on private accounts! If you do not have Instagram, but want to participate, you can send us your contribution to info@skisaariselka.fi. Please note! By sending us or sharing your picture, you give us permission to share it on our social media channels and use it for marketing purposes.

In our operations, we follow the instructions and recommendations of the authorities, and we take care of corona security in our center. However, the effort requires the responsible actions of each visitor.

We reserve the right to make changes.

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