Aurora Tobogganing™

Upplev den magiska polarnatten och kälka längs Finlands längsta kälkbacke!

Aktiviteten börjar med en tur upp med stolhissen till toppen av Kaunispää fjället, varifrån man kan se Saariselkä byns vackra belysning från toppen. Kälkbacken har nu norrskens inspirerade ljus, som guidar dig ner från Kaunispää fjäll till dalen av Saariselkä.

Om du vill ha en guidad tur på Finlands längsta kälkbacke, kan du boka vår Aurora Tobogganing paket! Detta inkluderar två timmars hissbiljett till stolhissen, hjälm och en kälke.


 

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Covid safety at Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort

We have updated our coronavirus safety measures based on the recommendations by Finnish Ski Area Association as well as the regulations by Regional State Administrative Agency, Inari Municipality and Finnish government.

General guidelines for our visitors

  1. Come visit us and ski only if you are healthy. If you have any symptoms of illness or are in quarantine, please stay at home and take a covid test if needed. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (for instance shortage of breath, headache, cough, sore throat or your general state of health gets worse), please contact Ivalo healthcare center immediately to take a covid-19 test. You can book a time for a COVID test at Ivalo healthcare center; Monday until Friday at 8.15 – 10 and 13-14 o’clock from phone number +358 40 188 7400 or in acute cases 24/7 from phone number +358 40 770 9187
  2. Download and activate Koronavilkku-app and keep your phone’s bluetooth on. If you get a notification of exposure to coronavirus or you get a positive test result, follow the instructions in the app.
  3. Maintain minimum 2 metres safety distance to others! If you’re unable to maintain the safety distance, please wear a face mask.
  4. Face mask is required at our indoors service points. It is mandatory to wear a mask at our Service Centre, and we recommend using a mask when visiting our restaurant Lieggâ Láávu and toilets. Face masks are available at the entrances of our Service Centre and restaurant if you do not have own mask with you.
  5. Maintain good hand and coughing hygiene. Wash your hands often, cough into your sleeve or into a napkin and wash your hands after sneezing.
  6. We do not arrange any meetings or events of over 20 persons during time period 18.12.2021 – 22.1.2022. The ski center follows all precautionary measures, restrictions and recommendations by health authorities.
  7. Due to the current restrictions, the restaurant closes at 18:00 o’clock on Fridays and alcohol serving ends at 17:00 o’clock until 31.12.2022.

Safety at the Service Centre / rental shop

You can pick up next day’s equipment and lift passes at Service Centre already the evening before without extra fee, so you can avoid rush on your ski day morning. There is usually more guests arriving from 10:00 o’clock during the day, to avoid a queue we warmly recommend visiting our Service Centre one day before or right after opening at 9:30.

  • We limit the amount of persons inside Service Centre, and queueing happens mainly outside the building.
  • Wear a mask inside Service Centre. Also our staff members wear a mask or visor. There is hand desinfectant and complimentary face masks available by the entrance if you don’t have your own with you. If you cannot wear a mask due to health reasons, please use a visor.
  • Avoid close contact to others and keep minimum 2 metres safety distance to other guests and our staff members.
  • Wait for your turn by the entrance and follow instructions from our staff members. Our staff member by the door guides you to the next available seat and service point. Please do not pick up equipment or take a seat on a bench by yourself, wait for our staff members’ assistance.
  • Our rental helmets and poles are desinfected after every use.
  • Ski goggles or sunglasses are not rented due to hygiene reasons. They are available for purchase at the Service Centre.

Safely at the restaurant Lieggâ Láávu 

  • We have decreased the amount of tables and seats by 50% during time period 17.12.2021 – 31.1.2022 and the distance between tables has been increased.
  • Due to the current restrictions, the restaurant closes at 18:00 o’clock on Fridays and alcohol serving ends at 17:00 o’clock until 31.12.2022.
  • Every restaurant visitor needs to have their own seat. Wait at the entrance to be seated at a clean table. You may share a table only with family member or group members.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene and wear a mask or a visor when visiting our restaurant spaces. You may take off your mask when you’re eating and drinking, but please wear a mask when leaving your table or visiting the toilet. Also our staff members wear a mask or a visor. Hand desinfectant and free face masks are available by the restaurant entrance.
  • Avoid close contact to others and keep minimum 2 metres safety distance to other guests and our staff.

Safely at the lifts 

  • Share a lift only with your family or group member
  • Keep minimum 2 metres safety distance to others in the lift queue and on the slopes. If it’s not possible to maintain the safety distance to others, please wear a mask.
  • Avoid close contact to others

Safety at ski school 

  • Ski school group lesson size is limited to 8 participants per instructor.
  • Instruction is available also privately, only members of same family or group can join a private lesson together.
  • Close contacts are avoided during ski school lessons.
  • Ski instructor wears a mask during the lesson if the participants wish so.
  • All events organized by ski school have limited participant amount of 20 persons.

Cancellation policy

  • If Finnish authorities force the ski resort to close, the unused ski days or rental due to ski resort closure will be compensated. For season pass holders, the amount of closed days will be compensated in regard to total duration of the ski season.
  • In case you have prepaid services and get into quarantine or become ill during your holiday, the validity of the ski pass, ski school or equipment rental can be moved to a later date. In a situation like this, please contact us by e-mail: sales@skisaariselka.fi

Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort and Finnish Ski Area Association continuously follow the situation actively and operate in accordance to directions and recommendations of local authorities.

You can find more updated information regarding COVID-19 pandemic on the website THL.

We reserve the right to changes.

Experience the longest toboggan run in Finland

Aurora Tobogganing™

Experience the magic of polar night and toboggan down the longest toboggan slope in Finland! The activity starts with a chair lift ride to the top of fell Kaunispää, from where Saariselkä’s city lights open in front of your eyes as a sea of sparkling lights. The toboggan slope is now illuminated with light art, just follow the aurora lights that guide you back down to the valley.

Information regarding Saariselkä sledding hill 

Saariselkä sledding / tobogganing slope is operated and maintained by Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort, and thus open only during lift opening hours.

Toboggan rental

You can rent toboggans at several rental shops, hotels and Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort’s rental point next to the valley station of the chairlift. There is a recycling point for broken toboggans at the bottom of the toboggan run next to Saariselkä chapel. Unlike previous years, there are no more free of charge toboggans due to the plastic waste and environmental issues caused by them.   

What is the toboggan slope like and whom is it suitable for? 

The toboggan run starts at its full length at the top of Kaunispää fell. However, we do not recommend starting from the top if you’re inexperienced with tobogganing in higher speed or if you’re tobogganing with small children. The slope is very fast and there are some challenging turns in the slope. After the start, the toboggan slope has two different routes. If you take right from the bridge, you can reach easier route back to the chairlift (crossing is after approximately 100m on the left side) and all the way down to Saariselkä Chapel. The toboggan slope’s lowest section by Saariselkä chapel is suitable for smaller children.

If you take left from the bridge, the route is illuminated with Aurora Experience light art during opening hours, and it is the more challenging route back to the chairlift.

Our general recommendation is that children of under 7 years share a toboggan with an adult who will control the speed of toboggan, and children under 13 years are always accompanied by an adult.

Toboggan slope lighting 

Route from bridge to Saariselkä chapel is not illuminated. Only the route back to the chairlift is illuminated, but only during lift opening hours. You can find our opening hours on our website: www.skisaariselka.com . The light art Aurora Experience illumination is at its best during polar night season from December to February. After this evenings become so light that the illumination is no longer visible during opening hours. The lights are not on after lifts close due to safety reasons, as snowcat and maintenance vehicles are operating in the slope after opening hours.

Can I go tobogganing in the night time? 

Snowcats and maintenance vehicles are operating in the slope after opening hours. Tobogganing outside the opening hours is strongly prohibited due to safety reasons. It is very difficult for the snowcat driver to see skiers or persons tobogganing in the dark due to a “cloud” of snow around the machine. Impacts of a collision between a person and a snowcat or another maintenance vehicle can be fatal.

How much does tobogganing cost?

There is currently no entry fee to the toboggan slope, but if you want to do lift assisted tobogganing, you need a ticket to the chairlift. You can purchase tickets at our Service Centre and restaurant Lieggâ Láávu located next to the valley station of the chairlift. You can buy single ascent tickets, longer tickets starting from 3 hours and 2 hours Aurora Tobogganing-packages.

Please see our tobogganing packages:

Aurora Tobogganing -ticketGuided Aurora Tobogganing package
Includes
  • 2 hours ticket to the chairlift
  • Toboggan rental
  • Helmet
  • Axess Smart Card
  • 1 guided run
  • Toboggan rental
  • Helmet
  • 2 hours ticket to the chairlift
  • Axess Smart Card
Price31€ adult, 23€ child 7-16y and senior 64+y51€ adult, 43€ child 7-16y and senior 64+y
Age limitSuitable for the whole family. 7 years olds share a toboggan with an adult, children below 13 years need to be accompanied by an adult.Suitable for the whole family. 7 years olds share a toboggan with an adult, children below 13 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
AvailabilityToboggan slope is open during the lift operating hours. Does not require prebooking!Guided Aurora Tobogganing is possible daily at 14:00. Prebooking is required latest at 16:00 o’clock the previous day.

You can purchase tobogganing tickets on our website:  https://skisaariselka.com/aurora-tobogganing/

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Had a question about a board that I rented two years ago (wanted to buy a similar one) and they’re very friendly and helpful in sorting out which one I had rented. The rent very good boards. I am a pretty experienced rider and there are few places were I could try out board that actually end up buying. Read more Read lessMart van Blokland
(Translated by Google) Very nice ski area, a wonderful toboggan run, a bar at the top and bottom of the slopes. At the top possible to see the northern lights, 10 minutes by car from the center (Original) Très joli domaine skiable, une magnifique piste de luge, un bar en haut et en bas des pistes. En haut possible d'aller voir les aurores boréales, à 10 minutes en voiture du centre Read more Read lessEstelle LE JUEZ
Aurora toboggan is fun... Beware your bottom 🙂 Read more Read lessLubomir Jurkovic
Absolutely stunning location and fantastic winter sports resort. Will definitely be back Read more Read lessJoanne Jennings
Amazing time skiing over Christmas. Variety of slopes, great for families and jot at all busy ! Read more Read lessAlison Currall
(Translated by Google) cool (Original) Super Read more Read lessMarcin Mrowiec
I took the pass for the snow tobbogan for 25€. It was so much fun! Read more Read lessAne R
(Translated by Google) A very beautiful place (Original) Очень красивое место Read more Read lessЮлия Сотникова
Super descente en toboggan en luge que je conseil. Mais attention ça va vite. On a adoré. Read more Read lessAntoine DRESCH (d-clique)
Quiet slopes compared to central Europe. Good selection of red and blue. Good teachers and nursery slopes for the kids Read more Read lessLuke Moore
(Translated by Google) Active!! (Original) Toimiva!! Read more Read lessPetro Simonen
Amazing, friendly and fun Read more Read lessRaeburn Crawford
(Translated by Google) It's a hill! (Original) Se o mäki! Read more Read lessmmiikkaa
(Translated by Google) The best place to go on a ski holiday every year. Good ski slope, and teaching. Kaunispää is also the best toboggan run in Finland! (At least in my own opinion😉.) A good cafe where you can get good cocoa, pizza, and other pastries like Berlin donuts😋. I recommend visiting Saariselkä and experiencing all the beauties there.❤ (Original) Ihan paras paikka, käydään joka vuosi hiihtolomalla. Hyvät laskettelurinteen, ja -opetus. Kaunispää on myös suomen paras pulkkamäki! (Ainakin omasta mielestä😉.) Hyvä kahvila, jossa saa hyvää kaakaota, pizzaa, ja muita leivonnaisia kuten berliininmunkkeja😋. Suosittelen käymään Saariselällä ja kokea kaikki ihanuudet siellä.❤ Read more Read lessIida Hakamäki
(Translated by Google) Sledding was the best activity I've ever done. (Original) 썰매 지금까지 한 액티비티중 제일 최고 였어요 Read more Read lesshunmin choi
(Translated by Google) great area for activities and skiing. Essential (Original) gran zona de actividades y esqui. Imprescindible Read more Read lessClaudi Gomez

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