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.


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% and the distance between tables has been increased.
  • 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.

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.

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