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Yllas Introduction

Yllas is one of Finland’s largest ski resorts. Its wild landscape offers a very different skiing experience from that found in Alpine resorts. At seven hundred and eighteen metres, Yllas is the highest fell in Lapland and has over sixty ski slopes which accommodate all levels of ability. Cross country skiers can choose from over three hundred and thirty kilometres of trails. The terrain is ideal for novice and intermediate boarders. Twenty-six lifts give quick and easy access to the slopes. Ski schools provide excellent tuition in both skiing and boarding and childcare facilities are available.

The accommodation is first class with four star hotels, some of which have swimming pools, apartments and snow cabins providing for most budgets. A number of shops supply holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. Yllas has restaurants and cafes serving everything from traditional fare to gourmet menus and fast foods.

An Yllas ski holiday offers a range of recreational activities including fell safaris in a snowmobile or in a sleigh pulled by reindeer or huskies, ice fishing and excursions to the famous Ice Hotel.

Why Go To Yllas?

An Yllas ski holiday offers snow sure days amid the fantastic scenery of northern Finland. It is a relaxed resort offering long trails for cross country skiers and excellent downhill skiing. Mornings and evenings provide wonderful skies and if you are lucky you may see the fantastic display of the Northern Lights.

An Yllas ski holiday has something for everyone and attracts a wide variety of visitors. It is popular with skiers who wish to avoid the sometimes crowded slopes of Alpine resorts and who are looking for the peace and tranquillity that is offered by the Finnish National Park.

When To Go To Yllas

Yllas has a long ski season promising good snow cover from November until the end of May. January and February are usually very cold months when temperatures can drop to below minus twenty.

Yllas - The Place

Yllas ski resort is located in an area of northern Finland that is renowned for its wild beauty and its glorious sunrise and sunsets. The ski season is long and the snow remains crisp and clean throughout. In January and February temperatures can drop as low as minus twenty so good thermal clothing is essential.

Yllas has fifty three slopes accommodating all levels of ability although the vast majority are suitable for novices and intermediate skiers. Daylight is short in the sub arctic winters so many of the slopes are illuminated allowing skiing until seven in the evening. Cross country skiers enjoy almost three hundred kilometres of trails, thirty eight kilometres of which are floodlit. The terrain is ideal for snowboarders with wide runs, a half pipe and a super pipe. Two ski schools provide excellent tuition in both skiing and boarding. There are also childcare facilities.

Yllas’s hotels, apartments and cabins provide high quality accommodation with many of the cabins having their own sauna. Its restaurants serve a wide variety of cuisine, its shops supply holiday essentials and its bars provide a pleasantly relaxing nightlife. Recreational activities include sleigh rides with reindeer or huskies, snowmobile safaris, tobogganing, ice fishing and snow shoe trekking.

An Yllas ski holiday offers relaxing days on the uncluttered runs and trails amid the stunning scenery of Finland’s National park.

Yllas Nightlife

Yllas nightlife is very relaxed with the larger hotels providing evening entertainment and there are one or two bars where you can enjoy a drink with friends in a little livelier atmosphere.

Yllas Shopping

Yllas has shops supplying essential provisions, sport’s equipment and clothing as well as the inevitable gifts and souvenirs.

Yllas Eating

Yllas has restaurants and cafes serving everything from traditional fare to fine dining with gourmet menus and fast foods. Since much of the food is traditionally prepared using local ingredients, do not be surprised to find rabbits, reindeer and even bear on the menu.