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Ylläs ski resort in north-west Finland

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Ylläs ski resort is Finland’s largest linked ski area, it offers a variety of slopes and trails for skiing and cross-country skiing and is a fantastic base for a host of traditional winter holiday activities.

Ski in Ylläs

Ylläs ski resort is in the heart of Finnish Lapland in a stunning setting beside a national park. With 63 slopes across 2 well connected ski areas Ylläs ski resort offers a varied range of skiing for all abilities. In addition to the well-developed ski and snowboard area there is also an extensive network of cross-country skiing trails and a great selection of additional activities to get involved in.

"Our skiFinland experts are familiar with all aspects of Ylläs ski resort."

Cross-country skiing in Ylläs

Ylläs is a very popular destination for cross-country skiing, with more than 330km of cross-country skiing trails to explore in and around Ylläs resort and the national park. There is beautiful scenery to explore in the undisturbed peace of Finland’s snow-capped forests and rolling fells. If you’re new to cross-country skiing we can arrange equipment hire and lessons in resort with enthusiastic English speaking instructors.

"We can arrange equipment hire and lessons in resort with enthusiastic English speaking instructors."

Stay in Ylläs

Our skiFinland experts are familiar with all aspects of the resort and we have handpicked accommodation in and around Ylläs ski resort. There are excellent, modern ski-in/ski-out apartments available, but where Ylläs really shines is the selection of peaceful retreat accommodation.

For that extra unforgettable twist, there is a fantastic ice hotel is just half an hour from the resort which makes an excellent day trip or overnight stay. The popular Glass Igloos are also nearby and make for a fabulous tailor-made addition to the start or end of your Finnish Lapland adventure.

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The right slopes for me?


Excellent: The wide open slopes of Yllas are the perfect place to learn and develop your skills in both skiing and snowboarding.


Excellent: There is a great selection of runs for the intermediate skier looking to explore and improve.


Good: A few more challenging reds and a good choice of black runs will test the more advanced skiers, and there is also a good choice of off-piste between the runs.

Cross country

Excellent: Yllas is a fantastic destination for cross country skiers of all abilities. With 330km off well maintained trails, many of which pass through the nearby National Park, cross country skiing in Yllas offers an incredible opportunity to explore the unspoilt landscape of Finnish Lapland.


Good: There is a snowpark on either side of the fell providing a range of jumps and rails.

Activities & Après


We work closely with the local suppliers in Yllas to provide a full range of activities, from local cultural tours and reindeer herding, to the ever popular husky safaris and snowmobiling. Yllas is also a great location for star gazing and hunting the Northern lights. Whatever your interests, your skiFinland experts will tailor your itinerary to include everything you want from your holiday.

  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowshoe Hiking
  • Reindeer farm visit
  • Ice-fishing
  • Tobogganing
  • Visit to an ice hotel


Après ski & eating out

Both villages at Ylläs have a generally relaxed atmosphere, Äkäslompolo is generally a little livelier at the weekends. Ylläsjävi is a small village ideal for those wishing to make the most of their accommodation while Äkäslompolo has a selection of restaurants and bars.

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