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Ski slopes opening for new season

Finland’s ski slopes are opening up for the new season. The Ruka resort at Kuusamo opens for business on Tuesday with others in the north following suit later this week.

Lumitykki Rukan hiihtokeskuksessa.
Image: Yle

Last year, mild weather conditions delayed the opening of many ski resorts for a further month.  

”Last autumn was dreadful as our opening was delayed until mid-November. Luckily this year we are on schedule,” Matti Parvianen,CEO at Ruka told Yle.

Ruka expects to attract autumn holiday goers but does not anticipate competition to be tough from other resorts at this stage.

Parvaianen also expects many visitors from abroad.

”A lengthy Christmas vacation is in store for many this year and we’ve already received many enquiries from Britain and Russia, for example,” he notes with enthusiasm.

Other ski resorts in northern Finland and Finnish Lapland also anticipate a brisk trade. Snow is already on the slopes at many sites.

Sources: Yle

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