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VuokattiSport – Olympic Training Center ensures great all year round training facilities and coaching services for athletes. There is a reason why Vuokatti was and still continues to be one of the main training facilities for Finns and also International athletes. Vuokatti has 4 all year round skijumps HS 100, HS 54, HS 35 and a HS 14. For all year round Cross Country Skiing we have versatile world class facilities. Athletes are able to hone their skiing skill on snow all year round in the the Ski tunnel and outside after the 10th of October when the first snow track opens. At the Olympic Training Center Testing Facilities we can give an athlete a great foundation to their future, be they junior athletes or world class athletes.
The become a Champion, it requires first class training facilities and surroundings. Here at Vuokatti in October we are among the first countries worldwide to have an outdoor ski track open. Skiing threw the year on real snow is not a challenge for us, because we have one of the worlds longest indoor ski tunnels that is open all year round. To those who wish to train outside during the summer season, we have extremely versatile outdoor skiing tracks to provide you the best training conditions possible.
Physically versatile and demanding training is one of the cornerstones to become a stronger athlete. The alternating terrain right outside the training center and the natural height differences will make sure you can make each workout as demanding as you need and meet your workouts goals. You can also find variation for your workouts from outside your own sport.
Vuokatti Sport is the official training center for Finnish Nordic Combined national team
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The overall length of the trail Vuokatti trail network (lower and higher terrain) is 150 kilometres, of which 120 kilometres are fixed up every winter for both kinds of skiing. There are 32 kilometres of lit-up trails in Vuokatti. The lights are not turned on if the temperature is -20˚C or below. Lights turn on at 07:00 am and turn off at 9:30pm. The routes of both the lower and higher terrain start from the Vuokatti Hall car park. To improve safety we use wider trails in downhill.
The lower terrain of Vuokatti Sport
The routes of the lower terrain mainly go through dry forest terrain. The small hills are relatively steep, but still short enough for enjoyable skiing. In the Hiihtomaa ski centre of the lower terrain of the Sports Institute, you can learn skiing techniques and go downhill, either with skis or with other devices.
The trails of the fell, i.e. the higher terrain
The higher terrain trails go through a demanding fell landscape where the height differentials are large; as much as 165 metres. There are trekking routes or racing trails of 5–30 kilometres to choose from. From the basic network, there are connecting trails to the accommodation companies in the Vuokatti area and an ice trail to Sotkamo. In Sotkamo, the skiing is on the trails of Hiukka, and there are also routes to choose from to the travel companies to the east and south of Sotkamo. Rest opportunities along the trail network are offered by the huts and lean-tos marked on the trail map.
Aurinkolatu Sun skiing tour
Vaarankylä Cross Country tour
Jäätiö fitness track
No need to say that winter’s harvest is seeded in summer when it comes to jump training. In Vuokatti, that’s not only a nice PRquota but scientifically proven truth. A truth you can instantly find out – thanks to our exclusive computer based instant feedback system JUMP (Joint Ultimate Measuring Program / HS100 & HS 35), that’s sending and evaluating jumper’s data in real time.
Vuokatti Sport ski jumping hills are used in throughout the year.
HS14, HS 35 and HS 54 Ski Jumps
The ski jumping complex, which consist of four hills.
Location: across the road from the parking lot of Vuokattihalli sports complex. There is a lift installed there.
Ski jumping hill HS100 is just renovated and located up at the top of the hill distance about 3 km from Vuokatti Sport
Hill size: HS 100
K-point: 90 m
Hill record: 105,5 m (Taku Takeuchi )
Summer record: 103,5 m (Janne Ahonen , 01.08.2007, N-FIN)
Women’s Hill record: 99,0 m (Daniela Iraschko-Stolz , 13.03.2001, EYOF)
We recommend you to book the sessions in advance. Agree on bookings and participation in ski jumping sessions on the hotel reception of Vuokatti Sport Institute. Fee 22 euros/person/day. The responsible of ski jumps
Our test centre offers a wide range of different kinds of testing services for your own needs when you want to monitor progress and improve your well-being. The selection includes body composition measurement, different kinds of endurance fitness tests, muscle fitness tests, Huco Sport profiles and, as a new one, Firstbeat measurement.
We make use of testing services in individual coaching, as well as in the well-being at work coaching for companies. On the basis of the measurements, it is possible to provide a tailor-made service and training programmes to ensure development for our customers. With the aid of the testing, you learn to utilise test results in training and the monitoring tests offer an excellent tool for keeping track of development.
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Vuokatti Sport offers the snow conditions for cross-country skiing 365 days a year. The world’s first cross-country ski tunnel is 1.2 km long and makes summer training possible on a well-kept trail that follows the terrain of Vuokatti with its uphills and downhills. The trail suits both classic and skate skiing. Thanks to the even temperature of the tunnel, training is also possible during the cold days of winter.
In addition to the ski tunnel it is also possible to ski outside starting 10th of October every year because that’s when we open the first snow track! So remember 10-10-10, 10th of October 10 o’clock! Every year!
Ski tunnel opens on Mon 1st Jun at 9:00 and is open every day until 10th Oct at 9-18.
Exception: tunnel is closed for maintenance: 15.-16.6, 10.-11.8, 7.-8.9. and 5.-6.10.
Tunnel and First Snow Track are open from 10th Oct every day at 8-19.
Ski tunnel + First snow track (starting 10th October)
Day ticket 20€ adult and 10€ child (4-11)
5 days ticket: 80€ adult and 40€ child
“Test Round” in the ski tunnel 10€. This includes full equipment (skis, boots and poles) and one lap of skiing in the tunnel. Valid during the opening hours of the ski tunnel.
-50% off from the Day Ticket for those who are accommodating in Vuokatti Sport
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Ski Tunnel/ First Snow Track
In Vuokatti, the roller-skiing circuit is next to the ski tunnel and links up with the walking and cycling routes, so combined training is easy. Endurance can be worked on by going up to Vuokatinvaara to a height of 130 metres or by combining roller-skiing with a hiking route in the spectacular landscapes of Vuokatti. The roller-skiing circuit also passes in front of the biathlon stadium, which makes it possible to do biathlon training.
The roller-skiing circuit:
The Vuokatinvaara ascent:
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2. Ski tunnel
12. Roller-skiing circuit
15. Biathlon stadium