13 well-groomed versatile Vuokatti slopes guarantee fun for all the family. For beginners we recommend staring on an easy Tenavarinne trail. Experienced sportsmen can choose Olympiakatti, SuperPipe and SlopeStyle slope that correspond to all international competition standards. Vuokatti Snowboarding Tunnel is open all year round.
Two Vuokatti Rental Offices are situated on the West North slopes, at lower stations. In the same buildings you can find equipment maintenance services and SportShop with all necessary clothes and equipment of best sport brands are in sale.
Experienced professional instructors from Vuokatti Ski School will guide the beginners through their first moves on the slope and share their tips for improving the technique with frequent guests of ski resorts. Vuokatti Ski School also specializes on providing trainings for disabled people.
À la Katti and Pirtti restaurants, Hesburger and Ripa’s Kuppila are at you service to make sure you don’t get hungry or tired on the slopes.
The biathlon stadium of Vuokatti is in use in both the summer and the winter. On the 50m range, there are 33 shooting places, it is lit up and its automatic target systems are equipped with lead catchers which collect the bullets shot. For the use of people who are physically disabled or visually impaired, a 20-lane target apparatus is available if required, equipped with air-rifle targets and lead catchers. Both the ranges meet the requirements of the IBU and IPC for competitions. The development area related to the Clubavana shooting range is the construction of a smaller, 5-lane 50m shooting range for practice use next to the exit of the ski tunnel.
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.
On 10.10. every year at 10 am we open the first snow trail.
The earlier you get to train on real snow, the better the training of the winter season will be. In Vuokatti, the first snow track goes around the biathlon range, from which there is a direct connection to the ski tunnel. Tens of thousands of cubic metres of snow are stored every year for the first snow track and for making repairs necessitated by possible rains. In this way, the maximum effectiveness is obtained from training on real snow. After the opening of the first snow track, the hiking routes of Vuokatti are still snow-free, so combining the morning ski training with a round of Nordic walking, for example, makes training diverse.
When the first snow track opens at 10th of October the length is about 1.5 km. From that we continue making the track longer and longer and in its entirety, the length of the first snow track is as much as 9-10 km, weather permitting.
At the moment we have 3 km of first snow track open, check the following map!
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
The varying terrain of Vuokatti provides an outstanding environment for walking and running training and various kinds of tests. The Vuokatinvaara route, Tour de Vuokatti, is Vuokatti’s most popular cross-country running testing site in the summer. During the summer, the trail network of Vuokatti serves as good jogging/mountain biking routes. Its overall length is 150 kilometres. There are 32 kilometres of lit-up trails in Vuokatti.
-The Vuokatinvaara route, Tour de Vuokatti, 5.2 km
-Height differential (HD) 166 m
-Total climb (TC) 243 m
-Routes range from easy to demanding, all the way up to a route of 12 km that goes around 13 fells.
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.
The two halfpipes of Vuokatti make practising snowboarding possible all year round. The pipe of the indoor hall is slightly smaller than the outdoor pipe and therefore excellent for learning snowboarding and refining tricks. Nearly all of Finland’s best snowboarders have sprung out of the pipes of Vuokatti: Peetu Piiroinen, Markus Malin and Enni Rukajärvi. The halfpipe, which meets the Olympic criteria, international-level coaches and fantastic training conditions make Vuokatti a training place for the present and the future.
The halfpipe outside:
Wall height 6.5 m
Length 120 m
Width 20 m
Gradient 19 degrees
The halfpipe in the snowboarding tunnel:
Length 50 m
Width 15 m
Gradient 14 degrees
Temperature -8 °C
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