Experience natural snow
As the old wisdom has it, "Pallas takes your heart but you can always come back". Pallas is the most genuine and traditional fell for downhill skiing and a paradise for travellers who truly want to enjoy their holiday. Our aim is to maintain the natural snow on our slopes rather than producing artificial snow. It feels different to ski on natural snow because it doesn't freeze or chrystallise on the skis like artificial snow. The soil of the slopes is not mechanically treated which makes skiing as natural as possible with all the mounds and shapes in the slope. You can't find an easier and more diversified place for off-piste skiing in Finland! You will only understand the magical power of the national landscape on the spot. Pallas features relaxed get-togehers and laid-back outdoor sports in fresh fell air.
Pallas will be open for winter season 18.2.2017
Pallas Ski Resort
tel. +358 (0)16 323 355
Fly to us!
Kittilä Airport: Levintie 259, 99100 Kittilä, Finland
Kittilä Airport is located approximately 50 minutes from Pallas by car. The best way to reach Lapland Hotel Pallas from the airport is to call a taxi, which can be easily ordered at least one day in advance of arrival by the hotel reception, please call +358 16 323 355. For each flight arriving in Kittilä there is a call taxi service available. The taxis can be found at the front door of the airport, they’ll bring you directly to the main entrance of the hotel. You can book the transportation from Levi taxi beforehand, by calling +358 (0) 200 99800.
A call taxi can also be booked for the return trip from Pallas to the airport.
Arriving by train?
Kolari Railway Station: Asematie 7, 95900 Kolari, Finland
Kolari Railway Station is located approximately 100 kilometers from Pallas. If you arrive by car train, continue in the direction of Muonio (E8) from the station. When arriving at the Muonio village, turn to road 79 towards Rovaniemi. Continue for about 10 kilometers, until the signs show the Pallastunturi to the left. The road continues for 15 kilometers, until you arrive at the intersection with a sign pointing towards Pallastunturi. You’ll reach Lapland Hotel Pallas after driving a further six kilometers.
Train buses go from the railway station to Pallas. The trip from Kolari to Pallas takes approximately 1.5 hours. A more detailed schedule can be found on the Ylläs Express website!
If you arrive at the hotel by taxi from the railway station, the taxi stop is near the main entrance to the railway station.
VR inquiries and reservations
VR Customer service, tel. +358 (0)600 41 900
Open Mon-Sun 07:00 – 22:00
Arriving by car?
If you arrive by car, you’ll see us right at the foot of Pallastunturi fell, here: Pallastunturintie 550, 99330 Pallastunturi, Finland.
If you arrive from the south by road 79, drive for approximately 50 kilometers after passing Kittilä. First you’ll pass Levi and next you’ll arrive at Särkijärvi, where there are signs pointing towards Pallas. Drive the Jerisjärventie road until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and drive for a further 6 kilometers until you arrive an intersection. Turn right and the hotel will be 6 kilometers ahead, at the foot of the fell. If you arrive from the direction of Tornio, when you reach Muonio village, turn onto road 79 towards Rovaniemi. Continue for about 10 kilometers, until the signs show the Pallastunturi to the left. The road continues for 15 kilometers, until you arrive at the intersection with a sign pointing towards Pallastunturi.
You may park your car in the front yard of the hotel. Note that additional parking spaces are available at the back of the hotel. The driveway is on the left side of the hotel.
Ski lifts and slopes
The natural snow slopes in Pallas always open on the school holiday weeks starting from late February. The temperature will remain favourable for the maintenance of the slopes until late in the spring. Depending on the conditions, the lifts will close around 1st May.
Ski lift opening hours 2017
18.2.2017 - 30.4.2017
Open daily 10 am to 5 pm.
You can easily start your climb to the off-piste area from the hotel yard which allows you to ski even outside the lift opening hours!
Ski tracks and slopes
Ski tracks and slopes
The Pallas cross-country skiing tracks wind in the spectacular and unique fell landscape! Downhill skiers will enjoy the slopes and especially the off-piste areas.
- 9 slopes
- total length 12 km
- greatest vertical drop 340 m
- longest run 2400 m
- 2 lifts
Cross-country skiing tracks in Pallas
The cross-country track network in Muonio was established and is maintained in cooperation by local tourism enterprises and the local authorities. They take care of the tracks using appropriate equipment.
The extent of the mechanically maintained track network is some 200 km. Some of the tracks enter the National Park area. Popular cross-country skiing destinations include Nammalkuru, Vuontispirtti, Raattama, Jeris, Olos and Torassieppi. The highlight of spring is to cover the route between Hetta and Pallas. Near the hotel you will also find tracks of 3km, 5km and 10km which are maintained by the hotel staff. The tracks connect the municipalities in Fell Lapland, giving a cross-country skier access to a thousand kilometres of tracks.
Offroad Skiing School
Pallaksen Pöllöt is a genuine fell ski school because we take our visitors outside the tracks and to the most spectacular off-piste areas! Ask for more information!
The track network of some 250km is maintained throughout the winter. Check the latest location of the snow groomer
Going on the hill
Suomi Slalom is a fun downhill skiing competition held on Wednesdays. Come and test your skills in this light-hearted event!
The concept of more than 30 years old is still the biggest skiing event for families in Finland. Suomi Slalom is a unique light-hearted skiing competition for families and friends.
The number of participants has increased every year. Today, the contest has about 10,000 participants per season. In total, the Suomi Slalom Tour reaches up to 50,000 people a year.
There are separate runs for slalom, snowboard and telemark. What makes the contest fun for everyone is the time adjustment factor. The time adjustment factor is defined based on the age, gender and previous wins of the contestant. Consequently, the time adjustment factor for licenced contestants and ski instructors is higher than that of the "ordinary contestants"..
Weekly competitions in Pallas
Suomi Slalom contest is held every Wednesday in Pallas during the spring season. Participation starts at 1pm at the bottom station of the front lift. The contest starts at 2pm in the given location - the time and location of the prize-giving is announced when participating.
Welcome to race in Pallas!