Independence Day at Pyhä

It is time to wax skis and snowboards and hit the slopes again for the first time after the summer break. Weekend around Finland´s Independence day is full of snow safety and freeride workshops, program for kids, live music and happy get-togethers. Check all the events below the image.

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6.12.2024 - 8.12.2024
Pyhä Ski Resort

Kultakeronkatu 21
98530 Pyhätunturi

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The Freeride Festival arrives in the fell, delighting winter enthusiasts with a two-day film festival. The Freeride Festival's film afternoon takes place indoors at the Naava Nature Center auditorium on Friday, December 8, starting at 4 PM. Afternoon films are free, and all ages are welcome. On Saturday evening, December 9, starting at 8:30 PM, films will be screened at the magical outdoor cinema of Tajukangas. Karhu Bar serves drinks during the screening. The show is free, with an age limit of 18+.

On Independence Day, December 6, the slopes are open extendedly until 6 PM. The traditional evening torchlight skiing will be held on Wednesday, led by the Pyhätunturi Ski School in the Polar slope (4) after the slopes close at 6 PM. Everyone is welcome to participate, and the youngest participants will receive a battery-lighted torch. Skiers gather at Carlsberg house at 5:15 PM.

The hottest ski equipment innovations are on display at the Test Center in front of the Lower ski rental shop on Friday and Saturday. Pick up the equipment for free testing and enjoy a few slopes. Salomon, Atomic, PuSu, Faction, and Black Crows will be present.

There are various free slope adventure programs for the whole family during the long weekend. Join a slalom race or practice beacon use with the instructor's guidance. Check the event calendar below for more details and timings.

Buy your lift tickets in advance from our online store and head straight to the slopes without going through the ticket booth.