The magical winter of Posio starts when the first snow falls, usually in November or December. Posio is a highland area, which allows a snow cover for up to 200 days a year.

Opportunities for skiing in Posio are vast and versatile. There are altogether 70 kilometers of skiing tracks around the area for skiers of all experience levels. 23 km of the tracks are lit. In early spring, the “sunshine ski tracks” circling on frozen lakes are opened and maintained. Special wilderness ski tracks lead you into the frost decorated Karitunturi and Riisitunturi fell regions.

Here you can see all our skiing tracks on a map and when they have been maintained

Maintenance info

Skiing season 2020-2021 is ongoing!

TrackStyle*Open/will be openedMaintenance
Kotivaara track (5 km)F+COpenWhole season
Pentik-Kirintövaara track (13 km back and forth)F+COpenWhole season
Kirintövaara track (fitness track 3 km + competition track 2 km)F+COpenWhole season
Kirintövaara- Himmerki track (8 km back and forth)F+COpen
Karitunturi track (15 km back and forth)F+COpen
Lake Posionjärvi sunshine track (10 km)COpen
Turjanvaara sunshine track (10 km)F+COpen
Riisin rykäsy track (14,3 km )COpen
*F=free/skating, C=traditional/cross-country

Track descriptions

Track Difficulty levelInquiriesDescription
Kotivaara track (5 km)MediumEsa Väinämö +358 40 8012 270The starting points for this partly lit track are the sports field or Pentik. The route travels via Pentik to the Kotivaara Hill and returns to the sports field. It s a demanding track for fitness skiers.
Pentik – Kirintövaara track (13 km back and forth)EasyEsa Väinämö +358 40 8012 270The lit route to Kirintövaara starts from the Kotivaara trail next to Pentik. The trail is a good practice ground for fitness skiers. A connection track to Holiday Village Himmerki also connects with this trail.
Kirintövaara track (fitness track 3 km + competition track 2 km)DemandingEsa Väinämö +358 40 8012 270Partly lit circle track.
Kirintövaara – Himmerki track (8 km back and forth)EasyEsa Väinämö +358 40 8012 270Good practice track for fitness skiers. This track connects Kirintövaara to Himmerki.
Karitunturi track (15 km back and forth)MediumEsa Väinämö +358 40 8012 270Karitunturi ski trail is usually opened late winter. It starts from the Pentik – Kirintövaara track near Kirintövaara. It is a demanding practice track for fitness skiers.
Lake Posionjärvi sunshine track (10 km)EasyOiva Soudunsaari +358 400 305 843The track is usually opened in February, and is maintained by a group of volunteers. Walking dogs is permitted on this track.
Turjanvaara sunshine track (10 km)MediumEsa Väinämö +358 40 8012 270The track is usually opened late winter (week. It starts from the Pentik – Kirintövaara trail and circles via Turjanvaara Fell to Himmerki (and onwards to Kirintövaara). This track can also be skied as a circle route of about 20 km.
Riisin rykäsy track (14,3 km)MediumTourist info +358 44 7674 218This partial circle track is opened usually in February (week 8). The track passes through the beautiful wilderness sceneries of Riisitunturi National Park. Read a detailed description of the track here.

Additional information

Ski Rental

Rent a cross-country skiing set for both traditional and skating styles.

Contact:

Includes skis, poles and boots for one day

15 €

Holiday Village Himmerki

Skiing tracks on the Excursion Map

Please click here.

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