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25/2-4/3/18 Cross country skiing trip to Levi, Finland

Cross country skiing in Levi

Levi in Lapland is the largest ski resort in Finland with 230 Km of cross country ski trails, 18 Km of winter  walking, maintained snow mobile routes as well as 43 downhill pistes.  It offers snow-sure, uncrowded skiing in an area of exceptional natural beauty. Cafes and shelters are spread out around the area.

Every day we will ski in small groups, depending on preference and final numbers, with routes being worked out the evening before.  There will be an opportunity to skate or classic.  Skiers must have a reasonable skiing ability as no instruction will be given. 

For an idea of what the area looks like you can watch the final of the Visma ski classic 2017 which runs for 68km between Yllas and Levi.

Skiing lessons for beginners

Beginners can learn to cross country ski at Levi Ski School.  They offer beginners courses starting on Mondays for 1.5 hours per day for 3 or 5 days.

Costs in 2017 [excluding equipment hire] were:

  • private lesson 1,5 hour 79€/ first person , 31€/ each additional person
  • private lesson 3hour 144€/ first person, 31€/ each additional person
  • 3 day group lesson 103€/ 1 person
  • 5 day group lesson 147€/ 7-11yrs  & 168€/ 12yrs- adult

You can see 2017 costs for equiment hire here.  On Sunday evening you should have time to rent equipment ready for Monday ski school.  There are plenty of flat trails to practice your new skills after lessons.

Accommodation & travel

This trip is arranged through Inghams and the group will stay in the popular The Crazy Reindeer Hotel – in the Flying Reindeer or Crazy Reindeer Rooms.

Flight departs from Gatwick, but is also available from Manchester, and transfer from Kitilla to Levi is approximately 20 minutes.

This hotel offers good value and friendly service. Beautifully decorated guest rooms are located in 3 adjacent buildings/ Guests can pamper themselves in the hotel's spa or relax in the popular après ski bar. The hotel enjoys a quiet wooded location 4 minutes' walk (400m) to the ski lifts and village centre. All bedrooms have: shower, WC, bath & balcony (Flying Reindeer only), telephone, fridge, drying closet (except Flying Reindeer), hairdryer, TV, kettle or coffee-maker, Wi-Fi or cable internet access, There is a small ski room which has two waxing benches.

Extensive buffet breakfast, 3 course dinner, 10 Euro credit towards eating at one of seven à la carte restaurants if guests inform reception the night before they will not be eating the normal half board dinner. Dress code for restaurants: casual.

It is located at the top of the town away from the livelier hotels, but within a 5 minute walk of the two main loipe starting areas.

Cost

You will need to be a LRNSC member to join the trip which costs just £20 per individual or £30 per couple - please join online.

Inghams' package cost: £738.10 per person based on two sharing, which also includes the Club Discount.
Book directly with Inghams quoting your Membership Number to the person detailed in the Membership Benefits sent to you with your membership card.

Register your interest/any questions?

Please contact Debbie Carpenter for further information and to register your interest.

Prefer Akaslompolo in Finland?

See the details of the Club's Akaslompolo trip a few weeks later which is organised by Gerard Ollier.