Skiing season is here!

The first snow ski track in Lah­ti is now open. On winter season there are over 180 kilometres of maintained and partly lit skiing tracks available in Lahti and Hollola, in the area of Salpausselkä.

There are also 2 downhill skiing centres in the Lahti region – Messilä Ski Centre is the largest ski resort in southern Finland and perfect for families.

First snow ski track in Lahti

Lahti’s first snow ski track at the foot of the jumping hills is now available for skiers. With last winter’s snow, the length of the ski route is about 2 kilometers, but as the winter progresses, more ski kilometers are added quickly.

The outdoor recreational area of Salpausselkä has several maintained exercise trails and an extensive network of forest paths. Ski tracks of city of Lahti and municipality of Hollola are connected on Salpausselkä Ski route network. Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark – Landscape created by water. Read the story of the best-known geological entity of Finland.

Salpausselkä cross-country skiing tracks on a map

Where to park?

When arriving by car to first snow ski track in Lahti, the easiest way to park is at Suurmäenkatu parking place near the ski jump and at the old racetrack in Lahti.

Later on winter season:

Skier's services at Lahti Sports Centre

Changing rooms and showers at Lahti Sports Centre are available for skiers. Changing rooms are open on Mon–Fri 08:00–20:00 and Sat–Sun 09:00–15:00. The facilities are located in the main grandstand building of the Lahti Stadium, address Salpausselänkatu 8, 15110 Lahti.

Please note, there is no ski track connection from Lahti sports centre to first ski track. You can either walk with skies to the foot of theski jumping hills or drive by car to direct to Suurmäenkatu parking.

Ski Rentals

CustomSki rental close to ski jumps, Lahti

SkiMac rental in Messilä ski resort, Hollola

You can rent skis, downhill skiing equipment, snowshoes, fatbikes and other snow sports equipment also at High Hill Adventure rental,  Sportif Proshop in Vierumäki and Kitetirri Outdoors in Salpausselkä Park. All these service providers are located close to skiing tracks and can help you with routes too.

Skier's sports resort – Vierumäki

Hiihto-opasteet Vierumäellä

Great sports facilities, instruction from professionals, meals cooked ready and sufficient rest – couldn’t sound better! Vierumäki Sports Institute located within 40 Minute drive from the Lahti city center, provides great settings for individual training as well as instructed sports holidays.

The season for cross-country skiing starts at Vierumäki on Nov 18, 2023.


More about Vierumäki

Downhill skiing next to Lahti

Slopes in Messilä Ski Centre and in Purnu Ski Resort are perfect for the whole family. Altogether 15 slopes in Messilä and in Purnu. Welcome to enjoy!

Messilä Ski Centre

10 slopes and 70 km of ski tracks – Messilä is the largest ski centre in Southern Finland. The charming Messilä manor is the heart of the ski centre, and a great view opens up towards Lake Vesijärvi from the top of the slope. Ski school, ski rental, hotel and cottage accommodation and restaurants also available. Messilä is located within 10 minutes drive from Lahti.

Address: Messiläntie 308, 15980 Messilä

More about Messilä

Purnu Ski Resort, Hartola

Purnu ski resort in Hartola is a 100-metre-high ski resort for the whole family. In addition to the slopes, there are lit ski routes and a caravan park.

Address: Tohtaantie 68, 19600 Hartola

Purnu (only in Finnish, sorry)