Skiing season is on!

Versatile skiing tracks in the natural surroundings of Salpausselkä area are unique in the whole Finland. Close to Lahti and Hollola there are over 180 kilometres of maintained and partly lit skiing tracks available.

There are also 2 ski centres in the area. Messilä Ski Centre is the largest ski resort in southern Finland and perfect for families.

Salpausselkä cross-country skiing tracks on a map

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.

Where to park for Salpausselkä ski tracks

The closest ski track from hotels in Lahti is located at the Lahti Sports Centre, right by the ski jumps. Altogether there are over 1,000 kilometres of ski tracks in the Lahti region.

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. Skiers can also utilise the services of Lahti swimming hall located in the vicinity of the Sports Centre.

Ski Rentals

CustomSki rental close to ski jumps, Lahti

SkiMac rental in Messilä ski resort, Hollola

You can rent skis, downhill skiing equipment, snowshoes and other snow sports equipment at SkiMac in Messilä, 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 resorts – Vierumäki and Pajulahti

Great sports facilities, instruction from professionals, meals cooked ready and sufficient rest – couldn’t sound better! Vierumäki Sports Institute and Pajulahti Sports Centre located within 30 Minute drive from the Lahti city center, provide great settings for individual training as well as instructed sports holidays.

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Skiing in Vierumäki

Skiing in Pajulahti

Downhill skiing – 15 slopes ready for you!