In Tampere you can enjoy the winter activities almost at the heart of the city. For example, in Kauppi sports park and in Pyynikki area you can try your skills at cross-country skiing once the snow has fallen. Overall, there are over 80 kilometres of lit ski trails available in the area of Tampere. The up-to-date information about the condition of the ski trails, style (classical/free technique), length and lighting can be found in here (only in Finnish).
From Kauppi sport park area there is an access to a wide network of lit ski trails. From Kauppi you can for example reach Niihama by doing a trip of 4 kilometers along the lit ski trail and pop by the Niihama outdoor hut, which also serves during ski season.
From Lamminpää outdoor hut you can ski along a lit ski trail all the way to Julkujärvi (8,5 kilometres) or ski a little shorter distance at Ikuri area in Virelä’s traditional ski trails.
Around the area of Hervanta and lake Suolijärvi there are also lit ski trails during winter and a you can for example ski around the lake (4 kilometres). Suolijärvi outdoor hut is open during the winter season, so you can also warm yourself up if needed!
In addition to these ski trails, there are a lot of other trails in Tampere area, and you can find all the ski trails in Tampere from the city of Tampere’s website (only in Finnish).
You do not have to settle for flatland in Tampere region, because you can also hit the slopes! Besides the bigger slopes, Hervanta ski resort offers a new free children’s slope for the smallest family members during season 2018-2019. Read more here.
Ellivuori Ski Center, located in Sastamala, offers a versatile selection of slopes and settings for a proper cottage holiday in less than an hour drive from Tampere. Ellivuori has six lit slopes and difficulty from “green” to “black” according to your skills. Ellivuori Resort located in the area offers accommodation, restaurant, wellness and exercise services and a vast selection of entertainment and culture. Read more here.
Sappee is an all-year destination located in Pälkäne, which offers many winter activities such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and sledding. Sappee has twelve slopes including a snow park for all the madcaps! Event centre Huippu offers gigs, food and meeting services during the season. In addition, the resort offers quality and affordable accommodation in cottages and apartment hotels. Read more here.