Vuokatti Ski Tunnel 1,2 / 2,4 km, Vuokatti Finland

Cross-Country Skiing · Kainuu
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crosscountry skiing technique
skating, klassisch
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.2 km
Duration
0:14 h
Ascent
6 m
Descent
1 m
Public transport friendly klassisch skating Stage tour Family friendly Insider tip Handicapped accessible

Vuokatti Sport offers snow conditions for cross-country skiing 365 days a year. The world's first Ski Tunnel for indoor skiing was opened in 1998.

The world’s first cross-country ski tunnel is 1.2 km long and makes summer training possible on a well-kept trail that follows the terrain of Vuokatti with its uphills and downhills. The trail suits for both classic and skating. Thanks to the even temperature of the tunnel, training is also possible during the severe frosts of the winter.

Ski Tunnel is Vuokatti’s crazy innovation, which, however, gained recognition all around the world. Vuokatti Sports Institute uses it nowadays as one of the training venues. High-standard conditions inside the tunnel allow skiing all year round. No wonder that Vuokatti has become a popular summer destination among cross-country ski and biathlon champions.

 

Author’s recommendation

The kick-off of the XC skiing season in Vuokatti takes place every year on 10 October at 10 am when the First snow track is opened. Come and try the exotic experience of skiing indoors and outdoors!

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easy
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164 m
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Equipment

Ski styles: free and classic

Tips, hints and links

Vuokatti Sport

Start

Vuokatinhovintie 2, 88610 Vuokatti (164 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
64.140635, 28.291279
UTM
35W 562838 7113322

Destination

Vuokatinhovintie 2, 88610 Vuokatti

Turn-by-turn directions

The ski pass to the ski tunnel can be purchased at the tunnel, Vuokatti Sports Institute reception, Vuokattihalli cafe and in the Intersport in Vuokatti.

Air and snow conditions in the ski tunnel are maintained by using the latest computer technology. The temperature is maintained at -5 – -9 degrees, but if needed, it can be dropped to -18 degrees. The air renovation cycle is 4 hours and all the tracks are groomed by machines. The snow machines inside the tunnel can make new snow, if needed.

  • Temperature -5 – -9 °C
  • Length 1.2 km (circuit 2.4 km)
  • Width 8 m
  • Height differential of the tunnel (HD) 18 m
  • Total climb (TC) 51 m/2.4 km
  • A fixed timing system for speed training
  • Open from June 4th to December, from morning to evening and also during the severe frosts of mid-winter ( -15 °C and colder)

Public transport

Public transport friendly

During the winter season, skiers are served by a free Vuokatti bus www.vuokatti.fi 

There are buses running between Kajaani and Sotkamo along the road past Vuokatti Sports Institute.

Getting there

Follow the instructions to the Vuokatti Sports Institute. Address: Vuokatinhovintie 2, 88600 Vuokatti. 

Parking

Free parking outside

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Author
Pasi Korhonen
Updated: 2019-05-22

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