From the early days of downhill skiing in Finland to the present day

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rinteetjaladut_alakuva.jpgThe rugged and wild landscape of Salla is the birthplace of alpine skiing in Finland. It is here that the first Finnish championships in downhill racing and slalom were organised 70 years ago. In this cradle of skiing, we have been building upon this tradition, making it stronger than ever. The sound expertise we have gained over the years as well as the variety of slopes in Salla offer downhill skiers unique skiing experiences that are hard to replicate anywhere else.

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Professional alpinists from both Finland and abroad use Salla’s challenging racing slope to hone their skills. Finland’s number one skier claims that it is the best slope you can find in Finland. We have no reason to doubt him, since Salla regularly hosts international racing events, including official European Cup races and speed skiing world cup events.

The versatile ski slopes of Salla, meeting alpine standards, are always kept in excellent condition. These slopes, together with the ski trail network of varying levels of difficulty, with rest stops that meander across the beautiful, constantly changing fell scenery have memorable experiences in store for every skier, whether you prefer downhill skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing.

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The first Finnish downhill racing and slalom championships


 

Tourism was already
developing fast in Salla in 1937, when the first Finnish downhill ski
championships took place on old Sallatunturi fell.There were twenty or so competitors
including the country's top skiers, Aarne Valkama and Erkki...