The overall length of the trail Vuokatti trail network (lower and higher terrain) is 150 kilometres, of which 120 kilometres are fixed up every winter for both kinds of skiing. There are 32 kilometres of lit-up trails in Vuokatti. The lights are not turned on if the temperature is -20˚C or below. The routes of both the lower and higher terrain start from the Vuokatti Hall car park. To improve safety we use wider trails in downhill.
The lower terrain of Vuokatti Sport
The routes of the lower terrain mainly go through dry forest terrain. The small hills are relatively steep, but still short enough for enjoyable skiing. In the Hiihtomaa ski centre of the lower terrain of the Sports Institute, you can learn skiing techniques and go downhill, either with skis or with other devices.
The trails of the fell, i.e. the higher terrain
The higher terrain trails go through a demanding fell landscape where the height differentials are large; as much as 165 metres. There are trekking routes or racing trails of 5–30 kilometres to choose from. From the basic network, there are connecting trails to the accommodation companies in the Vuokatti area and an ice trail to Sotkamo. In Sotkamo, the skiing is on the trails of Hiukka, and there are also routes to choose from to the travel companies to the east and south of Sotkamo. Rest opportunities along the trail network are offered by the huts and lean-tos marked on the trail map.
Vuokatti Sport offers the snow conditions for cross-country skiing 365 days a year. 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 both traditional and skate skiing. Thanks to the even temperature of the tunnel, training is also possible during the severe frosts of the winter.
Ski Tunnel/ First Snow Trail
On 10.10. every year at 10 am we open the first snow trail.
The earlier you get to train on real snow, the better the training of the winter season will be. In Vuokatti, the first snow trail goes around the biathlon range, from which there is a direct connection to the ski tunnel. Tens of thousands of cubic metres of snow are stored every year for the first snow trail and for making repairs necessitated by possible rains. In this way, the maximum effectiveness is obtained from training on real snow. After the opening of the first snow trail, the hiking routes of Vuokatti are still snow-free, so combining the morning ski training with a round of Nordic walking, for example, makes training diverse.
The first part of the trail at the moment that it is opened is in the terrain of the biathlon stadium, with a length of about 1.5 km. In its entirety, the length of the first snow trail is as much as 9-10 km, weather permitting.
Ski tunnel/first snow trail, tel. +358 44 414 8812, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
No need to say that winter’s harvest is seeded in summer when it comes to jump training. In Vuokatti, that’s not only a nice PRquota but scientifically proven truth. A truth you can instantly find out – thanks to our exclusive computer based instant feedback system JUMP (Joint Ultimate Measuring Program / HS100 & HS 35), that’s sending and evaluating jumper’s data in real time.
Vuokatti Sport ski jumping hills are used in throughout the year.
HS14, HS 35 and HS 54 Ski Jumps
The ski jumping complex, which consist of four hills.
Location: across the road from the parking lot of Vuokattihalli sports complex. There is a lift installed there.
Ski jumping hill HS100 is just renovated and located up at the top of the hill distance about 3 km from Vuokatti Sport
Hill size: HS 100
K-point: 90 m
Hill record: 105,5 m (Taku Takeuchi )
Summer record: 103,5 m (Janne Ahonen , 01.08.2007, N-FIN)
Women’s Hill record: 99,0 m (Daniela Iraschko-Stolz , 13.03.2001, EYOF)
Book the sessions in advance. Agree on bookings and participation in ski jumping sessions on the hotel reception of Vuokatti Sport Institute. The responsible of ski jumps
In Vuokatti, the roller-skiing circuit is next to the ski tunnel and links up with the walking and cycling routes, so combined training is easy. Endurance can be worked on by going up to Vuokatinvaara to a height of 130 metres or by combining roller-skiing with a hiking route in the spectacular landscapes of Vuokatti. The roller-skiing circuit also passes in front of the biathlon stadium, which makes it possible to do biathlon training.
The roller-skiing circuit:
The Vuokatinvaara ascent:
The varying terrain of Vuokatti provides an outstanding environment for walking and running training and various kinds of tests. The Vuokatinvaara route, Tour de Vuokatti, is Vuokatti’s most popular cross-country running testing site in the summer. During the summer, the trail network of Vuokatti serves as good jogging/mountain biking routes. Its overall length is 150 kilometres. There are 32 kilometres of lit-up trails in Vuokatti.
-The Vuokatinvaara route, Tour de Vuokatti, 5.2 km
-Height differential (HD) 166 m
-Total climb (TC) 243 m
-Routes range from easy to demanding, all the way up to a route of 12 km that goes around 13 fells.
The biathlon stadium of Vuokatti is in use in both the summer and the winter. On the 50m range, there are 33 shooting places, it is lit up and its automatic target systems are equipped with lead catchers which collect the bullets shot. For the use of people who are physically disabled or visually impaired, a 20-lane target apparatus is available if required, equipped with air-rifle targets and lead catchers. Both the ranges meet the requirements of the IBU and IPC for competitions. The development area related to the Clubavana shooting range is the construction of a smaller, 5-lane 50m shooting range for practice use next to the exit of the ski tunnel.