Introduction to cross-country skiing!

Saariselkä is a cross-country skier’s paradise, and with the help of our professional ski instructors, learning is safe and fun! You can easily get to Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort with SkiBus or by foot – and once you get to the Service Centre, our staff will help you all the way. Our certified ski instructors guide you from selecting and using the equipment to learning traditional style technique and giving tips on how to keep practicing on your own.

Know before you go

The cross-country skiing group lesson is suitable for beginners only. 

Please make sure you arrive to the Service Centre minimum 40 minutes before the lesson if you need equipment. If you have your own equipment, you will meet our instructor outside in front of the Service Centre next to "Hiihtokoulu" sign 5 minutes before the start of the lesson.

What do I need to bring?

Participants are expected to have suitable winter clothing and gloves for active winter sports. Snow wear (overalls, jackets and pants) are available for rent and beanies, gloves and balaclavas are for sale at our Ski Shop for an extra fee.



1 hour and 30 minutes

Booking in advance

1 day



Minimum age




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