Levi opens the ski season and cross-country skiing season first in Finland
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Levi opens the ski season and cross-country skiing season first in Finland

There are only 30 days left for Levi Ski Resort’s ski and cross-country skiing season opening. The Front Slope and cross-country ski track to start on October 7, 2022. The ski season opens with preserved snow at Front Slope and at the beginning of the season, there is a North chairlift in use. As usual, cross-country skiers can open their season at Levi Golf, where the track is about 1.5 km long.

Last spring's preserved snow guarantees an early start of the season for Levi again, there are 65 thousand cubic meters of snow waiting under the covers on the Front Slopes. The opening slope area offers skiing for both enthusiasts and ski clubs, in addition, an early season snow park will be built on the Front Slope for park riders. At the beginning of the season, the North chairlift is in use for the skiers and snowboarders. The newly built Levi Glacier Express chairlift on the Front Slope and the renewed slope base for the Glacier are also almost ready, and the opening of the new lift will be celebrated on December 3, 2022, after the snowmaking is completed on the renewed slope.

The season opening in Levi will enthusiastic skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country skiers to start the winter sports. There will also be Finnish sports stars such as Tanja Poutiainen-Rinne, Kalle Palander, Riitta-Liisa Roponen and Arto Majava. On Friday morning, October 7, 2022, a media event will be held at Front Slope, where the Commercial Director of Levi Ski Resort, Marko Mustonen, and Kalle Palander from Snow Secure will talk about the upcoming Levi Glacier and snow storage technology. New collaborations will be announced at the same event.

- We are looking forward to opening the ski season again at the beginning of October. Levi will once again open the women's slalom world cup in November, and dozens of international training groups are coming to Levi to train before the event. Our work for the early opening of the season is now also reflected in the fact that we are now seen also internationally as an important training resort, especially as the situation in the Alps is difficult due to the melting of the glaciers. We are looking forward to next year as well when we will have the new glacier ready for skiing right from the start of the season, says Jouni Palosaari, CEO of Levi Ski Resort.

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Jouni Palosaari, CEO, Levi Ski Resort Ltd, email jouni.palosaari@levi.fi
Marko Mustonen, Commercial Director, Levi Ski Resort Ltd, email marko.mustonen@levi.fi

Levi Ski Resort Ltd is one of the Nordics’ most popular ski resorts and Finland’s leading year-round activity resort. Levi Ski Resort’s success is built on the resort’s professional staff, advanced technological capabilities and the annual Alpine World Cup races.

Levi Ski Resort’s business operations focus on the sales of ski lift passes, ski school courses, equipment rentals and the sales of quality outdoor clothing via the resort’s own stores. In addition, the affiliated company Levi Restaurants Ltd offers on-piste restaurant services. Levi Restaurants Ltd is part of the Levi Ski Resort Group. Levi Ski Resort has committed to the ISO 14001 environmental system as the first ski resort in the Nordic countries. Respect and care for the arctic environment form the core of the company’s values.

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