Levi Ski Resort has been awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland label as a recognition of its valuable and long-term work for sustainable tourism.
Visit Finland has developed the Sustainable Travel Finland programme to help the tourism industry in Finland to adopt sustainable practices. The programme is designed for Finnish tourism companies and destinations to develop more sustainable practices.
Sustainable Travel Finland label is only awarded for those companies and destinations that have undergone the entire Sustainable Travel Finland programme and fulfilled the criteria. The programme requires companies for commitment to develop sustainable tourism, increasing know-how, planning, responsible communication, regular auditing, as well as continuous evaluation and development of operations.
Levi Ski Resort has done long-term work for sustainable tourism for many years, and the environment is one of the main values of the company. Levi Ski Resort has previously been awarded with the international ISO 14001 environment certification as the first ski resort in the Nordic countries. ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized environmental management system that requires the organization to consider all environmental issues relevant to its operations and make a systematic commitment to improve organization’s systems and approach to environmental concerns.
– We are very delighted about the Sustainable Travel Finland label granted to us. The label makes visible the long-term work we have been doing for developing sustainable tourism and our efforts to preserve the arctic nature, comments Mr. Marko Mustonen, Commercial Director at Levi Ski Resort Ltd.
– The northern nature and the vulnerability of the arctic environment are important issues to us, and we want to take responsibility for the wellbeing of our fell and strive to be a pioneer in our operations. Developing sustainable tourism and taking good care of nature are important values for us, that also guide our operations. We want to ensure that our magnificent nature can be enjoyed in the future as well, says Mr. Jouni Palosaari, CEO of Levi Ski Resort Ltd.
Levi Ski Resort is also one of the pilot companies in the Metsähallitus’ project – TOBE Low Carbon. TOBE Low Carbon project promotes ecologically, socially and economically sustainable tourism in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The project creates long-term plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the national park and the surrounding area. The municipality of Kittilä is also currently running a sustainable tourism development project, in which Visit Levi is also involved. The goal of the Levi Tourism Region is to become a Sustainable Travel Finland -destination among the first Finnish travel destinations.
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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. www.levi.fi
Levi Bike Park turns 15 years old in the upcoming summer. The idea of building a Bike Park to Levi was born on a study trip to Canada, in Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in summer 2005. Next summer, Northern Finland's first Bike Park was built to Levi. Now, Levi Bike Park is one of the most popular biking centers in Finland.
Levi Bike Park, Lapin ensimmäinen ja vanhin pyöräparkki, kasvatti tänä kesänä suosiotaan huimasti tehden kävijäennätyksen. Kesällä juhlittiin Levi Bike Parkin 15-vuotis synttäreitä rennossa synttäriviikonlopussa kampia pyörittäen ja tämän lisäksi Levin suosituin reitti Santa´s Cabin teki paluun uusin muutoksin.
Winter's most amazing and fun children's holiday destination, Levi, offers for the youngest members of the family up to 10 children's slopes, a small Junior park, two kids' areas with indoor daycare places, and a variety of games, activities and competitions in the form of weekly programs for each day of the holiday.
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.
Levi Ski Resort Ltd's major development project, which includes the Levi Glacier Express chairlift and the reformation of the Front Slope profile for Finland's first glacier, are weeks ahead of schedule. The skilled employees of the Levi Ski Resort and the staff from Europe have speeded up the projects considerably.
Levi Ski Resort and Helsinki Snowboarders Association, Helsingin Lumilautailijat ry, have started co-operation. The aim of the co-operation is to promote Finnish snowboarding and, through club co-operation, to offer snowboarders of different levels diverse sports training opportunities in both winter and summer time.