On Saturday 3.12. Levi is celebrating the opening of the new Glacier Express chairlift at Front Slopes. In honor of the opening, there will e.g. be Alpen rinnerieha, demo skis and boards from different brands, and a synchronized skiing show by the Finnish Interski Demo Team. In the coming winter, synchronized skiing will be seen more in Levi in the wake of the Interski 2023 event. Free access to the Glacier Express chairlift during the day.
This winter, the skiing people will be able to travel quickly and in style at Front Slopes, as the new Glacier Express chairlift takes you up to the fell in just a little over 3 minutes. The Glacier Express chairlift is a Doppelmayer D-Line model, a similar chairlift is used in the popular Levi West. With the lift renovation, the Front Slopes have also received a new profile and top-class LED lighting.
The main idea of the Levi Glacier project is to strive for the highest possible efficiency in snow storing, both in terms of energy use, as man and machine work hours. The main goal is to reach the lowest possible snow melting percentage and to maximize snow recycling opportunities from one winter season to the next. As a result of the Glacier project, Levi is able to open the skiing season at the desired time in high-quality conditions, similar to winter, for both skiing enthusiasts and competitive athletes.
The Levi Glacier project is the latest innovation of snow technology and slope construction, and similar has not been seen before in the ski resort industry. The Levi Glacier project involves a substantial total investment of around 7.5 million euros.
Opening program on Saturday 3.12.
10:45 the opening of the new Levi Glacier lift
11:00 opening remarks & Finland's Demo Team synchronized skiing show
11:00 onwards warm soup, coffee and warm juice for the first 500 guests
11:00-15:00 Alpen rinnerieha is an outdoor event where are playful competitions for the whole family
11:00-15:00 Ski Patrol, slope first-aid, Leevi the wolverine and a hybrid snow groomer on the slope area
14:00 Levi Ski Club, Levi Ski School & Levi Snow Sport Academy organizes a playful Mandatum Cup slalom competition
11:00-15:00 Zero Point Rental presents winter cycling and various snowshoes (sliding snowshoes, running snowshoes and snowshoes)
11:00-15:00 Ski and board demo day from different brands, present e.g. PusuSkis, Nitro, Salomon, Atomic, Black Crows, Nordica
Free access to the Glacier Express chairlift for the day
Media and Press
The media and press are welcome to attend the opening of the Glacier Express chairlift and to interview those present. The representatives of Levi Ski Resort are the Chairman of the Board Tarmo Salonen, CEO Jouni Palosaari and Commercial Director Marko Mustonen.
INTERVIEWS AND CONTACT
Jouni Palosaari, CEO, Levi Ski Resort Ltd, email email@example.com
Marko Mustonen, Commercial Director, Levi Ski Resort Ltd, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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Beneath the covers on Levi's slopes awaits an impressive 200,000 cubic meters of snow for the opening of the skiing and cross-country skiing season in October, as well as the Levi World Cup alpine skiing event. The most exciting highlight is the Levi Glacier slope area, which was built in the summer of 2022 and is unique in the world.