Levi Ski Resort also offers ski touring enthusiasts routes for safe adventuring in the fell. Ski touring routes are not located far from the slopes or in avalanche terrain. Outside the opening hours of the slopes and lifts, snow groomers and snowmobiles move and work on the slopes, so always follow the marked ski touring routes and their opening hours (ski touring and skiing outside the marked opening hours is prohibited for safety reasons). Ski touring is always at your own risk.
Levi Ski Resort offers five different ski touring routes. One of the routes, next to lift nro 6, R.3 route, is open and available 24 hours a day. There will be a start sign at the starting point of each ski touring route (will be installed 2/2022), where you can see a description of the route, opening hours and a slope map. Read below the ski touring instructions and route descriptions. The routes have been planned together with Arto Majava and Saana Saltevo.
Ski touring routes have been opened for the season 2022-2023:
The route is open daily from 09:30 to 22:00. You can ski down the Front Slopes until 10 pm. In other mainteined slope areas, skiing is only allowed according to the opening hours of the slopes.
R.1 leaves directly behind Zero Point on the right-side of the lower station of Express lift. The route follows the bottom of the summer toboggan run all the way to the upper station of the Express lift. From here the route continues next to the Front Slopes' pome lift, on the right-side of the North chairlift. Restaurant Horizont is the first end-point of the Front Slopes' ski touring route. From here you can enjoy the descent down the Front Slope.
If you want to continue ski touring, the route continues from Restaurant Horizont towards the top on the right side of the transition route and towards the top of the lift nro 3. After passing the upper station og lift nro 3, the route continues towards the lower station of lift nro 4. The route runs alongside the lift nro 4, from the right side of the slope and follows the transition route 1-5 right side to the top, passing the upper station of lift nro 5. The route continues all the way towards the upper station of the lift nro 7, the Gondola2000 lift and the West chairlift. Download the gpx trace here.
Route is open 24h. When the Free Ski areas and slopes 6.3 and 6.4 are "unmaintained free ski slopes", it is permitted to ski down to these 24 hours. In other maintained slope areas, skiing is only allowed according to the opening hours of the slopes.
The ski touring route R.2 starts right side from the lower station of Taalo´s pome lift, continuing all the way to the upper station of the pome lift. The route continues along the left side of the large pit, along the power line. The route deviates from the R.3 route to the right after the pit and continues as its own route on the left side of slope 6.4., all the way to the intersection of 6.3. and 6.2. slopes where the route ends.
From here you can ski down either the skiers right in the Free Ski area when it is open or on slopes 6.3 and 6.4 when they are open as "free ski slopes". Download the gpx trace here.
The route is open 24 hours a day throughout the season. In maintained slope areas, skiing is only allowed according to the opening hours of the slopes.
The ski touring route R.3 starts right side from the lower station of Taalo´s pome lift, continuing all the way to the upper station of the pome lift. The route continues along the left side of the large pit, from where the route ascends to the power line before the pit. From the end of the pit the route continues along the power line to the right, along the old cross-country ski trail. The route rises almost to the intersection of the snowmobile route. About 200m before the intersection the route curves to the right, in a sparse and almost open forest. From the old cross-country ski trail, the route runs diagonally towards the snowmobile tracks as well as the mast. When the route comes closely to the snowmobile track, the route turns up and begins to follow the snowmobile route as its own path towards the mast. Near the mast, about 100m before, the route crosses the snowmobile track, 7.1. slope, as well as a snow fence. After crossing the slope, the route ascends to the right side of the area towards the upper station at the top of the lift nro 7, where the route ends. Download the gpx trace here.
The South Point's ski touring route is open from 9:30 to 18:00, as are the the slopes and lifts. In maintained slope areas, skiing is only allowed according to the opening hours of the slopes.
Route R.4 starts from the lower station of the Leevilandia's pome lift, on right side of 8.1 slope towards and the new service hall, Service Point. From the hall, the route passes into the woods, rising slightly to the right, taking the direction of the 7B.3 slope. The route reaches and crosses the 8.1 transition route, continuing to the right side of 8.2 slope. At the end point of the 8.2 slope, the route continues between the 8.2 and 7B.3 slopes towards the upper station of lift nro 8. From the upper station of the lift nro 8, the route crosses the intersection of the 7.5 slope and the 7.4 slope. Route R.4 continues in the open terrain towards the upper station of the South chairlift, turning to the right of the snow/wind fence, where the South Point route ends.
If you prefer, you can also go uphill from the upper station of the South chairlift. The route continues behind the snow/wind fence of the South chairlift below the transition route 8-10 towards the lift nro 7, West chairlift and Gondola2000 end point, towards the top of Levi, where the route ends. Download the gpx trace here.
The Gondola ski touring route is open according to the lifts and slopes opening hours from 09:30 to 18:00. In maintained slope areas, skiing is only allowed according to the opening hours of the slopes.
Route R.5 starts on the right side of the lower station of the Gondola 2000 lift, following the “service road” along the right side of the road. The route ascends along the road towards the Home of Quattro sign, following the right side of the forest. From the front of the Home of Quattro sign, the route continues from the right side of the G.1 slope, all the way to the slope area of the West chairlift.
Near the intersection of the W.3 slope, the route crosses the G.1 slope and sets out to follow the new Santa’s Cabin downhill biking route towards Santa’s Cabin. From Santa's Cabin, the route runs along the old slope to the top of the Gondola2000 lift. From here, the route ascends the last steep section towards the top of the Gondola2000 lift on the right side of the snow/wind fence all the way to the upper station of the Gondola2000 lift, where the route ends. Download the gpx trace here.
Ski touring on marked slopes is prohibited.
Find out if ski touring is allowed in the ski resort area.
Use only the routes indicated by the ski resort to ascend.
Follow the rules, warnings and regulations of the ski resort.
Do not disturb those who ski the slope with your actions.
When ski touring, you always move at your own risk and are obliged to keep clear of others.
Make sure you are seen. Use light at dusk and in the dark.
Pets are not allowed on the slopes.
Do not move on a closed slope.
It is forbidden to move on the slope outside the opening hours.
You can download the map here.
The Zero Point rental shop offers wide freeski skis for freeskiing for powder and off-piste skiing. Climbing skins can also be rented on some ski models equipped with freeski bindings, which allow you to climb the fell. The design and features of the skis make it easier to ski, especially in deep and soft snow. Ask more about ski touring courses at Levi Ski School and get to know the Free Ski slopes and equipment safely with the guidance of the ski school.