Cross Country Ski School
Lapland is the ideal place either to learn to XC ski or, indeed, to improve your tech-nique. There are thousands of kilometres of maintained tracks here in the height of the skiing season and the season itself is one of the longest in Europe. In addition to the wilderness tracks, Hetta has one 10km-long illuminated ski track which can be used at any time of the day or night. Depending on the level of the group, we will start the ski school either on the illuminated track or on the flat surface of Lake Ounasjarvi.
Within a 2-hour session, most people will be able to learn enough to glide comfortably on their skis on the flat sections and to brave some of the smaller ascents and descents, both in and out of the groomed tracks.
Programme Duration: c. 2 hours
Price Includes: Equipment hire and professional instruction
There are a vast number of cross-country ski trails around Hetta. If you are interested in some guided skiing, we will start by talking with you ahead of time to ascertain your skill levels and interests before agreeing together on the most suitable groomed trails for you. For many people, being accompanied by a guide gives a degree of confidence when heading out into the Arctic nature - and we can help you to access or avoid the more challenging hills.
Programme Duration: Our standard ski mornings or afternoons normally last c. 4 hours and cost€40 per adult.
Price Includes: equipment hire and professional guiding on the local Hetta-area trails.
The Hetta trail network is maintained by a number of different companies. Information about the most recently groomed tracks can always be found here.
Hetta's downhill ski centre has the perfect slopes for beginner to intermediate skiers. Hence, if there is a skill that you haven't yet tried, or if you want to perfect an existing skill, there are a number of ski instructors who will be more than happy to help you to achieve your goals.
Programme Duration: c. 3 hours
Price Includes: half-day lift pass, equipment hire and professional instruction
Each year in March and April, two large ultra-ski races come to Hetta. One travels between Hetta and Kautokeino in Norway in alternate directions in alternate years and has three different distances classes. One is the last in a series of races held every second day over a period of a week and journeys 80km South from Hetta to Ollos along the route of the Hetta-Pallas-Ollos trail in the National Park.