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Pallas Ski Resort Guide

Pallas, Finland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Highest Lift807m
Resort Height467m
 Nearest AirportKittilä
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Pallas concentrates more on cross-country skiing than downhill, yet it boasts the second greatest vertical drop in Finland with a maximum 340m descent, which only Ylass of the other 120 centres can beat. The Finnish Tourist Association built a splendid functionalist style hotel in 1938. Aulis Hämäläinen designed this first fell hotel in the country and Alvar Aalto designed its furnishings. In the winter, reindeer brought tourists to the hotel.

During the war, from 1941 – 1944, the splendid hotel at Pallas was a holiday place for German soldiers until they blew it up in October 1944 during their retreat. The new Hotel Pallas, designed by Jouko Ylihannu, was opened in the spring 1948. There is a four-km climb from Hotel Pallas to the peak of the most majestic 807m high Taivaskero Fell. It was here that the Helsinki Olympic torch, symbolising the rays of the midnight sun, was lit on 6 July 1952. The torch was carried by 1,680 relay runners from Pallas to Helsinki – the number of runners tells you just how long the journey is. Paavo Nurmi lit the flame in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium thirteen days later.


The Finnish ski resort of Pallas is at an altitude of 467m.

Pallas has direct access to 9 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate..


Pallas offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Pallas is highly rated by Snowboarders.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Pallas?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Pallas.

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Ski Area Stats

Pallas Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Pallas Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift807m
Lowest Piste467m
Resort Altitude (Pallas)467m
Max Vertical340m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Pallas
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Pallas?

This ski resort is in Enontekiö, Tunturi-Lappi, Finland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Pallas is Kittilä, 101 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 2,440 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Pallas open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Pallas, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Pallas Tourist Office for the latest.