WEsayThe perfect Lapland experience with its sensational unspoilt natural scenery and so much to offer on and off the slopes... including Santa!
Whether it's a Santa Break, a Snow adventure, a chance to see the Northern lights, or perhaps just the appeal of skiing a new destination, Yilas really does have something for everyone!
The skies here are particularly clear, and ideal for observing the legendary Northern Lights. The resort is made up of two Lappish villages about 15 minutes apart and connected by a resort shuttle bus: Äkäslompolo where Äkäs Hotel and our cabins are located, and Ylläsjärvi where the Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel enjoys a popular slopeside position.
A wide range of exciting activities are available including horse-riding, arctic ice fishing, snow laser quest, northern lights trips, beginner and intermediate snowshoe safaris, wilderness dinners, fat biking and in December, you can also meet Santa of course!
The apres ski is friendly if not raucous. Ylläs is particularly appealing as an alternative family holiday: a short transfer from Rovaniemi.
For the skier, there are some of Finland’s longest ski slopes within it's largest ski area, as well as some excellent cross-country trails too. The mountain’s two gateways are both 4km from the lifts spanning both sides of the mountain.
Ylläs is an excellent resort for beginners, offering gentle nursery slopes and confidence boosting blue runs. Intermediates can practice their turns on a good choice of red runs, some of which are illuminated and open every evening.
The more experienced could take a guide and head out into some of the most challenging terrain that the mountain has to offer, whilst boarders have plenty to keep their interest with a range of parks and pipes.
What's included in a holiday to Ylläs?
On an Lapland holiday you'll have your flights, transfers and accommodation included. All you'll need to do is decide which activities you want to add on. Skiiers and boarders can add on lift passes, equipment and lessons with us too. Representatives based in Ylläs are also on hand to help you make the most of your Lapland holiday - if you need any advice, tips or assistance while you're away, they will be there to help.
Santa Breaks in Ylläs
3 or 4 night Santa Breaks to visit Santa in Lapland are available in our resorts of Levi and Ylläs in December.
Did you know that if you book a 7 night holiday to Lapland in December you can also visit Santa in his Hideaway? Simply pick up and purchase the 'Santa's Hideaway' excursion at the time of booking and the whole family can enjoy a private meeting with Santa, a gift for children, an afternoon of fun and games including creating Christmas decorations with the Elves and baking gingerbread!
Every 7 night holiday to Lapland departing before Christmas includes a festive feast! For even more festive fun, why not indulge in a reindeer sleigh ride or dash through enchanting snow-laden forests on a snowmobile or husky safari!
New for 2020/21
In the summer of 2022 Ylläs is getting a Doppelmayr D-Line six person chair lift. The chair lift will replace the current lower T-bar lift ("Alahissi") of Ylläs Ski Resort, Ylläsjärvi. The new lift line is about a kilometer long and the new chair lift can transport 3,000 people an hour to the tree line. The ride from bottom station to exit point is about four minutes.
New for 2017/18
A new gondola lift on the YllÃ¤sjÃ¤rvi side.
- December charm for those looking for Santa, along with a wider appeal all winter for skiers and non-skiers alike.
- Really attractive to families thanks to a spectrum of activities available and high-quality accommodation
- Winter wonderland - ski through frozen trees or observe local wildlife on a snow safari.
- One of the largest ski areas in Finland, with over 60 slopes.
- Few queues and reliable late snow
- Floodlit skiing