Private lesson for 3-4-year-old children

30 minutes long first-time skiing lesson is good way to get the first experience of this fascinating hobby. Within that time the little ones will take their first steps on snow, learn about balance, and discover the sensation of sliding on snow on very easy gentle slope.  We want that child is having happy experience on snow at the first lesson(s) without getting too tired.
In case the child gets excited and wants to continue the lesson and has energy for it, it can be continued with extra 20 minutes (22€ additional fee).  3- to 4 years old child are very different on their moving ability; some kids are more active - and sporty, with good motoric skills than other ones. Private lesson is always proceeding according to the participants' age and development of the skills.

Usually it takes two to three 30min / 50min lessons making nice exercises hand-in-hand with an instructor to become a happy independent snow plough skier.  After each lesson it is good to have hot chocolate, lunch and warm up brakes, to stay in happy mood, and then keep practicing on your own.  

Rosa & Rudolf Family Park is best place to learn to ski and snowboard. It is large and great beginners area with 5 magic carpet-lifts and very gentle slopes, ski-carousel, tubing and playground areas, and nice warm-up-hut.
When kids have become independent snow plough skiers at Rosa & Rudolf Family Park, then we will continue next lesson(s) on blue slopes, and learn to use other lifts too. 

Ski passes for the first time skiing / snowboarding beginners lesson

If you are complete beginner, you will need for the first 2 lesson at least the Rosa & Rudolf Family Park - ticket (10€/person/day). You may also upgrade that ticket to include use of the Gondola lift. The upgrade fee is kids up to 11yrs: 8€, and teen & adults: 12€. 

For your next lesson(s) to improve your skills to next level, usually during the 3rd lesson you should be ready to learn to use other lifts (pole-lift, Gondola-lift, chair-lifts) and ski/board down at blue level slopes - then you'll need normal lift ticket.

Ski School's LOW SEASON offer

For the first time beginner lesson
either 3h or 1 day equipment rent -50%

The offer is valid from the opening of the Rosa & Rudolf Family Park - 21.12.2018 /
10.1.–10.2.2019 / 11.3.–14.4.2019 / 22.4.–5.5.2019

This rental equipment-offer must be paid with the lesson at Ski School or Rental & Lift sales desk before you go and fill out the rental information form. Remember to be at the rental at least 45 minutes before the lesson starts. 

Book private lessons

You can book private lessons for yourself, your child, your family or for a group of friends. We recommend booking the lesson well in advance, by 15.00 the previous day the latest. When booking the lesson you'll receive further details on how to prepare for the lesson and where the meeting place is situated. Private lessons are paid at the ski school's office.

Booking online request form

Bookings can be made also by email skischool@ruka.fi by calling +358 400 101 635 or on the spot.

Please remember to check the ski school's booking and cancellation terms.

Price list for private lessons 2018-2019

30 min first-time ski lesson for 3-4 yrs / Snowboard lesson for 5-6 yrs
1 person 35€

50 min
1 person 57€, +12€/ additional person

1h 45 min
1 person 114€, +24€/ additional persons up to 6th person
7-10 persons group 258€

2h 45 min
1 person 171€, +36€/ additional persons up to 6th person
7-10 persons group 387€

Ski School meeting points

1. RUKA VALLEY / Rosa & Rudolf Family Park (at East Ruka): ski school meeting sign @ BISTRO is in front of the Ski Bistro restaurant terrace and nearby the entrance gate to Family Park and bottom station of the Gondola lift. 
2. VUOSSELINPORTTI meeting sign is at slope side of the VuosselinPortti rental house (at East Ruka). If you are complete beginner, we can also make first exercises there (on flat area), before moving to Rosa & Rudolf Family Park (about 5 min walk).  
3. RUKA VILLAGE: Ski school meeting sign @ PISTE is beside of the Piste Rental house front door, next to Gondola Bottom station. If you are complete beginner; you could also start the lesson from this meeting point and go together with your instructor to Gondola lift and to Rosa & Rudolf Family Park to learn to ski/snowboard.

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