English Snowboard Group courses

You can participate in a course at your specific skill level and enjoy the company of our great instructors and fellow snowboarders.

If you haven’t tried snowboarding yet, this is a great way to start. You will first become familiar with your snowboard gear, learn to control speed, stop and turn in both directions, and as you develop, you will become more confident with your new skills and also learn how to use ski lifts. At the end of the course, you will be able to snowboard on your own on easy/gentle slopes and fully enjoy the new experience and skills.

These groups are for people who already have at least some experience of snowboarding. Participants will be split into groups according to their skill level at the beginning of the course. Whatever the starting level, we guarantee that you will receive a wonderful ski/snowboard experience with lots of new skills. You can check your skill level from here. 

English Groups meeting point is next to the SkiBistro restaurant and Rosa & Rudolf Family Park - beginners area, on the East side of Ruka (Ruka Valley).

English weekly courses are available 14.12.2020 - 19.2.2021,
new groups starts at Mondays.

1st day starts at 11.00am or 2pm. First lesson will start after participants have been split into groups according to their skill level. 
Following days lessons are at 10.00-11.45 am or 2.00-3.45 pm, it is then same time for the rest of the course, either morning or afternoon slot time, that you must choose when you do the booking.

3-half day course price is 105€ / teens & adult, 96€ / chd 8-12 yrs
5-half day course price is 175€ / teens & adult, 160€ / chd 8-12 yrs

Group size is min. 4 person / group / skill level. Reservations must be made in advance, no later than the day before the course by 3 pm. We recommend making your reservation well in advance especially for school holidays. 

Book course online

Book your course at online shop. If you have any questions, send us an email skischool@ruka.fi or give us a call +358-(0)400-101 636
Choose from the Rate -space correct length of the course and skill level. Once you are filling booking details, you may request morning or afternoon group schedule. 



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.

Note! Kid's under 6 years old with helmt, will get a free-of-charge lift ticket, if their parent has a valid lift ticket (for the same period). That ticket includes entrance to Family Park and use of all the lifts.

Ski passes

Every student needs either Rosa & Rudolf Family Park area ticket or normal lift ticket, upon his/her skill level. If child is under 6 yrs old and parent has normal ski-lift ticket, the child will get free-of-charge lift ticket for the same period as parent's ticket is valid. Normal ski-lift ticket includes also access to the Rosa & Rudolf Family Park.

Buy the ski pass easily in advance from the online store. You are entitled to a 5% discount for the ski passes purchased online the previous day before midnight (24.00) at the latest.

Go to ski pass online store


If you don't have your own equipment, you can rent them in advance online and collect them ready packed from the online rental shop's service desk at VuosselinPortti or PisteVuokraamo. You can pick up the equipment already the previous day by 18.00, once you've received a text message from the rental shop. VuosselinPortti rental shop is situated close by the ski school's group course meeting place. Private lessons start either near PisteVuokraamo (at Ruka Village), VuosselinPortti or Rosa & Rudolf Family Park (at Ruka Valley, East Ruka).

Go to online rental shop

If you have not pre-booked equipment, we advice you to arrive to the rental shop at least 30min before the lesson starts. During high season we recommend you to come to the rental shop at least 45min before the lesson starts. Please, notice the time what is needed for a transport from your rental to the right meeting point.

Online rental shop price list available here.

You can also rent ski clothing from the rental shop.

No available dates for this course