Private lesson to learn Telemark Skiing

Ruka's ski school offers high quality instructing for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner getting to know a new sport or a skilled enthusiast our devoted and qualified instructors will take you to the next level safely, making sure that above all you have fun during your class.

Getting to know a new sport in the ski school is fun!
Telemark skiing is like dancing on the snow!

Intermediate and advanced skiers will improve their technique and gain more confidence, telemark skiing becomes versatile and faster in all kinds of slope conditions. Private lesson is always proceeded according to the participants development of the skills and wishes.

Telemark skiing skill levels

1 FIRST TIMER / BEGINNER - GREEN LEVEL 1
Whether you are now trying telemark skiing for the first time or you have tried it before, but you still can’t make smooth telemark turnings on easy slope (green). You will practice the basic positions of telemark, as well as the basics of the telemark turning technique. We will also teach you facts about telemark equipment and slope rules.

2 LOW INTERMEDIATE - BLUE LEVEL 2
You have already done some telemark skiing.  Sometimes you still lose telemark positions while doing the telemark turnings. We will do exercises to practice basics of telemark turning technique. We are looking for smooth, confident sliding with telemark style. You will also practice telemark skiing on more challenging slopes. 

3 INTERMEDIATE - RED LEVEL 3
You are already telemark skiing in balanced telemark position at moderate slopes (red). However, on steeper spots of the slopes, you might feel slightly insecure and occasionally lose control of the speed and telemark-postion. You will exercise techniques to allow you to ski with Telemark techinique even in challenging slopes with nice pace and confidence.

4 ADVANCED / EXPERT - BLACK LEVEL 4
You can already ski good pace withTelemark tecnique even at steeper slopes. We will practice f.ex. carving technique, to be able to ski sporty and faster on more demanding slopes.

3 - 4 LEVELS: It is also possible to train Freestyle skills like jumps and rails, moguls, Half Pipe, freeride, and Giant Slalom with gates etc.

Filming video at private lessons

By choosing a private lesson with the duration of 1h 45min, you can request that your skiing is filmed. Video offers you a detailed description of your strengths and shows points of improvement. Video analysis and training done accordingly suit well for alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing as well as cross-country skate style skiing. When making your private lesson reservation, please tell us your request for this service.

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 +358 400 101 636 or on the spot.

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

Price list for private lessons 2021-2022

30 min first-time ski lesson for 3-4 yrs / Snowboard lesson for 5-6 yrs
1 person 37€, to continue the taster lesson +20min: 22€

50 min
1 person 59€, +13,50€ additional person

1h 45 min
1 person 118€, +27€ / each additional person

2h 45 min
1 person 177€, +40,50€ / each additional person

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

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 – 21.12.2021 /
10.1.–13.2.2022 / 14.3.–13.4.2022 / 18.4.–8.5.2022

This rental equipment-offer must be paid first 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. 

Equipment

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.

Ski School meeting points

1. RUKA VALLEY / Rosa & Rudolf Family Park (at East Ruka): ski school meeting sign is 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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