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Lahti’s first snow ski track opens on Friday, November 17th at 16.00

The ski track at the foot of the jumping hills is getting ready quickly, and the 2023–24 skiing season starts this Friday. This year, the track is about 2 kilometers long, and skiers have the option to pay a voluntary fee to support its upkeep. Additional services can be found close to the track.

To stay safe, we kindly ask that nobody moves around in the area while it is being prepared.

– We hope skiers can wait a little longer until the opening.  Trucks carrying snow and snow machines will be moving around the area from early morning until late at night, warns the city’s sports services director, Markku Ahokas.

– The track will be ready for use, and skiing will start on Friday, Ahokas adds.

The first snow ski track  is a joint effort of Lahti Sport Services and Lahti Aqua.

With a voluntary track fee, you can contribute to maintaining the ski track network

Traditionally, skiing in Lahti is and has been free. But now, skiers have a chance to help maintain the tracks by paying a voluntary fee. People an dbusinesses can pay the voluntary fee using the MobilePay app or a QR code.

Using a QR code allows a one-time payment of 5 euros. With MobilePay, you can pay any amount to the 5-digit short number 83180. You can donate once for the season, monthly, or even each time you ski.

Additional services from parking to waxing

Skiers can use the changing rooms, showers, and ski waxing area at the Lahti Sports Center. You’ll find all the details and updates on the Sports Services’ website and the LahtiSki platform, which has maps of Lahti’s ski trails.

There are also extra services along the ski track, like fixing skis and renting equipment. The closest parking is at Suurmäenkadu near the ski jump and at the old racetrack in Lahti.