Finnish Lapland - Levi Resort Review

Overview for Levi

Overall Rating:   3 star rating
Breakdown of Runs:
Green
5%
Blue
36%
Red
50%
Black
9%

Lifts:28  Runs:44  Parks: 1  Pipes:2

 Season: Early November to mid May

  • Good dry powder
  • Extensive floodlighting
  • 15 minute transfer from airport
  • Limited advanced terrain
  • Temperatures can be in the -30's
  • Lifts are mainly T-bar

The Slopes

Levi boasts 28km of flood lit terrain, this is due to the limited daylight hours associated with being so far north. The lifts open at 10am and close at around 6.30. The front slope is often open until 8pm.

Levi is a great resort for beginners with plenty of long mellow blue runs to learn to cruise on. Run number 8, around the back of the fell, is a good one to learn on. There is a button lift at the bottom giving access to the lower part of the slope

There is a good selection of red runs at Levi to keep the intermediate riders happy. Natural hits and glades of various densities can be found around the whole fell, making progression opportunities good. The more Advanced riders may struggle to keep themselves entertained here. There are a few blacks including the world cup run, and a well maintained park. If you are into jibbing you should be fine but if it's vert you're after this resort is probably not for you.

The Nightlife

Levi has plenty of restaurants with a good variety of food on offer. Reindeer and fish are the main local specialities and varieties of these can be found everywhere.

Generally the nightlife here is pretty tame but there is a good night to be had if you look for it. There are many hotel bars in Levi, along with a sports bar and a couple of nightclubs. It is also worth checking out Hullo Poro Areena as they often have live bands playing.

General

Levi is located in Finnish Lapland 150 miles above the Arctic circle and is just 15km from Kittila international airport. The temperature here has been known to drop as low as -50 C so adequate layering is required. The resort is set up for these low temperatures with open fires in teepees at the bottom of many of the runs, and good heating in the accommodation.

One of the benefits of being so far north is the chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Various northern lights safaris are available to get a brighter view of them away from the lights of the village. Don't forget to look up regularly on clear nights, you'll be gutted if you miss it.

Related Links

More info on Levi Finland
Ski Resort Site - www.levi.fi
Hotel Review - Levilehto
More Reviews & Information - www.tripadvisor.co.uk

Pictures

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Road on top of Levi fell Frozen trees at Levi in Lapland Easy glades on number 8 at Levi ski resort Teepee at Levi