Finland’s Levi ski resort expands to meet international demand

Located in Finnish Lapland, Levi is especially popular with British, Russian and Norwegian tourists.

Levi, the biggest ski resort in Finland, is investing EUR 11 million to triple the resort’s capacity and to improve its facilities. The expansion plans include a 1.7 kilometre-long chairlift as well as a new 1000 square metre service centre and a new snowmaking system. The new facilities will be ready by Christmas 2014.

The capacity of the resort will increase from the current level of 1400 skiers per hour to 4400 skiers per hour, according to Jouni Palosaari, Managing Director at Oy Levi Ski Resort Ltd. The sales of ski lift passes at Levi increased by 7.5% during the last season, and the new investment is expected to bring similar growth annually.

Growing international clientele

In addition to Finnish skiers, the Levi resort is most popular among British, Russian and Norwegian tourists. According to Palovaara, the new investment is especially directed to meet the needs of the resort’s growing international clientele.

Levi is located above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. The resort has seven hotels, six apartment hotels and thousands of holiday apartments as well as 67 restaurants and many other services.

Sources: Yle, Oy Levi Ski Resort Ltd