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Himos is a young resort, a little over 10 years old. However, he was twice recognized as the best in Finland (1995 and 2001). The resort has become popular among Russians due to its good transport accessibility and Russian-speaking instructors working there. Free lifts for beginner skiers and children are also a definite plus.
All slopes of the resort are divided into several parts: West Lansi and North Pohjois.
The North Slope has 8 illuminated slopes. The maximum elevation difference on them is 120 meters, the length is 700 meters. These slopes are intended for experienced skiers. There are also equipment rental points, as well as a ski school, where you will be taught the basics of this sport. The top of the slope is equipped with a flat ski track.
West Lansi has gentle slopes. They are suitable for family skiing or those who first got on skis. There is also a ski school, a rental office, a ski-shop, a cafe and a ski-bistro. On the same slope you can get first aid if the need arises.
For snowboarders Himos offers two halfpipes equipped according to international standards, a snowboard street track, a mogul slope and cross-course.
There are a total of 21 ski slopes in the resort. Tourists are served by 15 lifts. 2 of them work for free on the beginner's slope. 50 snow blowers maintain snow cover throughout the resort. For cross-country skiing, 23 tracks have been created, and on the 15 km downhill you can skate. 5.9 km of trails are illuminated at night. In addition, Himos and Jamsa are united by a single system of cross-country trails with a length of 100 km.
In addition to ski slopes, dog sledding or snowmobiling and ice fishing are popular. In Himos, you can take part in a hunting safari, or you can try your hand at golf, tennis and volleyball .
You can relax after skiing in pubs and restaurants, which are presented in abundance on the territory of the resort. In the winter season, sports competitions on downhill slopes are held for tourists. New Years in Himos are celebrated outside with fireworks. On Easter, an enchanting carnival is organized.
Fans of extreme sports should visit Snow Tube Park. Here you will ride on rubber cylinders on a snow-covered slope.
On Midsummer Day, the festival of Finnish rock stars is held in Himos. In August, the Neste Rally Finland races are held.
Himos is the best place for family holidays. Besides skiing, you and your children will visit the water park. The closest of them is in Jamsan-Koski (25 km), Nokia Eden in Tampere (95 km) and Aalto alvari in Jyvaskyla (55 km) are also interesting.
As part of a excursion around Jyvaskyla you will visit the Alvaro Alto water park, the Panda candy factory, look into the Viherlandia tropical garden, and find out where Santa actually lives. Klaus.
The slopes of the Northern Himos are open on even days of the month, the Western slopes on odd days. On weekends and from February 21 to March 6 (Finnish winter holidays), all slopes are open.
Every half hour, a bus runs between the slopes of the resort (10.00 - 14.00 and 14.30 - 17.30). Travel is free.
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