Winter activities

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Skating locations and tour skating tracks

Many think that life in Finland slows down towards the winter. Not true – at least not in the Jyväskylä Region. You can experience the joys of winter by trying cross-country and downhill skiing, dog sledding, or skating on Lake Jyväsjärvi in the city centre. Those looking for something more extreme can dress for freezing conditions and join a snowmobile safari or go ice-fishing on Lake Päijänne. The most courageous visitors will try swimming in a hole cut in the ice on a frozen lake or snowshoeing in deep snow that glitters in the late winter sun.

The Jyväskylä Region has hundreds of kilometres of ski tracks and dozens of kilometres of illuminated ski tracks. All of these are included in the Jyväskylä Region recreational map, which you can purchase at a bookshop or the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office (EUR 14). The Laajavuori ski centre has a first-snow track. More information is available at www.jyvaskylanseutu.fi/kannat/latuinfo (in Finnish).

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Häkärinteet

Pieksämäentie 262, 41520 Hankasalmi, tel. +358 10 3262 881, www.hakarinteet.fi, info@hakarinteet.fi
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Peurunka

Peurungantie 85, 41350 Laukaa, tel. +358 20 751 6802, www.peurunka.fi, peurunka@peurunka.fi
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Lutakon satamakahvila

tel. +358 400 706 691/Sari Wigell, http://www.matkarhea.fi/index.php?id=40, sari.wigell@pp.inet.fi
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Peurunka/Icecat Arena

Peurungantie 85, 41350 Laukaa, tel. +358 20 751 6802, www.peurunka.fi, peurunka@peurunka.fi
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Laajis urban ski centre

Laajavuorentie 15, 40740 Jyväskylä, tel. +358 20 743 6436, www.laajis.fi, info@laajis.fi
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Palokka, Vaajakoski ja Tikkakoski

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Outdoor Association of Jyväskylä

tel. +358 50 402 1351, www.jyvaskylanlatu.fi, jyvaskylanlatu@gmail.com
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Laajavuori ski school

Laajavuorentie 15, 40740 Jyväskylä, tel. +358 20 7436 438, https://www.laajis.fi/en/ski-school/ski-school-entries/, hiihtokoulu@laajis.fi
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Outdoor Association of Hankasalmi

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Jyväskylä Region Winter Swimming Association

Eeronkatu 6, 40720 Jyväskylä, tel. +358 50 590 7110, http://jklavanto.net/uimapaikat/, toimisto@jklavanto.net
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Muuramen Mursut ry

Jaakkolantie 5, 40950 Muurame, tel. +358 40 878 0368, https://www.muuramenmursut.com/, muuramenmursut@gmail.com
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Petäjävesi Municipal Association of Sports Clubs

tel. +358 14 267 3056, www.petajavedenseurayhtyma.fi
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Varjola

Vilppulantie 51, 41370 Kuusa, tel. +358 20 792 8080, www.varjola.com, varjola@varjola.com
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Riihivuori Snowpark

Riihivuorentie 313, 40950 Muurame, tel. 040 748 5342, www.muurame.fi/riihivuori
 

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