Monday, November 24, 2014

Ruka was merited once again in the Oscar Gala of the ski tourism industry



Ruka Ski Resort, Rantasipi Rukahovi and Rukan Salonki were awarded on Saturday 22 November at the World Ski Awards Gala organised by the World Travel Awards. For the second year in a row, Ruka Ski Resort was awarded as Finland’s Best Ski Resort in the best ski resort category. Rantasipi Rukahovi was voted as Finland’s Best Ski Hotel in the best ski hotel category. The World Ski Awards, organised for the first time last year, is a sister event of the internationally recognised World Travel Awards, described the Oscar Gala of the tourism industry. The World Ski Awards Gala was organised in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Ruka has been the pioneer for Finnish skiing for 60 years already, building a versatile and high-quality ski resort with a long-term vision. “Excellent snow conditions, a unique pedestrian village with its services right at the foot of the slopes, and the nature of Kuusamo that surrounds Ruka are our key strengths,” says Managing Director Ville Aho from Rukakeskus.

 “Personal service and versatile restaurant services are the cornerstone for Rukahovi’s operations, thus warm thanks for this award go the whole personnel. Furthermore, our cooperation with the versatile and popular Ruka Ski Resort has its role in the successful result,” says General Manager Lea Riekki from Rantasipi Rukahovi.

In addition to awarding Rukahovi with the title of Finland’s Best Ski Hotel, World Ski Awards acknowledged the hotel by ranking it among One of the Top 21 Worldwide Ski Hotels.
Ruka was also selected as the Ski Resort of the Year 2014 in Finland. “All Ruka personnel are proud and impressed by the awards. We are expecting a great ski season 2014–2015, which started at Ruka on 17 October and continues for more than 200 days until May,” Aho concludes.

Further information:
Managing Director Ville Aho, Rukakeskus Ltd, tel. +358 400 895 987,
General Manager, Lea Riekki, Rantasipi Rukahovi, tel. +358 40 750 4024,
Entrepreneur Marjo Määttä, Rukan Salonki, tel. +358 40 564 0937,,  Press photos:

Rukakeskus Ltd is a family company, which has been responsible for ski activities at Ruka since 1973 and at Pyhä since 1987. It is one of the leading tourism companies in Finland, and the market leader in the ski resort field by nearly 20 % share of ski lift ticket sales. The companies operate in the internationalising, year-round travel centres of Ruka and Pyhä. Our turnover is approximately EUR 22 million and we employ approximately 170 persons. 

Rantasipi hotel chain includes spa and conference hotels all over Finland. The conference and active programmes as well as pampering and spa experiences are suitable both for leisure and business travellers. Rantasipi hotels also provide versatile and variable additional services. The surrounding nature offers unique alternatives for outdoor activities

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