Cross-Country Skiing Area Kontiolahti in North Karelia: Position on map

Cross-Country Skiing Kontiolahti


Trail Map Kontiolahti

The Cross-Country Area

In Konthiolahti, cross-country skiers and biathletes can already start their training in October, thanks to a 1.5 kilometre cooled ski track. When there is enough snow in winter, there are a total of 5 kilometres of cross-country trails available with different levels of difficulty. The trails can be used for classic or skating style.

Every now and again the Finnish Kontiolahti is the venue for Biathlon World Cups. In 1999 and 2015 the Biathlon World Championships also took place here. Kontiolahti Stadium is located about 15 kilometres north of Joensuu and offers a shooting range with 30 illuminated targets. In summer there are also roller-ski tracks.

The Most Beautiful Tracks

Kuntolatu: 2,2 km – easy (1,5 km cooled track)

Kuntolatu jatko: 0,8 km – easy

Ässänousu/S Uphill: 0,8 km – medium

Seinänousu/Wall Uphill: 0,7 km – hard

Kivennousu /Wall Uphill: 0,8 km – hard

Magazine Articles

Interesting facts

  • The cross-Country skiing area takes you to an elevation of 423 ft.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average base depth of 19 ".


Kontiolahden jäähdytetty latu/Cooled Ski Track in Kontiolahti

Getting Here

Kontiolahti is located about 450 kilometres northeast of Helsinki. There are daily flights from Helsinki to Joensuu Airport (40 min.). From there it is about 25 kilometres to the biathlon centre. You can also take the train from Helsinki to Joensuu (approx. 4.5 hours). From the train station it is only 15 kilometres to the cross-country tracks.


Kontiolahti Sport Club
Phone+358 040-1619332


Rate the Cross-Country Skiing Area

Weather (338 ft)

Usage fees

1 day €20
2 hours €15
All rates & fees


Elevation289 ft - 423 ft
Skating 3.11 miles
Classic 3.11 miles
Lighted trails N/A

Cross-Country Trails

Overall 3.3 miles