The winter season often starts already in October/November. The long (330 km) well prepared cross country skiing track network enables long variable skiing trips.There are several cafes and many sheltered fireplaces along the tracks. The lit well-prepared track can be reached right from the Koskikara back yard. There are over 60 downhill slopes and 29 lifts in Ylläs area being the largest resort and having the slopes with the largest height difference in Finland. You are able to reach the slopes by ski bus (the nearest bus stop about 400 meters from Koskikara). In Äkäslompolo there many other activities too e.g. riding, husky and reindeer safaris,ice fishing, snowshoeing (Koskikara can provide two pairs of snowshoes for the guests).