One of the largest and most popular resorts in Finland, Ruka has been a featured stop on the FIS Freestyle World Cup circuit since 2002, hosting moguls, dual moguls, halfpipe, and aerials events, as well as the 2005 Freestyle World Ski Championships.
The peak of Ruka sits 492 meters above sea level, and the mountain boasts a vertical drop of 201m, continuous trails up to 1300m in length, and a ski season that regularly surpasses 200 days in length. There are 34 groomed runs at the resort, 27 of which are illuminated to compensate for the short winter days of Lapland.
Ruka will once again host the first moguls competition of the season for 2017/18, with the Mercedes Benz FIS Freestyle World Cup Opening set to take to the resort's famous "Battery Run" on December 9, 2017.
One of the most anticipated days on the FIS Freestyle calendar came to pass on Saturday with the first competition of the 2017/18 moguls World Cup season taking to the slopes of Ruka (FIN), where Britteny Cox (AUS) easily repeated her winning ways on the course where she scored the first victory of her career last season, and Mikael Kingsbury (CAN) made some more history with his eighth-straight victory (dating back to last season).
We’re just days away from one of the most eagerly anticipated weekends on the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup calendar, with the first competition of the 2017/18 moguls World Cup season set to get underway on Saturday at Finland’s Ruka ski resort. Qualification and finals in Ruka goes down on Saturday, 9 Decemeber, beginning at 10:55 local time.
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