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.
A look ahead at the 2017/18 moguls World Cup season...
A look back at some of the highlights from the 2016/17 FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup season.
A look ahead at the 2016/17 FIS Freestyle Skiing moguls World Cup season...
A look back at the 2015/16 FIS Freestyle Skiing moguls World Cup season
It was a historic afternoon in Ruka (FIN) for the first Moguls World Cup of the 2015/16 season, as 23 year-old Mikael Kingsbury (CAN) earned a record 29th World Cup win. In the ladies’ competition the USA's Mikaela Matthews showed determination to take her first career World Cup win.
Sixth consecutive year for Finnish event