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Practical Information

On this page we have collected some practical information for participants, including information about the conference venue and Levi ski resort.
Levi landscape
Picture by Visit Levi

Practical Information

Temperature

Temperatures in Levi in March are below zero, with monthly average at -7 degrees Celsius, please check weather forecast before leaving. Warm clothes are necessary. There are sporting goods/clothing stores in the village to stock up if necessary.

Dresscode

(Outdoor) casual. If you look like you have just come from downhill skiing or planning to do a 20 km cross-country skiing journey, it will be cheered, not frowned upon.

Skiing

Levi offers possibilities for cross-country and downhill skiing (see more details below). We have included longer lunch breaks in the program to allow for free-format outdoor activities also during the day.

If you would like to maximize skiing time, you can bring ski boots in the conference center and leave skis outside so you are ready to go pistes or cross-country track straight from the session. Levi has beginner cross-country tracks near the slopes and beautiful wilderness skiing routes for intermediate skiers stretching any distances up to 43 kilometers. If you are interested in longer cross-country wilderness routes, please contact Elias Rantapuska ([email protected]) as these trips require a bit of scheduling and suitable equipment.

Bathing

If you plan to put yourself outside of your comfort zone by trying out ice-swimming (or ice-dipping to be more exact), bring a bathing suit and possibly slippers. There is also a spa in the village if you are planning to arrive early/leave later.

Conference Hotel & Conference Venue

The conference hotel is Hotel Panorama, which is located right next to the conference venue, Levi Summit. The conference hotel offers a negotiated price for the conference participants. Please contact the organizers at [email protected] or [email protected] to receive instructions on how to book your accommodation using the conference prices.

The hotel price includes a ticket to the Levi Express Gondola cabin lift. The lift runs between 9:30 am and 9:00 pm between Zero Point in the centre of Levi and the upper station of the Front Slopes, right next to the congress centre Levi Summit and the hotel Levi Panorama.

Levi

Levi, located in the Kittilä municipality, is one of Finland’s most popular ski resorts. 

Maps

Map of Levi centre

Other maps, such as maps of ski slopes, cross-country skiing routes and hiking routes can be found here: https://www.levi.fi/en/info/maps-and-routes

Ski Resort

The Levi Ski Resort offers over 40 slopes for all skiers, from beginners to experts. A detailed listing of the slopes can be found here: https://www.levi.fi/en/ski/slopes-and-lifts

Slope map

The ski resort uses a remote-reading Skidata KeyCard ski pass system. Available ski passes range from single rides to weekly passes. Ski passes can be bought online or onsite at the ski pass offices in Levi

More information about the ski passes

More information about equipment rental services

Cross-Country Skiing

Levi offers a great network of cross-country skiing routes. If you want to try cross-country skiing for the first time, Levi Ski School offers skiing schools for beginners. It is also possible to rent skiing equipment

Map of cross-country skiing routes

Cross-country ski school of beginners

Cross-country skiing equipment rental

Northern Lights

If you are in luck, you might get to see the northern lights during your visit. The season to see them lasts from October to April, although they are more frequent in the fall than in the winter time. The best chance to see the northern lights is when the sky is clear and dark, and there are no disturbing lights nearby.

There are also several companies that offer guided tours to see the northern lights. More information here: https://www.levi.fi/en/activities/arctic-wonders/northern-lights

Other Activities

Levi has a wide range of winter activities to offer, everything from reindeer sleigh rides to snowmobile safaris. The Visit Levi website is a great way to find all the activities on offer at Levi: https://www.levi.fi/en/activities

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