The Ritavalkea winter sports centre is located about 7 km out of Pello in the direction of Rovaniemi. Ritavalkea is home to five downhill slopes ranging from 800 to 1,000 metres in length. The vertical drop of these slopes is about 120 metres. The centre also includes the Snowpark™ and a slope suitable for children. Equipment is available for rent in the vicinity of the downhill slopes. Keep in mind that children can use the kids’ slope free of charge as long as they wear a helmet! The slopes observe a low temperature limit of -20 °C.
The versatile cross-country skiing tracks that meet and surpass FIS competition requirements are the jewel in the crown of this winter sports centre