In Kristiinankaupunki, at a distance of 6 km from the highway 8, between Vaasa and Pori, is situated Pyhävuori – the highest point of the Ostrobothnian. The unique terrain is an exciting area for excursions, a resort for nature worshippers, hikers, skiers, keep-fit enthusiasts, historians, botanists, pickers of mushrooms and berries… For all those who care about their body and mind. You can also go on a guided tour in the terrain. The ski resort of Pyhävuori is also the starting point of the hikes. The Saunanseinämä route is 3.6 km and Susireitti 8.5 km. The varying terrain is fit for training of many kinds of sport both in summer and in winter.
The varying nature
The stone fields from the Ice Age, the cliff walls, the biggest cave in Finland, the rock formations, the groves and the moors make a unique area with an abundant vegetation, among others the protected Clematis Sibirica can be admired.
By the ski resort of Pyhävuori a terraced house has been built in 1999 for overnight accommodations of groups. The house has accommodations for 22 adults and 11 children.
A sauna, a barbeque cottage, a lookout café and a service building have been built earlier.
In the house there is a lounge/dining room, drying room and a big terrace. The skiing tracks (also the illuminated ones) start by the house and it’s only 100 m from the slalom slope and the bathing beach.
Pyhävuori in Kristiinankaupunki is one of the oldest slalom slopes in the province. You can choose between two slopes, one is steep and the other is a good family slope. The height of the slope is 50 meters and the length about 400 m. There are snowboards, slalom skis, sticks, slalom skiing boots and helmets for hire at the centre. Also skiing equipment for traditional cross-country skiing can be hired. For beginners and school groups there is a skiing school with skilled teachers. The slope has an anchor lift. The ticket office, the hire of equipment and the skiing school are in the middle of the centre at the top of Pyhävuori. Pyhävuori is a member of FLAO.
At Pyhävuori there is a many-sided cross-country skiing net. There are about 5 km illuminated skiing tracks and different track alternatives, in total about 40 km. The longer tracks to the village of Dagsmark and Karijoki are very popular. For the smallest ones there is a track of 1 km. on the stadium. The tracks are suited for both conditioning and competitions, so there is something for everyone. During the weekends there are also waxing services at the hire of equipment. By the tracks there are resting- and campfire places.
The caravans have their own Caravan-park at Pyhävuori. Caravan travellers with season reservation, weekend reservation or overnight reservation are welcome. The lounge and the service facilities of the Länken ski –house can be used by the caravans. At the resort there is also a sauna. The warm atmosphere and the possibilities of the area have made it a very popular caravan area. During the year appointments, social evenings and the celebration of New Years Eve are organized.
Different events during the year brighten up the area. Due to the many-sided tracks high-class skiing competitions can be organized at the resort. A good start of the season is the Wolf Cave race, which is part of the Nordic Ski Master Cup and is meant for long-distance skiers. This race is organized in the beginning of February. During the ski vacation week different happenings are organized in the slalom slope and a disco.
There are versatile program services at the resort organized by Wesander Marketing. Terrain meals in the windshields and in the hut guarantee unforgettable experiences for both Finnish and foreign guests. Snow-mobile safaris with complete equipment. Skiing schools for foreign guests and recreation keep-fit days for enterprises are the speciality of Raymond Wesander. Also terrain riding and riding courses are very popular special subjects. Ask for more information!
Camps and camp schools
Pyhävuori in Kristiinankaupunki offers excellent possibilities for camps and camp schools. On the resort there is a camping house for accommodation and lectures. The unique terrain of the area and the Wolf Cave create opportunities for a successful camp. The services of the program service enterpriser and the meal services of the scenic restaurant Lähiluola are available for the guests. Call for a tender for camps and camp schools.