Skiing tracks

Skiers in the woods.

The City offers diverse possibilities for cross-country skiing. An extensive track network maintained with modern machinery and professional skill is available for skiers. Around 85 kilometres of lighted tracks are available, and the total length of the track network is around 120 to 130 kilometres, depending on the snow situation. See the track network map service for the up-to-date situation of tracks. This service can also be used on mobile devices.

Kauppi - Niihama skiing tracks

Illuminated tracks 2,6 km, 2,2 km, 4 km, 5 km

  • Illuminated track Kauppi - Niihama 4 km
  • Illuminated track Niihama - Tasanne 5 km
  • Illuminated track Niihama - Halimasjärvi 4 km
  • Illuminated track Halimasjärvi - Olkahinen 3 km (connecting trail to Kangasala)


Kauppi Sports Park maintenance building

Kuntokatu 24 33520 Tampere
Groundskeepers 050 5545812 (phone, local/mobile network fee)
The changing rooms in the maintenance building are in daily use.:
Monday: 07:00-21:30
Tuesday: 07:00-21:30
Wednesday: 07:00-21:30
Thursday: 07:00-21:30
Friday: 07:00-21:30
Saturday: 07:00-21:30
Sunday: 07:00-21:30

  • Kauppi Sports Park has limited parking spaces. Those who are coming by car are advised to park at the nearby parking garages.
  • When the skiing tracks in Kauppi are in competitive use, you should look for alternative ski routes in the city's extensive network of skiing tracks. The tracks with map and condition information can be found in the Sports and outdoor exercise venue information service.

Illuminated skiing tracks in Leinola

  • Illuminated track Leinola - Linnainmaan koulu 1 km
  • Illuminated track in Leinola, around Mannerheiminkallio 1,5 km
  • Illuminated track Halimasjärvi - Leinola 2 km

Suolijärvi skiing tracks

Tracks around Hervanta and Koivistonkylä

  • Illuminated track Koivistonkylä - Suolijärvi 5,5 km (from Prisma)
  • Illuminated track around Suolijärvi 4,3 km
  • Illuminated track Isolammen lenkki 1,5 km
  • Illuminated connecting trail Koivistonkylä - to Suolijärvi trail 1 km (starting point Lukonmäki)
  • Illuminated connecting trail to Hallila 0,5 km
  • Ski-jump ramps K5, K10, K25 and K47 are lit only during jumping activities (activities are organized by Tampereen Pyrintö)

Niihaman maja

Niihama sports lodge has a supervisor on site daily. There are campfire sites and a café in the area, as well as the possibility of barbecue and hiking.

Pikku-Niihaman tie 80 33560 Tampere
050 5497732 (phone, local/mobile network fee)

Other skiing tracks


  • Illuminated track around Isolampi 2 km
  • Illuminated track Kaukajärven vapaa-aikatalo - Vehmaisten ulkoilumaja (Kisapirtti) 5,5 km


  • Illuminated track Virelä - Lamminpää 3 km
  • Unlit tracks Virelä 2,5 km, 5 km


  • Illuminated track Tesomajärvi - Lamminpää 3 km


  • Illuminated track Pyynikinharju 1,1 km


  • Illuminated track around Peltolammi 2,5 km
  • Illuminated connecting trail to Multisilta 0,5 km

Teisko area

  • Illuminated track  Kämmenniemi 2,3 km
  • Unlit track Terälahti outdoor trail  + sports field 3,0 km
  • Unlit track Sorila 900 m

Tracks for families

  • Aakkula, Messukylän Golf 2,1 km
  • Hyhkyn koulu 0,8 km
  • Irjalan pelto, koulu 1,5 km
  • Kirjavaisen pelto, Pappila 1,8 km
  • Linnainmaan koulu 1,0 km
  • Litukan siirtolapuutarha 0,8 km
  • Nekalan siirtolapuutarha 0,9 km
  • Perkiönpuisto 0,8 km
  • Piikahaka Rahola 1,2 km
  • Pirkkahalli 0,6 km
  • Raholan koulu (Jättikatajanpuisto) 0,3 km
  • Kalevan keskuspuisto
  • Tapiolan puisto 0,5 km
  • Turtolan päiväkoti 0,4 km
  • Vaakonpuisto, Kaarila 1,3 km
  • Vehmaisten koulu 0,4 km
  • Vihinpuisto, Nekala 0,7 km

Lake trails

Employees of the city of Tampere no longer make lake tracks for occupational safety reasons, but ice tracks made by other operators can still be found on the lakes.

Track etiquette

Nuoret hiihtäjät Kaupin urheilupuistossa.
Etiquette rules apply on tracks as well!

In order for everyone to be able to enjoy nature exercise, we need to take care of manners:

  • Be considerate of other skiers
  • Ski the track on the right, pass on the left
  • Keep a sufficient distance from the skier in front
  • Follow the marked skiing direction
  • The faster one dodges the slower one and the solo skier dodges those who ski in line
  • Don't ski on the heels of those ahead of you
  • Do not change tracks when skiing downhill
  • Helping is a duty in the event of an accident

Walking dogs on skiing trails

In order to avoid dangerous situations, we ask dog walkers to consider and follow Article 14, Section 2 of the Public Order Act:

The owner or keeper of the dog must take care that the dog does not go untethered on a fitness trail or other similar running track, or at all, on a public beach, an area reserved as a children's playground, on a market during market hours, or on a track or sports field renovated for general use, unless it is specifically permitted.

The ban on walking on the skiing tracks is based on the law

Cross-country skiing tracks are covered by the Consumer Safety Act (920/2011). This legislation requires that the condition of the slopes remains at a safe level. To ensure safety, walking on the tracks is prohibited.

A track intended for dogs

The dog cross-country track is in use on the Peltolammi trail every Tuesday and Thursday from 20:00 to 22:00 and on Sundays from 19:15 to 22:00. Only skis are allowed on the dog cross-country track.

Rules for sled dog enthusiasts

Liability insurance is recommended for every visitor, which compensates for possible damages caused to third parties. Accident insurance is also recommended.

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.
  • The waste must be collected immediately.
  • At the start, the dog team in front is given at least 100 meters of space. The fastest ones leave first, unless otherwise agreed.
  • In a bypass situation, the overtaker announces his or her arrival audibly and the person being overtaken moves to the right side of the track, taking control of the dog in the short lead.
  • The dogs are not allowed to make contact or become familiar with each other on the track.
  • Other skiers will be notified in good time and audibly about passing and thanked when passing.


Updated 8.1.2024