Winter Activities in Kerimaa
In winter, Kerimaa provides a splendid setting for all sorts of outdoor sports and recreational activities. In the Kerimaa holiday village everything is close by and even the true wilderness starts just few meters off the road. Pick your type of sport out of our selection or try something totally new. We also provide tailored variations for groups and individuals.
Specialise in one activity, or try them all…
Ice fishing on Lake Sylkynjärvi and on the nearby Lake Puruvesi is free of charge and no fishing licenses are needed. More fishing information and a map can be asked from the reception of Kerimaa.
A permit is needed for ice fishing on the salmon pond Kannantakainen (20 e/3h).
A Guided tour to the secret ice fishing lake costs 25 euro / person (minimum 3 people).
Ice fishing equipment can be rented from the reception 15 euro / set (the set includes an ice fishing rod, a jig, a scoop, an ice drill, and a camping chair).
Fishing programs for groups
Ice fishing voyage 2-7 nights + tailored activity program (group size 2-14 people). Ask for a quote. The price includes accommodation, breakfast, fishing license for the salmon pond, and fishing gear if needed. Possibility to cash the catch and cook it independently (smoking, barbeque etc.). We also provide variety of extra activities like downhill skiing, skiing, snowshoeing, a lantern hike in the dark, sledge ride slope for the kids, etc.
Ice fishing contest
We organize ice fishing contests for groups on the salmon pond, Lake Sylkynjärvi, or on the Lake Puruvesi, which is known for its vendace and grayling. The duration of the event and other details will be tailored for each group separately.
DOWNHILL SKIING CENTERS
In 20 km radius from Kerimaa we have two skiing centers. It takes only half-an-hour to drive to either Ruunarinteet or Lekotti skiing centre.
Ruunarinteet http://ruunarinteet.fi/ six slopes out of which 4 are alight and maintained, T-bar lift with capacity of 1400 people in an hour, the length of the slopes varies between 200-630 meters. Very Good slopes for the beginners or children. Also a black slope for advanced skiers.
Lekotti: www.lekotti.fi four alight slopes, the longest of them is 550 m. Two lifts, out of which one is for children and beginners. If you doesn’t have a car in use, transport can be arranged through Kerimaa’s partner taxi companies. Minibus or bus transport can be ordered for groups.
SLEDDING HILL AND KICK SLEDDING IN KERIMAA
Winter changes the hill next to the golf club to a fun sledding hill. Sledding and toboggans can be borrowed free of charge. Children should be supervised while sledding. Parents carry the responsibility. Kick sledding is fun family activity. Free of charge for one hour.
Kerimaa cross-country siing transition track is connected to the trail network of the Kerimäki district. Ski trail from Kerimaa to Kerimäki Church shore is about 10 km long. From the Kerimäki Church shore there is connections to the other skiing trails. Skiing in the deep banks of show can be tried with forest skis in Kerimaa and Huosio area. You can rent skis from us for 15 € / day.
Kerimaa area offers splendid, varied terrain for independent hikes with snowshoes. Snowshoe rental 10 €/day.
Punkaharju snowshoeing park: 15 km from Kerimaa, 8 marked trails, challenging terrains for experienced snowshoe walkers and easy tracks for beginners.
The blaze of campfire can be enjoyed at the Kerimaa beach campfire and barbeque grill, or at Huosio campfire.
Opportunity to ski or snowshoe to Huosio campfire. Firewood is ready set at the campfire site. (The distance back and forth is about 5 km).
HOT JACUZZI AND SAUNA
What would feel better than dipping into hot Jacuzzi when it’s cold outside? Rent the big sauna and Jacuzzi. The Big sauna has two separate saunas with dressing rooms, and a common area with fireplace, kitchen, TV, and karaoke equipment. Jacuzzi (38 C) is placed outside on the terrace of the big sauna. Reservations through the Kerimaa reception.
ICE HOLE SWIMMING AND FLOATING SAUNA
Ice hole swimming stimulates blood circulation and increases the resistance of diseases. Ice hole swimming is free of charge, must be requested a day beforehand. Heating and using the floating sauna independently is free of charge. Firewood 10 € from reception.
We maintain an ice skating ”rink” on the ice of Pond Kannantakainen. Kerimaa has a small selection of skates for rent.
Tour skating on one of the Finland’s longest tour skating networks on natural ice is possible in Punkaharju, just 15 km away from Kerimaa. The starting point is at Harjun Portti, which offers tour skating equipment rental.
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