ONE HUGE THING FOR

A SMALL AND BIG-HEARTED

SKI SCHOOL

REASONS BEHIND THE PRIZE

WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT?

FROM HERE

TO THE FUTURE

TIMELINE

1930s

1965

IT WAS WOMEN, WHO ESTABLISHED SKIING COURSES IN PALLAS. KAARINA KARI, LADY WHO HAD CONQUERED MOUNT HALTI FEW EARS EARLIER, SAW THE POTENTIAL IN THE AREA AND INVITED WOMEN TO JOIN HER COURSES. JOHDOLLA. THIS WAS BASICALLY THE START OF FINNISH SKIING TRADITION AND SKI EDUCATION.

HOTEL MANAGER OF THAT TIME INVITED AMPPA HEINONEN AND VARIOUS OTHER TO START IMPLEMENTING SKI INSTRUCTIONING IN PALLAS SKI RESORT. SKI SCHOOL WAS NAMED "THE BLACK ANGELS".

1969

IT WAS TIME TO UPDATE NAME OF THE SKI SCHOOL. PALLAKSEN PÖLLÖT (OWLS OF PALLAS) WAS FOUNDED.

THE VATIKURU SKI LIFT WAS OPENED THAT YEAR IN FEBRUARY.

1970-1990

FOR YEARS PALLAS WAS THE BEST KNOWN AND MOST FAMOUS DESTINATION IN THE WHOLE LAPLAND. FAMOUS ARTISTS PLAYED GIGS IN THE RESTAURANT AND PEOPLE TRAVELED FROM FAR AWAY TO EXPERIENCE THE SPIRIT OF PALLAS. AT THE SAME TIME OWLS OF PALLAS BUILT THEIR PRESENCE IN THE MOST OUTSTANDING OUTDOOR AREA IN FINLAND.

1995

AFTER 30 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP, AMPPA HEINONEN DECIDED TO STEP AWAY AND ASKED EIJA SAVIKKO TO TAKE CHARGE OF SKI SCHOOL'S FUTURE. THE LEGACY WAS IN GOOD HANDS.

1997

PERTTI YLINIEMI AND LAPLAND HOTELS HOTEL CHAIN BOUGHT THE HOTEL OPERATIONS AND SKI RESORT IN PALLAS.

2015

OWLS OF PALLAS TESTED HOW IT WOULD WORK IF ALSO TRADITIONAL SKI SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WERE TAKEN TO BACKCOUNTRY.

2016

IT WAS THE YEAR SKI SCHOOL'S STRATEGY WAS UPDATED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF TODAY'S FREERIDING. ALSO THE TAG 'SKI SCHOOL' WAS CHANGED TO 'SCHOOL OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES'. WE STARTED TO BE WHAT WE'D BEEN SINCE THE FIRST DAYS OF OUR EXISTENCE. A TRUE BACKCOUNTRY SKI SCHOOL AND BACKCOUNTRY DESTINATION.

2019

PALLAKSEN PÖLLÖT WAS REWARDED AS THE SKI SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2019, FOR THE FIRTS TIME IN ITS HISTORY.

WE HAVE FELLS AND AN AUTHENTIC LIFESTYLE.

FREE
RIDING
BACK
COUNTRY
SKIING
PALLAS
COMMUNITY