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To get the full enjoyment out of winter you need a snowy hill. And we have plenty of nice ones here where you can go skiing or sledging in the way in which it has always been done or, if you are into more extreme pastimes, there are also options for snowboarding and snow tubing in any way you wish and can.

Warm and short winters can occur elsewhere in Estonia, but in the heart of Võru County, on the Haanja upland, this is something that is not usually a problem. Haanja is truly a snow country thanks to its low temperatures and the amount of precipitation it gets - Estonia’s highest snow-related indicators are measured here. It’s also here that the snow falls the earliest. It’s depth of 45cm is the highest recorded, and the period in which we have full snow cover is the longest - 125 days.

Winter in Võru County offers excellent opportunities for practicing any and all winter hobbies imaginable. Cross country skiing for different levels of ability in Haanja-Kurgjärve and the shooting range in Haanja are well known to all skiing enthusiasts. Kütioru Mountain Skiing Centre has become one of the best in Estonia, and the Winter Park in Kiidi is becoming ever more popular amongst snowboarders thanks to the enthusiasm of the Piho skiing family. The full-size ice rink in Rõuge offers ice skating and ice hockey. Snow tubing in Veemäe Leisure Park can be exciting both for children and adults alike. If you are looking for something even more special, you could try snowshoeing, a cross-country ski hike, a fun-filled dog sled tour, or a sleigh ride.


In any case, you haven’t experienced winter until you’ve experienced it in Haanja!

HAANJA RECREATION AND SPORTS CENTRE
www.haanjamaraton.ee
Haanja küla, Haanja vald
+372 508 7359
The lengths of the skiing tracks at Haanja are 1km, 2km, 3km, and 5km. There are 2km and 3.2km of lit tracks, which are open until 21.00 every day. The recreation centre also offers ski hire!

WINTER PARK AT KIIDI TOURIST FARM
www.kiidi.ee
Kiidi küla, Rõuge vald
+372 505 6293
Downhill skiing slopes, a snowboarding park, 1km, 2km, 3km, and 5km cross-country ski tracks, an ice rink, a snow tubing track, an ice carousel, and a ski walking track.

KÜTIORG SKI RESORT
www.kytiorg.ee
Koloreino küla, Võru vald
+372 782 9105

Five ski runs of different levels of difficulty, plus snowboard and ski equipment hire. Catering, accommodation, and saunas are also available.

METSAVENNA FARM SLEDDING HILL
www.metsavennatalu.ee
Vastse-Roosa küla, Mõniste vald
+372 523 0850

A sledding hill, snow tubing track, sleigh-rides, sled and snow tube rentals, ski tracks (1km, 2km, and 3km both for classic and skate skiing), along with a sauna, ice rink, and hockey rink with plastic boards.

VEEMÄE RECREATION PARK
www.puhkepark.ee
Meeliku küla, Võru vald
+372 517 1703

The lit sledding hill in Veemäe’s snow park features a snow tubing track and is equipped with a lift. There is also an ice rink, ski track (plus ski equipment hire), bath barrel, Indian sauna, and an ice hole for swimming.

GREENLAND DOG SLED RIDES IN HAANJA -SKYLINEDOG KENNEL
skylinedog.blogspot.com
Leoski küla, Haanja vald
+372 523 3848
A wintry adventure with Greenland sled dogs in Haanja.

RÕUGE ICE RINK
www.rauge.ee
Rõuge alevik
+372 506 5450
The full-size 60 x 30m ice rink with international standard boards is located behind the school building in Rõuge.

TAMULA STABLES
www.tamulatallid.ee
Vana-Nursi küla, Rõuge vald
+372 504 8621
Horse riding trips, with sleigh-riding in winter

SNOW SHOE TRIPS IN HAANJA
www.mooska.eu
Haanja küla, Haanja vald
+372 503 2341
Breathing trips and snow shoe trips

VÕRU-KUBJA CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TRACKS
2.2km and 3km ski tracks in Kubija, 4.5km from the town of Võru.
Sports facilities in Võru County
Visitors are welcome to visit the sports centre and stadium in the town of Võru, with numerous rollerblading tracks and forest trails in summer and lit ski tracks in winter.
The gorgeous and diverse nature of Võru County is an ideal place for setting goals, and then striving towards and achieving those goals.

VÕRU COUNTY SPORTS ASSOCIATION
www.vorumaaspordiliit.ee
Comprehensive information about sports events in Võru County, including the calendar, instructions, results, a gallery, and other details required for joining top-level events, grassroots sports, and recreational activities taking place in Võru County.

VÕRU SPORTS CENTRE
www.voruspordikeskus.ee
Võru linn, Räpina mnt 3A
+372 782 8770
The sports centre features a full-size athletics hall, ball courts, judo hall, and gym. There is also an indoor rock-climbing wall. The full-size stadium next to the Võru Sports Centre is used for organising national and international competitions and there is a stand for 1,630 spectators.

KUBIJA RECREATIONAL TRAILS AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Männiku 45, Võru
Kubija’s 2.2-3km rollerblading track and forest trails start at Võru Sports Centre’s Kubija Ski Base. Right at the very start of the tracks there is an outdoor gym with facilities for training all muscle groups. There are also some exercising machines next to the rollerblading track. In the period between October and April, the rollerblading track is artificially lit from Monday to Friday.

VÄIMELA LEISURE CENTRE
www.vaimelatk.ee
Matussaare tee 2, Väimela alevik, Võru vald
+372 787 4247

A 25-metre, four-lane swimming pool, toddlers’ pool, two family saunas, aerobics room, squash hall, gym, and table tennis tables.

SÕMERPALU MOTOHALL ADRENALIN ARENA
www.adrenalinarena.com
Kooli tänav, Sõmerpalu alevik, Sõmerpalu vald
+372 509 8816


The biggest European fixed indoor Motocross hall, the Adrenalin Arena, offers competent and comfortable motor sports training and competing facilities for professional and amateur athletes as well as enthusiasts all year-round. Visitors can book motocross training, rent bikes, and visit the NGO Sõmerpalu Motoklubi motocross museum.

Recreational trails and rollerblading tracks, pole walking, jogging, walking, high-speed rollerblading, and cycling:

terviserajad.ee/terviserajad

Võru-Väimela-Parksepa
Võru-Kose-Puiga
Võru-Kose-Verijärve
Kurgjärve-Haanja
Lasva-Kääpa
Võru Kubija rollerblading tracks and recreational trails
Rõuge recreational trail
Haanja recreational trail
Metsavenna recreational trail
Vastseliina recreational trail

Mobile orienteering trails in Haanja and Kubija: mobo.osport.ee

Bike hire:
Rattajaan: Pärna tee 2, Väimela, Võru vald, +372 509 4708
NGO Huulhein: Antsla vald, Mähkli küla, Mäekonnu talu (Karula National Park)
Rattakoda OÜ: Tammemäe põik 1, Meegomäe, Võru vald, +372 509 6860

Bike hire and repair shop:
Rattajaan: Pärna tee 2, Väimela, Võru vald, +372 509 4708

Tennis Courts:
Hotel Tamula, Võru Sports Centre, Kuninga Holiday Home, Setomaa Tourist Farm