Winter without skiing or sledging down a hill wouldn’t be proper winter. There is no shortage of good hills here, which are well-suited for skiing or sledging. Those looking for extreme experiences can speed down a hill in a tube or on a pair of mountain skis. While winters often tend to be poor or short elsewhere in Estonia, this is hardly ever the case in Haanja Uplands in the heart of Võru County.
The low temperature and high precipitation makes Haanja a snow kingdom – almost all snow-related indicators are the highest here.
Winter in Võru County offers excellent opportunities for practicing any kind of winter hobbies. The cross-country skiing trails of various difficulty levels found in Haanja-Kurgjärve and the Haanja shooting range are well-known for all ski fanatics. The snowshoe trips in Vällamäe, the ice rink of Rõuge, the health and skiing trails of Kubija, the slalom skiing slopes of Kütioru, the lakes alluring fishermen, the ice carousels and sledging hills for children, the kick sledge tips, the dog sled rides – visit Võru County for true experiences!
HAANJA RECREATION AND SPORTS CENTRE
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
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.
METSAVENNA FARM SLEDDING HILL
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
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
Leoski küla, Haanja vald
+372 523 3848
A wintry adventure with Greenland sled dogs in Haanja.
RÕUGE ICE RINK
+372 506 5450
The full-size 60 x 30m ice rink with international standard boards is located behind the school building in Rõuge.
Vana-Nursi küla, Rõuge vald
+372 504 8621
Horse riding trips, with sleigh-riding in winter
SNOW SHOE TRIPS IN HAANJA
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.