Our story


Domestic family business

Himos-Yhtiöt Ltd. a private family business, founded in 1984 by Juhani Ojala and Päivi Kuokkanen. The operation started in the Northern Slope Area on Boxing Day in 1984, when the Ski school slope was opened. The official opening ceremony was organized on December 29th, and the festive opening slide was performed by the Finnish legend of downhill skiing, Kalevi “Häkä” Häkkinen. Since then, years have passed and the Himos slopes have been conquered by masses. Since our early days we have opened new slopes an dexpanded the old ones an dbuilt multiple new lifts.

When entering 2014 we celebrated our 30th anniversary. To honour the milestone we published our history in writing: the book Himottu vuori is a nrration of the years filled with skiing in Himos. The book is available in the Ski Shop and our online shop during winter season.

Today, we are happy to engage also the neext generation in developing and operating Himos.The business operations are managed by Juhani Ojala´s two children, Elsi and Jouni Ojala. Also Juhani´s and Päivi´s son Joona Ojala is getting to know the business along with his high school studies.

Slopes at heart

What is best for the customer has always been our main principle when developing Himos. The positive feedback we have had has encouraged us further. Despite the whimsical winter conditions we have seen in recent years, Himos is still ranked among the top ski resorts in market study reports. Measured by lift turnover, HImos ranks fifth in size among the Finnish ski resorts. Himos has been awarded the title of Ski Resort of the Year twice, in 1995 and 2001. We employ 15 persons year-round and in winter time we have approximately 120 seasonal employees. You can reach us by telephone: +358 20 711 9100 tai sähköpostilla or by email: firstname.lastname@himos.fi.

The President of the Republic of Finland, Mr. Sauli Niinistö, visited Himos during his campaign in January 2018. The schedule was very tight and the candidate didn´t have time to saty for lunch. He did, however, find the time to take a selfie with his hosts.