Tahko Ski Lift Pitch is organized in the heart of Lakeland Finland in the North Savo Region, Tahko Ski Resort. Venue locates 435 km from Helsinki.

Kuopio 65 km
Kuopio Rissala50 km (nearest airport)
Kuopio Railway station65 km
Siilinjärvi Railway Station39 km (nearest railway station)
Helsinki435 km
Oulu280 km
Tampere357 km
Turku507 km


There is a good number of parking lots around the Tahko Center if you wish to travel by your own car. Few charging stations for electric cars locates nearby Piazza and Hophaus parking area.

Public transport

Vilkku, a public transport of Kuopio City, operates route Kuopio–Siilinjärvi–Nilsiä. Check out tickets and timetable here.

Ski Bus

Ski Bus shuttle between Tahko and Nilsiä is free of charge for everyone. The rides are offered by Tahko Mountain, Break Sokos Hotel Tahko, PNT Active Oy / Tahko Chalet, TAHKOcom Oy, SkiMac and Kuopio-Tahko Markkinointi. Check out more detailed timetable here.


Might be that you need to take a taxi to get to the final destination, Tahko. Most taxi drivers in North Savo Region speak some English and all taxis are equipped with meters. The easiest way to order a taxi is either download taxi app or calling to Kuopio taxi for instance.

Shuttle bus Rissala airport – Tahko Mountain Ski Resort (Wed 3rd of April)

More information will be available closer to the event.

Shuttle bus Piazza – Panorama – Piazza (Thu 4th of April)

During the second event day on Thu 4th, event provides a shuttle bus service for event attendees. Scheduled route runs from Piazza to Panorama Bar and vice versa. Because of the lack of parking areas on Panorama Bar we highly recommend event attendees to use free shuttle busses to get around. On the average, the trip one way takes approx. 30 minutes depending on the weather or the condition of the roads.


9.05 am.                   Minibus for startups and inverstor from Piazza to Panorama

9.30 am.                   Minibus: Piazza – Panorama

11.00 am.                  Big bus: Piazza – Panorama

11.30 am.                   Minibus: Piazza – Panorama

12.30 am.                  Minibus: Piazza – Panorama


11.30 am.                   Big bus: Panorama – Piazza

12.00 pm.                 Minibus: Panorama – Piazza

13.00 pm.                 Minibus: Panorama–Piazza

16.00 pm.                 Big bus: Panorama–Piazza (16.45 continues to Kuopio, limited seats) –Kuopio

16.15 pm.                  Minibus: Panorama–Piazza


Break Sokos Hotel Tahko

Break Sokos Hotel Tahko is a cozy holiday hotel in the center of the Tahko tourist area and near all the services Tahko has to offer. The offering of the hotel includes restaurant Hillside, Hesburger and Pizza Breikki. After a day of strenuous outdoor activities it is nice to relax in the Warsteiner Bar. The hotel also boasts good meeting facilities. Check out further information about the hotel and facilities via webpage www.sokoshotels.fi.


Willing to stay on your own cottage instead? In Tahko Center there’s a great number of accommodation options offered by TAHKOcom. If you’re willing to have some luxury or experience cozy, home-a-like cottage milieu, TAHKOcom has an option for You. Check out all the options via webpage.

TAHKOcom offers Ski Lift Pitch guests a discount code for accommodation bookings through the TAHKOcom central booking office. The code is: tahkoslp24 and it is
valid for bookings made from 2nd to 4th April 2024 (minimum stay of two nights).

Booking instructions:

Go to: www.tahko.com/tahkoslp24
Select your preferred accommodation and add it to your shopping cart with the code tahkoslp24.
After that the price will be updated. Then fill in your details and confirm your payment method.

Tahko Spa

Are you looking for a nice apartment to stay at during TSLP? Tahko Spa has accomodations for different sized groups near the action! To book you accommodation with Tahko Spa use code tahkoslp24 when booking in email sales@tahkospa.fi or by calling 0600-550 147 ( 0,8 €/min + mpm/+pvm). The disscount can only be used in email or phone reservations!

Golf Apartment 165,00 € /apartment /1 day or 265,00 € /apartment /2 days

  • 1- 3 persons/apartment 
  • 2 x bedroom, oh, open kitchen, bathroom, sauna, 2 x toilets and terrace

More information and photos: https://tahkospa.fi/majoitus/golf-apartment/

Mountain Apartment 220,00 € /apartment /1 day or 345,00 € /apartment /2 days

  • 1-4 persons/apartment                                        
  • 2 x bedroom, 2 x living room, open kitchen, bathroom, sauna, 2 x toilets. Apartment with glazed terrace

More information and photos: https://tahkospa.fi/majoitus/vuori-apartment/

Junior Suite 160,00 € /apartment /day or 260,00 € /apartment /2 days

  • 1-2 persons /apartment
  • 1 bedroom, living room, open plan kitchen, kitchenette, sauna, 2 x toilet, living room and terrace.               

More information about the apartment: https://tahkospa.fi/majoitus/junior-suite/

Standard Suite apartment 260,00 € /apartment /1 day or 435,00 € /apartment /2 days

  • 1-4 persons/apartment
  • 2 x bedroom, 2 x living room, open kitchen, 3 x bathroom, sauna, 3 x toilets. Apartment with glazed terrace

More information and photos: https://tahkospa.fi/majoitus/standard-suite/

Superior Suite apartment 320,00 € /apartment /1 night or 495,00 € /apartment /2 nights

  • 1-6 persons/apartment
  • 3 x bedroom, living room, open kitchen, 4 x bathroom, sauna, 4 x toilets. Apartment with glazed terrace

More information and photos: https://tahkospa.fi/majoitus/superior-suite/

Things to do at Tahko

Tahko provides an unforgettable combination of adventure, sports and leisure activities, with something fun for everyone all year round. Find activities to suit your mood, interesting places to visit, and incredible attractions and events covering everything from sports to music and more.

Skiing and snowboarding I Cross-country skiing I Snowshoeing I Snowmobiling I E-fatbiking I Hiking I trails and natural attractions I Tahko observation tower I IceFishing I Ice karting I Bowling and indoor sports I Riding I Tahko Farm I Wellness services I Spa I Saunas on the top of the hill (Pehku and Panorama) and lots of more.

The most sunny slopes in Lakeland Finland – Tahko Mountain

Tahko Mountain’s Ski School has a special quata for Tahko Ski Lift Pitch attendees. If you want to learn with the best in the west book in advance a group ski lesson and enjoy the breezy sunny slopes in the heart of Lakeland Finland! Guided courses are organized daily for people of all ages. So, live a little – You’re at Tahko after all!

Whether you plan your trip in advance or indulge in a spontaneous adventure, in Tahko you’ll feel right at home. Further information tahko.com.

Tahko activities in nutshell.

Experience relaxation at The Forest Spa on top of Tahko Mountain

Panorama Landscape Hotel is a new experience for Lakeland travelers. The Spa is located right next to Panorama Bar that is the head event space for Thursday the 4th of April & TSLP.

Hotel Spa is called the Forest Spa, and it has many different outdoor and indoor spa experiences and saunas. If you wish to visit the Spa during Tahko SLP make sure to reserve your seats beforehand via their website: Panorama Landscape Hotel & Forest Spa Tahko, Nilsiä (panoramahotel.fi). The Forest Spa is a self-paid service that is not included in the Tahko SLP ticketprice. The prices listed and reservations are on their website: Metsäkylpylä – Panorama Landscape Hotel (panoramahotel.fi).

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12.25 Pohjois-Savon Matkailu Oy – Maakunnallinen yhteistyö kilpailuetuna
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12.55 Navitas Yrityspalvelut – TBC
13.10 TBC

13.25 Data kansainvälisen matkailun vauhdittajana
Juho Pesonen, matkailuliiketoiminnan professori, Itä-Suomen Yliopisto

13.40 Kestävä matkailu – Kulttuuriperintömatkailu kansainvälisenä vetovoimatekijänä
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13.55 Loppuyhteenveto
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14.00 Tilaisuus päättyy.

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14.30 Welcome!

14.35 Orion - A short description of the phenomenon

14.40 Pitch 1

14.50 Pitch 2

15.00 Pitch 3

15.10 Pitch 4

15.15 Closing words

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13.30 Welcome!

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13.40 Pitch 1

13.50 Pitch 2

14.00 Pitch 3

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14.15 Closing words

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