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Riekstukalns is located close to Riga and offers wide range of trails. They will be suitable not only of a beginner or a lover of slow peaceful ride but also of an experienced skier or snowboarder. Have a look at our offers here at Riekstukalns and choose what’s best for you!

THE MAIN TRACK

The Main Track is for very fast riders. Throughout the track you’ll find steep slopes alternating with flatter sections, which together will give you a pleasant illusion of flying. To get to the track, you can use the 1st, 2nd or 3rd ski lift.

FISCHER SPORTS TRACK

This is the sportiest of all our tracks. It is just perfect for those who love really fast ride and feel confident about their skills. The steep upper section of the track ensures good start for a breath taking downhill ride.

BOARDERCROSS TRACK

This is one of the most exciting tracks at Riekstukalns. Mostly it is suitable for those who like to add a little adventure to their skiing and snowboarding experiences. It is complemented with jumps and turns and depending on the speed each time you will get different experience. In this slope be careful – there must be 30 meter distance between you and a rider before you!

THE LONGEST TRACK

There are two choices to make in this track: you can choose to ride slowly and smoothly down a 350-meter long track, which will require some effort only in the upper section, but if you want some adrenalin on the right side of the slope you can also do some jumps.

HOBBY TRACK

This track is for those who feel that the Beginner Track has become too easy for them. The Hobby Track has several steeper sections which are perfect for everyone trying to improve their skiing or snowboarding skills.

BEGINNER TRACK

This track is great for learning skiing and snowboarding. Our Beginner Track is sufficiently smooth, which makes the speed just right for beginners, and it is also long enough for the beginner to learn something new with each time. It takes time learning how to use ski lift, therefore ski-lift for this trail is slower than the other. It is important that your first attempt at skiing or snowboarding is not only technically right but also satisfying! If there is no one to teach you the basics of skiing or snowboarding, our instructors will be happy to assist.

SNOWPARK

Craziest snowboarders will enjoy our snowpark with two rows of ramps for high and super high jumps, several hips and all kinds of fun jibs.

SLEDDING HILL

If you don’t really feel like skiing or snowboarding, this is the right place to go down the hill on a traditional toboggan, a saucer, or any other thing you can sit on. If you don't have any sledge you can rent a snow-tube from us. Sledding Hill is loved by both kids and grown-ups therefore the older ones should be very cautious and follow the signs and security during the ride. We have assured that your trip will end softly and painlessly even if you don’t manage to brake on time.

TUNNEL TRACK

The Tunnel track is a connection between the 'old' Riekstukalns trails and pass through a tunnel under the road to the new part. Here it is important to follow all directions and signs so the pass through the tunnel is safe.

RIEKSTUKALNS TRACK

This route connects the new part of the traicks with the 'old' part of Riekstukalns and ends in the tunnel. Wide, with a pleasant fall a bit steeper at the top end flattened at the end to make it easier to control the speed and safely get through the tunnel.

ARC TRACK

The Arc Track offers an even terrain in the length of 250 m. The top part of the track is slightly steeper that ensures a good run-up and further down descends into a flat fall. For those who love peaceful and flat runs, the Arc Track will be the right choice to enjoy the leisure sports activities. The crest of the new hill of Riekstukalns opens a fantastic and unique view to Riga! The most convenient access to the Arc Track is by ski-lift No. 14.

THE STEEP TRACK

The Steep Track runs off the new crest of Riekstukalns and offers the fastest and sharpest runs at Riekstukalns. This track is suitable for confident and experienced skiers and snowboarders who love the thrill of adrenaline and extreme sensations. The Steep Track is accessible by ski-lift No. 15.

THE WIDE TRACK

This track is suitable for both fast and more tranquil runs. One of the widest and most interesting trails of Riekstukalns that combines different terrains including steeper sections, undulating terrain, as well as flat and even parts of the slope. To get to the crest of the hill, please use ski-lift No. 16.
Equipment for rent

If you don’t have your own skiing or snowboarding equipment to go down the hill or do cross country skiing we are here to help you.

Every season we are improving our rental and adding more equipment and now we have:

- 300 FISCHER, ELAN and HEAD slalom skis 70 – 177 cm length;

- 440 pairs of FISCHER, NORDIC ski boots, sized 25 – 49;

- 140 ABOARDS, ELAN and HEAD snowboards, 115 – 166 length;

- 190 BURTON, ELAN and HEAD pairs of snowboarding boots, sized 34 – 48;

 - As well as ski sticks, helmets, goggles and overalls.

For cross-country skiing both skate and classic skiing we offer FISCHER equipment, more than 50 pairs of skis (177 – 202 lengths) and boots (sized 37 – 47).

TOP Ski rent

The TOP ski rent will always provide you with the newest models of FISCHER skis that are suitable for demanding skiers who prefer more sporty skis. If after renting the specific pair of skis you feel like they are made for you, it is possible to buy them for particularly friendly prices.  Please ask the ski rent staff for more details.

Hire an instructor

Our instructors will be happy to teach you the basics of good skiing and snowboarding. Please, contact us prior to your arrival to arrange your lesson. Phone number for booking +371 26220000. Phone number is active one hour before resort working hours and is active till the end of the working day! Payment in cash only!

We kindly ask to respect time of our instructors as well as other beginners. In case you have changed your mind or you are late for the lesson please call and cancel the arranged time. If you are more than 15 minutes late and have no called instructor has rights to arrange lesson with another person. We appreciate your understanding!

Snow-tube and mini bob rent

Want to have fun like in your childhood? Great chance to do this by snow-tubing! There is a slope on the hill for this entertainment and if you do not have your own snow-tube, you can rent it.

Try our newest winter attraction - mini bob! An easy and fun way to sledge down the hill.

We remind you that the snow-tubes and mini bobs are only intended for use on the Riekstukalns Ragavinas Hill!

Equipment service

Sticky snow, icy slope…but maybe it means that you have to wax your skies or sharp the edges of your board? You can find our service specialist by the equipment rental. Take a rest while we are taking care of your equipment and then - back to the slopes!

Remember - Monday is the day off for equipement service. 

Cross-country skiing

In the season 2010 – 2011 we created cross country skiing run which was well appreciated by famous sportsman. It goes thought the coniferous forest and fields next to it with uneven relief and flat lifts from 25 up to 60 meters. Considering skiers physical readiness it is possible to choose between several rounds:

Beginners round - 300 m

Lighted trail - 1650 m

Trail with artificial snow - 1850 m

Trail with natural snow - 5000 m

To make the cross country skiing run more appealing to advanced skiers there is light during the dark hours of the day. Besides we have purchased special tractor to flatten the surface for skate skiing and make the tracks for classic style skiing. In the equipment rent we also offer equipment for cross country skiing both classic and skate skiing styles. We offer more than 50 pairs of FISCHER skies (177 – 202 cm lengths) and boots (sized 37 – 47).

Riekstu Krogs

Enjoy a meal or hot drink in the "Riekstu krogs" - a wonderful cosy little bar with the beautiful view of the Riekstukalns. You are welcome to relax and feel perfectly in a warm and cosy atmosphere. There will always be something new to try in our menu.

"Riekstu krogs" working time is the same as for tracks:

Monday

14.00 - 23.00

Tuesday to Friday

12.00 - 23.00

Saturday

9.00 - 23.00

Sunday

9.00 - 22.00

 

 

 

 

Observation tower

In the summer of 2018 an observation tower was opened in the newest part of Riekstukalns. It is 16 m high and is accessible to residents and tourists free of charge.

From the tower there is a charming view of the gorgeous nature of Latvia, as well as the capital city of Riga and its tallest buildings.

Coordinates - LAT: 56.77502  LON 24.401669

Accomodation near Riekstukalns

Accommodation in Riekstukalns is not available, but here is the list of the closest and most friendly guest houses and hotels near the mountain: