Range 1 - Pitkospuut

This competition range named Pitkospuut is located to the Ounasvaara Nature Trail. Ounasvaara, or Ounas Hill, is a famous sports centre and also a year-round recreation area near the city centre, with marked and maintained trails and several great vantage points. Read more about the Nature Trail here.

The Ounasvaara Nature Trail goes around the southern edge of the hill eastward to a lean-to. At the start, the trail passes through herb-rich forests and a wetland area. After the lean-to, it climbs over outcrops and dry pine forests to the northern side of the hill. Traces of the previous ice age are clearly visible in the grooves on the rocks and outcrops along the trail and in the shore rocks of the ancient lake.