Pyhä Ski Resort

Pyhä Ski Resort - Pyhätunturi Ltd

Family-business in second generation

Rukakeskus Group is a family-business that has been responsible over the slope operations of Ruka since 1973 and Pyhä since 1987. It is one of the leading travel industry businesses in Finland and a market leader with 20% ski pass sales in the ski resort business sector.

Companies operate in the globalising, all-year-round tourist resorts of Ruka and Pyhä. Our core business is slope operations, but at Ruka and Pyhä we also practise accommodation, rental and store activities. Our turnover is approximately EUR24 million and we employ around 170 persons.

Pyhätunturi Ltd is a subsidiary of Rukakeskus Ltd, and it is in charge of Pyhä ski resort’s slopes and ancillary services. There is also TuottoOmistus Oy that operates at Pyhä, and it is responsible over the rental and maintenance of TuottoOmistus apartments.
Rukakeskus Ltd is part of Aho Group.

Rukakeskus Ltd and Pyhätunturi Ltd are family-businesses owned by Espoo-based physician Juhani Aho’s family. Generation change in 1999 transferred the corporate ownership to Jussi’s children; Kari Jussi Aho, Miia Porkkala, Annakaija Lappalainen, Antti Aho and Ville Aho with equal shares.

The second generation aims to further develop the companies as well as transfer the company to the third generation in the future, remaining as family-owned company.

Rukakeskus Ltd and Pyhätunturi Ltd form a ski resort group, whose managing director is Ville Aho. Group also includes TuottoOmistus Ltd, which is responsible for the rental of private-owned Ski Inn Apartments, PyhäBooking Ltd that operates as a central booking agency for the holiday cottages at the Pyhä area, and Hotel Pyhätunturi, which is responsible for the hotel business.
Restaurant business functions of Ruka and Pyhä were transferred October 1st 2014 to Tunturimax Ltd from which Rukakeskus Ltd owns 35% and Restamax 65%.

In addition to owning the Rukakeskus Group, Family Aho also owns the Aava Medical Centre, whose managing director is Antti Aho.

Together the companies are known as the Aho Group, whose managing director is Mr Tuomo Purola. The management and administration of the companies are located in Espoo, Finland.