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HimosHoliday

One of the major operators at Himos is HimosHoliday (HimosLomat Oy). It rents cottages, provides restaurant services and organises safaris, parties at Himos Areena and summer festivals. CEO Tiina Mäntyharju thinks the spirit of Himos is one of the secrets behind its success.

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Himos Ski Resort

Päivi Kuokkanen, Marketing Director at Himos Ski Resort, describes the establishment and current activities of Himos. Long skiing season with guaranteed snow and good location are the advantages of Himos. New, active operators are also needed. The sky is the limit for Himos.

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Moose Manor

Moose Manor is the only privately-owned moose farm in Finland and a restaurant serving delicious food near Himos. Owner Susanna Partio says that Jämsä is a good meeting place in central Finland, for example, for conference guests. The many international events held there are also an important source of customers.

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Elsi Ojala took over the reins at Himos

Returning to her roots was a conscious decision. The new CEO has known the ski resort’s hills and slopes for a long time and running a family business is a way of life. The most important thing right now in Himos is constructing services.

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Patapirtti serves delicious and safe local food

Restaurant Patapirtti in Himos, Jämsä invests in safe and clean local ingredients, but they are not afraid to try out new and exotic dishes, either. Last winter’s new favourite was prepared from drone bee larvae. Patapirtti is also a favourite among foreign visitors. Uusipaasto says that Finnish food has received plenty of praise.

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Restaurant Rinne feeds visitors at Himos

Restaurant Rinne in Himos, Jämsä, cooks food from scratch for skiers and other visitors. “We even make buns, doughnuts and pizza dough by ourselves,” Jukka Auterinen, entrepreneur at Restaurant Rinne explains. He explains that Restaurant Rinne also brought popular après-ski events to Himos.

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Himos – tourism in all seasons

Himos is an international, year-round holiday destination and a great venue for different events. There are approximately 4,000 beds in the Himos area and a number of restaurants and event services. Himos Ski Resort has the best and most versatile slopes in southern and central Finland, with a total of 21 slopes. The largest events in the summer are the Himos Midsummer and Iskelmä festivals and the 90s dance music festival Jysäri. Himos attracts around 140,000 visitors every summer and 350,000 every year, including visitors on day trips.

A spa investment worth over EUR 50 million at Himos

Himos will take on a spa project that will be worth over EUR 50 million. The project partners are Holiday Club Resort, Lemminkäinen and HimosHoliday. Holiday Club wants to build a diverse, high-quality entertainment spa resort in Himos. Its area will be around 3,000 m2 and it will have approximately 120 rooms. In addition to the hotel, 200 holiday homes will be built in the vicinity in stages. The plan covering the area is complete and it came into action in early 2017.

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Facts

  • Registered stays in 2017: 230,900, with 8 % growth from the previous year
  • Percentage of foreigners among the guests around 20%
  • 450 cottages and villas
  • Value of accommodation sales EUR 7 million
  • 140,000 visitors in the summer
  • The popular Midsummer, Iskelmä and Jysäri festivals, plus a number of other events
  • 21 slopes, an 18-hole golf course, several restaurants and plenty of activities

 

 

The future of the area

Himos is growing and developing continuously. The holiday centre is also expanding towards Lake Päijänne, and there are excellent plots available in the Päijänranta shore area. Unlike other holiday villages, the Päijänranta area is open in all seasons. When the construction of the Holiday Club Resort starts, the area will have even more services that will attract further investments. The spa resort, complete golf course, high-quality slope services and large festivals will make the Himos tourism centre even more comfortable.

Himos Master Plan 2035 – The Vision of Tourism Development

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