Jyväskylä and its immediate vicinity possess a number of ski centres which in winter offer opportunities for both cross-country and downhill skiing. In Jyväskylä itself there are facilities for skating and playing ice hockey. In midwinter a 2.4 kilometre tour skating circuit is created on the ice of Lake Jyväsjärvi in the centre of the city. In Lake Päijänne’s wide open spaces there is also a chance to go on a ski safari. The region also has a dozen or so ice holes for winter swimming.
If you would like to some winter sports and do not have your own equipment with you, downhill and cross-country skiing equipment or snowshoes, for example, can be hired from Laajis - Urban Outdoors close to the centre of town.