Program & tickets
INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2023 EVENT ON THE WEBSITE
SAVONIA NONSTOP -transportation
Should I stop by the store? How do I get to sitsit or to the afterparty at Piazza without freezing myself? How do I get to the slopes with my skis? Answers to these questions you can find from Savonia Nonstop-transportation, if your accommodation is located in Tahko center, Tahkolahti or Sääskiniemi.
Savonia UAS and Tahkofest are offering a free nonstop-transportation for students during both event days. E.Ahonen bus will operate during Friday and Saturday between Tahkolahti – Piazza – Sääskiniementie 684. You can hop in from final stops and from on route bus stops. Nonstop-transport can be recognized from Tahkofest and Savonia’s logos.
Savonia Nonstop-transport requires two things from you, you’re a student and you have a valid student card and a student union membership. You always have to show your student id to the driver when boarding the bus.
Bus-transportation occurs the same way the city-transport does, there are sitting- and standing spots for 75 people. Despite this the nonstop-transportation can have traffic from time to time. You can transport your skis and boards in the carriage section.
WHAT Savonia Nonstop-transportation
WHERE Between Tahkolahti – Piazza/(Tahko Spa) – Sääskiniementie 684
WHEN Friday 27th of January 18:00 – 04:00 and Saturday 28th of January 12:00 – 04:00 (see schedule from here)
PRICE Free by showing student card
WHY Savonia UAS and Tahkofest want to keep your toes warm 🙂
SAVONIA University of Applie Sciences
We are a University of Applied Sciences committed to the education of strong professionals in seven different study fields. Our versatile programmes offer students the opportunity to study as a full-time student or alongside their work (Master’s Degree and specialised studies).
Our campuses are located in the cities of Kuopio, Iisalmi, and Varkaus. We have over 530 employees and over 7000 students.
Restaurant Kunkku acts as the official location for the Tahkofest After Ski. Whether you spent the day in the slopes or in their vicinity, Kunkku is the place to be after 15.00 on both Friday and Saturday.
On both days, the “Kuningaslohi” of After Ski’s, DJ JohannesKastaja will be in charge of good vibes and atmosphere. And that’s not everything!
On Friday, 28th of January, it is possible for students to use the Kunkku Sauna & Tub department. By showing your student card, you get to the sauna for free! If you don’t have a towel, one can be rented for 5 euros. Please be notified, that the sauna department has unisex dressing rooms, sauna and tub, so using a bathing suit is appreciated. Sauna & Tub is available for students between 14.00 and 18.00 o’clock.
Another thing to note is the After Ski special offers of Kunkku, which will stand between 14.00 and 18.00 on both Friday and Saturday. This includes beer, cider and long drink from the tap, and licorice shot for 4 euros each. (Normal price is 8,50€). Food is also 20% off during the whole weekend.
What Official After Ski -party for students
Where Restaurant Kunkku
When Friday and Saturday from 15.00 to 17.00
Dresscode Keep your clothes on while not in sauna or palju!
Why After Ski is an integral part of a day in the slopes, whether or not you actually own skis!
OSUMA’S WELL-BEING MORNING
Come bowling for free and enjoy the spa for student prices!
Tahkofest also includes maintaining physical well-being and that is available on Saturday at the Tahko Spa Hotel at Osuma’s well-being morning. During the morning, you can go bowling non-stop for free for at least one lap. The length of the bowling time depends on the current number of visitors. After the bowling it’s nice to go to the spa for a student price (8.50€).
As a responsible employment agency Osuma wants to also bring students some well-being by offering them free bowling during Tahkofest.
Osuma’s table is found at Tahko Spa’s lobby where you can participate in an amazing draw. The winner will get a VIP-table at Piazza for the evening party. Even if spa or bowling doesn’t interest you it’s worth coming to Tahko Spa for this contest!
Please note that the Tahko Spa Hotel can be reached with a Savonia non-stop bus starting from 10:00.
WHAT Osuma’s well-being morning
WHERE Tahko Spa Hotel
WHEN Saturday 28.01. from 10.00 to 13.00 o’clock
PRICE Free bowling, spa € 8.50
WHY Take care of your well-being to endure the whole Tahkofest weekend. Your body appreciates for a relaxed and light morning 🙂
Mehiläinen is a well-known and respected private provider of social and health services in Finland, which provides high-quality, comprehensive services quickly and smoothly to private, corporate and municipal customers. Mehiläinen handles, nurtures and takes care of more than 1.3 million customers annually, and its more than 540 outlets provide services to a total of more than 22,300 employees and professionals. 112 years old Mehiläinen is a traditional but rapidly developing and growing leader in its field.
Don’t leave moping around on Friday night, but take your friends with you and go to interdisciplinary sitning where the fun can begin! Or if you have a long day in slopes behind, then what would be better than continuing the night with Midsummer sittning in the upstairs of restaurant Hillside’s!
The third official student sitsit in history of Tahko will be held on Friday 27.01.2023. SAVOTTA, the student body of Savonia University of Applied Sciences, is responsible for arranging the sittning.
What is “sittning”?
Sittning is a table party originated in Sweden, a traditional way of spending the evening among other university students. During the sittning, small-scale speeches are given, as well as (drink) songs are sung. The purpose is to spend a nice evening with fellow students, with good food, drink and songs.
WHAT Midsummer Sitning
WHERE Sokos Hotel, Restaurant Hillside upstairs, Sääskiniementie 560
WHEN 28.01.2022 from 18.30 to 21.30 o’clock
PRICE 25 € alcoholic , 23 € non-alcoholic (Midsummer overall badge is included in the price)
DRESSCODE summery outfit
WHY Interdisciplinary sittnings are always fun!
TICKETS Kide.app (11.01.2023 starting from 9.00 o’clock)
EXTRA The 3-day festival tickets for Tahko Midsummer in 2023 for two people will be raffled off among all participants.
Sittning menu – Summer buffet
Green salad, halloumi cheese, strawberry and roasted seeds Lactose-free/Gluten-free
Fresh marinated summer vegetables and smoked salmon Milk-free / G
Caesar salad and sun-dried tomatoes L / G
Warm potato salad, capers and spring onions M / G
Assortment of grilled artisan sausages, mustard L / G
Grilled Cajun-chicken and garlic herb yogurt L / G (Cajun Tofu for Vegetarians)
Rhubarb pie, vanilla mousse L
1 summer starter
1 drink for food (beer / long drink / cider / 12 cl house wine)
Drink tickets worth 6,00 € can be bought for the sittning. Alternatively, you can get tap beer 0,4l / long-drink 0,33l / cider 0,33l with the drink ticket. These drink tickets can be purchased in advance on Friday from Sokos Hotel’s Warsteiner Lobby Bar starting from 12.00 to 18.30 o’clock and from the Hillside Upstairs Sitsi Bar starting from 18.00 to 18.30 o’clock. Pre-purchased drink tickets make it easier to pass through.
In addition, the student benefit is available through out the evening
Soft drink (beer, long drink, cider) 6,00 € / product (normal 8,50 €)
HEY WADDAP? Now it’s time for Tahkofest’s picture competition again! 🔥
This year’s Tahkofest, the atmosphere is definitely high, so share your own Tahkofest vibes in the form of a picture and story on you’re Instagram feed with the hashtag #tahkofest2022 and tag @tahkofest and you will participate in the contest. In a “tie”, the most liked photo may win the contest. The best post, selected by the jury, will be awarded with 2 x 3 days festival tickets to Tahko Midsummer 2023! ☀️
The best post gives the viewer a feel and a story. Did the beer pong tournament feel like a big sport event? Were you partying at the after ski like there was no tomorrow? Tell your story of Tahkofest 2023 and make history. 🔥
WHAT Tahkofest 2023 photo contest, the best post will be awarded
WHEN Friday 27.01.2023 from 18.00 to 12.00 on 29.01.2022
PRIZES The best posting will be awarded 2 x 3 days with festival tickets to Tahko Midsummer 2022
WHY Who wouldn’t want to go to a midsummer festival for free with a friend 🙂
Hupellus snowfestivals will once again bring you some action to Tahkofest! With years of experience in downhill skiing Hupellus once again offers fun slope activities. Make sure you don’t miss this event.
Hupellus will head back to the Norwegian fjords to Hemsedal this spring. If you want to experience this trip, you can book it from the Hupellus’s website.
There will be fun-loving contests with merchandise prizes, as well as general hanging out, which is a great way to find new interdisciplinary mates before the evening events. There is no entrance fee or registration for the event, so all you have to do is arrive!
WHAT Slope happening that leaves no one cold!
WHERE At the foot of the Tahkonrinne
WHEN Saturday, 29.01.2022. 13.00-16.00
DRESSCODE Weatherproof equipment with or without skis
WHY This slope party is no longer getting better!
Are you the master singer of Tahkofest? Can your performance make the crowd go wild. If you answered yes to these questions, you need to be at Bar Ukko’s studen karaoke on Saturday. Best singers and coolest performances will be rewarded with products from Bar Ukko. At Bar Ukko you can also buy beer, cider and long drink at student price of 5€/drink and licorice shot for 4€.
WHAT: Student karaoke
WHERE: Bar Ukko
WHEN: Saturday 28.1.2023 at 13.00 – 15.00
WHY: If you don’t feel like taking part in an outdoor event you can always get your party on with karaoke!
ALPINE STUDENTS ‘FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN TAHKO ON SATURDAY 28.01.2023
The Student Championships in Alpine Sports will be held in Tahko on 28.01.2023. The form of the competition is giant slalom and the sets are skis, board and telemark. The series includes women’s and men’s racing series and the Unisex casual series.
Race format: There are two rounds in the race, the combined time of which decides the winner.
The race track will be made on the Iso Tahko slope.
The tour of the race track will opened at 11.00 o’clock. The competion starts from 12.00 o’clock.
By registering by 16.12.2022, you will book your place cheaper. The entry fee entitles you to the race and OLL members are insured against injuries.
Racing series (men, women) and Unisex casual series:
Registration before 16.12.2022: 20 € / competitor
Registration before 21.01.2023: 30 € / competitor
WHAT The Finnish Championships in Alpine Sports
WHERE On the Tahko slopes
WHEN Saturday 28.01.2023 at 12.00 o’clock
PRICE 20€ (before 16.12.2022), 30€ (before 21.01.2023)
WHY The top three will be rewarded with OSM medals and the top three in the race series with S-Group gift cards (50€ – 30€ – 20€). In addition, the winners of the race series have the right to participate in OEM competitions
Tahkofest HUBAILU football tournament
On Saturday, from 15.00 o’clock, a fun-filled HUBAILU football tournament will be held at the foot of the Tahkonrinteet in connection with the slopes, where the most important thing is having fun with other faculty festivals 🙂 You don’t have take the whole day to play, because the goal is to pull the tournament through in less than an hour.
Registration is via the link below or on site by 14.00 o’clock. The first 16 teams to enter the tournament will be accepted.
The maximum size of the team is 10 people, of whom 1 + 4 are on the field at the same time. One player from the team must be designated as the goalkeeper. At least half of the team must be students and this must be verified on site with a student card if necessary.
Register HERE (link later)
HUBAILU football RULES:
1. The tournament is played according to the cup rule: the losing team is immediately eliminated from the tournament
2. Playing time maximum 2 minutes. The playing time is running when the ball is playable after the referee whistles. The game ends with golden goal or when the time is up.
3. The starter of the game is drawn and the game starts from the center of the field
4. The game is played according to normal football rules, with the exception of offsets and penalties
5. The goal is created when the ball is clearly played to the goal
6. If no goals are scored during the game, a penalty shoot-out will be taken on sudden death
7. A free kick is awarded when an opponent plays the ball with a hand or commits a minor foul (unintentional tipping, etc.)
8. The free kick is taken from the offense point. The opponent must be at least two meters away from the ball and if not, the opponent team will be awarded for an another penalty kick.
9. A serious offense (intentional struggle, injury to an opponent, a field player playing a hand in a goal situation) will result in a penalty kick and the player will be driven out of the tournament with a straight red card.
10. Each player participates in the tournament at their own risk
11. Participation in the tournament is free
- prize 10 x 20 € S-Group gift card
- prize 10 x 10 € S-Group gift card
- Surprise prize
Prizes will be awarded immediately after the final.
WHAT A fun football tournament
WHERE at the foot of the Tahkonrinteet in connection with the Slope Dive
WHEN Saturday 28.01. from 14.30 o’clock, registration will open on 12.01.2022
PRICE Participation is free!
PRIZES 1st prize 10 x 20€ S-Group gift card, 2nd prize 10 x 10 € S-Group gift card, 3rd surprise prize
WHY This tournament may not even have time to sweat 😉
RPS Beer Pong tournament
Ball keeps bouncing and beer spilling and the crowd goes wild when the first official RPS Beer Pong tournament starts at Tahko Piazza on Saturday at 19:00. Grab a mate and gather a cheering squad and compete for the Challenge Cup!
Best three will be rewarded in the tournament with S-Group gift cards and all competitors get a RPS Beer Pong overall badge. Also the most visible and loud cheering squad gets a surprise prize.
Games are played in teams of two person with sudden death princibles and 16 fastest enrolled teams fit in.
Only students that have bought beforehand the ticket to Saturdays Tahkofest party from Kide.app or ticket to Costee gig from Tiketti.fi can take part in the competition.
Entry fee is 15€/team which includes competition drinks and overall badges for both competitors.
You can enter the tournament via Kide.app by giving team information and paying the entry fee. Prepare to fill in to the entry form your team name, player names and also team captains contact information.
Tournament rules can be found HERE
WHAT RPS Beer Pong tournament
WHERE Restaurant Piazza
WHEN Saturday 28.01.2022 19.00 o’clock (please come 18.45 at the latest)
PRIZE 15€/team, includes competition drinks and overall badges
PRIZE Best three will be rewarded in the tournament with S-Group gift cards (2×50€, 2×30€ ja 2×10€). The winning team is also rewarded with a challenge trophy.
WHY Everyone wants to be a champion and get their name on the top of the challenge trophy!
TICKETS Kide.app, sales will start at 11.00 o’clock on 11.01.2023
EVENING TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!
(more tickets will probably go on sale on 12.01.2022, follow our social media channels)
The official evening party of Tahkofest will be held both on Friday and Saturday starting from 21:00 in the restaurant Piazza. The beats of Friday are guaranteed by the great party duo Pasi and Anssi. Saturday night culminates in Etta.
The ticket price is 14 euros both on Friday and Saturday. The ticket includes a cloak room fee (3e) and the Tahkofest overall badge. Party tickets are purchased through the Kide.app service and you can conveniently receive the ticket on your mobile phone as a mobile ticket. You will receive an overalls badge from Piazza’s ticket sales on the evening of the event. Also, be prepared to show your student card at the ticket office!
Please note that the Tahkofest 2023 coverall badge is only included in mobile tickets purchased through the Kide.app service. You can get the Tahkofest 2023 coverall badge before Saturday’s evening party either from the Friday evening party (included in the ticket price) or on Saturday at the Rinnehupellus from Tahkofest staff for 3 € each.
If you have a Tahkofest 2023 overall bagde on display for the Saturday night party, you will receive a SUPER Tahkofest 2023 overall badge from the ticket sales. The SUPER overalls badge can only be redeemed for yourself (1 badge / person).
WHAT the official evening party of Tahkofest
WHERE Restaurant Piazza, tickets from Kide.app
WHEN PE 27.1.2022 from 21.00 to 04.00 and Sat 28.1.2022 from 21.00 to 04.00
PRICE 14.00€ / Friday, 14.00€ / Satudary, ticket price includes cloakroom and Tahkofest 2023 / SUPER Tahkofest overalls badge, TICKETS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!
DRESSCODE With or without overalls
WHY Well this is not even worth asking!
TAHKOFEST OVERALL BADGE
You can get two stylish overalls badges from Tahkofest. Tahkofest 2023 overall badge is included in either the Piazza evening ticket for Friday or Saturday, which has been purchased through Kide.app. In addition, you can buy the badge from Tahkofest staff in connection with the Slope Event.
If you want the SUPER Tahkofest 2022 overall badge in addition to this coverall brand, there are two options.
- You have bought Piazza evening party tickets for both nights through Kide.app and received the Tahkofest 2023 overall badge on Friday night. On Saturday, you will receive a SUPER Tahkofest overall badge from the Piazza ticket sales when you show the Tahkofest 2023 coverall you received the night before.
- If you have bought a Piazza evening party ticket for Saturday only through Kide.app, then you can visit Tahkofest 2023 overalls badge from Tahkofest staff during the Rinnerieha for 3 € / each. When you show this coverall badge when you come to the Piazza on Saturday, you will receive a SUPER Tahkofest coverall badge from ticket sales.
Alpine skiing, cottage parties etc.
klo 15.00 – 17.00 After Ski party at Restaurant Kunkku
klo 18.00 Savonia Nonstop-transportation starts
klo 18.00 Tahkofest picture contest starts
klo 18.00 doors to sittning open, tickets from Kide.app
klo 18.30 – 21.30 Midsummer -sits Sokos Hotel, Restaurant Hillside
klo 21.00 starting afterparty at Piazza and performing Pasi ja Anssi, tickets from Kide.app -service
klo 23.30 Showtime Pasi ja Anssi
klo 04.00 Savonia Nonstop-transportation ends
Alpine skiing, cottage parties etc.
klo 10.00 Savonia Nonstop-transportation begins
klo 10.00-13.00 Mehiläinen’s well-being day
klo 11.00 Chance to get familiar with the Alpine Skiing track before the competition
klo 12.00 Students’ Finnish Alpine Skiing Championship
klo 13.00 – 16.00 Rinnehupellus event in Tahko slopes
klo 14.00 – 14.15 Post- enrollment to snow football tournament (max. 16 teams)
klo 14:3o Tahkofest HUBAILU snow football tournament
klo 15.00 – 17.00 After Ski party at Restaurant Kunkku
kl0 19.00 RPS Beer Pong tournament at Piazza, tickets from Kide.app
kl0 19.00-21.00 RPS Beer Pong tournament’s cheering contest
klo 21.00 afterparty at Piazza and performing Etta, tickets from Kide.app service.
kl0 23.30 showtime Etta
klo 04.15 Savonia Nonstop-transportation ends
klo 12.00 Tahkofest picture contest ends.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT KIDE.APP
Kide.app is an application for an easier way to find events and purchase tickets. The products you buy from Kide.app are mobile tickets and to use these tickets you need a mobile device with an internet connection.
Kide.app is one of the largest services used by students and organisations in Finland. The site is used by over 500 organisations in over 20 cities. With over 170 000 registered users the service reaches tens of thousands students every week.
How to buy tickets
You can buy products from Kide.app with your smartphone, tablet or pc. The payments can be made via either a debit or a credit card. You will receive the purchased product in your smartphone.
In order to buy tickets you need you to register to the service. You can create an account from the profile section of the site where you can register using either your Facebook account or email. The confirmations and receipts for your purchases will be sent to the email you use in registration.
I cant make the event. Can I sell my ticket?
You can send your ticket to a friend or a new buyer from your wallet from the upper right corner of the ticket. The buyer will receive the ticket in their wallet and a confirmation in their email. The buyer has to be a registered user of Kide.app.