The rural municipality of Otepää is situated on the uplands of the same name in the southern part of Estonia. Otepää, a town of long and eventful past history is located at 152 metres from the sea level: this makes it the 'highest' town in Estonia. Winters rich in snow and warm summers offer wonderful opportunities of active recreation for everybody. Otepää has become famous as a sports and skiing paradise.
Nature plays an important role here, where the landscape consists of innumerable hills and hillocks. From the winter solstice till the beginning of spring Otepää bears the name of the Estonian winter capital. All that skiing fans seek from the Mid-European skiing centres is to be found here in somewhat milder and more miniature scale. The highest peaks of the region are the hills of Kuutsemägi (217m) and Väike Munamägi (207m). Local hill slopes have the thickest and most enduring snow covers of Estonia. 3 downhill skiing centers and ski jumping towers have been built in this area. In January 2008 the brand new K90 ski jumping hill complex was opened in Tehvandi.
Naturally, Otepää can also offer opportunities for sports in summer: Here you can find golf courses and tennis courts, bicycle tracks and hiking trails, adrenaline- raising adventure trails and relaxing saunas. Great sports events take place here. Suverull is a summer-time sports event where the top skiers of the world on roller-skis participate.
Tehvandi offers the best conditions for training and organizing sport events. For professionals, there are lighted training ski tracks covered with artificial snow, and competition tracks recognized by FIS and used in the FIS WC Otepää competition. All the tracks start at a stadium that was reconstructed in 2007. There is also shooting range with 30 firing places. In January 2008 the brand new K90 ski jumping hill complex was opened. The new jumping hill includes the viewing platform and the highest climbing wall in Estonia. That makes the complex an unique attraction in Nordic Countries.
Tartu ski marathon track with the length of 63 km and Otepää-Kuutsemäe snowmobile track also start from here.
FIS World Cup 2011 22.-23.01 2011
FIS Nordic Junior World Championships 25.-30.01.2011
Tehvandi Sport Center offers accommodation service in Tehvandi Guesthouse and in the holiday home near the Guesthouse.
The Tehvandi Guesthouse, which has a unique and interesting architecture ("pentagon"), offers accommodation services (breakfast buffet included) in 21 single rooms, 14 double rooms, 6 triple rooms and in a luxurious suite for a total of 69 visitors. Besides the rooms there are room for seminar, dining halls, lobby-bar in the foyer, fitness hall and saunas in the Guesthouse. The foyer of the Guesthouse and the room for seminar are in a WiFi area.
The holiday-home can accommodate up to 10 people.
You can pay for services by bank card or by bank transfer.
Booking information: administraator[AT]tehvandi.ee; tehvandi[AT]tehvandi.ee
Phone: + 372 76 69 500
All the information on webpage: www.tehvandi.ee
HOW TO GET TO OTEPÄÄ
Get directions from Google maps: http://maps.google.com/
Tallinn airport- Driving directions to Otepää, Estonia
222 km - about 3 hours 19 mins
Port of Tallinn- Driving directions to Otepää, Estonia
225 km - about 3 hours 26 mins
Riga airport- Driving directions to Otepää, Estonia
218 km - about 3 hours 27 mins
Special information of the traffic suggestions during the events on webpage: www.tehvandi.ee