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District of Jyväskylä
Kortepohja student houses
Kortepohja student houses
Country  Finland
Province Western Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
City Jyväskylä
Ward Kypärämäki-Kortepohja
Population (2012)
 • Total 6,700
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 40740 JYVÄSKYLÄ

Kortepohja is a district and a student village in Jyväskylä, Finland. It is located at around 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) from the city centre on the Western side of Lake Tuomiojärvi.

Laajavuori Ski Resort and a small neighbourhood of Haukkala are both located on the district. Majority of 6700 people living in the district are inhabitants of the Kortepohja student village. A Child Psychiatric Institute is located in Haukkala.

Kortepohja student village[edit]

The construction of the student village began in the 1960s to solve the issue of finding apartments for students of the Jyväskylä Educational College, the predecessor of the University of Jyväskylä.[1] It is owned by the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä. Approximately 1900 students live in the village. All rooms in Kortepohja are rented unfurnished but basic furniture is available in the storage rooms. Laundry facilities, saunas and meeting rooms are available in the buildings.

Laajavuori Ski Resort[edit]

Laajavuori ski run

Laajavuori Ski Resort has 12 slopes and 6 lifts for alpine skiing. The longest slope is 915 meters with 106 meters top vertical. The resort hosts FIS ski slopestyle world cup competitions.[2] Laajavuori forests host 62 kilometres cross country skiing tracks with four lean-tos.[3]



  1. ^ http://www.kortepohja.fi/english/brief-history/brief-history.html
  2. ^ Laajis (2012). "Slopes and World Cup Park". Laajis. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Laajis (2012). "Cross-country skiing and lean-tos". Laajis. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kortepohja at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 62°14′56.92″N 25°42′26.59″E / 62.2491444°N 25.7073861°E / 62.2491444; 25.7073861