Just in time for the comeback of the ski flying in Oberstdorf, skijumpinghills.com presents the second part of columnist Luis Holuch's visit in Oberstdorf! In this episode, Luis tells about his experiences in the Erdinger Arena, his visit of the renovated Heini-Klopfer-ski-flying-hill and which female ski jumper could possibly become the seventh woman on a ski flying hill. As always, we wish you a lot of fun at reading and are looking forward to your feedback!
Very different to last season, where had to wait until the season final until he got the first chance to do a ski jumping trip, our columnist Luis Holuch did not have to wait that long this time. On the first weekend of January, he travelled to the ladies’ World Cup at Erdinger-Arena, Oberstdorf. In this first of two episodes, he is going to tell about his impressions of the sportive competition and analyse the first full large hill weekend of the women with a couple of interview partners. We ho
The time has finally come again: today, the ski jumping ladies are opening their winter with the World Cup in Lillehammer! Ahead of them, for months with exciting competitions and the journey to podiums and great results – and, additionally: the goal of rising up their personal best distance.But, what actually is the status quo of the best female ski jumpers? How far did they jump, where and when? You can find the answer right here, on our website!
Two weeks ago, after two years of building progress, the new Nordic Arena in Kandersteg (Switzerland) got opened with an international opening competition. The new national Nordic ski center of Kandersteg (NNSK) including three ski jumps is now the second all-year-long SJ hill center in SUI, besides Einsiedeln. With this opening, the words of Adolf Ogi old-member of the Swiss FC and chairman of the patron committee of NNSK, “new ski jumps are what this country needed" were comfirmed.
In the beginning of July, the new Erzberg Arena in Eisenerz/Ramsau was opened with a ceremonial act. While in winter, this multifunctional sports facility, could be used provisional, it is now completed and can be used in complete extent. Skijumpinghills.com reports about the building measures and also focusses on the importance of this project for the Nordic ski sports in the Steiermark region in Austria.
As promised, now is the time for another release: the third and final episode of our columnist Luis Holuch's recap of the season final in Planica. This XXL article is about friendships, meetings and a Sunday evening, which turns out completely different than expected. Now, the winter season has ended also for us - right at the beginning of the new summer season. Nevertheless, we hope you will enjoy reading this article!
After a good start and a long walk home in the first episode of this year's Planica recap by our columnist Luis Holuch, you can now find out how he experienced the team competition, which traditionally took place on Planica's saturday. And that is not all: you can already look forward to the final, third, part. So, stay tuned and enjoy reading this episode of "Luis on Ski Jumping Hill Tournament"!
In the beginning of April the modernization works on the Heini-Klopfer-Ski Flying Hill in Oberstdorf are going start. Until winter the hill will be made competition-ready again and be enlarged, in order to be able to host the ski flying WC in 2018.
The season 2015/2016 has come to an end, also for our columnist Luis Holuch. Due to his studies, which are almost finished, Luis had to cut down the number of his travellings, but nevertheless, he took the chance to be part of the World Cup Final in Planica. Just, as you are used to it, he tells about his experiences and adventures on skijumpinghills.com. Read here the first of two episodes and enjoy!
Normally, Ljubno ob Savinji (Slovenia) is a quiet and restful place, but not so in the past months: the old Logarska Dolina normal hill was demolished and served a spot for a completely new ski jump. This new facility was finished recently and is ready for the upcoming World Cup competitions of the ladies in less than two weeks. Skijumpinghills.com presents the first information about the new normal hill, which is going to be bigger than the old one.
The reconstruction of the ladies'-world cup ski jump Zao (Japan) is completed. The freshly renovated and enlarged K95 recently saw the first snow and is ready for the world cup competitions on 22th and 23rd January (Friday and Saturday). Ski Jumping Hill Archive reports about the details of the reconstruction and presents the newest photos from Japan.
Plans for the re-activation of Copper Peak hill are becoming more concrete. From 2017 onwards the finale of Summer Grand Prix could be staged at Ironwood. The modernization as the world's only summer ski flying hill shall start in spring 2016.
Currently in Switzerland two comprehensive ski jumping hill re-construction projects are underway. While works in Kandersteg the new inrun track of the HS 106 hill has recently been installed, there are serious problems with the modernization of the Olympic hill at St. Moritz.
The future perspectives of the Heini-Klopfer ski flying hill at Oberstdorf (GER) are finally cleared. The delegated officials and politicians voted for a general renovation of Germany's ski flying hill. This project will cost around 13 million Euros and is supposed to be finished until the end of 2016. Skijumpinghills.com presents this project and the planned financial investments in detail.
Lady ski jumper Juliane Seyfarth made the first jump of 114 m on Hans-Renner-Schanze in Oberhof on Wednesday. After more than two years of construction time and some delays, the modernized ski jumping facility at Kanzlersgrund is now completed.
The construction of a new World Cup capable ski jumping center in Kazakhstan shall be compelted already by end of the year. Since 2012 a new tourism and winter sports center has been developed at Shchuchinsk-Burabay
With today's ground-breaking ceremony the modernization of Nordic Training Center (NAZ) in Eisenerz, Austria has started. For around 8 million Euros Erzberg ski jumping hills and the cross-country skiing center are renewed.
At Verkehrshaus in Lucerne an indoor ski jumping hill which is unique in the world was inaugurated in April. "Peter Riedel Flug-Schanze" is a K8 hill for anyone and located directly inside the aviation hall of the Swiss transport museum.
Just a few day after Eastern, our columnist is serving you a special small Easter gift. In this new XXL-episode of his column "Luis on Ski Jumping Hill-Tournament", he tells about his personal experiences during the final competition in Planica. We wish you a lot of fun and suspense with this episode and we are looking forward to your feedback!
The season 2014/15 for the ski jumpers and also our columnist Luis Holuch is over. As well as the athletes, he has made his last "competitions" in Planica. In this episode of "Luis on Ski Jumping Hill-Tournament" he is telling you what he experienced and what he has seen in Slovenia. We wish you a lot of fun at reading and we are looking forward to your feedback! Special thanks from the author go to Franci Petek (Slovenia) and Mike and Deneene LeBlanc (USA).
Just before the upcoming Ski Flying World Cup this weekend, the world's largest ski flying hill in Vikersund, Norway, was re-certified by FIS after modifications of the landing hill. The K-Point of Vikersundbakken is now at 200 meters, while Hill Size stays at 225 meters.
Directly connected to the last episode of his column „Luis on Ski Jumping Hill-Tournament”, our columnist Luis Holuch is speaking about the final day of the press trip with Eurosport. The special focus in this episode is on the venue tour at the VogtlandArena, the group did before the team competition. Of course, we wish you a lot of fun at reading this article!
Once again this year, our columnist Luis Holuch has been on a journey. In this recent episode of his column “Luis on Ski Jumping Hill-Tournament”, the 19-year-old Eurosport trainee is telling about an international press trip he joined in the final stage of his internship and how ski flying feels like. We wish you a lot of fun at reading this adrenergic episode!
Winter is coming soon and so the time to complete construction works is running out fast. The spotlights of the past months have definitely been in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria and in Planica, Slovenia. We focus on the progress of works and introduce the new ski flying hills to you in detail. The second part is about Letalnica bratov Gorišek in Planica.
Winter is coming soon and so the time to complete construction works is running out fast. The spotlights of the past months have definitely been in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria and in Planica, Slovenia. We focus on the progress of works and introduce the new ski flying hills to you in detail. In this episode we start with the Kulm ski flying hill at Bad Mitterndorf/Tauplitz.
After several delays of enlargement works onto HS 100, Rennsteig-Schanze at Oberhof in Thuringia was finally inaugurated yesterday. Nordic Combined Philipp Blaurock landed 101 meters as the first jumper of the opening.
Our columnist Luis Holuch packed his stuff very spontaneously and made his way from his today's home town Munich to the German national ski jumping championships in Hinterzarten. Read now, which experiences he made, which souvenirs he collected and which (more or less famous) people he met. Like always: have fun and we are looking forward to your feedback!
In the recent episode of "Luis on Ski Jumping Hill Tournament", our columnist Luis Holuch is talking about his visit of the world championships stadium of 2013 in Predazzo. Living in for a while in Munich now, Luis tells us about his short vacation which has been a very wet one. Like always we wish you a lot of fun with reading and feel free to comment!
After years of planning the new-construction of the Nordic Center in Swiss Kandersteg is about to start. The works on HS 106, HS 72 and HS 27 is going to start in July and shall be completed by fall 2015.
The 49th FIS Congress in Barcelona has already started and on Thursday the decision on the host of the Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 is to be made. We shortly present the candidates Almaty, Oberstdorf, Planica and Seefeld.
Only a couple of days before the Ski Flying World Championships at Harrachov we take a closer look at the ski jump history of the town in Giant Mountains, where ski jumping dates back to the early 20th century.
After a creative break, our columnist Luis Holuch is back with a very special episode of his column "Luis on Ski Jumping Hill Tournament". In course of the ladies ski jumping world cup in Hinzenbach (AUT), Luis jumped on a ski jumping hill. Read now about his experiences and enjoy it!
In a special edition for the World Cup opening in Klingenthal, our columnist Luis Holuch is looking out onto the ski jumping winter 2013-2014. Including an interview with Eurosport expert Hans-Peter Pohl.
The fundamental reconstruction of the ski jumping facilities in the "valley of ski jumps" Planica, which was started in summer 2011, is further progressing. However, the season finale im March 2014 has to be moved from the ski flying to the large hill.
At Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk a new ski jumping hill center is planned, while new-construction in Nizhny Novgorod is further delayed. Perm region remains an important educational and competition center, and in Ufa the junior hills were opened again.
For the Nordic Ski World Championships 2015 at Falun in Sweden both Lugnet ski jumping hills are currently converted and completely modernized. Already in February/March 2014 the WSC trials are scheduled.
Our columnist Luis Holuch is on his Ski Jumping Hill Tournament again and this time visits the Paul-Ausserleitner-Schanze in Bischofshofen, where the final stage of Four Hills Tournament takes place every year on Epiphany day.
At Tschagguns the works on the new ski jumping hill center are currently running on full speed, at Hinzenbach the inrun track of the HS 94 was updated to the latest technology and in Schwarzach the new junior hills get plastic mattings.
The new season of the column `Luis on Ski Jumping Hill Tournament´by Luis Holuch kicks off with a special edition for the Nordic Junior WSC at Liberec, featuring seven short interviews with participants and advisors.
The out-dated plastic covered K95 ski jump in Saxonian Oberwiesenthal is going to be modernized in 2013. Mainly the inrun will be renovated, equipped with a modern Ski-Line track and floodlights be installed.
After a successful first season our column "Luis on Tour" will continue, but Luis Holuch is going to report from his ski jumping hill visits under a new title. Now it becomes "Luis on Ski Jumping Hill Tournament"!
One and a half years after the Nordic WSC at Oslo 2011 the construction of the recruitment hills on the Holmenkollen area is going to be finished soon and the inauguration to take place on September 23.
In the past months a new ALOSLIDE ICE inrun track had been installed on the HS 137 ski jumping hill at Erdinger Arena Oberstdorf. Cooled ice tracks are mandatory from the next World Cup winter season onwards.
Germany is investing in its ski jumping hills for young athletes: In Saxonian Stützengrün the new Raumschanzen were just inaugurated. Meanwhile conversion works are running on Vogtland-Schanzen at Klingenthal and in Franconian Warmensteinach.
The building decision for the "Montafon ski jumping center" located in Austrian Tschagguns, where the EYOF 2015 will be hosted, was now made. Additionally new junior hills shall be build at Andelsbuch.
The ski jumping hills K17, K23 and K40 located in the town center of Wisła will be renovated. If everything goes according to the plan and needed 3 million zlotys are raised, first jumps will be performed in autumn 2013.
With the first jumps being performed on the three hills K125, K95 and K65 in the last days the "Snezhinka" ski jumping complex at Chaykovskiy was inaugurated and therewith the first modern ski jumping facility of Russia was handed over to its designation
On February 5 Russian prime minister is going to pay a visit to the ski jumping hill construction site at Chaykovskiy and around a week later the first ski jump of Russian modernity will be inaugurated.
There is good progress on the ski jumping hill construction works in Russia. Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev just inspected the hills for Sochi 2014 and a FIS delegation reviewed the state of construction works at Chaykovsky.
After the organization EYOF 2015 was awarded to Liechtenstein and Vorarlberg in November 2010, now the realization of the sports facility concept is proceeding - at Tschagguns a ski jumping facility with four hills will be developped.
After a 2 year deadlock of the ski jumping hill construction project at Nizhny Novgorod due to lacking financial means, now the decision for the construction was made. It shall start already this year.
In mid June the snow replacement "Skitrax JP", developed by Wolfgang Schmidt from Oberaudorf", celebrated its world premiere in the outrun of a ski jumping hill at Jämsänkoski in Finland. It shall at least make the same movements like in winter on snow possible!
Already in February 2011 the decision for the construction of "Planica Nordic Center" was made, but after a lot of delays only now bulldozers can come and start of with the modernization of "Bloudkova Velikanka" large hill.
The decision where the Olympic Winter Games 2018 will be held, will be made in Durban in one week. Here we have a glimpse on the three ski jumping hill concepts of the applicant cities Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang.
Nobody in Wisła isn't s sure that broken ski lift will be ready for Summer Grand Prix event on 16 & 17 July 2011. Construction company fails to meet the deadlines and widespread embarrassment rises. Simple faults during the extended construction time can cause a great, worldwide shame.
A landslide has spoilt the plastic covering of the WSC hill of 1997 in Trondheim already last week. This is especially annoying, because the ski jumping facility was renovated elaborately over the last years.
Last week a FIS inspection of the construction site for the ski jumps at Krasnaya Polyana took place. The works there are on schedule so far and already end of the year the Olympic hills of 2014 shall be completed.
Polish Karpacz in Lower Siliesia was until recently one of the most important ski jumping centres in all Poland, but now there are no running ski jumping hills here. City autorithies don't want to support this kind of sport, ski jumping section was closed and from the season 2009/2010 there wasn't any competition so the jump of Junior WSC 2001 is dilapidating.
In spring 2011 the current K90 normal size ski jumping hill in Erdinger-Arena at Oberstdorf will be replaced by a new-construction, because the most important training hill of the ski jumping center Oberstdorf is outdated already.
At Guttal in Heiligenblut in the Austrian national park "Hohe Tauern" the energy drink giant Red Bull is constructing a giant snow ski jumping hill, which is said to make jumps on more than 300 meters possible.
Already in early 2010 the plans of a modernization of the ailing ski jumping facilities in the "valley of ski jumps" Planica in Slovenia were published. Now the planing advanced one more step and the project cost was estimated on 25m Euro.
Today at lunchtime the first jumper went over the new Vikersundbakken. With a Hill Size of 225 meters the Norwegian ski flying hill now is nominally the largest of its kind and so a new world record is expected during the World Cup Ski Flying on the weekend.
Unfortunately we couldn't report about the latest developments in conversions, completed construction measures and future projects of ski jumping hills during the conversion phase of the Ski Jumping Hill Archive from July to November. So here is a short listing of jumps that changed in the past months.
Just in time for the start of the World Cup season 2010-2011 and for the 8th anniversary of the website the Ski Jumping Hill Archive is now online with a new design. Beside a well-arranged layout with many new features there is now a Polish version, too.
For nearly 8 years now the Ski Jumping Hill Archive has been present in the WWW with information, photos and news about the jumping hills of the world. Over this period the layout and structure of the site have been more or less unchanged, in spite of a massiv growing content. But now the time has come to do a complete rework of the website in the context of web 2.0. Before the new ...
Since the last enlargement of the Letalnica ski flying hill at Planica and the resulting World Record of 239 meters by Bjørn Einar Romøren not much has changed around the world's flying hills. But now Vikersund has already started the enlargement of the flying hill and hopes to see a new World Record already in 2011.
The final plans for the new-construction for WSC 2011: On 2008-04-14 finally the definitive concepts for the new-construction of Holmenkollen at Oslo, as well as for the normal hill Midtstubakken for the Nordic Skiing WSC 2011, have been released. In September 2007 the winning project “Nye Holmenkollen Fyr” by Copenhagen bureau JDS Architects and Eng. Florian Kosche ...
Ski jumping of women is becoming more and more popular, so the disciplin is included in the program of a Nordic WSC in Liberec for the first time and will possibly be Olympic for the first time in Sochi in 2014 - Here a view on the development of ladies ski jumping.
The history of ski flying – in the truest sense of the word: Beside the well-known ski flying on monstrous ski jumping hills there were other attempts to give skiers wings in the beginning of the 20th century as well.
Problems with ski jump constructions at Wisła and Szczyrk: As a result of the ski jumping boom after the success of mainly Adam Małysz, Poland started to improve and enlarge its ski jumping infrastructure. But meanwhile the ambitious projects at Wisła and Szczyrk, where the Nordic Junior World Championships will be hosted next winter, are stumbling seriously.
Where the ski jumping competitions of 2014 Winter Olympics will be hosted: A short presentation of the ski jumping facilities which are part of the PyeongChang, Salzburg and Sochi bids for the 2014 Winter Games.
The first ski jumps on the Olympic Hill of Garmisch-Partenkirchen were performed in 1934. After World War II the characteristic steel inrun tower was set up in 1950 and now, 57 years later, it will be torn down and replaced by a sustainable new-construction.
In the following years the ski jumping boom around Adam Małysz in Poland shall bear fruits and the whole sports shall be based on solid foundations. Therefore now a support programme for ski jumping hills in whole Poland was started.
So far Norway has a ski flying facility at Vikersund, but now an argument has come up: Should Vikersund keep its status in the future and should the flying hill be enlarged, or would it be better to construct a completely new hill at Rødkleiva near Oslo?
Already since 1995 Willingen has been hosting World Cups, but especially after the jump new-construction of Mühlenkopschanze in 2000 the stage in Hessia became the highlight of the ski jumping season.
After three years of construction time, the new Bauhenk K100 at Kranj could be inaugurated in September. Finally Slovenia has a modern palstic covered ski jump for training and international competitions.
Fox River Grove gets a new old inrun tower from Ely: In order to enlarge the existing 60 meter jump Carry Hill, the Norge Ski Club from Illinois makes use of the inrun tower of the ski hill in Ely, Minnesota, since it isn't used there anymore.