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JUMP! – The most beautiful jumps in the world

on 2011-10-12

The recently in Hinzenbach presented illustrated book “JUMP!” shows 40 ski jumping facilities worldwide in impressive images. We raffle 3 copies!

Illustrated book “JUMP! – The most beautiful jumps in the world” presented

HINZENBACH/VIENNA – “This book is an appreciation of frequently underestimated constructions. It was already overdue.” These are the words of a true expert: Walter Hofer has been FIS Race Director ski jumping for many years. “Ski jumpers need structures to slide into the deep, before they start to fly and on where they can land on. Sportsmen, who control these facilities and take them to the limits, are the kings of the air. Ski jumpers realize everyone’s dream: to be able to fly. Ski jumping hills allow a small group of chosen people to make this dream come true”, says the man from Salzburg in his foreword and repeated his words during the presentation of the book during the Grand Prix event at Hinzenbach on October 1st.

With “JUMP! – The most beautiful jumps in the world” (in German, English, French and Russian language), the authors and photographers Peter Riedel and Horst Nilgen present a work, which portrays 40 ski jumping facilities worldwide – from Oslo, where everything had started, over the spots of Four Hills Tournament, to the ski flying monuments and most prominent hills used by Nordic Combined. And there is also a spotlight onto the development of new facilities in Russia, at Chaykovsky and Nizhny Tagil.

“The 1980’s and 1990’s were different times – and for sure not the better ones! When I see the pompous ski jumping facilities of today, with their generous and comfortable chair lifts, then I sometimes remember my ages. A lift at Innsbruck? No chance! A gondola at Engelberg? Certainly not! A chair lift at Oberstdorf? Unfortunately not“, are the words of Jens Weißflog in his epilogue.

He, just as well as everyone else interested into ski jumping, now have a book present with “JUMP!”, that makes it possible just to regard, to gape and to muse about past and present times.

With a prologue by FIS Race Director Walter Hofer.
With an epilogue by Jens Weißflog.

The authors
Peter Riedel, as an expert for innovative inrun technologies, and Horst Nilgen, as FIS media coordinator for ski jumping, have been closely following the international ski jumping scene for many years and were capturing their impressions also in photographical form.

Technical Details
Peter Riedel/Horst Nilgen
JUMP! - The most beautiful jumps in the world
Hardcover with approx. 176 pages, 26 x 21 cm, throughout 4c
Text in four languages: German, French, English, Russian
Price: 39.90 €. ISBN: 978-3-902480-73-6 Order here:

In order to enter the sweepstake it is only necessary to write an email to, subject “JUMP!”. Please don’t forget your complete address details! The winners of one each of three copies will be drawn among all participants. Closing date is 2011-10-23.


JUMP! online kaufen



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3)   wrote on 2018-11-12 at 10:10:


Siehe hier:

Gerade ist auch noch ein weiteres Buch mit Schanzenfotos erschienen:

2)   Andreas Schröder   wrote on 2018-11-11 at 17:57:

JUMP die schönsten Skisprungschanzen der Welt

Guten Tag,
leider habe ich keinen Kommentar abzugeben,sondern eine Anfrage. Ich weiß auch nicht, ob noch jemand von Ihnen auf diese Seite geht und das liest. Ich wäre sehr interessiert an diesem Buch JUMP und möchte es gern noch kaufen. Ist das möglich? Sollte das in Ordnung gehen, bitte schicken Sie das Buch per Rechnung an:
Andreas Schröder
Mittelstr. 2 / 94
39114 Magdeburg
Vielen Dank und freundliche Grüße
Andreas Schröder
Bitte geben Sie mir eine ZU-oder Absage! Danke

1)   dawidlodz   wrote on 2011-10-24 at 10:58:

kiedy odbędzie sie losowanie ? ;>

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