|Hill Size:||HS 225|
|Hill record:||244.0 m (Peter Prevc , 2016-01-16, SFWC)|
|Ladies' hill record:||200.0 m (Daniela Iraschko-Stolz , 2003-01-29)|
|Inrun length:||117.4 m|
|Take-off length:||8 m|
|Take-off height:||4.75 m|
|Year of construction:||1950|
|Conversions:||1953, 1961, 1974, 1985, 2004, 2014|
|Ski club:||WSC Bad Mitterndorf|
Already in about 1910 first ski jumping pioneers made their first experiences on a jumping hill at the Kulm. In about 1925 ski jumping at Mitterndorf was flowering and the first real ski jumping hill construction was made, later after further conversions jumps were about 60 m long.
Since the atmosphere for ski jumping was good after World War II, the ski flying hill at the Kulm at the end of Bad Mitterndorf in direction of Tauplitz in the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut was built. Up until today it is the only of the six ski flying hill which has a totally naturally inrun. At the beginning the critical Point was at 100 meters, but of ourse the ski jump was converted and enlarged within the years.
In 1975 the first wind net was installed to protect the ski jumpers which was enlarged in 1985 on a height of 25 m. Measured side-winds of 8 m/s could be reduced with it to approximately 2.5 m/s.
A fundamental conversion of the flying hill took place in 1984/85 and today it has a K-Point of 185 m. Ski Flying World Championships (1975, 1986, 1996 & 2006) and Ski Flying World Cup competitions have long tradition on this ski jump and the “fascination of ski jumping” is a great international sports event at the Kulm.
Also the ski jumping ladies haven’t avoided visiting the ski jump, because in 1997 Austria’s Eva Ganster jumped here as the first woman on a ski flying hill on 1967 m and didn’t not only enter the Guiness Book of World Records, but set up a new world record in ladies ski jumping. In January 2003 her fellow countrywoman Daniela Iraschko flew in her third jump on 200 m and improved the old world record by gigantic 33 m!
For the Ski Flying World's in 2016 the flying hill was enlarged and modernized in 2014. For around 4.2 million Euros the take-off was moved 8 meters higher and 21 meters back on the existing natural inrun, the knoll was enlarged and the landing hill adapted, such that Kulm hill could be enlarged on K200 / HS 225. During the Ski Flying World Cup in January 2015 Severin Freund could push the hill record on 237.5 meters. Furthermore the construction of three plastic covered junior hills HS 70, HS 45, HS 25 is planned, but not yet realized.
From 1950's to 1980's there had also been a snow jumping hill which was set up each year a bit left of the ski flying hill. Before the first ski flying event in 1950 the qualification was held there. In some years it was even possible to reach distances around 100 meters on it. The last competition on it was held in 1975 and after the modernization of Kulm in 1985 it was completely abandoned.