|Hill Size:||HS 130|
|Hill record:||138.0 m (Michael Hayböck , 2015-01-04, WC)|
|Official hill record:||137.0 m (Stefan Kraft , 2015-01-04, WC)|
|Summer hill record:||136.0 m (Adam Małysz , 2004-09-11, SGP)|
|Total height:||130 m|
|Tower height:||50 m|
|Inrun length:||90.7 m|
|Take-off length:||6.5 m|
|Take-off height:||3.08 m|
|Year of construction:||1927|
|Conversions:||1933, 1949, 1963, 1975, 2001|
|Ski club:||SV Innsbruck-Bergisel, SC Bergisel|
The Bergisel ski stadium at Innsbruck became famous by its special design and numerous ski jumping competitions. Its impressive proximity to the city center offers visitors a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and the town.
The ski jumping hill underwent a changeful history so far. Already in 1906 the "Ski-Club Innsbruck" was founded and its members competed on several sow jumping hills in the surrounding area of Innsbruck. The first permanent ski jump was set up by SCI at "Husslhof" in 1908. It already hosted international competitions.
The first ski jump at Bergisel was inaugurated in 1927. Heinrich Mayerl from Gastein set up the hill record at 47.5 meters. For the Ski World Championships in 1933 Bergisel ski jump was completely reconstructed. Norway's Birger Ruud set up a hill record of 74 meters, after Swiss Marcel Reymond had become world champion.
On the occasion of a football youth tournament in 1941 the teams of SV Villingen and SV Innsbruck visited the ramshackle ski jump at Bergisel. Thereby the inrun tower collapsed and caused 4 people dead and several injured. Then the whole ski jumping facility was completely removed.
After World War II the ski jump was reconstructed according to original plans and inaugurated in 1949. Since the founding in 1953 the Bergisel competition has been part of the traditional German-Austrian ski jumpers' resp. four hills tournament.
Twice Innsbruck was host for the Olympic Winter Games and for the 1964 and 1976 Olympiads the ski jump was modernized according to latest standards and enlarged and spectator and multi-purpose facilities were added. In cooperation with Seefeld the large hill events of the Nordic World Championships of 1985 were hosted on the large hill at Bergisel.
For the 50th anniversary of the international Four Hills Tournament in 2002 Bergisel ski stadium should shine in a completely new light. For a total cost of arround 12 million Euro the Bergisel ski jump was completely modernized and reconstructed. Due to a special request of the Innsbruck municipality an international architecture competition was announced and six famous local and foreign architects were invited. The expert jury consentaneously awarded the project proposal of London-based architect firm Zaha Hadid. Beside the futuristic inrun tower and the enlargement of the landing hill profile onto K120, in several construction steps a new lift, floodlights and plastic covering were installed.
Since then also a few summer Grand Prix events were hosted on Bergisel, as well as the Universiade in 2005 and the first ever Youth Olympic Winter Games in 2012, with ski jumping events staged at Seefeld. In December 2012 a new cooling system was integrated into the outrun, in order to fulfill latest standards and requirements of the FIS.