|Hill record:||42.0 m|
|Year of construction:||1965|
|Ski club:||Ski Club Hirzenhain|
The subject of alpine skiing once again moved to the background. Other event lay ahead. The long planned ski jumping hill near the "Eiderhäuser Hang" was completed in 1964 and inagurated on the name "Hi-Hai-Schanze". Therefore the members of the ski club had worked their tails off until the hill was approved on January 23, 1965.
The first Nordic district championships were held at Hirzenhain in January 1966. At the same time the course was set for the four hills tournament of Hartenrod, Hirzenhain, Rittershausen and Schönbach, a sports event that became a fixed point on the annual itinerary of the club in the following years.
Due to the extraordinarily bad snow conditions in the years 1966 to 1969 there were only few competitions in these years. In end 1969 it was possible to organize the championships once again. The construction of an inrun tower for the jumping hill, which then should allow jumps on 42 m, was planned and performed. Lead by experienced jumpers a focus was set on the training of young jumpers.
Succesful jumpers on district area were Roland Daum, Gerd Engelhard, Armin Hermann, Bernd Hermann, Andreas Klein and Michael Thum. Special support from the Hessian ski association came for the talented jumpers Horst Hermann and Fred Holighaus. At numerous regional and bigger competitions these sportsmen gained a lot of prizes and respect.
With a big variety of offers Skiclub Hirzenhain participated succesfully in a number of running events in 1970's. Sportsmen had victories at many forest runs and the team became repeatedly champion in the Feldberglauf, the unofficial championships of Hessian ski association, for a last time in 1984. And of course there was a big number of single and team succesful positions which cannot be listed here, but built a very good reputation of the club.
Translated from the club chronicle