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NORNOR-30Heggedal

Fossekneika

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Fossekollen:

K-Point: 50 m
Year of construction: 1921
Year of destruction: 1947

Fossekneika:

K-Point: 38 m
Further jumps: K20
Year of construction: 1948
Conversions: 1960, 1981
Year of destruction: 1995
Further jumps: no
Plastic matting: no
Status: destroyed
Ski club: Heggedal IL
Coordinates: 59.781884, 10.436434 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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History:

Already with its construction in 1921, Fossekollen was one of the biggest ski jumps in Eastern Norway. Around ten years later, the famous Sigmund Ruud came to Heggedal. He was visiting his friend Knut Lunde, the brother of Per Lunde, who was he owner of the Vinnulstad farm. After he paid a visit there, he want to the ski jump. Rapidly, rumors about the famous visitor appeared and so even the pupils were allowed to skip school to be able to watch their hero jumping. In his first attempt, he jumped around 50 meters, but fell. Ruud stood up, but lost everything he had in his pockets in the outrun. "I will give the old lady the cane", he yelled and went for another attempt - this time he landed.
Shortly after World War II, the history of the ski jump was over and it was demolished. Only a year later, two new, but smaller, ski jumps were built instead. In the 1950's also floodlights were installed. In 1960, the outrun was extended by building a bridge over the Grodalselva river. In 1981, the facility was rebuilt, before it was eventually demolished in 1995.

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