|Hill Size:||HS 134|
|Hill record:||141.5 m (Juha-Matti Ruuskanen , 2005-03-11, COC)|
|Official hill record:||140.5 m (Simon Ammann , 2010-01-23, WC)|
|Summer hill record:||139.5 m (Daniel Forfang , 2004-09-05, SGP)|
|139.5 m (Adam Małysz , 2007-08-25, SGP)|
|Inrun length:||91 m|
|Take-off length:||6.5 m|
|Take-off height:||3 m|
|Year of construction:||1925|
|Ski club:||TS Wisła Zakopane, AZS Zakopane (WKS Zakopane, Start Krokiew Zakopane)|
The very first ski jump at mount Krokiew at Zakopane was constructed in 1925 and inaugurated on March 22. Four years later the Nordic Ski World Champion- ships were hosted at Tatra. At Norway’s triple win Sigmund Ruud triumphed with jumps on 55 and 57 meters. Best width of the day on the 60 meter hill was set up by his compatriot Hans Kleppen with 58 m.
Already 10 years later around 30,000 spectators came to Wielka Krokiew K80, when Josef “Bubi” Bradl only slightly won over Birger Ruud and became world champion. Local hero Stanisława Marusarza, to whom the jump is dedicated today, had to be happy with his 5th place.
At the third WSC at Zakopane in 1962 for the first time also normal size hill was used. On Wielka Krokiew winner was East-German Helmut Recknagel with a hill record of 103 meters.
In 1980 Zakopane was World Cup host for a first time and since end of 1990’s the competitions attended by the fanatic Polish crowd have been constant part of ski jumping World Cup.
Since the plastic covering in 2004 every year in summer a Grand Prix event has been hosted, too.
Further highlights at Zakopane were the Winter-Universiade 2001 and a pope visit of John Paul II in June 1997.