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K-Point: 90 m
Men Winter Hill record: 104.0 m (Emil Muliukov RUS, 2006-01-28)
Status: out of order
Further jumps: K45, K25, K15, K10
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1951
Status: operating
Coordinates: 58.641559, 49.629178 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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In 1951 the largest 90 m ski jump in the USSR at that time was built in Kirov. The most suitable location was the Filejskaja mountain on the left bank of the Vyatka river, but even there the height due to the natural terrain was not enough and metal supports had to be set up, which were the highest in Europe at that time
Eighteen years after the opening of the facility, an accident occurred: the landing supports could not withstand the heavy snow cover and collapsed, with the take-off hanging over the precipice.
In 1970 the jump was quickly renovated, but already then it became clear that the construction needed a serious modification. But the maintenance of the facility was already too expensive and in the 1990s the city budget was in a deplorable state due to the almost complete dependence on the then unprofitable military industry. In the last decade of the 20th century the Kirov ski jumping hill was abandoned and it seemed that nothing would happen on it anymore. But in 2002 it was unexpectedly brought back into operation, it was needed for national competitions, because other large facilities in Russia were in an even worse condition. In June 2010, a fire broke out on the ski jump, causing serious damage. Two years later it was decided to rebuild it again, but neither any repair works nor attempts to construct a new facility ever started. In recent years, the site served ice climbing enthusiasts and even hosted competitions in this extreme sport, but in summer 2017 it was finally completely closed.
Among the best-known local athletes are Dmitry Koczkin, silver medallist at the 1962 Nordic Combined World Championships from Zakopane, Alexei Borovitin, two-time bronze medallist at the normal hill world championships (1974 and 1978), and Vyacheslav Driagin, also a Nordic Combined athlete and bronze medallist at the 1970 world championships.
In addition to the large hill, two smaller training hills of 20 and 40 metres were built on the slopes of Mount Filejska. These also fell into disrepair and were destined for demolition, but in 2016 local jumping veterans rebuilt them with their own efforts, increasing the size of the 40-metre facility to 50 metres. Jumping on them, however, is only possible in winter; nevertheless, the facilities are a great help to the local sports school, as well as two additional sizes of 15 and 10 metres.

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