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Nordic Center - Bloudkova velikanka

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Bloudkova velikanka:

Hill Size: HS 138
K-Point: 125 m
Men Winter Hill record: 149.0 m (Anže Lanišek SLO, 2014-03-29, NC-N-SLO)
Men Winter Official hill record: 142.0 m (Peter Prevc SLO, 2014-03-23, WC)
Men Summer Hill record: 146.5 m (Bor Pavlovčič SLO, 2020-09-27)
Ladies Longest jump: 139.0 m (Nita Englund USA)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 135.0 m (Sara Takanashi JPN, 2014-03-22, L-WC)
Ladies Summer Hill record: 133.0 m (Maja Vtič SLO, 2013-10-13, N-SLO)
Inrun length: 98.4 m
Inrun angle: 35°
Take-off length: 6.7 m
Take-off angle: 11°
Take-off height: 3.1 m
Speed: 95.2 km/h
Landing angle: 33.550°
Hill certificate: Hill certificate
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Status: operating
K125 (2012-...)K130 (2001-2002)K120 (1941-2001)K106 (1935-1941)K90 (1933-1935)

Srednja skakalnica:

Hill Size: HS 102
K-Point: 95 m
Men Winter Hill record: 106.0 m (Dejan Judež SLO, 2014-02-16)
106.0 m (Andraž Pograjc SLO, 2019-01-06)
Men Summer Hill record: 109.0 m (Vid Vrhovnik SLO, 2020-10-03, NC-N-PCR)
Men Summer Official hill record: 102.5 m (Sebastian Colloredo ITA, 2014-09-13, FIS)
102.5 m (Nicholas Alexander USA, 2014-09-14, FIS)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 102.5 m (Daniela Iraschko-Stolz AUT, 2014-01-25, L-WC)
102.5 m (Sara Takanashi JPN, 2014-01-26, L-WC)
102.5 m (Daniela Iraschko-Stolz AUT, 2014-01-26, L-WC)
Inrun length: 88.5 m
Inrun angle: 34°
Take-off length: 6.4 m
Take-off angle: 10.5°
Take-off height: 2.4 m
Speed: 88.38 km/h
Landing angle: 35.17°
Hill certificate: Hill certificate
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Status: operating
K95 (2012-...)K90 (1949-2011)

Mladinske skakalnice:

Hill Size: HS 80
K-Point: 72 m
Men Summer Hill record: 82.0 m (Sergey Tkachenko KAZ, 2017-08-13, FIS)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 76.5 m (Lisa Hirner AUT, 2018-02-24, OPA-GAMES)
76.5 m (Jerneja Brecl SLO, 2018-02-24, OPA-GAMES)
76.5 m (Katra Komar SLO, 2018-02-25, OPA-GAMES)
Ladies Summer Hill record: 78.0 m (Kamila Karpiel POL, 2017-08-13, FIS)
Hill certificate: Hill certificate
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Status: operating
Hill Size: HS 61
K-Point: 56 m
Men Winter Hill record: 63.0 m (Matej Plut SLO, 2020-02-09)
Men Summer Hill record: 62.5 m (Jaka Drinovec SLO, 2019-09-15)
62.5 m (Igor Herbstritt SLO, 2019-09-15)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 63.0 m (Nika Prevc SLO, 2020-02-09)
63.0 m (Nika Prevc SLO, 2020-03-01)
63.0 m (Nika Prevc SLO, 2020-03-01)
Ladies Summer Hill record: 59.5 m (Taja Bodlaj SLO, 2019-09-15)
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Status: operating

Juniorske skakalnice:

Hill Size: HS 45
K-Point: 41 m
Men Winter Hill record: 43.5 m (Alexei Urevc SLO, 2020-02-29)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 43.5 m (Ajda Košnjek SLO, 2020-02-29)
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Status: operating
Hill Size: HS 30
K-Point: 28 m
Men Winter Hill record: 29.5 m (Tit Voranc Božič SLO, 2018-02-17)
29.5 m (Tit Voranc Božič SLO, 2018-02-17)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 27.5 m (Mia Ingolič SLO, 2018-02-17)
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Status: operating
Hill Size: HS 15
K-Point: 13 m
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Status: operating

Skakalnice planiške šole:

K-Point: 40 m
Further jumps: K8
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 1952
Status: destroyed
Further jumps: no
Conversions: 2011-2013
Ski club: ŠD Planica
Coordinates: 46.478294, 13.722407 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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History:

The history of ski jumping and flying of Planica began in the year 1931, when the secretary of the Yugoslavian Ski Association, Joso Gorec from Ljubljana, opted to build the "Dom Ilirija", which is nowadays known as "Dom Planica". Back in the day, this hotel offered luxurious rooms as well as tennis courts and a swimming pool, which is why high society, like politicians and peers chose it as their vacation destination.
Gorec dreamt of Planica being a ski resort, so this hotel was supposed to be only the beginning of it all. The year after, he asked his friend Stanko Bloudek to build a K80 ski jumping hill, which was the largest possible size according to the FIS rules back then. Ski flying did not exist as a discipline and was not even mentioned until then. Gorec had a well-known supporter with Sir Arnold Luun from England, who was convinced that the development of ski jumping and the hills was unstoppable. Eventually, FIS allowed jumping longer distances - but only for research purposes.
Bloudek started his work and found the ideal location for this new hill. But before the project could get started, another important step was yet to be made. The ground, the hill was supposed to be built at, was owned by local farmers, who grazed cattles there. Without the Catholic priest of Rateče, who convinced them that they needed to let progress and modernization happening, they would not have sold their land. But before the actual construction started, Bloudek ran out of money.
Luckily, Ivan Rožman stepped in. He was an engineer and also owned a construction company and drafted a K90, which was the hill which was built between October and December 1933. It was inaugurated two months later, before it saw its first of ten world records in total with the 92 meters of Birger Ruud. The journalists rushed to Rateče to send their telegrams, distributing the news about the record. They received replies which questioned if the news was a mistake since Planica did not exist on any maps they had. Ruuds brother Sigmund jumped even two meters further, but made snow contact. He became the man, who invented the term "mammoth hill".
However, Rožman was the unhappiest man at that time since the hill was named after Bloudek and not him. "Bloudkova velikanka" translated means "Bloudek's large" or "Bloudek's large hill". After a disput with Gorec, who stayed at his friend's side, Rožman, whose invention of snow cement actually secured the first international competition in Planica, backed off eventually. Only two years later, he died in the age of 36. The journalist Svetozar Guček took many efforts to give Rožman the (deserved) credit, but did not really succeed. Later on, his name was also added to the hill's name, but that did not take much recognition.
And so it was Bloudek's name, which was and is remembered. He continued his works in 1935 and enlarged the ski jump to a K106. Between March 3rd and 13th, the hill was completely re-designed: The take-off was pushed ten meters back, which could be done because the upper part of the inrun was extended by ten meters and raised by eight meters at the same time. Also the landing zone was reshaped and widened by cutting down quite a few spruces on both sides. The upper part of the porch was raised by two meters and the whole slope was shaped parabolic. This mainly happened by steeping the lower part of the landing slope. Now, it was also possible to "emergency" land jumps shorter than 50 meters.
After a request by Joso Gorec, a meeting with FIS President Nikolai Ramm Østgaard took place on March 13th. There, it was agreed that the hill now met FIS Standards and reached 2nd FIS grade for ski jumps. Consequently, international competitions (except FIS sanctioned) competitions could be held here. These quick measures where the final steps which made it eventually possible to jump more than 100 meters. On the 15th of March in 1936 Josef Bradl jumped 101.5 meters on Bloudkova velikanka, while his Norwegian opponents were only spectators because they were not permitted to start by their federation. Guček, who was present at this historic event, reported that they were crying. Interestingly, media reported that Bradl jumped 101 meters. But this was only caused due to the fact that the scoreboard only had space for three numbers and not four. So, the journalists were using this information for their reports. However, the trophy Bradl received for his achievement, which is showcased in the Salzburg ski museum in Werfenweng near Bischofshofen, had the correct distance engraved. Also Sigmund Ruud noted it correctly in his book.
Bloudkova velikanka remained THE world record hill, even in the 2nd world war. The German jumper Rudi Gehring increased the best mark on March 2nd 1941 first to 108 and then to 118 meters. On the same day, also the first Slovenian (back then Yugoslavian) jumpers beat the 100-meters-mark with Albin Novšak and Rudi Finžgar, who jumped 103 and 101 meters respectively. But only Finžgar's jump was counted as valid since his contact with the snow was only very light while Novšak clearly touched the ground.
After the World War II, the hill had to be renovated, which was no surprise considering the trouble at this time. So Stanko Bloudek prepared his hill again. But only one new world-record was jumped on the Bloudkova velikanka: In 1948, Swiss jumper Fritz Tschannen jumped 120 meters - in front of his compatriot Hans Feldmann, who was the first FIS delegate to be present at a competition in Planica. Feldmann even took the 120-meters-distance mark with him as a souvenir. Eventually, it was the last world record on the Bloudkova velikanka. It dropped behind the new hills Kulm in Austria and the Heini-Klopfer-Schanze in Oberstdorf. So the Bloudkova velikanka moved out of the ski jumping interest bit by bit. After the plans, to build a new flying hill started in 1954, the ski flying-competitions took place on the Letalnica.
That had the effect that the Bloudkova velikanka lost even more importance. But a lot of international competitions took place here. In the 1990’s, nearly in every year, world-cup-weekends took place in Planica. In 1990, 1993 and 1995 also team competitions took place. In 1998, the World Cup was held here for the last time. Noriaki Kasai jumped the latest hill record with 147.5 meters, which made it worthy "farewell" competition, which nobody could know back then. Until its demolition in 2010/2011 the hill decayed bit by bit after snow masses destroyed parts of the inrun and the knoll at the end of 2001.
The history of "Srednja Bloudkova", which was built in 1949 by Stanko Bloudek and his associate and collaborator Stano Peolan, continued a little bit longer. To honour Pelan, who also was an advisor of the Gorišek brothers, this normal hill was named after him. Between 1980 and 1985, the world-cup-competitions took place on it. Even Jens Weißflog won a competition. In 1984, he won the world-cup by winning the competition on Srednja Bloudkova. Matti Nykänen won the competition in the year before and also in 1986, after one-year-break. In turn, two years later, the Slovenian athlete Primoz Ulaga won “at home”; he was already on 3rd place in 1980. In the two days before that competition, world-cup in Planica took only place on the Bloudkova velikanka; today Letalnica. In 1989, Jens Weißflog won a second time. This time he beat Andreas Felder from Austria and the Finnish athlete and today coach Ari-Pekka Nikkola.
A world-cup should take place in 1993 on the normal hill again. At the 11th and 12th of December, the season was opened with two competitions. The Norwegian Espen Bredesen was the first athlete – in this season – who wore the yellow jersey, because of his victory. He beat Andreas Goldberger and Takanobou Okabe. The second competition took place on the large hill Bloudkova velikanka.
But only one more time, a world-cup-weekend took place on the “Srednija”: The season 1995/1996 was opened there, too. Kazuyoshi Funaki was the first winner in this season. Andreas Goldberger was on 2nd place and a young Finnish jumper named Janne Ahonen was on 3rd place. At the next day, Goldberger was a second time on the podium, but this time as winner. He beat Mika Laitinen (Finland) and Lasse Ottesen (Norway).
In 2003, the hill became the venue of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which included a women's competition for the first time. Anette Sagen from Norway took the victory with the hill record and an impressive advantage of 81 points. She also won the first COC competition two years later. Another two years later, the last competitions on the normal hill took place. Planica replaced Tarvisio as host of the Junior World Championships, which became necessary by a lack of snow in the Italian village. Afterwards, the hill decayed as well as the K40 and K8 school hills next to it, which were equipped with plastic mattings and were also built by Stanko Bloudek in 1952.
In July 2011 the construction works on Planica Nordic Center started, which was at the heart of Planica's application for the Nordic WSC 2017, without success. By fall 2012 the reconstruction of Bloudkova velikanka as a double hill with HS 139 and HS 104 was completed. The first jump on the new large hill was performed by Aleš Hlebanja aus Rateče, whose grandmother was one of the first to sell their piece of ground to the Republic of Slovenia, which was an essential for building the facility. Together with the Slovenian hero Primož Peterka, who tested the normal hill a day earlier, Hlebanja also made the inaugural jump. Both jumped parallel - Hlebanja on the large and Peterka on the normal hill. Half an hour later, the Slovenian national championships began; the first competition after the rebuilding. The first international competition was a Continental Cup, which were hosted in February 2013.
Until 2015 a total of 25m Euro has been invested also into the smaller hills (HS 80, HS 62, HS 45, HS 30, HS 15), the ski flying hill, cross-country trails and infrastructure. As the flying hill was not ready to use again in March 2014, the World Cup Final was moved to the large hill. At this first World Cup since Kasai's legendary hill record, also the women competed after they already had a World Cup weekend a couple of weeks earlier when Planica replaced Ljubno as a host due to a lack of snow.
In 2023, Planica will be the host of the Nordic Ski World Championships, which will also be the first time that this event will be held in Slovenia.

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50)   skisprungschanzen.com   wrote on 2021-02-28 at 20:40:

@Bocde

Der Schanzenrekord von Kasai ist für die alte Bloudkova Velikanka angegeben. Auf der neuen, verkleinerten Schanze hat nun Prevc den Weltcup-Rekord.

49)   Bocde   wrote on 2021-02-27 at 21:44:

Schanzenrekord

Noriaki Kasai ist im Weltcup 1998 147,5m gesprungen so ist der Schanzenrekord von Peter Prevc 142m no nie aktuell gewesen
LG Bocde

42)   Crossbow   wrote on 2014-09-24 at 22:53:

Planica eMail contact

hi,
Just wanted to contact the Slovenian Ski Association via planica@sloski.si but unfortunately I received a Mail error. Can someone share a functioning eMail address with me, please?

41)   snoflaxe   wrote on 2014-09-13 at 20:42:

das Datum vom letzten Sommerrekord

http://smusko.adamsoft.si/tekmovanja.php?kaj=rezultati&id=3189

Anze Lanisek hat den Rekord nicht am 13, sondern am 7 September geschlagen.

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