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Howelsen Hill:

Hill Size: HS 127
K-Point: 114 m
Men Winter Hill record: 127.0 m (Satoshi Mori JPN, 1999-12-19, NC-WC)
127.0 m (Todd Lodwick USA, 1999-12-19, NC-WC)
127.0 m (Clint Jones USA, 2002-02-28)
127.0 m (David Zauner AUT, 2004-12-12, NC-WCB)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 118.0 m (Lindsey Van USA, 2006-03-19)
Take-off angle: 11.5°
Landing angle: 35°
Coordinates: 40.482102, -106.840326 Google Maps OpenStreetMap
Hill Size: HS 100
K-Point: 90 m
Men Winter Hill record: 105.0 m (Casey Larson USA, 2015-12-05)
105.0 m (Casey Larson USA, 2016-12-10)
105.0 m (Casey Larson USA, 2018-12-02)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 94.0 m (Paige Jones USA, 2018-12-02)
Take-off angle: 10.5°
Landing angle: 34.5°
Coordinates: 40.482035, -106.839838 Google Maps OpenStreetMap
Hill Size: HS 75
K-Point: 68 m
Men Winter Hill record: 75.5 m (Cliff Field USA, 2008-03-08)
Men Summer Hill record: 75.0 m (Caleb Zuckerman USA, 2019-07-03)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 73.0 m (Annika Belshaw USA, 2019-02-23)
Ladies Summer Hill record: 72.5 m (Jessica Jerome USA, 2013-07-03)
Inrun length: 77.38 m
Inrun angle: 34°
Take-off length: 5.75 m
Take-off angle: 10.1°
Take-off height: 2.1 m
Speed: 79.2 km/h
Landing angle: 33°
Hill certificate: Hill certificate
Plastic matting: yes
Coordinates: 40.482652, -106.840140 Google Maps OpenStreetMap
Hill Size: HS 45
K-Point: 41 m
Men Winter Hill record: 45.5 m (Skyler Amy USA, 2019-02-23)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 45.0 m (Annika Belshaw USA, 2016-01-22)
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 2012
Coordinates: 40.483008, -106.840036 Google Maps OpenStreetMap
Further jumps: K27 (HS30), K18 (HS20)
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1914
Conversions: 1931, 1948, 1959, 1977, 2001
Status: operating
Ski club: Steamboat Springs WSC
Coordinates: 40.482102, -106.840326 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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In 1905 an artist performed at the U.S. American circus Bailey whose performance was to act like a ski jumper in the arena. At that time this extraordinary sport was called “ski sailing”. The guy who did that was no one else than the man who won the ski jumping competition at Holmenkollen two years before, named Karl Howelsen, being a Norwegian immigrant and settling at Steamboat Springs some years later.
Being situated in the central Rocky Mountains, Steamboat Springs with its alpine downhill courses, cross-country trails and ski jumps - the oldest still used ones in the whole US - is now one of the leading winter sports ressorts in Colorado. Since 1914 the “Winter Carnival” has taken place every year with different competitions and is a synonym of the long-lasting tradition.
While the first Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival in February 1914 still took place on a small ski jumping site at Woodchuck Hill, Carl Howelsen then built a larger ski jumping hill at Elk Park during 1914. The ski jump, from 1917 on called Howelsen Hill, was inaugurated with the 1915 Winter Carnival and should allow record-breaking jumps. Furthermore, in 1915 the Steamboat Winter Sports Club was founded. With a jump on 192 feet (58.5 m) Ragnar Omtvedt fulfilled Howelsen's dream in 1916 - it was a new world record! In the following year, Henry Hall even improved the world record on Howelsen Hill to 203 feet (61.9 m). Lars and Anders Haugan reached world record distances as well, but could not land their jumps.
In 1931 the ski jump was enlarged, however, not allowing world records anymore. In 1934 the first ski lift at the same hill was opened and one year later the first night jumping event under floodlights took place. With the development of the way of jumping and the distances the ski jump was changed and enlarged over the years. As in 1948 and 1959, when also the smaller hills were built.
In 1972 the inrun tower of the large hill burned down and it took 5 years to reconstruct and modernize the whole facility as K112, K88 and K60.5 by 1977. During 1990s and 2000s, Howelsen Hill was a regular site of World Cup and Continental-Cup competitons of Nordic Combined. Furthermore, Steamboat Springs was a US Nordic training site until 2002.
In 2000-2001 the larger hills were re-profiled as K114, K90 and K68. Beside the K68 a new plastic covered K41 hill was constructed in 2012 and the old winter hill K38 was given up. However, since mid-2010s the two larger hills have been suffering under a partially sliding slope and can hardly be used anymore.

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4)   Sweet   wrote on 2019-02-26 at 22:20:

Large Hill was reopened, last weekend there was been a longest standing competition. Decker Dean win with 123 m jump, Sarah Hendrickson jumps here too.

3)   Willy Graves   wrote on 2016-08-25 at 15:34:

Hill Record

David Zauner (AUT) also tied the hill record of 127M on December, 12 2004.

2)   Artur   wrote on 2012-12-06 at 09:12:

New plastic matting's HS45 hill

New plastic matting's HS45 hill:

1)   Michał Dadej   wrote on 2012-01-19 at 20:31:


really amazing :)114 metres on alpine skis

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