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Ecker Hill:

K-Point: 90 m
Men Longest jump: 94.8 m (311 ft) (Alf Engen NOR, 1935)
Men Winter Hill record: 90.2 m (296 ft) (Alf Engen NOR, 1934-12-25)
Further jumps: K50
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1928
Status: destroyed
Ski club: Utah Ski Club

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History:

The jump near today’s Utah Olympic Park were built by Norwegian immigrants and opened at Christmas 1928. Ecker Hill became the ski jumping capitol of Utah and was one of the few world standard jumps in the U.S. in the 30’s and 40’s. Up to 9,000 spectators watched the ski jumping events, just as in 1931 when Alf Engen set up a world record with 77.5 meters. At these times some Norwegian world class jumpers as Sigmund Ruud were guests at Ecker Hill. The hill record here is held by Alf Engen with 296 feet, set up at a competition on Christmas Day 1934. In January 1935 he even jumped 311 feet (94.8 m) during a training, which was even a larger distance than Birger Ruud’s world record of 92 m in Planica 1934.
After World War II popularity of ski jumping decreased in the U.S. and people became more interested in alpine skiing, and consequently Ecker Hill, which was then also called Alf Engen Hill, was used a last time in the 1960’s and does no longer exist.

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