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Silver Mine

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Silver Mine Hill:

Hill Size: HS 95
K-Point: 85 m
Men Longest jump: 99.5 m (327 ft) (Ben Loomis USA, 2012-01-21)
Men Winter Hill record: 96.0 m (Miha Kveder SLO, 2014-01-18)
Women Winter Hill record: 84.5 m (Anna Hoffmann USA, 2020-01-18)
Tower height: 68.5 m
Further jumps: no
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1969
Conversions: 2012
Status: out of order
Ski club: Eau Claire Ski Club, Flying Eagles
Coordinates: 44.773304, -91.584114 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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In 1969 Silver Mine Hill was opened as a 70 meter jump. Over the years the jump was converted several times and now has a K-Point of nearly 90 meters. Ski jumping has a long tradition in Eau Claire, because already 1890 people used the Third Ward Hill ski jump in Carson Park.
The inrun tower of the ski jump already has an interesting past behind it: Before the Olympics in 1936 it was set up at Ogden Dunes, Indiana, for the Trial competitions, then it came to Rockford, Illinois, and finally to the Hendrickson Hill K61 at Eau Claire. Later it was set up at the new Silver Mine Hill.
On today’s Silver Mine Hill there has been a competition named “Annual Silver Mine Invitational” every year at which a “Long Standing Jump” is made after the normal men’s competition. This record trial, which is usual in some U.S. ski clubs, is an additional voluntary round with large inrun distance for which a special prize is posted. But the longest jump is not counted as an official hill record.
In summer and fall 2012 profound modernization works were carried out on the ski jump. Mainly the drainage system in the lower part of the landing hill should be renewed. Coming along with these measures the whole landing hill was falttened and reshaped. The K-Point was reduced from 87 to 84 meters, and the Hill Size moved to 92 m, but jumps up to 100 m shall still be possible. For the re-opening of Silver Mine Hill the North-American Championships were oragnized on January 18 and 19, 2013.
For the education of younger ski jumpers there is a modern ski jumping facility at Mt. Washington.

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Hill records K85 (Men):

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Hill records K85 (Women):

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10)   Eberhard Jurgalski   wrote on 2017-02-01 at 13:33:


Minami Watanabe und Fumika Segawa sprangen am 27.1. beide 83 m. Zählen die nicht? Zumindest inoffiziell...

9)   Marco   wrote on 2017-01-29 at 20:38:

Der Schanzenrekord bei den Frauen hat sich geändert! Rio Seto (JPN) verbesserte beim FIS-Cup am 28.01. den alten Rekord von Tara Geraghty-Moats (USA) um 1 Meter auf 81,5.

8)   Logan Gundry   wrote on 2017-01-23 at 20:22:

Jumping it for the first time

I get to jump this hill for the first time this year.

7)   Frank Jeff Verito   wrote on 2013-04-18 at 22:36:


As a student at UWEC (1975-1978), one of my favorite pastimes was to visit the hill during the summer to use the grounds as a park and the ski jump as a jungle gym. I loved climbing up the steel supports rather than use the conventional route. I'm bummed out to see the trees cleared to the west of the original incline.

6)   Jeff Papke   wrote on 2013-01-21 at 20:23:

I ment the bottom photo...

5)   Jeff Papke   wrote on 2013-01-21 at 20:21:

The sixth photo looks like the old Mt Washington in Eau Claire to me.

4)   Artur   wrote on 2013-01-21 at 14:46:

K-Point and Hill Size

Jednak K85 i HS92. Jak na oficjalnych wynikach z wczoraj.

3)   michael jastrow   wrote on 2013-01-03 at 20:42:

wrong picture

the sixth picture on here isnt one of the ski hills in eau claire i have grown up in eau claire i used to jump and i have never seen this hill

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

Silver Mine Hill

Silver Mine Hill after conversion:

1)   Artur   wrote on 2011-02-02 at 20:15:

Eau Claire K87 HS94 - Hill record

95.0 m (Riku Tahkavuori FIN, 2011-01-21, US Cup)

95.0 m (Dusty Korek CAN, 2011-01-22, US Cup)

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