Lugnet ski jumps to be modernized for WSC 2015
The Nordic WSC 2015 was awarded to Falun in Sweden. Now the planning phase for the renovation of the shabby Lugnet ski jumps is at full speed. The hill profiles were approved already.
On the FIS Congress in 2010 the Nordic WSC 2015 was awarded to Falun for the fourth time after 1954, 1974 and 1993. The Lugnet ski jumps were set up for the WSC 1974 and a profound modernization was done on them for the last Nordic ski games in 1993. Also the Ski Jumping World Cup made a fixed stop-over in Dalarna province from the beginning on, but with declining interest in ski jumping in Sweden after 2002 there were no more WC events on Lugnet. Since then the ski jumps have been becoming more and more shabby, K115 hill was even completely closed in the past years and K90 at least hosting FIS Cups.
For the up-coming WSC an extensive modernization of the hill profiles, as well as of the whole infrastructure around the ski jumps is necessary. So now the whole Lugnet facility including the cross-country trails around Riksskidstadion get a make-over.
The hill profiles of the new HS 134 (K120) and HS 100 (K90) ski jumping hills were already approved by FIS, but the architectural planning is still running. But on both hills there will be additional structures mounted onto the existing inrun towers for the new inrun tracks, in order to redesign inrun radii, take-off positions and hill landing profiles.
Whereas the financial framework for the conversion of the two WSC ski jumps is not settled yet and the decision about a plastic covering hasn't been made yet, the schedule is fixed already. The works shall only take one summer and already be completed by the end of 2012 and both ski jumps usable during the snow season. Additionally new junior jumps K60, K35 and K15 are planned to be ready by 2013.
Ski Jumps:Falun (Lugnet)
|Falun Dalarna FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015