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SUISUI-02Grindelwald

Mettenberg

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Mettenbergschanze:

K-Point: 57 m
Men Winter Hill record: 67.5 m (Robert Mösching SUI, 1974-01-27)
Further jumps: no
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1922
Conversions: 1930, 1934, 1942
Operating until: 1974
Status: destroyed
Ski club: SC Grindelwald
Coordinates: 46.61830, 8.04768 Google Maps OpenStreetMap

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History:

As a supplement to the Eigerschanze, the Grindelwald Ski Club built a larger ski jump on Mettenberg in 1922. The inauguration took place on January 1, 1923, and Stefan Lauener from Wengen managed the longest jump with 35 m. On January 29, 1923, the jumping competitions as part of the 17th major Swiss ski race took place there. With 49 meters, Dr. Bader achieved the best distance in these championships. In the following years, several competitions were regularly held there in each winter season.
In the run-up to the 13th Oberland federation race in 1931, the take-off of the Mettenbergschanze was set back a little to enable jumps over 60 meters. Sigmund Ruud won the top-class competition with 58 meters. In 1932, the academic ski competitions took place in Grindelwald, with Walter Delle Karth from Innsbruck winning the jumping. In the run-up to the 29th Swiss ski race, the Mettenbergschanze was modernized in 1934. At the international inaugural competition on January 1st, 1935, the 60-meter mark could not be exceeded, but at the championships on February 3rd, 1935, combination winner Sigmund Guttormsen finally reached 61 meters.
The Mettenbergschanze was also slightly modified again for the 36th Swiss ski race in 1942 so that the critical point was 57 meters. In 1954, Andreas Däscher won the Swiss championship title in Grindelwald. At the beginning of the 1960s, interest in ski jumping in Grindelwald declined significantly and in 1966 the last competition was held on the Mettenbergschanze. The ski jumping hill was prepared again for the 1974 Railway World Ski Championships and the Austrian Rudolf Wanner won. Then, Robert Mösching from Gstaad even set the final hill record of 67.5 meters at the Oberland championships!
The Mettenberg ski jump is still completely preserved today and could also be operated again. However, the profile no longer corresponds to the current jumping technique. The run-up is very long and flat and the landing slope is very steep.

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