Pine Mountain Ski Jump

Iron Mountain, Michigan

Continental Cup Ski Jumping
February 25, 26, & 27, 2004
Come out and enjoy the outstanding jumping

Ski Jumping Through the Eyes of First Graders

 

ski jump, 1939The Pine Mountain Ski Slide is one of the tallest artificial ski jumps in the world. It's a really big slope and a really big slide. Every February jumpers come from all over the world to jump off the Pine Mountain ski slide.

You have to climb up to the top of the slide and carry your skis. The jump looks like a slide but you are standing up on skis. You go down the slide fast and jump off and fly like a bird. It's hard when you land and you have to stop before you get to the end.

Lots of people come to see the jumps. You can walk around or sit in the car if it's really cold. People bring food and grills and eat hamburgers and hot dogs and beans and veggies. Some people buy food at the big tent.

Last year it was very very cold. Masahiko Harada from Japan tied the North American hill record of 459 feet. He jumped almost to the bottom of the hill. Everyone honked car horns or rang cow bells. It was lots of fun.

In the summer you can go to the top of the hill. You see lots of stuff. It's like you're on top of the world. The Pine Mountain Ski slide was built in 1937-38.

 

The jumpers will be back on February 2004

 

This page created, compiled and planned by the

First Grade, Room 203, Woodland School, Kingsford, Michigan

 

Ski Jumping at Pine Mountain

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