Every year in mid February, ski jumpers from all over the world gather at Pine Mountain to challenge the hill and try to break the record.
Jumpers from 12 countries including the USA, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Poland, France, Norway, Bulgaria, and Italy are scheduled to attend according to a press release.
Pine Mountain Slide is known throughout the world as one of the better jumping hills. Every year in February, Pine Mountain and the Kiwanis Ski Club host jumpers from around the world at the best tournament in the United States. Year after year, the top foreign jumpers are competing. All classes of records have been set on Pine Mountain, including the international record of 459 feet. Yearly attendance nears 20,000 ski jumping fans. Bring your grill, this is the best tailgate party to be found in the month of February! Refreshments also available on the grounds.
Schedule of Events, weather permitting
Saturday: Continental Cup Jumping
Times are subject to change depending on the weather
The heated Exposition Building at the base of the ski jump will have a large variety of food and beverages
The Pine Mountain ski slide is one of
the highest artificial Ski Jumps in the world.
Admission Buttons are Required starting Friday for official training jumps. Buttons available at several local businesses. Phone 906-774-2002 or 800-236-2447 for information
Advance Button Prices:
Ski Jumping is one of the most spectacular sports to watch as these brave and talented individuals leap off a 10 story scaffold, fly through the air with style and poise and land in a 3-4 block outrun still standing up on their skis.
The Current Hill Record was set at the Continental Cup Competition in 2009 by Stefan Thurnbichler of Austria with a jump of 471 feet.
Call 906-774-2002 or 800-236-2447 for more information or to buy Booster Buttons by Mail
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