- Vikersund, Norway
- FEB 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- FEB 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
The annual FIS Ski Jumping World Cup pits the very best athletes the sport has to offer against each other, in a quest to become the world's number one.
Vikersund is a small village in Tyrifjorden 80km north of Norway’s capitol Oslo. Right up until 1935 the ski club had been hosting its ski jumping competitions on six different ski jumping hills. This ski jump of Vikersund has been enlarged twice since its early days, first in 1956, and then in 1964/65 into a ski flying hill. Later on the flying hill was converted several times, but the wind conditions at Vikersundbakken always made for problems during flying competitions. The ski jumping facility of Vikersund doesn’t only consist of the ski flying hill, there is a normal hill ski jump K90 (HS 100), too, which as well as the Ski Jumping World Cup alsp regularly hosts Continental Cup competitions, as well as training hills of K65, K45, K25, K15, K10.