Große Olympiaschanze

The Große Olympiaschanze (English: Great Olympic Hill) is a ski jumping hill located on the Gudiberg, south of the district of Partenkirchen of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, and is traditionally the venue of the Four Hills Tournament's New Year's jumping.

Große Olympiaschanze
Neujahrsskispringen2008.jpg
New Year's Day 2008
LocationGarmisch-Partenkirchen
 Germany
Opened1921
Renovated1978, 2007
Size
K–pointK-125
Hill sizeHS140
Hill recordPoland Dawid Kubacki
(144 m in 2021)
Top events
Olympics1936
Old Große Olympiaschanze
The ramp and hill in Summer
Stands

1936 Winter OlympicsEdit

At the 1936 Winter Olympics, the venue hosted the ski jumping event and the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined event. The outrun of the ski jump formed the ski stadium which held the opening and closing ceremonies and the start / finish area of the cross-country skiing competitions.[1]

Four Hills TournamentEdit

A world cup competition is held there every year on January 1, as a part of the Four Hills Tournament.

HistoryEdit

The hill has undergone two renovations in 1978 and 2007. Due to a required upgrade of the jump to the advanced technical standards of the International Skiing Federation (FIS), the construction of an entirely new ski jump was inevitable. Among projects by Zaha Hadid Architects, Behnisch Architects and others, an international architectural competition in autumn 2006 led to the decision to erect a cantilevering structure as the new landmark of ski sports, designed by terrain:loenhart&mayr. Construction at the site started on April, 26th 2007. The grand opening ceremony at the Continental Cup / Four Hills Tournament was on New Year's Day 2008. The tower offers a panoramic view of the surrounding valley of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Adjacent to the ski jumps is the Gudiberg alpine slalom piste, upgraded prior to the 2011 World Championships.

On 31 December 2014 Anders Jacobsen jumped 145 m at training but it does not count as a new hill record because it was training before qualification.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Olympiaschanze (Garmisch-Partenkirchen) at Wikimedia Commons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1936 Winter Olympics official report. (PDF) pages 369 to 378. Accessed 20 November 2015.(in German)

Coordinates: 47°28′53″N 11°07′04″E / 47.48139°N 11.11778°E / 47.48139; 11.11778