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Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena - Lillehammer, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 61° 07.525 E 010° 29.157
32V E 580046 N 6777666
Quick Description: The Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena was the ski jumping venue during 1994 Winter Olympics held in Lillehammar, Norway. It is all year around.
Location: Oppland, Norway
Date Posted: 10/18/2012 3:27:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMFGQT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 19

Long Description:
Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena was built in 1992 especially for the Winter Olympics of 1994. It is perhaps the most iconic symbol of these games. The jump area is located on a natural hill overlooking the town of Lillehammar. It has become a major tourist attraction of Norway.

The venue consists of two adjacent jumps, a large hill classified as HS138 and a normal hill with an HS100 classification. and a small hill, HS138 and HS100, respectively. The ski jumpers can be seen all year around, with jumping on snow cover during cold weather months and on a plastic ground cover the rest of the year. Approximately 80,000 jumps are made during the winter and about 20,000 during the summer.

A ski lift is used to reach the top of the slopes. A scoreboard, sound and lighting equipment, toilet facilities and spectator stands seating as many as 50,000 persons, are located near the base where there is a gift shop and refreshment stands.

Technical Data from Wikipedia: (visit link)

"The small hill has a K-point of 90 and a hill size of 100. It has a 36 degree slope for the outrun and a 11 degree slope for the approach. The height difference is 112 meters (367 ft) and the approach is 82 meters (269 ft) long. Prior to 2007, the large hill had a K-point of 123, a 27.5 degree slope for the outrun and a 11.5 degree slope for the approach. The height difference was 137 meters (449 ft), while the approach is 96.6 meters (317 ft) long. After 2007, the hill size was increased to 138 and the K-point to 123."
Active: yes

Height of the ski jump (feet): Large Hill = 449 feet; Small Hill = 367 feet

K-point (critical point): Large Hill = 123; Small Hill = 90

Hillsize-point: Large Hill = 138; Small Hill = 100

Date constructed: 1/1/1992

Public access: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please take a picture of you at the site and/or a nice picture of the ski jump. Maybe at the foot or at the top of the ski jumping hill.
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