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Olympic Jumping Complex - Lake Placid, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member petendot
N 44° 15.405 W 073° 57.805
18T E 582748 N 4900912
Quick Description: The Olympic Complex Ski Jump in Lake Placid New York. Home of the 1980 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping Competitions.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2012 11:47:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMFJQB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 28

Long Description:
Two Olmypic Ski Jumps - 90 and 120 meters. The Olympic Jumping Complex is a year round training facility. There is also a freestyle aerial jump. The 120m jump tower features a skydeck - accessible by chairlift and elevator. The Complex hosts National and International competitions.

Location -
52 Ski Jump Ln
Lake Placid, NY 12946
USA


History - From Wikipedia

"The Lake Placid Club built the first ski jump on this site in 1917, using the hillside itself as the jump surface. The next year, the first tower constructed of wood, and the jump enlarged to 35 metersIn 1923, the jump was enlarged to fifty meters, and in 1927, a new steel tower was built, raising the jump to 60 meters. In 1928, the tower was raised to 75 meters; this was the tower used for the 1932 Winter Olympic Games. In 1977, the old tower was demolished to make way for new 70 and 90-meter jumps, used for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. In 1994, the landing hills were re-graded to bring the jumps into compliance with current rules, and increasing their height to 90 and 120 meters."
Active: yes

Height of the ski jump (feet): 90 meters, 120 meters

K-point (critical point): K-90, K-120

Public access: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Hillsize-point: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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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