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Nels Nelsen Ski Jump - Revelstoke, BC, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 51° 00.503 W 118° 11.568
11U E 416318 N 5651434
Quick Description: The Nels Nelsen Ski Jump is an abandoned ski jumping hill located at the base of Mount Revelstoke near Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. The judges' tower remains and is a local landmark.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/17/2013 7:50:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMHK36
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter
Views: 4

Long Description:
"Nels Nelsen Hill, originally Big Hill, is an abandoned ski jumping hill located in Mount Revelstoke National Park near the town of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. The original hill, Big Hill, was built in 1916 and was the first permanent ski jump in Canada. By 1933, four world length records had been set on the Big Hill. It fell out of use in 1939, with Revelstoke instead using the Big Bend Ski Jump.

Big Hill was rebuilt to a K-80 hill in 1948 and was named in honor of Nels Nelsen, a local ski jumper who had set two world records on the hill. Among the events hosted there were the annual Tournament of Champions and the 1949 edition of the Western Canada Ski Championships. In the vicinity was a K-60 hill and other smaller hills. The hill record of 94.5 meters (310 ft) was set by Kjell Sjöberg in 1967. The last major tournament was held in 1974. The venue has not been used since 1975 and has fallen into disrepair."

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Active: no

K-point (critical point): 279

Date constructed: 1/1/1916

Public access: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Height of the ski jump (feet): Not listed

Hillsize-point: 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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