A new international standard ski jumping centre with three hills has opened in Kandersteg, Switzerland.
The centre’s three hills stand at 106 metres, 72m and 27m respectively and have all passed International Ski Federation (FIS) regulations. Originally conceived in 2013 and taking two years to build, its first event, a special two-day event on July 31 and August 1, is currently underway.
Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann of Switzerland is one of the headline names at the Helvetia Nordic Trophy, the first global competition to be held at Kanersteg’s brand-new Nordic Arena.
Ammann, a double Olympic ski jumping gold medallist at Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010, is being joined by a host of top names from Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Norway. The event will also include a round table discussion on ski jumping, autograph sessions, guided tours of the jumping hills and an opening party.