Holmenkollen Ski Jump approved by FIS

2010-02-04
(Oslo, 4 February 2010) Following an inspection on 3 February, the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump (HS 134) has been certified and technically approved by Wolfgang Happle, chairman of the Sub-Committee for Jumping Hills of the International Ski Federation (FIS).

This certification means that the Holmenkollen Ski Jump facility now satisfies all technical and safety standards set by the FIS for international ski jumping. The certification is valid for five years.

Safety and sporting factors
The Sub-Committee for Jumping Hills of the FIS is responsible for certifying all the ski jumps in the world (currently 120 ski jump hills and 6 ski flying hills). The chairman of the committee, the former German international ski jumper Wolfgang Happle, carried out the inspection together with Torgeir Nordby and the project manager for the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Arne Surén. Nordby is the Norwegian representative on the FIS ski jump committee and in charge of the ski jump competitions at FIS World Cup 2010 and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011.
 
“The FIS certification of Holmenkollen focuses exclusively on the safety and sporting factors needed to be able to run an international event,” says Nordby.
 
“Sehr Schön!”
Now that Holmenkollen has been approved, it receives a certificate showing all the key figures.
“No two hills are exactly alike, but they must all satisfy the standards in their own way. For example, there is a special calculation of the angle between the hill’s K point and the edge of the jump itself, but this can be suited to the terrain of each hill, provided you are within the FIS’ required measurements for certification,” says Happle.
 
Happle thinks that both the Holmenkollen and Midtstuen facilities are superb ski jumps.
“Sehr schön. Weltklasse,” was his conclusion.
 
Midtstuen Ski Jump
The completion requirements for Midtstuen have not yet got far enough for the ski jump to be certified. A new inspection will be carried out when the plastic covering on the hill is complete. The profile of the hill however is in order.
 
 
 
For more information, please contact:
Torgeir Nordby, Norwegian representative on the FIS ski jump committee and in charge of the ski jump competitions at FIS World Cup 2010 and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011