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Suicide Hill:

Hill Size: HS 96
K-Point: 90 m
Men Winter Hill record: 102.0 m (Ferdinand Bader GER, 2003-03-02, COC)
Ladies Winter Hill record: 67.0 m (Karla Keck USA, 1999-03-07)
Take-off angle: 11.5°
Landing angle: 36.5°
Plastic matting: no
Hill Size: HS 66
K-Point: 60 m
Men Winter Hill record: 69.5 m (Adam Loomis USA, 2008-03-01)
Plastic matting: no
Further jumps: K40, K20, K13
Plastic matting: yes
Year of construction: 1925
Status: operating
Ski club: Ishpeming Ski Club

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History:

Before Suicide Hill jump was built, different areas and jumps were used for ski jumping. The first tournament in Ishpeming took place on February 25th 1882. Since 1887 the annual competition has taken place every year. In the following years ski jumps were constructed with snow and wood. Since people wanted to jump even longer, the facilities became more and more dangerous. People were looking for larger hills and consequently Suicide Hill was opened on February 26 th 1926. The jump got its name when Walter Anderson was injured in 1926 after a fall. First the new name which was created by a local journalist was not so popular at the ski club, but then it rested up until today.
In 1972 the ski jump was renovated and enlarged, the other youth jumps were constructed step by step. K40 and K13 were covered with plastic mattings in 2009.

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1)   Frank Keil   wrote on 2017-12-04 at 02:48:

Do you have an event scheduled for this winter 2017/2018? If so, when?
Thnx

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