Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament

 It’s time again for the “Greatest Show on Snow”! More than 10 Countries are expected to participate in the 2016 Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup Ski Jumping Competition in Iron Mountain, Michigan, February 19-21.


Celebrating the competition’s 77th year, ski jumpers from around the globe will gather in Iron Mountain to try to claim king of the mountain at the 120 meter Pine Mountain Ski Jump.  Known around the world as one of the more challenging ski jumping venues, Giant Pine Mountain has attracted some of the world’s top ski jumpers.  Countries expected to compete in the 2016 competition include Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Finland, Germany, Turkey and the United States.


The schedule of events include:


Thursday, February 18,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Meet The Skiers” at Pine Mountain Resort. This is an informal gathering to meet the skiers and coaches as well as to get autographs. There is no charge for this event, although reservations are requested by calling the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance at (906) 774-2002.


Friday, February 19, 10 AM Training Rounds begin.


Saturday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. Trial Round; 12:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony;
1:00 p.m. Competition begins.


Sunday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. Trial Round begins; 1:00 p.m. Competition begins




Pre-sale admission buttons are available at several locations throughout the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area or by mail order thru the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. To order, call (906) 774-2002. Pre-sale buttons are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students 11-17 years of age; kids 10 and under are free. Pre-sale admission buttons are available now through Thursday, February 18. Gate prices are $25 for adults and $20 for students.


This is the largest tailgate party in the Midwest in the month of February! Bring your grills, brats and beverages and watch some of the world’s best ski jumpers! Concessions will be available on site. Carry-ins and tailgating are welcomed.


For additional information visit www.ironmountain.org.