Continental Cup ski jump dates set for Pine Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN — Continental Cup ski jumping will return to Pine Mountain on Feb. 10-12 with three competitions scheduled, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation announced.
The event will represent the 84th year of ski jumping at Pine Mountain and the second year of jumping on the newly renovated ski jump tower, the host Kiwanis Ski Club said.
The international field may include some skiers fresh off the Junior World Nordic Championships in Whistler, Canada, which takes place the week before the Pine Mountain tournament. The Continental Cup event also coincides with the NFL’s Super Bowl weekend.
“The official schedule is yet to be determined, but what a great way to kick off Super Bowl weekend,” said Susie Fox, corresponding secretary for the ski club. “Three days of international ski jumping, friends, family and tailgating, followed by the biggest NFL game of the year.” More details will be announced as they become available, she added.
Earlier this month, the club withdrew from a 2023 World Cup calendar set by FIS, citing difficulties in meeting infrastructure requirements. Fundraising continues in an effort to make World Cup competitions possible in the future.
The non-profit ski club has hosted world-class ski jumping tournaments at Pine Mountain since 1939 and last hosted a World Cup in 2000.