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Videos and Photos From Previous Continental Cups
The helicopter video was shot by Kiwanis Ski Club jumper Dan Englund using
a remote-controlled electric helicopter that he built. You can see more of his
work on his website, www.aerialvantageproductions.com.
The photo album was shot by Tom Bickner of Chicago’s Norge Ski Club,
and it contains 409 photographs from our 2012 tournament
You can find more videos and pix from this and previous tournaments
on our “FIS Continental Cup” and “Video/Photo” pages.
Photozoom Gallery of Pine Mountain Tournament Scenes
Click on any small picture at right, and you’ll see it enlarged in the left window.
To zoom in closer on details, just point your mouse at the area you’d like to see
in greater detail. First 17 photos by Tom Bickner, last 3 by Kirsten Erickson.
O U R M E D I A P A R T N E R S
SOARING INTO THE FUTURE!
FIS Requires Updates Over Next 3 Years
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kiwanis Ski Club, which organizes the annual
Giant Pine Mountain Ski Jumping competition, is required by FIS, the
International Ski Federation, to make several improvements within 3 years.
For the 2018 tournament, the landing area needed to be adjusted from a 37-
degree slope to about 30 degrees for safety.
“This meant the side boards had to come off, marker steps had to come off
and go back on, and fill needed be added to the landing area from about 90
meters down,” club member Lennie Walters said.
Stage two is more significant. The start gates must be widened, a stair tower
built and a warming shelter completed alongside the scaffold.
Finally, an elevator must be installed, Bujold said.
Club members have worked with Integrated Designs Inc. of Marquette on
architecture, engineering and consulting and already have invested $20,000
in engineering to meet FIS specifications.
Major Fundraising Campaign Underway
May 22, 2017 – The Kiwanis Ski Club of Iron Mountain, Michigan received
official notice of their 501c3 non-profit status. “This is a tremendous step
forward to meet our fundraising goals for the next three years” said Daniel
Freeman, VP of the Kiwanis Ski Club. CLICK FOR MORE INFO & VIDEO
Further info on the approval of 501c3 status below … scroll down
Review: 2019 FIS Continental Cup
Norway’s Lindvik Wins Sunday in IM
Marius Lindvik (NOR) won this year’s Sunday Continental Cup competition,
ahead of Markus Schiffner and Zak Mogel. Start time was moved to
morning because of a forecast of afternoon snow. It was snowing already at
the start of round 1, and it fell throughout the competition, which finished up
shortly after noon. COMPLETE RESULTS (Sun) (series standings at right)
Two Tournaments Held Saturday Feb 9
High winds on Friday resulted in that competition being moved to Saturday
morning. That event started at 10:45 a.m. The scheduled afternoon
tournament began a bit late, at 2:00. It was a cold, clear day with very light
winds, and the two tournaments drew a huge crowd. For an aerial view of
Saturday’s crowd, scroll down the page a bit.
Germany’s Pius Paschke took top honors in the morning, ahead of a pair of
Norwegians, Robin Pedersen and Thomas Aasen Markeng. Casey Larson
of USA Nordic was 16th. COMPLETE RESULTS (Sat am)
Markeng put down a huge jump of 139 meters in the afternoon to take the
win, moving up from 4th place after the first round. He was followed by two
Austrians, Stefan Huber and Markus Schiffner. Larson finished 22nd.
COMPLETE RESULTS (Sat pm)
Fifty five athletes from fifteen nations participated. Countries represented
included the United States, Austria, Germany, Canada, Norway, Slovenia,
Czech Republic, Poland, France, Switzerland, Romania, Japan, Hungary,
China & Great Britain.
Combined, the weekend’s three competitions featured more than 130
flights of 120+ meters (394 ft). Of these, more than 20 flights exceeded
130+ meters (427 ft).
Tournament Button Sales
Thanks to our local outlets for
tournament button pre-sales!
Bellin Health - Iron Mt Clinic
Iron Mountain Community
Federal Credit Union
Super One Foods
The Drug Store
Bimbo's Wine Press
R & S Liquor
Frog Country Radio
Wells Fargo Bank
Dickinson County Healthcare System
First National Bank IM/K all branches
Pine Mountain Resort
River Valley Bank
First National Bank of Niagara
Solberg's Greenleaf Bar
Northern Michigan Bank
Tom & Jo's
Bob & Jerry's
Mike's on Main
First National Bank of Norway
Big 10 Sports Bar
BECOME A SPONSOR!
We’ve posted information on
our Sponsors page showing
how you can become involved
in supporting our international
event and our sport. Read a
bit about our sponsorship
opportunities; you’ll find a link
to view and print a detailed
package of information and
a form to indicate interest.
We urge you to act soon!
2020 Continental Cup Feb 15-16
Once again, the Kiwanis Ski Club has been awarded a spot on the FIS
Continental Cup calendar. The event is scheduled for the weekend of
Feb 15-16. Check back for more information as winter approaches..
Visit FIS website - click logo
The FIS Continental Cup series
runs from early December to late
March, with events scheduled
in eleven countries.
The tournament Feb 15-16
in Iron Mountain will be the
19th and 20th of 30 events
in the 2019-20 season..
The link below will show you
the entire schedule, plus the
(we’ll update it periodically
throughout the season)
Visit Kiwanis Ski Club on
Aerial photo of crowd Sat Feb 9, 2019 - Continental Cup
- Don Dumke photo
Become a Member of
Kiwanis Ski Club
We’re always looking for
new members who’d like
to be part of this exciting
annual sporting event.
We also need & welcome
V O L U N T E E R S !
You can find more info on
our Facebook page; just
click the blue button above.
Button Sales to
Watch for announcement
at top of page in the next
few weeks. Save $$$
Blast From the Past:
Online Photo Album
Carl Darovich, native of Iron
Mountain, was an avid
collector of ski jumping
publications, artifacts, and
memorabilia. He lived in
Sheboygan WI, and passed
away several years ago.
The American Ski Jumping
Museum and Hall of Fame
in Red Wing MN has
acquired a large portion of
Carl’s collection. Here are
two examples of his lifetime
Photo album (one
of 80+) Includes
and notes, much of it
related to Pine Mt
and the athletes who
jumped here; most
not yet captioned,
but autographs and
notes help to identify.
Log of US records
and long jumps
(‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s)
names & photos
familiar to long-time
Pine Mt fans.
More about US ski
jumping history at: