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Helicopter Video - Dan Englund Helicopter Video - Dan Englund Photo Album - Tom Bickner Photo Album - Tom Bickner
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, 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.
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).
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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..
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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 current standings (we’ll update it periodically throughout the season)
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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. Online Admission Button Sales to Begin Soon! 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 photos, autographs, 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 passion: Photo album (one of 80+) Includes many autographs 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) Includes many names & photos familiar to long-time Pine Mt fans. More about US ski jumping history at:
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