Ski Jumping Arena Lillehammer
The ski jumping arena was built for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994, and has become the iconic symbol of Lillehammer internationally.
The Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena was completed in December 1992, built for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. The ski jump facility is made up of 120m and 90m jumps, measuring HS138 and HS100 respectively. The hills are used for training and competition both during the winter as well as summer. During the summer of 1994, plastic was installed on the HS100 hill. The modernization of the HS138 jump was completed in June 2007.
Lysgårdsbakkene is the permanent host of a World Cup event during the winter and a World Cup B competition during the summer. The venue has also been the organizer of many Norwegian Championship events. Each winter, approximately 80,000 jumps are made; with 20,000 jumps being made each summer.
Athletes come from all over Norway and from abroad to train in the hills both winter and summer. Coaches refer to Lysgårdsbakkene as one of the world’s best and most effective venues for training purposes.