Jakub Janda wore the red jersey as the reigning champion.
Due to difficult weather conditions, the qualifying round was cancelled twice. Therefore, 67 jumpers participated in the first round.
As the competition progressed, the weather worsened, and the jumpers with the high starting numbers faced conditions which German jumper Michael Uhrmann said gave "the best jumpers no chance". The jury decided to finish the first round to get a result, and the jumpers with the early start numbers ended up dominating the top of the result list. Arttu Lappi took his first World Cup win, and Anders Jacobsen took third place in his first ever World Cup event. 4 of the top 10 were from the national group, entering as extra competitors for the home nation, while the likes of Adam Małysz (34th), Andreas Küttel (41st), Jakub Janda (52nd), Janne Happonen (53rd), Janne Ahonen (55th) and Roar Ljøkelsøy (65th), all among the top 20 in last year's World Cup standings, would not have qualified for an eventual second round.
Shifting wind made it difficult for the jury to set a speed on the jump. The competition was restarted three times, before the jury finally decided to cancel it at 17.50 CET. Heavy fog, and 6–10 m/s wind on the jump made it impossible to continue the competition.
Gregor Schlierenzauer took his second win on a row, with his victory in Switzerland. Simon Ammann kept his World Cup lead, but is now only 30 points ahead of Schlierenzauer and 34 ahead of Anders Jacobsen who took his third podium of the season.
Several of the big names again struggled to find form. Last years World Cup-winner Jakub Janda only finished 14th, and Janne Ahonen ended up on a 21st place.
Anders Jacobsen won the qualifying round for the third time in the tournament. He jumped in the last duel against the reigning Four Hills Tournament champion and his childhood hero, Janne Ahonen from Finland.
Only 42 jumpers, the smallest in any World Cup event thus far in the season, took part in the training session. However, 13 of the top 16 in the World Cup are participating, with only Austrians Schlierenzauer, Loitzl and Höllwarth skipping the meet.
Four Hills Tournament winner, Anders Jacobsen, set a new personal best in the training session, with his 202 meter long jump. This was his first jump over 200 meters. Janne Ahonen had the longest jump during the session with his 214.5 meter long jump.
Strong wind made the jury cancel the 2nd round when 10 jumpers remained on the top. Urbanc won his first World Cup competition, while Roar Ljøkelsøy was back on the podium for the first time since March 18, 2006.
Czech jumper Jan Mazoch, 15th after the first round, took a terrible tumble and suffered a severe concussion. He was taken to a nearby hospital and put into an artificially induced coma.