Große Olympiaschanze

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Große Olympiaschanze
New Year's Day 2008
City or Town Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Country Germany
Opened 1921
Renovated 1978, 2007
K-spot K-125
Hill size HS140
Hill record  Simon Ammann (SUI) (2010)
143.5 m (471 ft)
Olympics 1936
The ramp and hill in Summer

The Große Olympiaschanze (English: Large Olympic Hill) is a ski jumping hill located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

1936 Winter Olympics[edit]

At the 1936 Winter Olympics, it hosted the ski jumping event and the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined event. It also host the opening and closing ceremonies of those games. The neighboring ski stadion hosted the cross country skiing events. Additionally, it was one of the two outdoor ice hockey facilities used in that Olympics.[1]

Four Hills Tournament[edit]

A world cup competition is held there every year on January 1, as a part of the Four Hills Tournament.


The hill has undergone two renovations in 1978 and 2007. Due to a required upgrade of the jump to the advanced technical standards of the International Skiing Federation (FIS), the construction of an entirely new ski jump was inevitable. Among projects by Zaha Hadid Architects, Behnisch Architects and others, an international architectural competition in autumn 2006 led to the decision to erect a cantilevering structure as the new landmark of ski sports, designed by terrain:loenhart&mayr. Start of the construction site at April, 26th 2007. Grand opening ceremony at the Continental Cup / Four Hills Tournament on New Year's Day 2008. The tower offers a panoramic view of the surrounding valley of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Adjacent to the ski jumps is the Gudiberg alpine slalom piste, upgraded prior to the 2011 World Championships.

External links[edit]

Media related to Olympiaschanze (Garmisch-Partenkirchen) at Wikimedia Commons


Coordinates: 47°28′53″N 11°07′04″E / 47.48139°N 11.11778°E / 47.48139; 11.11778