27 December 1979 (27 December 1979) (men) 12 January 1992 (12 January 1992) (men's team) 3 December 2011 (3 December 2011) (ladies) 23 November 2012 (23 November 2012) (mixed) 16 December 2017 (16 December 2017) (L team)
The maps display all 64 locations around the globe that have hosted World Cup events for men (57) and ladies (20) at least one time in the history of the competition. Pyeongchang in 2017 was the latest new host.
Each season consists of 25–30 competitions, usually two competitions on the same hill during a weekend. One competition consists of a qualifying round; first round, with 50 competitors; and second round, with 30. Qualifying round for the main event was introduced in 1990 to limit the number of competitors: the top 10 jumpers in FIS ranking qualify directly to the first round, while the rest of the jumpers fight for the remaining 40 spots. The top 30 in the first round advance to the second round, which is held in reverse order, so the best jumper in the first round jumps last. The aggregate score in the first and second rounds determine the competition results. The top 30 are awarded World Cup points. The winner gets 100 points while number 30 receives 1 point. At team events only top 8 receive points.
*This additional title was awarded five times from 1996 to 2000 for the best individual normal and large hill results only, not including ski flying. The winner thus received a smaller version of the Crystal Globe trophy. This title was distinct from the overall World Cup, which included ski flying results.