Wielka Krokiew

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Wielka Krokiew
Wielka krokiew.jpg
Location Zakopane
Poland Poland
Opened 1925
Size
K–point K-120
Hill size HS 134
Hill record Switzerland Simon Ammann
(140.5 m in 2010)
Top events
World Championships 1929 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
1939 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Wielka Krokiew (The Great Krokiew, in Polish krokiew means rafter) is the one - the biggest - of ski jumps built on the slope of Krokiew mountain (1378 m) in Zakopane, Poland. It was opened in 1925. From 1989 the ski jump bears the official name Wielka Krokiew im. Stanisława Marusarza. It is a regular venue in the FIS Ski jumping World Cup. The capacity of the ski jumping stadium is 40,000.[1]

Wielka Krokiew in 2014

The hill was featured in competitions at the 1939 and 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships as well as the 2001 Universiade.

In 1997, Pope John Paul II, while visiting his native country, celebrated a mass at the hill's stadium.[2]

Since 2001, due to the success of Polish jumper Adam Małysz, Wielka Krokiew has seen some of the largest audiences in World Cup ski jumping.

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Media related to Wielka Krokiew at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 49°16′46″N 19°57′55″E / 49.27944°N 19.96528°E / 49.27944; 19.96528