Thursday, December 27, 2018

Ski Jumpers Vie for U.S. Cup Fri-Sat

lake placid ski jumping Several of the United States’ top up-and-coming ski jumpers are set to return to the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid to vie for U.S. Cup titles and for a spot on the U.S. Junior World Championship Team on Friday and Saturday, December 28th and 29th.

Spectators can watch the high-flying action as ski jumpers launch themselves from the top of the 90-meter ski jump and soar the length of a football.

The U.S. Cup and Junior World Team trials begin both days with first round action at 10 am, followed by second round jumping at 10:45 am and the Nordic Combined race at 2 pm.

Following Saturday’s competition, athletes will participate in a one-night only ski jumping exhibition, presented by Paul Smith’s College, at 6 pm, followed by fireworks at 7 pm.

Two-day adult tickets are available at the Olympic Jumping Complex’s box office for just $26. Junior and senior two-day tickets are being sold for $16.

Single-day adult tickets are $16 and single-day junior and senior tickets are being sold for $10. Belleayre, Gore, Whiteface Mountain and Mt. Van Hoevenberg season pass holders and those who purchase the Olympic Sites Passport receive free admission. Children six and under also receive free admission.

For more information about all of the events and activities on Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, click here.

Photo of Ski jumper courtesy of ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid.

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