Training at the Ski Jumps

When you IMG_2411stop at the Olympic Jumping Complex, you see up close the ramp that ski jumpers launch from before flying over the length of a football field. With the help of some pretty clever technology, ski jumpers take flight throughout the summer, speeding down jumps surfaced for the season in half-cut porcelain marbles and plastic shingles and slicked by a coat of water.

 

 

The visit to the jumping complex includes access to the freestyle training facilities, too, getting you up close to some of the most daring athletes around. One skier after the next will speed down the hill, rocket up the ramp and pull off a flurry of twists, flips and spins directly in front of you, before landing in a pool.

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