FIS, USANS, and ORDA Partnership Brings the World’s Best Men’s Ski Jumpers Back to North America
Olympians to Compete at Newly Renovated Olympic Jumping Complex Including Gold Medalists Kobayashi and Lindvik
Tickets for the Two Days of Competition on Sale Here
The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will host the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup on February 10-12, 2023, at the Olympic Jumping Complex.
The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup field features the best men’s ski jumpers in the world vying for podium finishes and points in the overall World Cup standings in two individual competitions and a Super-Team event. Jumpers from Poland, Austria, and Norway have dominated the top of the World Cup standings this season, with Olympic gold medalist Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan and Olympic medalist Karl Geiger of Germany not far off. Poland is led by Dawid Kubacki, Piotr Zyla and Kamil Stoch. Kubacki is a three-time Olympian who won bronze medals at the Pyeongchang and Beijing Games. Halvor Egner Granerud, Marius Lindvik, and Robert Johansson lead the way for Norway, while Stefan Kraft, Manuel Fettner, Michael Haybock, Jan Horl, and Daniel Tschofenig top the Austrian contingent. Lindvik soared to the large hill Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2022. Erik Belshaw, an 18-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo., has been the top World Cup jumper for the United States team this season, with Andrew Urlaub and Olympians Decker Dean and Casey Larson also on the U.S. National Team.
The World Cup in Lake Placid comes toward the end of the season, with athletes positioning for the World Championships two weeks away. The stop in Lake Placid is the 13th of 15 on the World Cup tour, culminating with the World Championships, Feb. 24-March 4, in Planica, Slovenia.
Winning jumps are determined by a point system in which the highest number of points wins. Judges evaluate an athlete’s performance based on their distance and style. Super Team, which is making its men’s World Cup debut in Lake Placid, is designed to accommodate smaller nations that are unable to field a four-person team. Each Super Team consists of two athletes per country who compete in a three-round elimination format.
Official training kicks off the event on Friday, with competition rounds and medals awarded on Saturday and Sunday:
Friday, Feb 10 | HS 128 | Olympic Jumping Complex
- 3:00 pm | Official Training (2 rounds)
5:00 pm | Qualification Round
Saturday, Feb 11 | HS 128 | Olympic Jumping Complex
- INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION
9:00 am | Trial Round
10:00 am | 1st Competition Round
- SUPER TEAM COMPETITION
4:00 pm | Trial Round
5:00 pm | 1st Competition Round
Sunday, Feb12 | HS 128 | Olympic Jumping Complex
- INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION
8:45 am | Qualification round
10:15 am | 1st Competition Round
The Olympic Jumping Complex at 5486 Cascade Road in Lake Placid has long been an important year-round training center for athletes of all levels since hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 1980. The venue includes four ski jumping hills (HS 100, HS 128, HS 10, and HS 20) and an eight-passenger gondola that rises above the Intervales Base Lodge. ORDA recently modernized the complex by installing frost rails on the in-runs, re-contouring both outruns and adding summer surfaces for year-round training capabilities, upgrading the snowmaking system, and installing a new ADA-compliant gondola and glass elevator. It is the only facility homologated for year-round jumping in North America.
The International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS), USA Nordic Sport (USANS), and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced on September 22, 2022, that the World Cup will return to the United States. It will be the first time Lake Placid has hosted a World Cup ski jumping event since 1990. Following the 1980 Olympics, Lake Placid hosted the FIS World Cup eight years in a row between 1983 and 1990. The latest World Cup ski jumping event on U.S. soil was in 2004 in Park City, Utah. The event is open to the media and public, offering spectators an exciting opportunity to watch the top ski jumpers in the world soar through the air alongside other energetic fans cheering on their respective countries.
Tickets and Additional Information:
One-day and two-day tickets are available. ORDA Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, and Mt Van Hoevenberg season pass holders receive free entry into this event. For more information, visit lakeplacidlegacysites.com.