Ski Jumping Stadium Predazzo
Considered one of the best in the world, complete with large and small hills
In Predazzo, near the departure of the cableway of the Ski Center Latemar, stands the great Ski Jumping Stadium which, starting from the first World Cup races in 1990, has hosted countless national and international competitions, including the three FIS Nordic World Ski Championships of Val di Fiemme (1991, 2003 and 2013). The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup and Ski Jumping World Cup are organized annually. The Ski Jumping Stadium of Predazzo will also be one of the host venues for the Milano-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
The use of the facilities is allowed only for competitions and training. In addition to the Italian National Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Team, many foreign teams choose this structure for summer training camp, to prepare the winter competitive season.
Characteristics and details
The two main hills are an HS 136 with a K 120 point (Large Hill) and an HS 104 with a K 95 point (Normal Hill), which can be used both in winter (snow) and in summer (plastic). Both official distance records (136 and 107.5 m) belong to Polish champion Adam Małysz, who set them during the 2003 World Championships (Japanese Ryōyū Kobayashi equaled the record of 136 meters during the 2019 World Cup). The unofficial record from the Large Hill, however, was marked by the German Nordic Combined athlete Eric Frenzel during a training at the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2013 (138.5 m), while in 2016 the Italian Nordic Combined athlete Samuel Costa recorded a jump of 142 meters, result not taken into account, having fallen (without consequences), in the landing phase.
There are also 3 "school" hills, also usable in both winter and summer: HS 66 (point K 60) / HS 35 (point K 33) / "Stalimen Scuola" / HS 20 (point K 19) "Fiamme Gialle" - HS 16 (point K 15) "Baby".