Flying through the air on skis, on the illuminated inrun in Planica

Flying through the air on skis, on the illuminated inrun in Planica

Planica is a well-known Slovenian location loved by all ski jumping enthusiasts. The inrun built here in 1934 became legendary worldwide thanks to the many world records it has spawned, including the first ever jump over 100 metres, by Austrian Josef Bradl on 15 March 1936.

Josef Bradl

Josef Bradl

Subsequently, the structure of the Planica inrun underwent several renovations, and these resulted in the continuous improvement of the athletes’ performances. Between 1969 and 2005, the world record was broken no less than 28 times there. In December 2015,the Planica Nordic Centre (Nordijski Center Planica) was opened, featuring a ski flying inrun, seven ski jumps and a slope for downhill skiing. Indeed, it is the largest, best equipped ski jumping centre in the world.

Planica Nordic Center

Planica Nordic Center

The Bloudkova velikanka inrun was completely renovated and illuminated with Disano floodlights, supplied by Vezaved.o.o. In Planica, the title of World Champion 2016 for ski jumping went to Slovenian athlete Peter Prevc, a true record man of this sport, who has won two Olympic medals and five world titles, one at the general World Championships, three Ski Flying World Championships and a Four Hills Tournament.

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Seeing athletes fly for over two hundred metres on their skis is a breathtaking sight, and under the floodlights it becomes magical!

  • Posted by Redazione
  • On January 16, 2017
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