Kiwanis Ski Club (Iron Mountain)

PO Box 475
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Our club has been presenting world-class ski jumping tournaments at Pine Mountain since the first one in 1939. Many North American distance records have been set here, by some of the best ski jumpers from the USA and many other countries. The Kiwanis Ski Club has proudly sent local jumpers to represent the USA in the Olympics and in the FIS World Championships, and many of them have been US National Champions in various classes, too.

Our club has been the host of Continental Cup tournaments since 1990, and we’ve been honored to hold World Cup competitions in 1996 and 2000. It’s long been the only ski jumping venue in the United States which is awarded a competition date by FIS each year.

It’s a huge commitment of manpower and finances… all of which have to be expended prior to the first jumper coming down the slide. FIS has many requirements which must be met by the host club of a tournament in this upper-echelon series. We do what’s necessary to meet their requirements every season. Mother Nature’s cooperation is needed to successfully hold an event, but a few times she hasn’t been very helpful.

The club sells entry buttons in advance at a discount, and the proceeds from those early sales, along with sponsor investments, helps set the stage for the arrival of outstanding ski jumpers from around the world.

Occasionally, weather has forced postponement or cancellation of our tournaments, and as disappointed as our guests may be, we must ensure that the regulations of the sport’s governing body, FIS, are scrupulously followed to ensure the safety of the athletes. FIS officials are on-site for every event, and they’ve always been complimentary regarding our club, our meticulous hill preparation and our guests. We’re pleased to provide “major league” ski jumping for our fans!

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