This is a bit of a diversion from our usual posts here at AdventureSkier, but it was too cool to pass up. We can thank the Norwegian Tourist Board for giving us all a take at the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, which is being rebuilt with plans to reopen this May 2010.
From the VisitOslo.com website:
“The Holmenkollen Ski Jump was the main arena for the 1952 winter Olympic Games, and plays an important part in the Norwegian skiing tradition. The jump is a national and international symbol of the sport of ski jumping, and skiing in general.
The annual ski jumping World Cup event in March is almost like a second National Day for Norwegians with thousands of spectators and a great atmosphere.
Inside the ski jump, the ski museum (reopens in May, 2010) presents the history of skiing over the past 4000 years, as well as the Polar expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen and some historic glimpses from the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer in 1994 and in Oslo in 1952. It is also possible to visit the top of the ski tower (from summer 2010), where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Oslo and the Oslofjord.”