Preparations of FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic are proceeding in the most excellent winter conditions. Ruka welcomed the first snow already in October, and now the depth of snow varies between 5–20cm depending on the location.

There is now 4,5 kilometres finished track ready for the competition. There is also snow ready to be spread to the stadium area, and rest of the whole 5km track will be finished next week.

The ski jumping hill HS142 is almost finished as the in-run track was prepared last week, and during this week the preparation will be finished. Snow has also already been spread to the landing slope, and soon the whole hill will be given finishing touches. The hill should be ready for jumping next week.

– We have excellent conditions when it comes to snow, and we are also well ahead of our schedule regarding the preparation of the competition venues. Overall the situation is great, especially regarding the ski jumping hill. When we get closer to the competition weekend, we’ll make small final adjustments to the hill so it will be perfect for the World Cup competition, says Seppo Linjakumpu, the General Secretary of Ruka Nordic.

The first National teams to start their practices at HS142 will be Finland’s ski jumping and Nordic combined teams.

– It’s great that we can offer the teams a chance to practice here already weeks before the start of the world cup. All the preparations are going well, and we are expecting this year’s competition to be very exciting, Linjakumpu adds.

This year Ruka Nordic returns to the familiar 3-day program, which includes altogether 11 World Cup competitions – more than in any other event this season. In addition to the record number of World Cup competitions there will be new side events for spectators to enjoy during the long weekend.

 

More information:
Seppo Linjakumpu
General Secretary
Ruka Nordic
p. +358 40 070 6433
seppo.linjakumpu@rukanordic.com

 

FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic 29.11.–1.12.2019. Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined and Cross-country Skiing World Cup. Three days of the world’s best winter sports in the biggest event of the season: 11 World Cup competitions, participants from more than 30 country, 400 athletes, 20 000 viewers, and amazing atmosphere!

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