The Great Krokiew in Zakopane is a ski jumping hill located in Poland. It was built on March 22, 1925, and has since become a famous site for ski jumping competitions. The hill has been renovated and modernized over the years to ensure the safety of the athletes and spectators. It is now one of the most modern ski jumping facilities in the world and has hosted many international competitions, including the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup.
Designers of the Great Krokiew
The Great Krokiew ski jumping hill in Zakopane, Poland was designed by Stanisław Marusarz, a famous Polish ski jumper, and architect. He was a five-time Olympian and won numerous medals in international competitions, including the World Championships.
Marusarz was also a talented architect and designed many ski jumping hills in Poland, including the Wielka Krokiew in Zakopane. His design for the Great Krokiew was considered innovative at the time and set new standards for ski jumping hill design. The hill has undergone several renovations since it was first built, with the most recent one taking place in 2007-2008.
In 1997, Pope John Paul II, while visiting his native country, celebrated a mass at the hill’s stadium.