A flying hill with the richest tradition
For decades, the name PLANICA has been synonymous with ski jumping and ski flying, representing the ultimate experience for spectators, visitors, and participants.
* In 1934, the 80-meter ski jump hosted the national championship for the first time. In the same year, another competition was held in March, this time featuring all the world's aces, including Norwegian ski jumpers. Birger Ruud from Norway set a new world record of 92 meters. Planica became a magnet for ski jumpers and spectators.
* In March 1936, 18-year-old Austrian Sepp Bradl became the first person to surpass the magical 100 meters, landing at a distance of 101.5 meters and etching his name into history, alongside Planica.
* In 1941, the first Slovenian to jump over 100 meters, Rudi Finžgar (101 m), also became a hero.
* In 1971, FIS finally relented and recognized a new form of skiing – ski flying. As a reward for pioneering work in ski flying, Planica was awarded the organization of the first World Championship.
* In March 1979, the legendary Planica, Slavko Avsenik, resounded for the first time in Planica.
* Due to Matti Nykänen's record-breaking jump in 1985, 191 meters, FIS introduced a controversial rule aimed at preventing the pursuit of record distances. The rule was in effect from 1986 to 1994.
* Finnish wonder boy Toni Nieminen in 1994 became the first to fly over two hundred meters, setting a new milestone with a mark of 203 meters.
* In March 2005, the battle for distance began in the training series when Tommy Ingrebrigsten landed at 231 meters. Eight minutes later, Björn Einar Romören flew 234.5 meters. Hautamäki took the record (235.5 meters), only to lose it four minutes later when Romören landed at 239 meters.
* In December 2015, in all its splendor, the completely new, modern Nordic Center opened its doors. Planica became a true feast for the eyes.
* The record on the ski flying hill in Planica was set in 2019 by Ryoyu Kobayashi, landing at 252 meters.