As every year, the Bergisel Ski Jump at Innsbruck plays host to the third event within the prestigious Four Hills Tournament in early January, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.
Held each year at four sites in Germany and Austria over a nine-day period, the Four Hills Tournament has developed into the premiere ski jump event, now in its 70th year. As every year, the competitions are held at Oberstdorf on December 28 and 29, at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on December 31 and January 01, at Innsbruck on January 03 and 04, and at Bischofshofen on January 05 and 06. Among “eagles,” as ski jumpers are called in German, to capture the “Four Hills” title is a triumph savored every bit as much as a World Championship or Olympic gold. During their "jump" on the spectacular Bergisel ski jump, the skiers can take in uninterrupted panoramic views of Innsbruck.