International Ski Jumping Competition Jerry Holt/Star Tribune


International Ski Jumping Competition 2020

Jan. 19
4-10 p.m.
$10; kids 12 and under free
Festivals, Sports - Spectator

It takes a lot of courage to strap on a pair of skis and send yourself down a giant ice slide that’s over 20 stories tall. Yet, somehow, ski jumping exists. See the mind-boggling sport in action this weekend as athletes from Europe, Canada, and the U.S. compete for top honors at the Twin Cities leg of the Midwestern 5 Hills Tour (part of the US Cup Series). This competition is not for the faint of heart, as Olympic hopefuls will be sending themselves down 70-, 25-, and 10-meter ramps, soaring up to 300 feet in the air. Watch it all happen live. Viewing spots include outdoor and indoor locations, and food trucks will be onsite offering all kinds of eats, beer, and hot beverages.