The World Cup opener of the ski jumpers in Nizhny Tagil is a go. The hills in the city about 2000 km east of Moscow are ready for jumping. The Ski Jumping World Cup season will start in Russia for the first time on November 20th and 21st. A week after the men, the women kick off their season also in Nizhny Tagil.
A week before the start of the season, the organizers in Nizhny Tagil, a city of 350 000 people, are reporting perfect conditions with hills ready for jumping. Next weekend, temperatures of about -10°C during the night and about -5°C during the day are expected there. It's all set for the opening competitions of the 2021/22 Ski Jumping season.
In recent years, the World Cup always started in Wisla (POL), now the opening will be held in Nizhny Tagil, because the hills there can be prepared earlier due to the lower temperatures.
Most of the teams will arrive in Nizhny Tagil already on Wednesday evening. Training sessions are planned in Nizhny Tagil before and after the competitions on Saturday and Sunday, before the athletes will travel directly to Ruka (FIN) for the next World Cup on Wednesday, November 24th. The third stop will then be Wisla in Poland.
Last winter, Nizhny Tagil was the third stop of the World Cup (following Wisla and Ruka), Norway's Halvor Egner Granerud won both competitions a year ago.