Kiwanis Ski Club kicks off capital improvement campaign

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IRON MOUNTAIN-- The Kiwanis Ski Club is asking for the community's help as the organization plans to make upgrades to the Pine Mountain Ski Jump in Dickinson County .

Since 2016 the International Ski Federation has been asking the group to make the upgrades possible for international ski jumping competitions. To date, phase one and two are complete and tonight the club initiated phase three of the project. The $2,000,000 project is called, 'Soaring into the Future- FIS- Capital Improvement Campaign.' 

Paul Bujold, Kiwanis Ski Club Treasurer says, "FIS which is the European governing organization wants to make sure that all of the facilities that the ski jumpers jump at throughout the world, that there is consistency. And that from a safety perspective, they're all the same."

Remaining requirements from now through 2019 include:

-From Point P until outrun, find a safer solution for a safer landing area. Complete and Pending FIS Approval.

- Financing Campaign-Engineering of Phase 2 by 2017.

-Approve temporary certificate to host COC- February 2018.

-Distance between inrun guard rails in accordance to the norms. Width equal to 2.50 Meters.

-Provide for safe stairs with a length of 3 Meters.

-Construct a new stair tower on the side of the starting stairs.

-Install a warming room at the top of the stairs.

-Widen the start gate area in accordance with the norms.

-Construct an elevator (temporary-permanent) in 2019. 

To date, $55,000 has been raised from 100 Women Who Care in Dickinson County and an anonymous donor. 

To donate or learn how to volunteer with the club click here.


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