Holmenkollen Day

Holmenkollen Day

Week including second Sunday in March
The Holmenkollen International Ski Meet is a week-long Norwegian winter festival held at Holmenkollen Hill outside Oslo. It is the main winter sports event of the year and it covers all types of skiing—cross-country racing and jumping as well as downhill and slalom. The world's best skiers meet here to compete for highly coveted prizes.
The high point of the festival comes on Holmenkollen Day, when over a hundred thousand spectators, headed by the king and the royal family, gather at the famous Holmenkollen Hill to watch the ski-jumping event, which has been held here since 1892. Competitors swoop down the 184-foot jump, and the one who soars the farthest wins the coveted King's Cup.
CONTACTS:
Skiforeningen
Kongevn 5
Oslo, N-0787 Norway
47-2292-3200; fax: 47-2292-3250
www.skiforeningen.no/english
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 54