Annual event draws international competitors, thousands of spectators
IRON MOUNTAIN, MICH. — Bellin Health is again happy to be the title sponsor for North America’s premier ski jumping event, which will be held Friday, Feb. 8-Sunday, Feb. 10.
The 2019 Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup ski jumping competition will take place at the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Complex in Iron Mountain, Mich. The event draws local and global competitors — jumpers from the United States, Japan, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic are either scheduled to participate or have expressed interest in this year’s event.
Nearly 20,000 spectators annually attend the ski jump event, taking in the competition and enjoying tailgating, live music and a festive atmosphere. Bellin Health has taken an active role in making the competition more family friendly, and again this year will offer a kids’ area with a sledding hill, obstacle course, s’mores station, football toss and other activities. Located near the spectator zone, the kids’ area is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Bellin has sponsored the ski jump since 2010. The health system’s support helps fund the event while continuing Bellin’s ongoing efforts to extend goodwill to its Upper Michigan neighbors and friends.
“We are proud to be sponsoring the Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup for a milestone 10th consecutive year,” said Linda Roethle, Bellin Health vice president of regional business development. “This competition brings an international flavor to the Iron Mountain community, and it is our honor and pleasure to be a part of it.”
The Pine Mountain Ski Jump is one of the highest artificially created ski jumps in the world. It is part of the Kiwanis Ski Club.
For ticket and event information, visit kiwanisskiclub.com or call the Kiwanis Ski Club at (906) 779-1110.