Never saw a ski jump before this trip. And I did not expect to see anyone jumping in September (no snow). Before our tour headed up and over the Julian Alps, we made a quick stop at Planica and watched Olympic hopefuls fly off one of several ski jumps and land gracefully on…..looked like some sort of green PLASTIC! I held my breath when they ejected from the end of the jump, hanging in the air for the longest time and finally I exhaled when they safely came back to earth.
This is the largest ski jump in the world. The location is within Slovenia borders but a short walking distance to Italy and Austria. Another wow. (Photos courtesy of Russ Ruda. One of many great guys on our tour.)