Marker 436: Silver Mine Ski Jump

© Photographed September 15, 2013 and July 17, 2018
Erected 1999 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
44° 45.387′ N, 91° 34.809′ W

Dominating the vicinity, the Silver Mine Ski Jump is 351 feet above the Chippewa River and is considered one of the largest ski jumps in the country. Built by the Eau Claire Ski Club in 1969, this jump replaces another built in 1887, at the nearby site of Big Heart Silver Mine. The Eau Claire Ski Club, originally the Dovre Ski Club, held one of the nation's earliest ski tournaments at this location after Norwegian immigrants introduced ski-jumping to Eau Claire in the 1880s.
The marker is at a wayside on westbound State Highway 85, west of its intersection with State Highway 37, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701.

Silver Mine Ski Jump Facebook Page

Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19, 2014

Nearby Chippewa River . . .

View of the marker from Wisconsin Highway 85.

The marker is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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