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The history of the Ishpeming Ski Club (ISC) began with the organization of the Norden Ski Club on January 24, 1887. The name of the club was changed to the Ishpeming Ski Club in January of 1901. The National Ski Association, organized in Ishpeming in February of 1905, was later renamed the U.S. Ski Association, and is currently the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Because of the pioneering spirit of the skiing community in this area, Ishpeming was made the host city for the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
The first ISC tournament was held on February 25, 1888 and a tournament has been held every year since; tournaments were held at various hills in the area until the construction of Suicide Hill on land owned by Cliffs Natural Resources. The first tournament at Suicide Hill was held on February 26, 1926. In 1972 Suicide Hill was renovated and enlarged. The upcoming tournament on January 22, 2019 will be the 132nd annual tournament, a history nearly unmatched in the world of sport. Even the famous Holmenkollen ski jumping tournament in Norway that started in 1892 missed several years during German occupation in World War II.
Ishpeming Ski Club skiers have won 20 national championships, the ISC has had 13 Olympic team members and 6 FIS World Championship team members. More than any other ski club, ISC has 13 inductees in the U. S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The ISC has hosted many National Championships and international competitions, many world fam
We Are Winter | Vol 1: Ishpeming Ski Club Located in Ishpeming, Michigan, the Ishpeming Ski Club is the last remaining ski jumping school in the state. The ISC has trained over two dozen World Champion and Olympic Class athletes throughout their 132 years as an organization and continue to keep the heritage, traditions, and teachings alive today thanks to their committed volunteer/staff base and generous community donations. Although, their Annual Ski Jumping Tournament held each year in late January is the fundraiser that keeps the ISC afloat. This year's 132nd event will be held January 22nd at Suicide Ski Bowl in Ishpeming, Michigan. For more information visit: ishskiclub.com To donate to ISC visit: ishskiclub.com/donations