Granåsen ski center is Trondheim’s main arena for winter sports. The facility was used during the World Ski Championships in 1997, and is used for World Cup races and will be used again during the World Ski Championships in 2025. The facility for cross-country skiing and biathlon is also used as a concert arena in the summer. Now the facility will be completely new.
Maren says that both the lower race and the upper race have been redone with new length profiles.
Is it with a certain degree of awe that you start this job? This is a facility that everyone knows well.
– It’s quite exciting, isn’t it! Naturally, there will be a little extra spotlight on such a project, it is a little different since many people follow it extra closely. But it is not everyday that new ski jumps are built, so it is exciting, rare and fun to be part of.
Maren shares that the project has been challenging, especially with the steep terrain.
– It has been demanding, because the terrain is quite steep in the run and we have had to hire special machines to be able to get the job done. The machines have had to be suspended in cables to be able to work in the steep drainage ditch, says Maren.
Handover of the facility is planned for September 2023, but parts of the facility have already been handed over.
– They have already used the jumping hill, for example. The first mare set out on 1 February.