135th Silver Mine Invitational &
89th Annual Flying Eagles Invitational
Calling all the snow birds out there! Winter is a spectacle in Eau Claire and it is best experienced in the outdoors. One of the biggest two-night events that has people zipping up their heavy coats and sliding on their mittens is the annual Silver Mine Invitational. The Silver Mine Hill in Town of Union is home to the ski jump that welcomes skiers from near and far to come compete in both distance and style. Silver Mine has been home to the Flying Eagles Ski Club for over 130 years. It's believed that there were only two sports in Eau Claire in 1885: ski jumping and log rolling. The history behind these sports has made Eau Claire the city it is today and events like the Silver Mine Invitational help preserve these long-standing traditions. Throughout the years, the skiers have taken small jumps and have turned them into large leaps that take them soaring smoothly through the air. So while the skiers compete and take flight, you're invited to come watch and have a great time.
Fans and visitors can stay warm gathered around a bonfire, eat and drink a variety of foods and beverages, and kick back in the heated tents with their eyes peeled on the skier's radical jumps! Don't dial the babysitter quite yet; this is a family event! Bundle up the kiddos and bring them with for a fun winter night out with the family!
Note: The 2021 Silver Mine Invitational will be conducted differently than in years past due to COVID-19.
The event is being planned to be streamed virtually and here is what to expect in 2021 with more details to come soon:
Friday, February 19, 2021
6-9 PM: Practice at K55 at Mt. Washington Nordic Ski Complex & Silver Mine Hill
Saturday, February 21, 2021- 89th Annual Flying Eagles Invitational
12 PM: US Cup Event at Mt. Washington Nordic Ski Complex (live-streamed)
Sunday, February 22, 2021- 135th Silver Mine Invitational
9 AM: US Cup Nordic Combined Ski Race at Silver Mine Hill
1 PM Two Trial Rounds at Silver Mine Hill
4 PM: Two Competition Rounds at Silver Mine Hill (Five Hills Event)