The National Ski Arena in Holmenkollen is one of Norway's most popular tourist destinations, featuring the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Jump Tower, as well as shops, cafés and ski simulators.
Holmenkollen hosts the annual Nordic Ski World Cup competitions, and in preparation for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Championships, the entire ski jump and stadium were completely rebuilt.
The ski jump is about 60 meters high and weighs 1000 tons of steel. The top is cut horizontally to make room for an observation deck with panoramic views of Oslo and the surrounding area. The stainless steel mesh acts as a windbreak for the massive steel framework. The nets are illuminated from within at night, turning the sports facility into a mesmerizing work of light art. Robert Johnson holds the hill record of 144.0 meters.