The Einsiedeln jumps are a feature of the Einsiedeln townscape. The four summer jumps on the edge of the village are used for training, competitions, events and guided tours. Two of the jumps are named after the Swiss ski jumpers Andreas Küttel and Simon Ammann.
Guided tours explain the history of ski jumping, the development of the Einsiedeln ski jumps and lots more. The tours of the jumps and towers are fascinating and can be followed by refreshments by prior arrangement. The tours are conducted in German.
Unique views of Einsiedeln and Lake Sihl await diners in the Top of Einsiedeln panoramic restaurant. The restaurant can href="http://www.schanzeneinsiedeln.ch/schanzen/pages/panorama-raum.php" target="_blank">cater for groups of up to 46 persons on an exclusive basis. href="http://www.schanzeneinsiedeln.ch/schanzen/pages/schanzen-brunch.php" target="_blank">Brunchis served there every Sunday between April and the end of September. Fondue is on the menu on Saturdays during the winter months. Prior booking required.
The Einsiedeln ski jumps also provide the setting for thrilling team events. Airboarding is fun and involves zooming down the jump carpet on an inflatable sledge-like device; it's not for the faint-hearted. Meanwhile, "houserunning" involves taking a vertical walk down the side of the jump tower.
Both activities call for average physical fitness/health. Persons under the age of 18 require permission from their legal care-givers.
From spring to autumn, the Einsiedeln jumps are an important training destination, where athletes can be observed at work. The Einsiedeln jumps are also where the FIS Summer Grand Prix is held at the beginning of August. Other competitions such as the Swiss Championships and Helvetia Nordic Trophy take place in autumn.