Harris Hill Ski Jump

Friday February 16 - Saturday February 17

Harris Hill Ski Jump

Location:

Brattleboro, Vermont

Website:

www.harrishillskijump.com

Description:

Some of the world’s best up-and-coming ski jumpers are set to fly at New England’s only Olympic-size venue Feb. 16 and 17 during the annual Harris Hill tournament in Brattleboro, Vt. 

The nearly century-old competition will feature athletes from North America and Europe leaping off a 90-meter hill that’s one of just six of its size in the country.

Since its start in 1922, the annual event attracts several thousand spectators who watch jumpers shoot at speeds of 60 mph before soaring more than 300 feet in the air.

This year’s competition will feature the annual Pepsi Challenge on Saturday and Fred Harris Memorial Tournament on Sunday, and the weekend will also be a stop on the US Cup circuit.

Harris Hill boasts a snowmaking system, so the program will take place regardless of ground cover in surrounding areas.

Gates will open Feb. 16 and 17 at 10 a.m., with trial rounds at 11 a.m., opening ceremonies at noon and competition at 12:45 p.m. The family event offers food and beverage vendors, a bonfire, music, tailgating and appearances by Jumper the Cow mascot.

For more information and tickets, please visit harrishillskijump.com