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Harris Hill Ski Jump To Be Held Feb. 16 & 17 in Brattleboro, VT

The Two Day event will be the only US Stop on the 2013 FIS Tournament Circuit

Brattleboro, Vt. – The Harris Hill Ski Jump, the only Olympic-sized, 90-meter ski jumping hill in New England, will play host to its annual two-day ski jumping event February 16 & 17, 2013. This year’s event will be the only domestic stop in a nine-event International Skiing Federation (FIS) competition schedule, and will also serve as a stop on the United States American Ski Jumping (USASJ) series.

Founded in 1922, the annual jumping competition held on Harris Hill attracts several thousand spectators each year not only to watch local jumpers reach great heights but also to view world renowned jumpers soar in the sport of ski jumping. In 2009, the jump was completely rebuilt in accordance with FIS specifications.

The two major competitions, merged in with the annual Pepsi Challenge and Fred Harris Memorial Tournament, will draw the best male and female ski jumpers from across the globe to Brattleboro, including those fighting to earn a spot on their respective 2014 Winter Olympic teams.

Competition each day will start at noon and will conclude by 4 p.m. A family event, Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition weekend includes opening ceremonies, appearances by Jumper the mascot, food and drink vendors, a bonfire and more.

Ticket sales for the event will commence in January 2013. Expected prices are as follows: advance purchase: $12 adults, $10 Youth (age 6-12 years); at the gate: $15 adults, $12 youth. Age five and younger are always free.

For details on the event, please visit HarrisHillSkiJump.com.

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