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2022 Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Junior Nationals

The 2022 Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Junior Nationals will be held Tuesday February 22nd through Saturday, February 26th at Satre Hill Ski Jumps in Salisbury CT and Mohawk Ski Area in Cornwall, CT.

This national event arrives nine days after Jumpfest, and features the best junior ski jumpers   under 20 years old in the country.

The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) hosts the Junior Nationals (JN) every five years, as the event rotates among the five U.S. divisions.

This year SWSA expects 70-80 athletes, along with their families and coaches, to arrive in the area for five days of practice and competition.

Athletes have earned their place on the Junior National team by accumulating points in competitions throughout the season.

Locally, jumpers who will be named to the Junior National team at the conclusion of Jumpfest nine days earlier will be jumping at the Junior Nationals.

Here is the schedule of events(please note that everything is subject to change so check either jumpfest.org or jncjn.com for updates and changes):

2022 SKI JUMPING AND NORDIC COMBINED JUNIOR NATIONALS

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 22nd

  • 10:00AM – 12:00PM Open Training — Satre Hill
  • 2:00PM – 4:00 PM Open Training – Satre Hill
  • 6:30PM Opening Ceremonies – The White Hart Inn Lawn

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 23rd

  • 9:00 AM Ski Jumping Official Training — Satre Hill
  • 3:30 PM Cross Country Official Training — Mohawk Ski Area

Thursday, FEBRUARY 24th

NORDIC COMBINED & SPECIAL JUMPING INDIVIDUAL EVENTS – Satre Hill

  • 9:00AM Competition begins
  • 10:00 AM 1st Round Jump
  • 11:00 AM 2nd Round Jump
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony – Bottom of Jumps

NORDIC COMBINED – INDIVIDUAL GUNDERSEN EVENTS – 5KM

  • 3:30 PM Cross Country Race – Mohawk Ski Area
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony – Mohawk Ski Area

Friday, FEBRUARY 25th

(back up day for official competitions)

  • 6:00 PM Elimination Jump –“Under the Lights” – Satre Hill

Saturday, FEBRUARY 26th

NORDIC COMBINED & SPECIAL JUMPING TEAM EVENTS – Satre Hill

  • 9:00 AM Competition begins
  • 10:00 AM 1st Round
  • 11:00 AM 2nd Round
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony – Bottom of Jumps

NORDIC COMBINED TEAM SPRINT – 2 X 5KM – Mohawk Ski Area

  • 3:30 PM Cross Country Relay Races – Mohawk Ski Area
  • Immediately following Podium Ceremony & Photos – Mohawk Ski Area
  • 6:30 PM Awards Banquet – White Hart Inn
  • 8:30 PM Closing Ceremonies – White Hart Inn Lawn

 

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96th Annual Jumpfest

Excitement returns to Salisbury February 11 – 13, 2022 when the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) hosts the 96th Annual Jumpfest, a three-day celebration and competition featuring the best junior ski jumpers in the eastern United States. The jumpers you watch at Satre Hill are Junior National hopefuls, and some will go on to represent the US in the Olympics!

Things to Keep in Mind

We make our own snow. Even if the Winter looks brown outside your window, it’s white over at Satre Hill thanks to our state-of-the-art snow guns.

We will do our part to keep you warm with blazing bonfires hot food and beverages hot and cold- but do dress warm- it’s Winter outside!

If you have never seen ski jumping live, you have never truly witnessed the sport. Standing amidst the ringing cowbells, with crowds cheering on their favorites, hearing skis slapping  against the landing hill as these brave jumpers soar up to 200 feet through the air at speeds up to 50 miles an hour, is something you must experience.

96th Annual Jumpfest 2022

Friday Feb 11th

Friday Night Lights Admission $15

Ticket booth opens at 6:00 pm

Target Jumping Under the Lights 7pm

Human Dogsled Races after target jumping

Saturday Feb 12th

Junior Competition on 20M and 30M jumps  9:30 am.

Salisbury Invitational Ski Jumping Competition Admission $15

Practice 11 am-noon; Competition 1 pm

 

Sunday Feb 13th

Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships  Admission $15

Practice 11 am-noon; Competition 1pm

The eastern division Junior National Team will be named after Sunday’s competition.

Please note: Children 12 and under free to all ski jumping events.

Proceeds from Jumpfest fund SWSA youth skiing programs.

Please check jumpfest.org for program changes and schedule updates.

 

 

 

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SWSA Junior Jump Camp

Because of unfortunate weather, the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA)  annual Junior Jump Camp has been postponed from January 1st and 2nd to Saturday and Sunday, January 15th and 16th at Satre Hill in Salisbury, CT.

All other details remain the same.

The event is open to children ages seven and up who already downhill ski. Helmets required.

Organizers have made pandemic-related changes to keep youngsters safe.

Learn the basics of ski jumping with an emphasis on safety and control on SWSA’s smallest hill.

The two-day event which runs from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm each day costs $50 per child. The fee includes lunch both days, and the first 25 registrants will receive a Jump Camp T shirt.

Junior jumpers can join SWSA to continue practicing their techniques throughout the winter.

To pre-register or for more information call Ken Barker at (860) 806-0471 or email kennethsbarker@gmail.com.

Also visit jumpfest.org.

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SWSA Junior Ski Jump Camp

SWSA Junior Ski Jump Camp will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 1st and 2nd, 2022 at Satre Hill, Indian Cave Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.

The event is sponsored by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association.

Learn the basics of ski jumping with an emphasis on safety and control on SWSA’s smallest hill.

Boys and girls age 7 and above are eligible.

No experience necessary.

The two-day event which runs from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm each day costs $50 per child. The fee includes lunch both days, and the first 25 registrants will receive a Jump Camp T shirt.

Junior jumpers can join SWSA to continue practicing their techniques throughout the winter.

To pre-register or for more information call Ken Barker at (860) 806-0471 or email kennethsbarker@gmail.com.

Also visit jumpfest.org.

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White Hart Inn Pot Pie Dinner to Go

The White Hart Inn Pot Pie Dinner to Go will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Provisions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA).

The dinner which cost $25 each includes a chicken pot pie, mashed potato and a mince pie for dessert.

Because of the pandemic, the popular annual dine-in holiday dinner has adopted a takeout format.

To reserve a pot pie dinner either call Provisions at (860) 435-0030, order online at whitehartinn.com or take your chances that there will be dinner availability when you arrive (please note that the dinners have always sold out in past years so pre-ordering is advised).

Dinner pickup will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Provisions.

To retrieve your dinner either call from the parking lot for curbside pick up or come into
Provisions.

For more information call the White Hart Inn at (860) 435-0030.

Proceeds from the event will help fund SWSA’s youth skiing programs.

Organizers regret that the takeout dinner format will not allow for the traditional holiday entertainment by the HousaTonics.

 

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Salisbury Winter Sports Association 14th Annual Golf Tournament and Pig Roast

The Salisbury Winter Sports Association 14th Annual Golf Tournament and Pig Roast will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Undermountain Golf Course, 274 Under Mountain Road, Copake, NY 12516.

Rain date is Sunday, September 19th.

The 18 hole, two-person scramble event is open to men’s, women’s and mixed categories and is limited to 50 teams.

There will be two shot gun starts  one at 8:00 am and the other at 1:00 pm. Please arrive early enough before your tee off time to sign in, buy raffle tickets, etc.

The entry fee is $100 per person which includes green fees, on-course beverages, on-course contests, awards and a pig roast dinner provided by the Sunday in the Country Food Drive.

Note: Entry fee does NOT include carts. Arrange for carts ahead of tournament- $10 per person.

Register in advance – email kennethsbarker@gmail.com or call Willie Hallihan at (860) 824-5243.

Payment can be made either in advance by calling Trish at (518) 329-4444 or paying on tournament day.

On-course contests include longest drive, closest to the pin and hole in one prizes sponsored by Robin Hood Radio.

Tournament Schedule:

Breakfast sandwiches for sale by Sunday in the Country Food Drive

8:00 am First flight shot gun start (arrive a half hour early for sign in)

Bagged lunch at the turn

1:00 pm  Second flight shot gun start (arrive half hour early for sign in)

Dinner, awards and raffle after play.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit SWSA youth skiing programs.

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2nd Annual Great Falls Brewing Cornhole Tournament

The 2nd Annual Great Falls Brewing Cornhole Tournament will be on Saturday September 11, 2021 at  Salisbury Winter Sports Association(SWSA) Ski Jumps- 80 Indian Cave Rd. Salisbury CT.

The event is sponsored by the Great falls Brewing Co.

Entry fee is $20 per two-person team plus a $3 signup charge.

Tournament Schedule:

11:00 am Check in and practice

Noon  Tournament begins after a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-falls-brewing-co-2nd-annual-cornhole-tournament-tickets-168184605683?aff=ebdssbeac&fbclid=IwAR2wk0GHxWuOk46VNTbWniwAerjLrZ4fU2m9TDMsFlwUVUpy9HrROduvQu0

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

  • 1st place – $100 Great Falls Brewing Co Gift Card, Trophy and custom set of Cornhole boards.
  • 2nd place – $75 Great Falls Brewing Co Gift Card and Trophy.
  • 3rd place – $50 Great Falls Brewing Co Gift Card and Trophy.

Format is  a Round Robin Double elimination tournament with random team seeding.

Here’s the basics:

*We play by ACO rules.

*All players should download the Scoreholio App.

Proceeds benefit the Falls Village Day Care Center.

 

 

 

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Seth Gardner

It has been an era of firsts for Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s own Seth Gardner, fresh from his return from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where he competed in this year’s Junior Nationals.

Seth is the first member of Team SWSA to jump off our 70  meter hill in many years. He also made the Junior National team four consecutive years and competed in the annual Junior National competition three times ( the fourth was COVID canceled).

At Steamboat, Seth came in 7th in the team category and jumped a personal best 58.5 meters in a field that included some of the best junior jumpers in the country.

Earlier this winter Seth ( far left in the picture) helped out with coaching duties for the junior jumping program, continuing a teaching tradition that dates back to the beginning of ski jumping in Salisbury.

We at SWSA are very proud of Seth’s accomplishments, and he certainly serves as a role model for our other junior jumpers who are coming along.

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Jumpfest 2021

 

Jumpfest 2021 will be back again for the 95th year, February 12 – 14 , 2021 at Satre Hill in Salisbury with a roster of exciting talented ski jumpers from Lake Placid, NY.

The event is organized by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association.

And like everything else this past year, there will be some changes.

Attendance each day will be limited to the first 400 tickets sold. This total reflects 25% of the facility’s capacity as required by State of Connecticut regulations. However additional people will be admitted as spectators leave.

Free admission for Friday Night Lights!

Friday night will again feature target jumping under the lights, but unfortunately, because of the pandemic, the Human Dog Sled Race has been canceled. For this reason, for Friday night only, there will be no admission fee.

Food trucks will be offering various culinary choices throughout the three days of Jumpfest.

Saturday

Saturday morning , junior jumpers from both SWSA and Lake Placid will show what they have learned as they compete on the 20 and 30 meter hills. Action begins at 9:00 and medals will be awarded on the hill.

The Development Team, an elite group of jumpers from around the country  that has been training in Lake Placid will compete for trophies at the Salisbury Invitational which begins with practice at 11:00 am and competition at 1:00 pm.

The Snow Ball has been canceled for this year.

Sunday

Exciting ski jumping continues Sunday as the same talented jumpers compete at the Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships and vie for a spot on the Junior National team. Again, practice jumping runs from 11:00 am to noon and competition begins at 1:00 pm.

Admittance for Saturday and Sunday events is $15 per person for adults, and children 12 and under are admitted for free.

Alcoholic beverages will not be sold at Jumpfest this year.

Masks are mandatory throughout the facilities as well as 6 foot social distancing.

Proceeds from Jumpfest help fund SWSA’s junior ski programs and improve its facilities.

Please visit jumpfest.org regularly for updates and changes.

 

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What Will Be Our Take-Away?

The following letter appeared in the Jumpfest 2021 program that appeared as an insert in the February 3rd issue of the Lakeville Journal

What will be our take-away from the year just past?

We have seen it all, haven’t we?

Most of us have lost something – our freedom to move about as we’d like, our peace of mind, our dignity, our livelihoods, or for some, even our lives.

Schools and businesses have been shuttered , and we have been denied the company of our families and our friends. Fundraising events  for our beloved charities were canceled.  Some of us have had to swallow our pride and ask for food. Fear and distrust hang in the air like the virus itself.

But we humans are a good and resourceful lot, rising to our many challenges. At the pandemic’s beginning, when masks were in short supply, folks started sewing them and giving them away. As the demands on food banks increased, so too did food drives. Even restaurants with plenty of problems of their own, have gone above and  beyond to provide dinners for those who need them.

And this Christmas time when Santa could not host young visitors, he hopped on a fire truck and visited their homes.

As charities could not hold gatherings for their fundraisers they have relied more heavily than ever on their annual appeals, and donors have responded.

So it has been with SWSA this year. We lost the Brew Ski Fest, a major fundraiser,  but our Golf Tournament was successful and we shared our good fortune with the Jane Lloyd Fund. Our annual Ski Swap was a great success as eager shoppers stood for hours in the drizzle, and our very loyal and generous supporters have responded to our annual appeal.

Yes we have seen it all.

So what will be our take-away from the year just past?

Will there be continued fear and loathing from this too-long crisis, or will we recognize a light at the tunnel’s end along with its accompanying hope?

Here at SWSA, as we jump into 2021, we’re going with hope.

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