Jumpfest Brings Top Competitors To Berkshires

2018 is the 92nd year for Jumpfest, the annual ski jumping competition coming to Satre Ski Hill in Salisbury, Connecticut, February 9-11. Salisbury is just 20 minutes from Staveleigh House, making it a great outing for guests. So bundle up and head out there to take in all the fun!

Against a deep blue sky with mountains all around, we see a man in flight on a ski jump.

Photo: Markos Mant/Unsplash

The event is sponsored by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) and features three days of different ski jumping contests. It’s a top draw for the East Coast’s most talented ski jumpers, many of whom are Junior National competitors and Olympic hopefuls. In addition to the ski jump events, there will be a Human Dog Sled Race—and if you’ve never seen one, it’s not to be missed.

Satre Ski Hill has one of the oldest ski jumping programs in the nation, begun in 1926, and this is its premier weekend of the winter. There will be bonfires to keep visitors warm all three days of the fest, and food and beverages to keep you happy. Following is a brief overview of what the weekend includes. Visit the Jumpfest website for additional information.

February 9-11, 2018
Satre Ski Hill
80 Indian Cave Road, Salisbury, CT

7:00 p.m.: Jumping Under the Stars. A fun night as jumpers compete under the lights, aiming for a target. Human Dog sled Race follows the jumping.. Tickets: $15/person

9:00 a.m.: Junior Jumpers on 20- and 30-meter hills
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Ice Carving Demonstration. Free
1:00 p.m.: Invitational Ski Jumping Competition. Tickets: $15/person
8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Snow Ball Dance. Tickets: $15/person

1:00 p.m.: Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships with Junior Nationals competitors

Jumpfest is a perfect event for our guests who embrace winter and being outside.
Especially when you can head back post competition and warm up by the fire at Staveleigh House. We’ll have the hot cocoa ready for you!

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