Annual Salisbury Winters Sports Association JumpFest
February 3 - February 5
The Salisbury (CT) Winter Sports Association has announced the Annual JumpFest and the annual U.S. Eastern National Ski Jumping Championships February 3rd – 5th, 2023
Friday Night Target Jumping
Human Dogsled Races
Friday, February 3
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, February 4
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, February 5
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.
12 and under, free to all ski jumping events. Proceeds From Jumpfest fund SWSA youth skiing programs
This live in person outdoor event is the oldest Ski Jumping Competition in New England and one of only six ski jump competitions on the East Coast. Athletes including Olympic contenders and some of the best junior ski jumpers in the United States will compete during this three-day festival.
In the winter of 1926 John Satre a resident of Salisbury jumped off the roof of his shed wearing skis to show his friends and neighbors a sport he learned in his native homeland of Norway. Town residents were so amazed as they watched Satre soar through the air that they decided to build a proper ski run that summer, and form the Salisbury Winter Sports Association. The Association hosted the first ski jump competition in January 1927. JumpFest has become a highly anticipated event in Connecticut and throughout much of the East Coast.