Bundle up and sip hot drinks around the heat of the bonfire at Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s ultimate Winter Festival, JUMPFEST! Book your stay to join the excitement!
“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.” (ctvisit.com)
Looking out past Salisbury’s Main Street toward Satre Hill you will see a storm of white clouds swirling the hillside – the devoted efforts of SWSA volunteers who are actively making snow to host this year’s 95th Annual Jumpfest. One of the most exciting winter weekends around! Join the excitement and book your stay at one of the quintessential Inns or B&Bs in the area.
White Hart Inn, Salisbury, CT
Sharon Country Inn, Sharon, CT
Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT
Inn at Iron Masters, Lakeville, CT
Race Brook Lodge, Sheffield, MA
Manor House, Norfolk, CT
Millerton Inn, Millerton, NY
Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk, CT
Falls Village Inn, Falls Village, CT
Troutbeck, Amenia, NY
Locust Tree Bed & Breakfast, N. Canaan, CT
Mountain View Green Retreat, Norfolk, CT
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.
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.
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.
Masks are mandatory throughout the facilities as well as 6 foot social distancing.