“It's not every day that one can experience the ski jumps! Salisbury is a beautiful small New England village, and the Salisbury Jumpfest is just a slice of Americana for a fairly odd sport! Very fun to watch on a winter's night!”
The 2022 Winter Olympics have officially kicked off, but you do not need to fly to Beijing to partake as a specter in the Olympic games. From February 11th-13th, Salisbury will transform into an Olympic host city as we ring in the 96th Annual Jumpfest Event.
This weekend guarantees a day of fun, laughter, cheers, and astonishing demonstrations of athleticism. For lovers of Eddie the Eagle, this ski jump is a favorite winter sport to behold – from the safety of the sidelines. For three days, locals and visitors alike will gather to watch daring competitors defy gravity as they leap to new heights. While we admire these amazing Olympians, you can find us at one of the cozy bonfires along the base, sipping a local brew and joining the cheering crowd.
Join us for the weekend where our sleepy town comes alive. We recommend bringing a few blankets and chairs if you plan on spending a few hours at the event, and don’t forget to explore the Salisbury area for warm treats or a nice dinner following the festivities.
Schedule of Events:
Friday – Gates open at 6 PM!
• Target Jumping Under the Lights at 7 PM
• Human Dogsled Races to follow (Yes, you read that correctly. This is an event you do not want to miss!)
Saturday – Gates open at 9:00 AM
• Junior Competition on 20M and 30M jumps at 9:30 AM
• Salisbury Invitational Ski Jumping Competition: practice from 11 AM-Noon, Competition at 1 PM
Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships: practice from 11 AM-Noon, Competition at 1 PM
Admission is $15 a day, with children 12 and under free. Proceeds from tickets will contribute to the SWSA youth skiing program fund.
Ski jumping is just 10 percent physical, 90 percent mental. Some people can’t do that. It’s not just to do with the fear at the top. It takes a lot of guts to go off the top, but it takes 100 times more courage to jump off the end.”
– Eddie the Eagle-