Mt. Hood Skibowl’s Historic Ski Jump Hill to be Open to the Public as Part of the 80th Year Celebration
“Come Fly with Us” is the theme for the
The Skibowl jump hill was originally developed by locals in 1928. By 1929, Skibowl gained wide-spread recognition after hosting an official National Ski Association jumping event, supported by members of the then newly-formed Cascade Ski Club.
Each season, a ski jump hill is built on the slope known as “Yumper” – providing ample room for the jump ramp and landing area. The jump is created for the
“Since the ski jump hill will be in place, we are inviting past competitors and the public to take a few jumps to commemorate the origin of Skibowl,” said
Former racers, club members, coaches, instructors, and others are expected compete.
Thousands of skiers have jumped at Skibowl over the years.
Hanna, himself a former racer, expects to be one of the competitors. “There are many older racers like myself who are eager to fly off the jump again.”
Skiers must preregister at www.skibowl.com. Space is limited. Cost per jumper is a
The competition will run from
Prizes will be awarded for the top five longest distances. Each participant will receive a commemorative award.
Mt. Hood Skibowl is known as America’s largest night ski area. It is the closest ski area to
Originally operated as two separate resorts, Skibowl and Multorpor were brought under single ownership in 1964. Skibowl’s name was derived from the natural shape of its Upper Bowl, while Multorpor’s name came from the combination of
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