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What is Ski Jumping?

Ski Jumping is a very intense and fast sport in which skiers down a steep hill, jump off of a ramp and attempt to impress the judges who score them. Their skis are usually very long and wide and are manufactured specifically designed for ski jumping hills. It is mainly a winter sport, it can be preformed in the summer on artificial surfaces.

The Origins of Ski Jumping

The origin of Ski Jumping can be followed all the way back to the late 1800's, in Norway. Sondre Norheim, the proclaimed father of Ski Jumping, jumped 30 meters without poles over a rock. The first ever Ski Jumping competition was created two years after, in Norway.

Ski jumping was a part of the very first winter Olympics in 1924, which was held in Charmonix, France.

Here is a small vintage video of Doug Nord Ski jumping in Iron Moutain, Michigan
High Flying Doug Nord

Nick Fairall

Nick Fairall has been ski jumping for over fifteen years and has become one of the nations top talents. He has won many awards over the years and has been really building up quite the reputation. By winning the US Olympic trails on December 29, 2013, he was selected to be on the US Winter Olympic team for Sochi 2014.
The U.S Olympic Ski Jumping Trials
Nicholas Fairall Takes The Podium | 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials Ski Jumping