Harris Hill Ski Jump, Inc. is a 501C-3 non-profit organization. In 2008, the hill was completely re-built to comply with FIS (International Ski Federation) standards to qualify Harris Hill to host internationally sanctioned events. In 2012 it hosted the first ever FIS Cup Tournament in the United States.

The Organization of the Event

The ski jump is organized entirely by volunteers. It takes over 100 volunteers to put on this two-day tournament which is made possible by the generous support of the community through sponsorships, cash donations and in-kind donations of time, expertise and materials.

Board of Trustees

Patricia Howell, President

Liz Richards, Vice President

Steve Jones, Treasurer

Sandy Harris

Andrew MacFarland

Andy Rome

The Organizing Committee

This all-volunteer group works year-round to put on this two-day winter sporting event. The committee is comprised of people who have a passion for making sure that this extraordinary tradition continues and includes former jumpers, coaches, specialists in hill maintenance and grooming, people who have skills in professional sports announcing, marketing and operations management.

Rex Bell, Chief of Competition

Betsy Farley, Co-Director

Kate McGinn, Co-Director

Todd Einig, Operations

Jason Evans, Physical Plant

Sandy Harris, Operations

Patricia Howell, Development

Steve Jones, Finance

Andrew MacFarland, Operations

Paul Nasuta, Operations

Liz Richards, Development

Dana Sprague, Historian

Dana Zelenakas, Operations

Karen Zelenakas, Operations

Kelsey Harris, Operations

Catharine Hamilton, Volunteer Coordinator

 

PR & Sponsorship Committee

Patricia Howell

Betsy Farley

Melissa Gullotti

Liz Richards

Brattleboro Outing Club

For most of its long history (until 2003) the ski jumping competition was part of the Brattleboro Outing Club. Harris Hill continues its association with the Brattleboro Outing Club, which in 2012 transferred ownership of the hill to Harris Hill Ski Jump, Inc. The two groups share a rich and colorful history of ski jumping in Brattleboro.

 

Windham Foundation

The Windham Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Vermont’s rural communities, owns much of the land where the ski jump is held, including the fields for the event and the land surrounding the jump. Harris Hill Ski Jump works in conjunction with the Foundation to ensure the best possible event for its athletes and spectators.