Harris Hill Ski Jump, Inc. is a 501C-3 non-profit organization. Between 2005 and 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 hundreds of 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
Gail Bourque, Treasurer
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.
Todd Einig, Chief of Competition
Rex Bell, Asst. Chief of Competition
Betsy Farley, Co-Director
Kate McGinn, Co-Director
Jason Evans, Physical Plant
Sandy Harris, Operations
Patricia Howell, Development
Gail Bourque, Finance
Andrew MacFarland, Operations
Paul Nasuta, Operations
Matt Bolster, Operations
Hannah Hornsby, Transportation Coordinator
Liz Richards, Development
Dana Sprague, Historian
Sally Seymour, Race Secretary
Karen Zelenakas, Operations
Naomi Pollica, Volunteer Coordinator
Kathryn Einig, Volunteer Coordinator
Jim Strysko, Volunteer Coordinator
PR & Sponsorship Committee
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.
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.