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Crews work around the clock on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, to get the Harris Hill Ski Jump ready for competition jumping for the weekend after warm and wet weather canceled events that were planned for Friday.

BRATTLEBORO — Friday night’s 100th anniversary celebration of the Harris Hill Ski Jump and the Brattleboro Outing Club were canceled due to the unseasonably warm and wet weather Thursday night, but crews were working around the clock on Friday to make sure the weekend ski jumping competition goes on as planned.

“We are postponing our birthday celebration tonight so we can focus our efforts on snowmaking in preparation for this weekend‘s competitions,” Melissa Gullotti, spokeswoman for the event, said early on Friday. “We have successfully dealt with mother nature‘s challenges over these past 100 years and we will do it again this weekend.”

Gates open at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, with opening ceremonies at 11:15 a.m. and competition at noon on Saturday and opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. and competition at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Jason Evans, who is in charge of making snow on the hill, said he would start up the snow-blowing machines Friday afternoon and evening.

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“We will make snow through the night and work on the hill and have it ready,” Evans said on Friday. “We are blowing it on the hill where we need it and raking it out as we can.”


Dave Twombly, president of the Outing Club, said he was disappointed that Friday night’s celebration had to be canceled, but he hopes they are able to schedule something on Saturday or Sunday.

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