The 89th Annual Snowflake Ski Jumping Tournament will be taking place February 3rd and 4th, 2012 at the Westby, Wisconsin Ski Club. Approximately 25 American and foreign competitors will jump on a large Olympic sized hill.
Schedule of Events
Opening Ceremonies will begin Friday evening, February 3rd at 7:00 PM with the jumping done under the lights!! Competition begins at 7:30 PM with fireworks between rounds. Long standing jump will follow the competition and live music featuring The Freezers from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
Saturday, February 4th will begin with opening ceremonies at Noon. Competition begins at 12:30 PM. Long standing jump and awards ceremony will follow competition and live music featuring Tunnel Vision from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
A button is required to enter the tournament and are $20.00 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free as well as Military admitted free with a current military ID card or other proof of service such as VFW, Legion or DAV current membership card of their DD Form 214 and photo ID. Children under the age of 18 whose parents are currently on active duty, in the National Guard or Reserves, or are retired from any branch of the military are also admitted free.
The Snowflake Ski Club was founded in 1922. It has its roots deep in volunteerism, community spirit and good will making it one of the two remaining “all volunteer” large hill ski jumping clubs in the Western hemisphere.
Located in the City of Westby, a peaceful community with Norwegian roots, the Snowflake Ski Club is proud to provide a place of entertainment and recreation.
Annually, the Ski Tournament is an event the entire community gets excited about. International and US jumpers compete on the large hill, often traveling down the jump with speeds in excess of 50 Miles per Hour flying for hundreds of feet!!! Ski jumping truly is the original extreme sport.
The Snowflake Ski Club is very active during the summer season as well. The Snowflake Golf Course is used by hundreds of people who want to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of Timber Coulee.
For more information about the 89th Annual Snowflake Ski Jumping Tournament go to http://snowflakeskiclub.com.