BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Spectators are getting a chance to see ski jumping up close this weekend in Vermont.
The annual Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition is being held in Brattleboro.
Organizers are expecting more than 40 of the world’s top ski jumpers from North America and Europe to participate in the two-day competition that begins Saturday.
Competition Chief Rex Bell says the Mount Snow ski area loaned Harris Hill a grooming machine to help ensure the hill is ready for the competition in the aftermath of the latest snow storm to hit the region.
Harris Hill Historian Dana Sprague says there have been years when there wasn’t enough snow, but organizers added snowmaking in 1986.
The first competition was held in 1923 and the annual event attracts several thousand spectators each year.