Construction begins on Cedar Street


Jump Built ($2,200) – construction completed one week before first jump

New England Distance Record Set


            Vermont State Championship

            Eastern Amateur Championship


            National Championship

            Paul Whiteman’s Famous Leviathan Orchestra plays at Ski Jump Ball at Community Hall

            Winged Ski Trophy Purchased for $750

            $500 worth of improvements on hill


            Eastern Amateur Championship

            Charles Mazettis Famous White Fleet Orchestra of 10 pieces at Community Hall – Ski Jump Ball


            Vermont State Championship

            Anson Smith’s Famous Havanna Orchestra of 10 pieces at Community Hall – Ski Jump Ball


            New England Ski Jump Championship

            Ski Jump Ball – Minot-Doyle Orchestra

            Reginald & Carol Kendall of Norwich take a toboggan off Harris Hill and through a flaming hoop

            Everett Davidson becomes the first Class B jumper to win meet


            New England Championship

            Dick Newcomb’s 12 piece orchestra at Community Hall – Ski Jump Ball


            National Championship

New tower built

            Dick Newcomb’s Band plays at Ski Jump Ball


            No Jump

            Bing Anderson (past hill record holder) convicted of murder and hanged 5/23/1930


            New England Championship

            Bill Murphy’s 11 Royal Arcadians Band plays at Community Hall – Ski Jump Ball


            No Jump


            New England Championship

            Miss Grace Hamblet (Keene, NH) chosen Queen of Ski Jump Ball

            McEvens Orchestra play at Armory


            Vermont State Championship

            Special Train from from New London, CT to see jump

            Toboggan jump added attraction at Harris Hill


            New England Championship

            Loud Speaker live “Mike” added to event for first time

            Helen Newton (Storrs, CT) crowned Queen

            Bill Murphy Royal Arcadians at Community Hall – Ski Jump Ball


            Eastern Ski Championship

            Merrill Barber sets amateur record with jump of 198 feet


            No Jump


            National Ski Championship

            Landing hill improved

            Triple jump held (3 jumpers off jump at once)

            Gene Brodman and his college collegians plays at Ski Jump Ball

            Mezzy Barber disqualified from Olympic Team (Deemed Professional)


            Invitation meet

            The Barbary Coast Orchestra of Dartmouth plays at Ski Jump Ball


            Invitation Jump

            Triple Jump Held

            Ray Hill & His Orchestra plays at Community Hall – Ski Jump Ball


            Invitation Jump

            Major Improvement to hill

            New profile


            National Championship

            Torger Tokle retires winged trophy for first time

            Mezzy Barber named to Olympic Team, but Olympics canceled because of war

1943 – 1945:

            No Jump


            Invitation jump

            Bus runs every 10 minutes from Main Street to ski jump

            Lowell Thomas delivers his news from Ski Jump Ball

            New winged trophy on display

            First woman jumper


            Open Invitation Meet

            Sonny Williams 13 piece Orchestra, 700 attend Ski Ball

            Parking banned on streets

            Warren Huston (major league baseball player) attends jump

            Six Norwegians attend jump


            Open Invitation Meet

            Repairs done to Hill

            Decision made to replace wooden in-run with dirt mound

            Governor Ernest Gibson attends jump


            Open Invitation Meet

            Dirt mount replaces wooden trestle at a cost of $2,500


            Open Invitation Meet

            30 police officers needed to handle big crowd

            102 jumpers attend


            National Championship

            Brattleboro Ski Jump re-named after Fred Harris

            38 police needed to help with crowds

            164 jumper compete (largest crowd ever)


            Open Invitation Meet

            121 jumpers on hand

            Mezzy Barber National Champ


            Open Invitation Meet


            Open Invitation Meet

            Merrill “Mezzy” Barber jumps for the last time, after 29 years of jumping

            Snow collected from streets to put on hill

            90 minute color ski film (with sound) plays at Community Hall


            Open Invitation Meet

            Art Devlin jumps with cast on arm

            Martin Iger photographs jump by suspending a cable across landing hill while sitting in
a boatswain chair

            Vermont Life runs story about Harris Hill


            Open Invitation Meet

            Buddy Morrissean carries an American Flag down landing to start jump

            Fred Harris inducted into National Ski Hall of Fame


            Open Invitation Meet

            Winter Carnival Starts (24,250 attend week long events)

            Art Devlin becomes second jumper to retire trophy

            Dr. Phil Dunham wins Veterans Division

            Eleanor Jones first Carnival Queen

            New tower built – $2,700

            New judges’ stand built – $498

            Replace fence at cost of $210


            Open Invitational Meet

            New Winged Trophy


            Open Invitational Meet

            Bernard Dion (17) becomes only the second Class B jumper to win the Harris Hill meet


            Open Invitational Ski Jump

            Dr. Phil Dunham was longest jump in Veteran Class (184 feet)


            National Championship

            Dr. Phil Dunham wins Veterans National Championship

            Vermont Academy Skiers help get jump in shape

            Founder, Fred Harris dies


            Open Invitational Meet

            Governor Ray Keysar attends jump

            Art Tokle becomes oldest jumper to win at Harris Hill at age 40


            Open Invitational Meet

            Ski Jump banquet held at Latchis Hotel

            Two Swedish Jumpers – finish one/two


            Open Invitation Meet

            Jet plane flys over event

            Eric Merrill named to Eastern Team


            Fred Harris Memorial Ski Jumping Tournament

            Woofgang Happle of Germany set new record, but finishes second to Sepp Lichtenegger of Austria


            Eastern Amateur Ski Association Championship

            Eric Merrill becomes first local jumper to win since Mezzy Barber in 1947

            Dr. Phil Dunham wins 6th straight Veterans title

            Junior jumping program featured in Vermont Life Magazine


            Open Invitation Meet

            Dave Merrill of Brattleboro wins Class B

            Dr. Phil Dunham wins again in Veterans Class


            Hugh Barber & Dana Zelenakas named to Eastern Team

            Dana Zelanakas named to National Team


            National Championship

            Dana Zelenakas represents National Team


            Fred Harris Memorial Meet

            19 jumps in excess of 200 feet

            Don West beat Dr. Phil Dunham in Veterans Class

            Bernie Wells wins Junior Class at Harris Hill

            Phil Rancourt, Dave Lantz, Bernie Wells and Dave Austin make Junior National Team

            Bernie Wells wins Junior Nationals

            Peter Graves competes at Junior Nationals


            Fred Harris Memorial Jump

            Bernie Wells wins Junior Honors

            Phil Rancourt wins Vermont High School Championship

            Hugh Barber wins New York State Championship


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Brattleboro Jumper, Hugh Barber, wins Harris Hill event

            Jim Galanes wins Junior Class

            Dana Zelanakas named to Olympic Team

            Jerry Galanes, Jim Baker, Steve Wood and Kevin Whitworth named to Jr. National Team


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Hugh Barber wins again at Harris Hill

            Hugh Barber only American to finish in top 10 at the National Collegiate Championship

            Terry Tyler wins World Heavy Weight Ski Jumping Championship


            Hugh Barber retires trophy, wins for third year in a row

            Jump enlarged with two starts added


            National Championship

            Harris Hill first fatality. Jeff Wright, 22, of Minneapolis and a member of the US Ski Team, has a fatal fall at Harris Hill

            Kevin Whitworth named to Junior National Team

            Terry Tyler wins World Heavy Weight Ski Jumping Championship for second time


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            BOC trucks in 150 truck loads of snow

            Bill Koch wins Silver Medal at Olympics


            Fred Harris Invitational Ski Jumping Tournament

            Because of snow conditions, the longest jump was less than 200 feet for the first time since 1935

            Jim Galanes wins National Nordic/Combined

            Todd Brooks wins Vermont High School Championship

            Alan Sargent retires as Harris Hill Director after 28 years


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Banquet held at Country Kitchen

            Todd Brooks, Tim Barrett and Jeff Baker named to Junior National Team

            Terry Tyler wins World Heavy Weight Ski Jumping Championship for third time

            Todd Brooks won Vermont High School Championship

            Tim Barrett named to Junior National Team


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Walter Malmquist earns second leg of winged trophy, classifying Harris Hill as: “Second only to Winning a Gold Medal”

            Todd Brooks wins Vermont High School State Championship for third straight year


            No Snow

            Todd Brooks wins Junior Nationals

            Tim Barrett named to Junior World Champion Team


            No Snow

            Rex Bell named coach of National Team


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            18-year old Jeff Volmrich upsets Walter Malmquist

            Dana Zelanakis comes out of retirement to compete in the Veterans Class

            Millington Dix retires

            Banquet held at American Legion

            Grooming machines from Maple Valley used for first time


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Bernie Wells, jumping for the first time in six years, comes out of retirement, and was a forerunner this year’s jump


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Parking lot closed because of mud

            Bernie Wells wins Veterans Class

Earl Murphy oldest ski jumper in the world at 56, on hand for Harris Hill Jump

            Jeff Hasting has the highest finish ever for an American in the Olympics, finishing 4th at Sarajevo


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Norwegians finish one/two

            Snow from parking lot dumped on landing

            Target jump held for first time

            Ticket prices raised to $5

            Mike Holland sets World Distance Record – 186 Meters (610 feet)


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

Snow making added to jump, making Harris Hill one of only three jumps in the country with this capability

            Jeff Volmrich wins second leg on Winged Trophy

            Kevin Whitworth wins Veterans Class


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Three Austrians, Two Finns and two Norwegians compete at Harris Hill

            Volmrich and Malmquist both fall short in attempt to retire trophy


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            BOC honors past winners during 65th year with Banquet at Putney Inn – nine past winners attend

            Howard Dean presents medals to winners

            Todd Einig makes Junior Olympic Team


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Todd Brooks second in Veterans Class

            Ticket price raised to $8

            Steiner Bratten of Norway edges Chris Hastings and Jim Holland to win at Harris Hill

            Harris Hill renovated


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            US Jumpers finish one, two, three for first time with Mike Holland winning trophy

            Dr. Phil Dunham and Alan Sargent inducted into Masters Hall of Fame


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Yugoslavians finish one/two


            National Championship

            US finishs one/two/three


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            16 year-old Drew Richards jumps Harris Hill for the first time, finishes third


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Drew Richards finishes second

            Temperature hits 55 degrees


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Jim Holland retires with a win at Harris Hill

            Harold Deissi (Austria) has first 300 foot jump at Harris Hill (304)

            Troy Hanson and Jesse Amidon qualify for Junior Olympics


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Toby Sprague retires from judging after 20 years

            Vladimir Glyvka wins first leg upsetting two Austrians and Casey Colby

            Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards competes (sort of)


            75th Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            12 year-old Linsey Van of Park City, Utah falls on Saturday and is unable to compete

            59 year-old Don West becomes the oldest jumper to jump Harris Hill


            No Snow

            Ski jump featured in Vermont Life


            Fred Harris Memorial Tourament

            Vladimir Glyvka wins second leg of Winged Trophy

            14 of 21 jumpers were 18 years-old or younger

            12 year-old Willy Graves jumps Harris Hill for the first time

            Mezzy Barber elected to Ski Hall of Fame

            Brad Baker (son of jumper Jim Baker) drafted First Round by Boston Red Sox


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Vladimir Glyvka retires winged trophy

            Willy Graves qualifies for Junior Olympic Team


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Jannie Rand competes at Harris Hill to become a third generate Rand to do so

            53 jumps exceeded the 80 meter mark


            80th year of ski jumping in Brattleboro

            US Jumper Casey Colby wins event

            Jump held in January as to not compete with Olympics


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            New Judges Stand built with a donation of $25,000 from the Rotary Club

            Harris Hill Ski Jump, Inc. incorporates on October 15, 2003


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Willie Graves wins Junior Division


            Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

            Jump postponed by one month because of weather

            Willy Graves wins North American Championship in 90k and 120k

            Fred Harris inducted into Vermont Ski Hall of Fame

            Harris Hill obtains non-profit status 2/28/2005

2006, 2007, 2008:

Construction of new jump

New steel tower, start, in-run

Widening of landing

Safety/Reflective boards on landing

New steel stairs from bottom to take off

Changed out-run


Fred Harris Memorial Tournament

16 year-old Spencer Knickerbocker becomes the first ski jumper to jump off the newly renovated Harris Hill Ski Jump

Torch Light Parade kicks off 2009 jump events

Biggest crowd since 1987 – 5,400 paying customers

Representatives from 18 media outlets cover jump


Judges stand painted green

Tower / In-Run painted green

Permanent sign erected at entrance on Cedar Street

Kiosk erected at base of hill

Brattleboro born Nick Alexander makes Olympic Jumping Team

Electricity installed at Harris Hill

Chris Lamb sets new hill record


No snow making needed due to heavy snow fall

USA Ski Jumping (USASJ) Organization formed

United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) revived

Harris Hill becomes FIS certified on 11-24-2011

Harris Hill becomes first US jump approved for FIS jump

Willy Graves wins US College Championship

On April 6, 2011, the International Olympic Committee announced Women’s Ski Jumping
would be on the 2013 Olympic program in Sochi, Russia for the first time. According to
Deedee Corradini, the Women’s Ski Jumping USA president, 2014 will be the “first
gender-equal Winter Games in Olympic history.”


 Permanent coaches stand built

 BOC deeds the land that the ski jump is on to Harris Ski Jump, Inc. – January 9, 2012

 US College Championship held at Harris Hill

 First FIS Tournament in US held at Harris Hill

 Cement poured for distance cameras

US Jumpers place as first, second and third

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Stan Grossfeld covers Harris Hill event for Boston Globe

US Finals of FIS held at Harris Hill

Record amount of snow made for 2012 jump

Electronic marking used for the first time


Reflective boards painted red

Fence on outrun painted yellow

A Japanese jumper competes for the first time

Handrail installed at bottom of stairs

Chris Lamb wins for second time

Harris Hill holds only U.S. FIS event

Coaches stand painted yellow

Wooden building placed at bottom of hill

Harris Hill Ski Jump Committee awarded Jumping/Nordic combined Club of the year at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) Congress


Women jumpers compete in Olympics for the first time

16 inches of snow cancel Friday practice

Only US FIS tournament held at Harris Hill

Brattleboro born Nick Alexander makes Olympic team for second time

All four Olympic men ski jumpers past Harris Hill jumpers (Anders Johnson, Nick

Fairall, Nick Alexander, Peter Frenette)

Linsey Van finishes 10th at the first Olympic for women jumpers


Second coldest jump on record:  5°F

Largest number of countries compete – 8

First ever Turkish jumper to compete

Sunday’s competition delayed 1/2 hour due to heavy snowfall overnight

Town of Brattleboro loses power for 1/2 hour during middle of Sunday’s competition, causing loss of PA system and electronic timing

Chain link fence installed around outrun

Judges’ stand painted blue; registration building painted red

Permanent snowmaking to connect to town water

Snowmaking pipes extended to inrun


Warmest weather ever recorded for Harris Hill Ski Jump: 57°F

Slovenian jumpers take top 3 spots on Sunday

Annika Belshaw, only woman jumper, soars 81 meters (254 feet) on Saturday

70 feet of additional metal stairs added near takeoff