Harris Hill Ski Jump Distance Record Broken!

Sunday February 19, 2017—18 year-old Slovenian, Blaz Pavlic, broke the hill’s distance record with a 104-meter jump in front of a crowd of several thousand spectators. He beat two dozen of the world’s best up-and-coming ski jumpers Sunday to win the Harris Hill Ski Jump’s annual namesake Fred Harris Memorial Tournament. “The headwind helped me,” Pavlic said of his historic leap. “It lifted me up, and then I just said, ‘Go for it.”

2017 Event Draws Record Crowds

Clear skies and warm temps set up perfect conditions for ski jumping. Thousands attended the two-day event, nearly a century old. Athletes from eight states, Austria and Slovenia shot off of New England’s only Olympic-size venue at speeds of 60 mph before soaring more than 300 feet in the air.

Blaz Pavlic, winner of the Fred Harris Memorial Tournament and hill record breaker, high fives a fan.

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