Youth ski jumping returns to Satre Hill

Larry Stone urged youngsters to take up ski jumping at an assembly at Salisbury Central School Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Patrick L. Sullivan

Youth ski jumping returns to Satre Hill

SALISBURY — Members of the Salisbury Winter Sports Association came to Salisbury Central School Tuesday, Dec. 19 to make a pitch for ski jumping.

Larry Stone, a Salisbury native and long-time coach at Lake Placid, told the all-school assembly that ski jumping has a 98-year history in town.

"In my day we had ski jumps all over town."

He showed videos of skiers of all ages jumping, and had a couple of younger skiers on hand to demonstrate points of technique.

Stone reassured those who were wondering about the perils of ski jumping.

“We don’t let kids go on the big hill until they come up on the smaller hills and learn the skills and tools.”

“This is a pretty fun thing and we want to get more young people involved.”

After the assembly the SWSA members held sessions with smaller groups.

SWSA is holding a junior jumping camp at Satre Hill in Salisbury Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29-30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to jumpfest.org for more information.

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