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The Harris Hill Ski Jump committee installed a commemorative sculpture in the middle of Main Street near the Brooks Memorial Library, in Brattleboro, on Jan. 10 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ski jump.



BRATTLEBORO — A ski jumper sculpture downtown reminds locals and visitors of the annual event that has helped put Brattleboro on the international map for decades.

“What a gift!” Downtown Brattleboro Alliance wrote Monday on its Instagram page where a video of the installation is posted.

The Harris Hill Ski Jump will celebrate its 100th anniversary during competitions scheduled for Feb. 19 and 20. As part of its centennial programming, a lighted sculpture was installed Monday morning on Main Street in the median closest to Brooks Memorial Library.

The Harris Hill Ski Jump committee installed a commemorative sculpture in the middle of Main Street near the Brooks Memorial Library, in Brattleboro, on Jan. 10 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ski jump.



The sculpture is 9.5 feet wide by 17 feet high and will be installed annually before the event, according to an announcement about the project.

“The ski jumper remains ‘in flight’ with the help of an arch built with 4-inch diameter steel tube,” organizers said. “The ski jumper was cut from aluminum plate by G.S. Precision of Brattleboro, and is lit with 500 LED lights and powered by solar panels.”

Mel Martin of Newfane, who designed and managed the project, found inspiration in a similar project in Austria.



The Harris Hill Ski Jump committee installed a commemorative sculpture in the middle of Main Street near the Brooks Memorial Library, in Brattleboro, on Jan. 10 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ski jump. On Feb. 18, an evening of free festivities will be held to kick off the weekend’s jumping competition.



The Harris Hill Ski Jump committee installed a commemorative sculpture in the middle of Main Street near the Brooks Memorial Library, in Brattleboro, on Jan. 10 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ski jump. On Feb. 18, an evening of free festivities will be held to kick off the weekend’s jumping competition.



The Harris Hill Ski Jump committee installed a commemorative sculpture in the middle of Main Street near the Brooks Memorial Library, in Brattleboro, on Jan. 10 to celebrate …….

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