Slovenian Scores On First Day of Harris Hill Ski Jump

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A young Slovenian topped a field of 45 of the world’s best up-and-coming ski jumpers Saturday on the first day of this weekend’s Harris Hill Ski Jump.

Blaz Pavlic, 21, won the most total points in front of a crowd of several thousand spectators, with Simon Viehhauser, 18, of Austria second.

In the men’s U.S. Cup, Canden Wilkinson, 17, of Colorado’s Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club finished first, with teammate Niklas Malacinski, 16, second.

In the women’s U.S. Cup, Adeline Swanson, 14, of Minnesota’s St. Paul Ski Club finished first, with Macey Olden, 15, of Utah’s Park City Ski and Snowboard second.

The nearly century-old event is featuring athletes from nine states, Austria and Slovenia shooting off New England’s only Olympic-size venue at speeds of 60 mph before soaring more than 300 feet in the air.

The event is set to conclude Sunday with the Fred Harris Memorial Tournament. Gates will open at 10 a.m., with practice jumps taking place before competition begins at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger and can be purchased at the gate. 

More information about the ski jump can be found at or the event’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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