Salisbury Winter Sports Association

PO Box 196
Salisbury, CT 06068

  • Contact Ken Barker
  • Phone 860-806-0471
  • Email kennethsbarker@gmail.com
  • Jump Sizes 20m, 30m, 65m
  • Plastic On Summer Program
  • Program Ages 6 - 18

In 1924 John Satre immigrated to Salisbury to work as a chauffeur for the Warner family and in 1925 both Olaf and Magnus, his brothers, joined him. Being well-known jumpers and cross country skiers in Norway they established what was known then as the Salisbury Outing Club.

On January 29th, 1927 the club held its first competition with a crowd of over two hundred spectators. Ski jumping was here to stay. In 1933 the Salisbury Outing Club hosted the National Championships. During the years of the war, the jump fell into disrepair. Again in 1945 its residents renamed and started what is now known as the Salisbury Winter Sports Association.

Improvements to the landing hill and the tower were made in 1950 and in 1952 SWSA hosted the Eastern National Championships. The Satre family started a tradition for the Town of Salisbury and the local community that continues to nourish and grow.

SWSA provides instruction for jumpers from 6 years old and up. Currently, we have jumpers using our 20 and 30-meter hills. Both hills have been worked on recently to improve the quality of the hill and experience. “Team SWSA” is a group of area youth who have tried ski jumping and continue to train beyond the Holiday Camp. They can compete throughout New England with their first competition at SWSA during Jumpfest small hills competition. Participation in tournaments at other clubs is optional, but lots of fun!

SWSA shares training and competitive opportunities in winter and summer with the Eastern Ski Jumping Association who have clubs in Lake Placid (NYSEF), Lebanon, NH (Lebanon Outing Club), Andover, NH (Andover Outing Club and Hanover, NH (Ford Sayre).

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