Whether a glass is half full or half empty really has everything to do with how you look at it. I thank Scott for providing clear evidence that our glass is very FULL, and for cataloging it in a way that I know will inspire further filling. We published projects 1-8 (alphabetically) yesterday. Today you get 9-15.
Curator, 2021 USANS Story Project
Ford Sayre Ski Club – Lyme NH
Slide onto the bar. Red flag. Hold up, there’s some wind. Take a moment. Look at that horizon. What do you see out there?
I’ll tell you what I see. I see 15 ski jumping facilities in the United States that have recently completed major work or have work ongoing. Can you see them? Can you name them? Yes, 15, and I’ve probably missed some. Let’s not forget the thousands of hours of effort from devoted jumping friends around the country. It’s a heck of a village.
Green flag. Let’s go.
Lebanon, NH, work mostly in 2017, steel tracks on K50, new bump jump, new plastic on K25
Nansen Ski Club, Berlin, NH, 2018-ongoing-extensive engineering studies on K85 tower and outrun with goal to have operational soon, new K85 outrun grading, new winch cat anchor, new K40 hill, new K10 hill
Norge, Fox River Grove, IL, work completed in 2021- new plastic on K40, New ice tracks on the K65 per Jed, but I can’t find anything more about those.
Plymouth, NH, work completed 2016, New jump tower and outrun, K28
Proctor Academy, Andover, NH, 2021 steel track inrun and plastic outrun planning begun.
Salisbury, CT, work completed 2021, new K20 Inrun ramp, new snow making acquired
Steamboat, CO, work completed 2021, new K7… and what I like about this one is that Lake Placid is donating their old plastic to the cause. To be picked up this morning! See below.
Old plastic in Lake Placid packed and ready for delivery to Steamboat for their new K7.
I read this story. I imagine the story situation this was a very enjoyable moment.