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Ski Jumping—A Nordic Tradition

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Category: Education
Start date: 24 Apr 2021 02:00 PM
End date: 24 Apr 2021 03:00 PM
Street / Location: 2655 NW Market St
City / town: Seattle
Country: Washington, USA
Organizer: National Nordic Museum
Name: Programs Department
Email: devonk@nordicmusuem.org
Phone: 206.789.5707
Homepage: www.nordicmuseum.org/product/5693

Ski Jumping in Washington State - Introduced by Norwegian immigrants in the 20th century, at one time ski jumping was Washington’s most popular winter sport.
Join ski historian and author John Lundin online as he recreates the excitement of ski jumping’s heyday in Washington State in this (virtual) lecture.
This talk is based on Lundin's book Ski Jumping in Washington State: A Nordic Tradition, which was published in conjunction with the National Nordic Museum exhibit Sublime Sights: Ski Jumping and Nordic America. Sublime Sights debuts April 17, 2021.

Ski Jumping began at Spokane's Browne's Mountain and Seattle's Queen Anne Hill, moved to midsummer tournaments on Mount Rainier in 1917, and expanded statewide as new ski clubs formed. Washington tournaments attracted the world's best jumpers—Birger and Sigurd Ruud, Alf Engen, Sigurd Ulland, and Reidar Andersen among them.

Cost: Free/members; $5/general admission