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HISTORIC US SKI JUMP LISTED
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The Nansen Ski Jump has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Check out its fascinating history.




It was built in 1938 in Milan in New Hampshire and was the largest ski jump in the USA at the time.

The 65m structure retains many of its original features and is know as the 'Sleeping Giant'.

It's on the Register due to its architecture and its place in US sports history.

It was part of a planned bid by New Hampshire to host the 1944 Winter Olympics, but the Games were cancelled due to World War II.

It has hosted National Ski Jumping Championships, Olympic Ski Jumping qualifying events and Nordic combined championships.

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Well-deserved recognitionSteeped in history































In 2017 it was used for the first time in 32-years.

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The Team USA ski jumper, Sarah Hendrickson, soared above the White Mountains to celebrate the awakening of the ‘Sleeping Giant'.


Sarah was the first woman to jump in a ski jumping event at the Olympics is now the last to jump the Sleeping Giant.

And now it has made the US National Register of Historic Places.

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