Ski Conditions Were Good Tonight For 90 Meter Jumps At Suicide Hill Ishpeming

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The snow was perfect in Ishpeming for the Ski Jumps

The snow was perfect in Ishpeming for the Ski Jumps

Ishpeming  -  February 6, 2013  -   Hundred of people gathered for the 126th annual ski jump at Suicide Hill Ishpeming.

WFXD Photographer, Naomi Noordyk
, made these comments; “There were a lot of people. It was cold and very snowy. My camera got quite wet. This is definitely a community event where you know everybody. I feel happy and proud to do something so specific to a culture like our own. I also like the button.”

WFXD reporter Joe Vizena of Negaunee
interviewing three of the the skiers for 103.3 WFXD.  One skier was from Harvey, one from Chicago and one from Minnesota.

Bib #1 was worn by Zak Hammill of Harvey Michigan. He is a member of the Ishpeming ski club and is the Jr. coach. Hammill got into skiing when his sister brought home a flyer that said, “Learn How To Ski.” His practice jump was 81 meters and his first official jump was 90.5 meters. Hammill is 21 years old. He skied on Elan skis.

Zak launches at Suicide Ski Hill

Zak launches at Suicide Ski Hill

Zac takes more air

Zac takes more air

Bib #1 was worn by Zak Hammill of Harvey Michigan Photo 3

Poof goes the snow as Zac lands

Poof goes the snow as Zac lands

After the jump Zack stabilizes

After the jump Zack stabilizes

Bib #5 was worn by Casey Larson, 14 years old from Chicago Illinois. Larson got into skiing from an open house and is a good active skier. He said the conditions were Good tonight. His practice jump was 75meters and his 1st jump was 84.5meters on his Fischer skies.

Casey Larson is only 14 and has made the trip to Ishpeming from Chicago

Casey Larson is only 14 and has made the trip to Ishpeming from Chicago

Bib #15 was worn by Trevor Edmund from St. Paul Minnesota in a purple suit. Edmund started skiing at age 2. Edmund said before he jumped he was looking for 80meters and his jump was 71.5 meters on his Fischer skis.
Bib #15 was worn by Trevor Edmund from St. Paul Minnesota

The skis are very long

The skiis are very long

The skiis are very long

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