The Nansen Ski Jump - Milan, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie
N 44° 31.956 W 071° 10.081
19T E 327743 N 4933316
Located about 5 miles north of Berlin, in Milan NH, along scenic RT 16.
Waymark Code: WM164XP
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 05/06/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
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Marker reads:

"Named for Fridjof Nansen, the Greenland explorer, Berlin's first ski club formed in 1872. The club sponsored the "Big Nansen" constructed in 1936–38 by the National Youth Administration and the City of Berlin. At the time, it was possibly the tallest steel-tower ski jump in the world, standing 171 feet high. The first jumper was Clarence "Spike" Oleson in 1937. In 1938, the Olympic trials were held here. Four times Milan hosted the United States Ski Jumping National Championships: 1940, '57, '65, '72."

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Located about 5 miles north of Berlin, in Milan NH, along scenic RT 16. This also along the Woodland Heritage Trail, NH Scenic Byway.
Marker Name: The Nansen Ski Jump

Official Marker Number: 227

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Milan

Date Marker Established: 2011

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