Nansen Ski Jump

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The top of the Nansen Ski Jump as seen from NH Route 16

Nansen Ski Jump is a ski jump located along Route 16 in Milan, New Hampshire, just north of the Berlin city line. It was constructed in 1936 by the city of Berlin and the National Youth Administration and was once the largest of its time. The ski jump has a 170-foot (52 m) steel frame and is 260 ft (79 m) in length. It has a 171.5-foot (52.3 m) tower, a 225-foot (69 m) vertical drop, and a descent angle of approximately 37.5 degrees.


For almost fifty years this was the largest ski jump in the eastern United States and the foremost jump in the country. The Nansen Ski Jump was the site of major championship ski jumping competitions. In 1938, the first Olympic Trials were held at the Nansen Ski Jump. The jump was closed in 1988. In November of 2011, a historical marker was placed to commemorate this ski jump.[1]


  1. ^ "The Berlin Daily Sun". Retrieved November 8, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 44°31′59″N 71°10′12″W / 44.53306°N 71.17000°W / 44.53306; -71.17000