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Snowmass history: Before spring, a ‘gelandesprung’

Skiers were scheduled to send it off jump at base of Zugspitze run in 1974

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A skier flips through the air at Highlands. He is wearing a bib, and the side of the run is roped off and lined with spectators, circa 1970s.
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“Jump contest planned for Snowmass Sunday,” The Aspen Times announced on February 7, 1974.

“A Gelandesprung Contest, the first of six planned by the Aspen Skiing Corporation, has been scheduled for 1 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 10 at Snowmass Resort. … The jump will be held on the newly-renovated (Sam’s) Knob jump at the bottom of the Zugspitz(e) trail. It will be open to jumpers in two categories, age 14 to 17 and 18 and over. A total of $500 worth of merchandise prizes will be split among the first five finishers in each category.”

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