Skiing Year-Round is the Norm for Michigan Ski Club

August 7, 2017 12:52 PM

Mastering the ski slopes is something on the mind of Michiganders all year round, not just in the dead of winter when there’s inches of powder.

Gary Rasmussen says ski jumping isn’t as scary as its portrayed on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, especially for the kids he teaches the sport all year long in Ishpeming, Mich.

In 1946, Rasmussen father, Wilbert, set the record on Suicide Hill during his first competitive jump when he was 15-years-old at the Ishpeming Ski Club.

The annual ski jumping competition has been held for 130 years, it’s just as critical for athletes to be out in the summer as it is in the winter.

Watch Andrew McCrea’s story above

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