Near Milan in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
The Nansen Ski Jump
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.
Erected 2011 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 227.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 44° 31.946′ N, 71° 10.066′ W. Marker is near Milan, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on White Mountain Road (New Hampshire Route 16) 3 miles south of Milan Hill Road (New Hampshire Route 110B), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milan NH 03588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as Maynesborough's First Residence (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boom Piers (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 12˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 5. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire. 6. submitted on November 23, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire.