Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump

Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump

Saturday in early April
In the zany sport of mannequin jumping, contestants build a mannequin—which could represent anything from Sponge Bob Square Pants to a Ninja Turtle—and send it flying off a 15-foot ski jump. The audience just marvels and laughs. Hundreds of spectators come to watch the mannequins fly—and often self-destruct on the way down.
The Great Falls Ski Club Mannequin Jump, which the organizers call "the strangest ski jumping contest on the planet," is held on the first Saturday in April at the Showdown Ski Area in Showdown, Mont. This annual contest has been held since 1995. In addition to the main event, the day's activities feature children's diversions, photography, comedy, and a wide variety of winter sports, including downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
CONTACTS:
Showdown Ski Area
2850 Hwy. 89
Neihart, MT 59465
406-236-5522 or 800-433-0022
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