More information about the history of ski jumping in Red Wing and across the Nation can be found at the museum. Thanks to Bryan Sanders from Stillwater, Minnesota who was an Olympic jumper for Team USA in the 1992 Olympics at Albertville, France, and to Jerry Borgen, who together, created the museum and hall of fame. The museum opened on January 25, 2014, prior to winter Olympics.
Virtual Ski Jumping Simulator
A virtual ski jumping simulator will be installed soon at the museum and folks can practice their skills. The mission of the team running the museum is to have a national ski jumping tournament sometime again in Red Wing.
Included in the museum is a “time line” of the history of U. S ski jumping. Starting in the 1880’s and each decade until the present time. Also included is a 3-foot by 8-foot diorama created by John Cain, Red Wing, showing the exact replica of the Charlson Hill on the morning of February 5, 1928, on the first jump of the day by Babe Lillethun, Red Wing. The structure is complete with tiny Model A Fords and Studebakers and the skier in the air as he makes the tracks for the others to follow.