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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Working at the top of the world


November 23, 2018

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Cloquet Ski Club volunteers Jon Waugh (front) and Ken Ripp work on the 40- meter ski jump at Pine Valley, a work site with one of the best views of the city of Cloquet. The pair, along with other volunteers, have been working on the jump for weeks but hope the changes will save lots of time and effort during the approaching ski jumping season.

Ski jump gets a remodel

On Saturday, high above the trees at Pine Valley, two men with no apparent fear of heights worked at the top of the 40-meter ski jump to create an easier way for skiers to launch themselves into the air come ski season.

With help from other Cloquet Ski Club volunteers, Ken Ripp and Jon Waugh have been working to redesign the in-run (the path skiers go down on a ski jump) so that the snow will go inside a new boxed-in track with high side walls rather than trying to cover the entire jump with snow each winter. With the new design, the si...

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