A jumping off point

Hanover ski jumper Jai Gregory takes to the air during a practice at the Proctor Academy Ski Hill in Andover, N.H., on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. A meet had been scheduled but was postponed a week because many of the jumpers have not been able to practice due to the lack of snow. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hanover ski jumper Jai Gregory takes to the air during a practice at the Proctor Academy Ski Hill in Andover, N.H., on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. A meet had been scheduled but was postponed a week because many of the jumpers have not been able to practice due to the lack of snow. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

With no snow in Hanover, ski coach Tom Dodds and his team travel to practice at the Proctor Academy Ski Hill in Andover, N.H. On a cold and gusty night, jumpers Jai Gregory, left, Hayden Clapp and Charlie Forbush climb the jump on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

With no snow in Hanover, ski coach Tom Dodds and his team travel to practice at the Proctor Academy Ski Hill in Andover, N.H. On a cold and gusty night, jumpers Jai Gregory, left, Hayden Clapp and Charlie Forbush climb the jump on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

Hanover ski jumping coach Tom Dodds warms up jumper Hayden Clapp before heading out to jump at the Proctor Academy Ski Hill in Andover, N.H., on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. Also coaching  is Cooper Dodds, Tom's son. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hanover ski jumping coach Tom Dodds warms up jumper Hayden Clapp before heading out to jump at the Proctor Academy Ski Hill in Andover, N.H., on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. Also coaching is Cooper Dodds, Tom's son. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

STAFF REPORT

Published: 01-08-2024 10:50 AM

With no snow on their home hill on which to practice, Hanover High ski jumping coach Tom Dodds and his Bears have been getting in time on the Blackwater Ski Area jump at Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., lately. 

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