The Salisbury group is hosting the Brew-Ski Fest on October 10 at Satre Hill


SALISBURY – The Salisbury Winter Sports Association, the same group that hosts the internationally renowned Salisbury Ski JumpFest every February in February, hosts Brew-Ski Fest on October 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Satre Hill, 80 Indian Cave Road.

Advance tickets cost $ 30, $ 35 at the door, with all proceeds going to the Salisbury Winter Sports Association. To buy online, go to To date, 30 beer vendors are participating.

“We are delighted to host this fundraising event,” said Willie Hallihan of Satre Hill. “It’s a wonderful way to get together outdoors and celebrate the fall season for a good cause. Brew-Ski will help us organize the next 96th annual JumpFest in February 2022.

“Our all-volunteer staff worked hard to put Brew-Ski together with the help of our organizer, Stateline Wine and Spirits,” he said. “It has become a regional tradition that brings everyone together in a setting of great natural beauty, the centerpiece of which is the springboard itself.”

In addition to the many beer purveyors, patrons can have hard cider and hard soda, listen to live music, and sample kids, hot dogs, burgers, and other goodies.

Participating beer vendors include Abomination, Athletic Brewing Company Berkshire Brewing Company, Black Hog, Brewery Legitimus, Captain Lawrence, Counter Weight, Devils Back Bone, Dogfish Brewery, Elysian, Fat Orange Cat, Founders, Full Moonshine, Goose Island, Great Falls , Harpoon, Half Full, Jack Daniels Cocktails, Litchfield Distillery, Makku, Miami Cocktails, New England Brewing Company, Norbrook, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Skygazer, Troegs, Two Chicks, Two Roads and UFO.

In the winter of 1926, John Satre, a resident of Salisbury, jumped off the roof of his shed with skis to show his friends and neighbors a sport he had learned in his native Norway.

The residents were so amazed to see Satre take to the skies that they decided to build a real ski slope that summer and formed the Salisbury Winter Sports Association.

The association hosted the first ski jumping competition in January 1927. JumpFest has become a much anticipated event in Connecticut and much of the East Coast.


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