Hendrickson, 22, grew up in Park City, Utah but has close ties to New Hampshire. Her parents, Bill and Nancy, are natives of New Hampshire and former ski racers. They were high school sweethearts in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and Hendrickson’s grandmother still lives in the area.
“Ski jumping was once a huge part of the community here, and I can still feel that when I am here,” said Hendrickson, the 2013 women’s ski jumping World Champion. “People are really excited about this project and having this jump restored as a historical landmark, it’s really an honor to come back and jump and hear the stories from families in this area.”
Red Bull and Visa were there to capture the moment—watch Hendrickson soar 55 feet over the Big Nansen and read more about the event on RedBull.com.