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UPDATE: Snowflake Ski Jump open for weekend competition

WESTBY, Wis. -- A day after its hill was closed due to melting snow, the Snowflake Ski Club says it is ready for its trademark ski jumping competition.

Organizers tell News 8 jumpers took to the skies Friday morning after snow was added to the jump, one of the largest in the United States.

Scott Yttri says no one will be on the hill until the 7:00 p.m. opening ceremonies to maintain the condition of the hill.

Training runs were suspended Thursday due to warm temperatures and melting show on the jump.

Yttri says at around 6:00 a.m. Friday workers were able to rake snow added to the jump Thursday night.

Yttri says conditions look good, but he is hoping the weekend weather cooperates.

If you want to see jumpers from around the U.S. and world, the 89th Annual Snowflake Ski Jump Tournament kicks off Friday at 7:00 p.m.

You can find more information at snowflakeskiclub.com.

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