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Tommy Ellingson -- Mt. Hood Jumper Builder

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The Enabler

Photograph By Ethan Stone

Ellingson is a motivator of rare skill. By constantly pushing his own limits, he encourages others to push theirs, too. "[Tommy] used to tell me, 'You can do anything you want. If you feel it in your head, just do it,' " says pro skier Sammy Carlson.