About Ski Jumping

Every kid dreams about flying through the air.  The NSAA Ski Jumping program makes those dreams come true.  Our trained coaches teach skiers how to execute jumps safely while enjoying the thrill and exhilaration of the flight.

The facility has four jumps for all abilities: 10 meter, 20 meter, 40 meter, and the big daddy 65-meter. Recent upgrades to the Karl Eid Jumping Complex now allow Alaska’s ski jumpers to train and compete year-round. NSAA ski jumpers participated in an historical first ever summer practice this past June after 3 years of extraordinary fundraising efforts and technical modifications.

In the summer, NSAA jumps use a combination of water, steel tracks and a special plastic grass surface to simulate slippery snow and allow for year-round ski jumping. These upgrades give Alaska’s athletes an opportunity to train year-round, elevate their talent and match the efforts of ski jumpers around the world.

NSAA offers programs for young skiers ages 5 and up.

Want to watch our jumpers fly? During the winter (weather permitting) jumps are open Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm

Registration

Registration Opens October 1st!

 

  • Cubs: an introductory program for our youngest jumpers, ages 5-8. These fun sessions focus on dry land training and balance exercises, working up to jumping off the smallest jump. Hot cocoa included!
    • $110 for January- March, 2017
    • 6-8pm Thursdays: January 26. February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 2017
    • Jumpers use their own alpine skis, boots and helmet
  • Super Cubs: program for kids ages 5-8 who have already completed a session of jumping. They’ll meet twice a week to continue developing their ski jumping skills and technique.
    • $310 session; $620 both sessions
    • Tuesday or Thursday from 6-8pm and Saturday or Sunday from 12-4pm
    • 1st Session: November 15/17 to January 15, 2017
    • 2nd Session: January 17/19 to March 9, 2017
  • Youth: program for kids ages 9 and older. They’ll meet twice a week to continue developing their ski jumping skills and technique.
    • $310 session; $620 both sessions
    • Tuesday or Thursday from 6-8pm and Saturday or Sunday from 12-4pm
    • 1st Session: November 15/17 to January 15, 2017
    • 2nd Session: January 17/19 to March 9, 2017
  • Adult: program for adults. They’ll meet twice a week to continue developing their ski jumping skills and technique.
    • $150 for entire session; includes jumping skis, boots and suit
    • Tuesday or Thursday from 6-8pm and Saturday or Sunday from 12-4pm
    • Session: November 15/17 to March 9, 2017

Location: Karl Eid Jump Facility is located adjacent to Hilltop Ski area – Location Map

The NSAA Ski Jumping hotline number is 907-248-6667, option #9

Fees

Cubs: $110 (January-March)

Super Cubs: $310 session; $620 both sessions; $30 equipment rental per session

Youth: $310 session; $620 both sessions; $30 equipment rental per session

Adults: $150 season (November-March)

 

NSAA Membership is required for Ski Jumping. Your membership supports trails and ensures that NSAA can continue to provide Nordic skiing opportunities for youth of all ages and abilities! Look for Membership when registering online.

Refunds

To receive a refund, a written request to cancel must be postmarked or emailed by the following dates.
a) Two weeks prior to start of Session: 100% refund, minus $15 processing fee;
b) One week prior to start of Session: 50% refund; minus $15 processing fee;
c) Later than one week prior to start of Session: NO REFUND

Coaches

Ski Jumping coaches are few and far between. That’s why we’re lucky to have two experienced Ski Jumping coaches.

Coach Zak Hammill

Zach Jumping CoachZak Hammill has joined NSAA’s Ski Jumping and is working with jumpers of all ages. Zak came to us from Ishpeming, Michigan, where he was the head ski jump coach. He has also coached for jumping programs in Chicago and Steamboat Springs. Zak started ski jumping in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and then moved around to different areas of the United States once he grew into the sport. The last couple of years Zak spent time in Lake Placid, New York; Park City, Utah; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and all over Europe training and competing at the highest levels for the USA. Zak is excited to be in Alaska working with a dynamic program.

Assistant Coach Natasha Mattoon

Natasha Jumping CoachNatasha Mattoon is NSAA’s small hill ski jumping coach,  who has been jumping since she was 5 years old. Natasha joined us from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where she was a part of a ski jumping dynasty. Her three siblings, Nick, Nathan and Natalia, all ski jump at various levels. Natasha started volunteering to coach kids at Eau Claire’s annual learn to ski day when she was 12 years old and has loved coaching kids ever since.

 

Volunteer

The jumping program is looking for volunteers all year long!  Anchorage’s ski jumping community is filled with fun and community oriented coaches, parents, athletes and volunteers. We’d love for you to get involved!  There are many ways to volunteer: assisting coaches on jumping days, help with jump maintenance during summer months, assist kids with equipment or provide hot chocolate to warm-up skiers on crisp winter days.

Contact Vivienne Murray at jjmurray@gci.net or call 907-227-9776 if you’re interested.

 

Additional Ski Jumping Information and Contacts

Ski Jumping Links

Women’s Ski Jumping
Jumping Nationwide

Photos & Videos

Jumpfest 2014

Junior Nationals 2014

Jumping Season 2013-14

Junior Nationals 2013

Jumpfest 2013

Karl Eid Ski Jump Facilities

Ski Jumping Contacts

Co-Chair: Karen Compton kcompton@gci.net

Co-Chair: Vivienne Murray jjmurray@gci.net 907-227-9776