Ski Jumping

Summer Solstice, Ski Jumping Style

Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage’s ski jumpers celebrate the summer solstice by flying through the night to raise money for the Ski Jumping club.

Jumps start at 6pm on Saturday, June 20th through the night, ending with a pancake breakfast at 6am on June 21st.
Spectators can join in by staking a socially distant spot on the lawn to watch the jumpers.

 

This year more than ever, we need your support. Lost fundraising opportunities and cancellation of events has a left a void our program. As we continue to look for ways to support our ski jumpers, we must now branch out to our community. Your support today will ensure NSAA TeamAK Ski Jumping will continue to provide coaching and world-class ski jumps for all ages and abilities. Thank you!

Please help us reach our goal of $10,000!
Click Here to Make a Donation

All donations are tax deductible.

Every kid dreams about flying through the air.  The NSAA Ski Jumping program makes those dreams come true.  Our certified 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.

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.

In the winter, our newly installed snow making system helps extend the jumping season.

NSAA offers programs for young skiers ages 5 and up. Check out our programs below!

Want to watch our jumpers fly? During the winter jumps are open Monday-Thursday evening from 5:30-8:00 pm and every other Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm. See training calendar for exact dates.

Registration

New ski jumpers of any age must provide their own alpine (downhill) skis, boots and helmet. Once they “graduate” to jumping equipment, a rental fee of $60 ($30 in the summer) must be paid. ALL JUMPERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN HELMETS! Payment plans are available. Contact NSAA Office Staff at 907-276-7609 or admin@anchoragenordicski.com.

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

Fees

NSAA membership is required for Ski Jumping. If you and your family are trail users, please consider supporting NSAA with a family membership. Your membership DIRECTLY supports grooming of Anchorage’s world-class trails, and helps NSAA continue to provide youth skiing opportunities for all ages and abilities. We need all trail users help to continue the amazing winter grooming and to provide ways for your fellow Alaskans to lead healthy active lifestyles! Add a family membership to your cart when registering online!

Summer Jumping: June 1 – August 13, 2020

USA Nordic Juniors Flyers Camp in Anchorage, AK: Jun. 15-21, 2020
4th of July Break: Jun. 29 – Jul. 4, 2020
No practice/program break Springer Tournee: Jul. 26-31, 2020

All practices will begin with a game and warmups, but with focus on on-hill time. New ski jumpers of any age must provide their own alpine (downhill) skis, boots and helmet. Once they “graduate” to jumping equipment, a rental fee of $30 must be paid.

COVID-19 Ski Jumping Mitigation Plan

Parents and families, please review the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan for the safety of all athletes, volunteers, staff and coaches. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Refund policy

NSAA Ski Jumping will be offering a temporary refund policy this summer due to COVID-19 precautions. If the program is closed due to unforeseen circumstances over the course of the Summer session, registration fees will be refunded to families based on a prorated schedule of attendance.

U10 -2 day:
Monday and Wednesday, 5:30pm- 7:30pm
Cost: $380 Registration Fee
$30 Equipment Rental Fee
Jumper Age: Born 2011-2016

 

U10 – 1 day:
Pick Monday or Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $220
$30 Equipment Rental Fee
Jumper Age: Born 2011-2016

 

U12 – 3 day:
Monday, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, Tuesday 9am-1pm
Cost: $420 Registration fee
$30 Equipment Rental Fee
Jumper Age: Born 2009-2010

 

U12 – 1 day:
Pick Monday or Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $220
$30 Equipment Rental Fee
Jumper Age: Born 2009-2010

 

U14 and older:
Choose 3 of 4 days:
Monday, Wednesday, 5:30pm- 8:30pm: Jumping Practice
Tuesday, Thursday, 9am-1pm: Jumping Practice and Dryland Training
Cost: $540 Registration Fee
$30 Equipment Rental Fee
Jumper Age: Born in 2008 or older

 

Elite Team: Minimum age of 12 on 1/1/2021
Monday and Wednesday, 5:30pm- 7:30pm: Jumping Practice
Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-1pm: Jumping Practice, 12-1:30pm Dryland Training
Cost: $780 Registration Fee
$30 Equipment Rental Fee

 

Adults (20+):
Monday and Wednesday, 5:30pm- 7:30pm
Cost: $200 Registration Fee (includes “vintage” jumping skis, boots and suit, $30 equipment fee to use new jumping equipment)
$30 Equipment Rental Fee

 

Nordic Combined;
Days:
 Wednesdays 9-10:30am
Practice will be endurance focused while emphasizing fun with activities including running, hiking, bounding, core and games. Recommended for skiers who are not already enrolled in Junior Nordic, AWS or APU. Rollerskis are not needed!
Cost: $150 Registration Fee

 

Special Dates:

  • June 15-21, 2020: USA Nordic Junior Flyer Camp
  • June 20-21, 2020: Midnight Sun Jump-a-thon
  • June 29 – July 4, 2020: No practice/program break
  • July 26-31, 2020: No practice/program break Springer Tournee
  • August, 17-20: No practice/program break

Payment plans are available. Contact NSAA Office Administrator at 907-276-7609 or admin@anchoragenordicski.com.

Practice Schedule & Parent Manual

Parent Manual – pdf

Save the Dates:

Summer Session: Jun. 1, 2020 – Aug. 13, 2020
Summer Solstice Camp: June 16-21, 2020
Midnight Sun Jump-a-thon: Jun. 20 -21, 2020
4th of July Break: Jun. 29 – Jul. 4, 2020
No practice/program break Springer Tournee: Jul. 26-31, 2020
No Practice/Program Break: Aug. 17-20, 2020
Fall Session: Aug. 24  – Oct. 15, 2020

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 USSA Certified coaches.

Coach Zak Hammill

Zak Hammill has been with NSAA’s Ski Jumping program for 6 years. Zak came to us from Ishpeming, Michigan, where he was the head ski jump coach. He was also a Central Division coach. Zak started ski jumping in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and moved on to train and compete at the highest levels in the USA and Europe. Zak received his degree from the Outdoor Studies program at Alaska Pacific University.
 

 

 

 

 

Coach Natasha Mattoon

Natasha Mattoon is NSAA’s small hill ski jumping coach. She has been coaching for NSAA for 5 years. 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 jumped at various levels. Natasha began jumping when she was 5 years old. She earned her degree in Sustainability Studies from Alaska Pacific University.

 

 

 

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
USA Nordic Sports

Photos & Videos

Jumpfest 2014
Junior Nationals 2014
Jumping Season 2013-14
Junior Nationals 2013
Jumpfest 2013
Karl Eid Ski Jump Facilities

Ski Jumping Contacts

Program Director: Zak Hammill zak.hammill@gmail.com 907-802-1282

Co-Chair: Karen Compton kcompton@gci.net

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

Registration: NSAA Office admin@anchoragenordicski.com