Ski Jumping

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 10am-12pm. 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 $80 ($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.

COVID-19 Ski Jumping Mitigation Plan

Parents and families, please review the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan (updated 11/6/2020)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 due to COVID-19 precautions. If the program is closed due to unforeseen circumstances over the course of the session, registration fees will be refunded to families based on a prorated schedule of attendance.

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!

Winter Jumping: November 16, 2020 – March 5, 2021

No practice December 21-January 3. 
For athletes of all ages. All practices will begin with a game and warmups, but with focus on on-hill time. Date preferences can be arranged with the NSAA Jump Coaches upon registering.

NSAA Membership is required to participate in Ski Jumping. Your membership supports trails and ensures that NSAA can continue to provide Nordic skiing opportunities for youth of all ages and abilities! Any level of membership is appropriate and NSAA thanks you for your support.

Cubs:
Gentle introduction to ski jumping for kids ages 5-7.
Cost: $150 registration fee; jumpers provide their own alpine equipment (skis, boots, helmet)
When:  Wednesdays: 5:30-7:30 pm; January 20 – March 3, 2021; 8 sessions including jumping on March 4.
Jumper Age: Born 2013-2015

U10: 2 days a week
Pick From: Mon – Thurs 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 10a-12pm
Cost: $435 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
Jumper Age: Born 2011-2016

U10: 1 day a week
Pick One Day: Mon-Thurs, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $300 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
Jumper Age: Born 2011-2016

U12: 2 days a week
Pick From: Mon – Thurs 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 10a-12pm
Cost: $510 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
Jumper Age: Born 2009-2010

U12: 3 days a week
Pick From: Mon – Thurs 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 10a-12pm
Cost: $650 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
Jumper Age: Born 2009-2010

U14: 3 days a week
Pick From: Mon – Thurs 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 10a-12pm
Cost: $700 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
Jumper Age: Born 2008-2009

U16: 3 days a week
Pick From: Mon – Thurs 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 10a-12pm
Cost: $700 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
Jumper Age: Born 2006-2007

U16/U14: 4 days a week
Pick From: Mon – Thurs 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 10a-12pm
Cost:
$850 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
Jumper Age: Born 2006-2009

Adult (20+):
Pick: M/W or T/Th 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $200 registration fee $80 equipment rental fee, (Adults sized gear can be limited)

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U10 Nordic Combined:
$175 registration fee
Alternating Thursdays and Fridays all season; 13 sessions scheduled

U12 & U14 Nordic Combined:
$215 registration fee
Alternating Thursdays and Fridays all season; 13 sessions scheduled

Note: Equipment rental is for jumpers using club jump gear. If have already purchased your own gear or you are using alpine gear you do not need to pay this fee.

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 $80 must be paid. ALL JUMPERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN HELMETS!

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

Practice Schedule & Parent Manual

Parent Manual – pdf

Winter 2020-21 Practice Schedule – pdf

Special Dates: 

  • Dec. 21st-Jan. 3rd winter break: no jumping
  • Feb. 22nd-28th Western Regionals Park City, Utah
  • March 1st-7th Junior Nationals Steamboat Springs, CO
Get practice updates via text:

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