Ski Jumping

Winter Session: December 2, 2019 – March 5, 2020

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 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!

 

Winter Jumping: December 2, 2019 – March 5, 2020

No practice December 23-January 3. 
For athletes of all ages. All practices will begin with a game and warmups, but with focus on on-hill time.

Cubs:
Gentle introduction to ski jumping for kids ages 5-7. Once a week – hot cocoa provided!
$150 registration fee; jumpers provide their own alpine equipment (skis, boots, helmet)
Wednesdays: 5:30-7:30 pm; January 22 – March 4, 2020;  8 sessions including jumping on March 5.

U10:
New jumpers ages 8-9 and experienced jumpers under 10 years old.
$435 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
M/W or T/Th 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 12-3pm

U12:
Jumpers ages 10-11
$510 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
M/W or T/Th 5:30-7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 12-3pm

U14 and older:
Jumpers ages 12 and older
$700 registration fee, $80 equipment fee
M-Th 5:30-8:00pm, and every other Sat or Sun 12-3pm. Any 3 practices each week, including weekends.

Adult (20+):
$200 registration fee (includes “vintage” jumping skis, boots and suit); $60 equipment fee to use new jumping equipment
M/W or T/Th 5:30-7:30pm

Nordic Combined;
$215 registration fee
Alternating Thursdays and Fridays all season; 14 sessions scheduled

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:

Winter Session: Dec. 2, 2019 – Mar. 5, 2020
No Practice: Dec. 23 – Jan. 3
Fun Club Competition: Jan. 12, 2020
Fun Club Competition: Feb. 9, 2020
End of Season Party: Mar. 28, 2020
Summer Session: Jun. 1, 2020 – Aug. 14, 2020
USA Nordic Juniors Flyers Camp in Anchorage, AK: Jun. 14-21, 2020
Midnight Sun Jump-a-thon: Jun. 21, 2020
4th of July Break: Jun. 29 – Jul. 6, 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 three USSA Certified coaches.

Coach Adam Loomis

Adam Loomis was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI and spent most of his childhood with skis on his feet. After graduating high school, Adam made the full move to Steamboat, where he trained for 2 years with the Junior National team.  Just after turning 20, Adam was named to the US Nordic Combined Team. He recently retired from the sport, and while training and competing, Adam graduated with a Business Administration degree in 2017. Since ending his competitive career,  Adam has been staying active in the mountains – whether on skis, foot or a bike.  He’s excited to be a new member of Team AK, where he’ll share his knowledge, experiences and passion with the next generation of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined athletes.

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: Adam Loomis skiloomis@gmail.com 715-797-6978

Co-Chair: Karen Compton kcompton@gci.net

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

Registration: NSAA Office admin@anchoragenordicski.com