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.

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

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 $70 ($50 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.

Ski Jumping is an NSAA Member Only program and you must be a 2020-21 NSAA Member to proceed and register for this season’s program.

  1. Become a 2020-21 NSAA Member. (Already a member? Login to the NSAA Member Portal to register)
  2. Use your Confirmation Email to proceed and login to our Member Portal. (If you don’t receive this immediately, please call the NSAA Office, (907) 276-7609).
  3. Select ‘Current Events’ in the dropdown menu on the top right and search for Ski Jumping: Winter Registration.
  4. Proceed with the Registration!

Thank you for your patience! If you have any questions, give our office a call at (907)276-7609.

COVID-19 Ski Jumping Mitigation Plan

Parents and families, please review the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan (updated 12/3/2020) for the safety of all athletes, volunteers, staff and coaches. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Summer Jumping: May 17 – August 14, 2021 (10 weeks)

Take advantage of long days and consistent conditions by signing up for summer ski jumping or nordic combined! This is a great opportunity to get lots of jumping in and improve technique. See schedule below for weekly jumping schedule according to age. 

Special jumping

Our special jumping programs are geared towards athletes that want to specialize in ski jumping. Athletes will work on and off the ski jumping hill to develop all the skills to be the best possible ski jumper they can be. Athletes that are enrolled in special jumping, but do their nordic training through other programs can still enter in our nordic combined competitions.

Nordic combined

Our nordic combined program is for athletes that want to ski jump and also cross country ski/run. Athletes will do all of the ski jumping training, but will also spend time building endurance through cross country skiing, running, and biking. 

U10 – Ages 5 – 9 (DOB 2012-2016)

U10 ski jumping and nordic combined is focused on having fun and developing fundamental skiing skills. Skiers will start out on the landing hill with their alpine ski gear. After mastering the landing hill skiers will move on to our smallest ski jump. Here skiers will continue to work on fundamental skiing skills. If their abilities progress enough, they will transfer over to ski jumping gear. Primary focus is having fun, developing ski skills, and learning about ski jumping/nordic combined. Skiers are highly encouraged to participate in other sports outside of ski jumping and nordic combined. Competitions should be viewed as a fun experience to gain competition skills.

Ski jumping practice times: Monday & Wednesday 3:45 – 5:45 PM. Options for 1 day a week or 2 days a week.

  • $380 – 2 Jump sessions/week
  • $220 – 1 Jump session/week

Nordic combined: Tuesday 3:45 – 4:45 PM.

  • $530 – 2 Jump session + 1 XC session/week
  • $370 – 1 Jump + 1 XC session/week

Drop-In Week

New this summer we will be offering drop in weeks for our U10 & U12 programs. We know that young kids are busy in the summer and want to experience other activities. If you want your child to ski jump for a specific week(s) out of the summer sign up for drop in weeks. Follow the regular U10 & U12 schedule times and get two days of practice per week. 

  • $60 per week. This includes equipment rental.

Equipment: Ski jumping equipment can be rented for $50 from the program. Alpine gear must be provided by families for new ski jumpers.

U12 – Ages 10 – 11 (DOB 2010-2011)

U12 ski jumping and nordic combined is a program for beginner to intermediate skiers. The focus is still set on ski jumping fundamental skills. U12 skiers will also get a small introduction to physical condition, and ski jumping specific dryland training. Skiers will jump on the 10, 20, and 40-meter ski jumps. Skiers are encouraged to participate in other sports outside of ski jumping and nordic combined. Competitions should be viewed as a fun experience to gain competition skills.

Ski jumping practice times: Monday & Wednesday 3:45 – 5:45 PM. Thursday 9 – 11 AM. Dryland 11:15 – 12:45 PM. Options for 2 day a week or 3 days a week.

  • $500 – 3 Jump sessions + 1 dryland session/week
  • $380 – 2 Jump session/week

Nordic combined: Tuesday 5 – 6 PM.

  • $650 – 3 Jump sessions +1 dryland session + 1 XC session/week
  • $530 – 2 Jump + 1 XC session/week

Drop-In Week

New this summer we will be offering drop in weeks for our U10 & U12 programs. We know that young kids are busy in the summer and want to experience other activities. If you want your child to ski jump for a specific week(s) out of the summer sign up for drop in weeks. Follow the regular U10 & U12 schedule times and get two days of practice per week. 

  • $60 per week. This includes equipment rental.

Equipment: Ski jumping equipment can be rented from the program for $50. Ski jumpers spending more time on the 40 should start to consider purchasing their own ski jumping gear.

U14 – Ages 12 -13 (DOB 2009-2008)

U14 ski jumping and nordic combined is designed for intermediate to advanced skiers. The focus of this program is to improve upon already developed ski jumping skills. Skiers will learn about structured training programs through a fun environment. Skiers will jump on the 20, 40, and 65-meter ski jumps. This program will develop athletes on and off the hill focusing on dryland training and technique training on the ski jump. Skiers are highly encouraged to attend local competitions and consider traveling outside of Alaska for Regional competitions. Skiers progress will be tracked through an introduction to training logs. Skiers are still encouraged to participate in other sports.

Ski jumping practice times: Monday & Wednesday 6 – 8 PM. Tuesday & Thursday 9 – 11 AM. Dryland 11:15 – 12:45 PM. Options for 3 day a week or 4 days a week.

  • $540 – 3 Jumps sessions + 2 dryland sessions/week
  • $780 – 4 Jump sessions + 2 dryland sessions/week

Nordic combined: Wednesday & Friday 9 – 10:30 AM.

  • $900 – 4 Jump sessions + 2 dryland sessions + 2 XC sessions/week
  • $750 – 3 Jump sessions + 2 dryland sessions + 2 XC Session/week

Equipment: Ski jumping gear can be rented from the club. 40-meter ski jumpers are encouraged to purchase their own ski jumping gear.

U16-U20 – Ages 14 – 19 (DOB 2002-2007)

U16-U20 ski jumping and nordic combined is designed for advanced skiers. Training plans will be made to fully develop and fine tune ski jumping and cross-country skills. There will be a strong emphasis on physical development off the ski jump. Skiers will track their training through training logs which will be reviewed by the coaching staff. Most training will be done on the 65-meter ski jump. Travel outside of Alaska training camps, and competitions is highly encouraged.

Ski jumping practice times: Monday & Wednesday 6 – 8 PM. Tuesday & Thursday 9 – 11 AM. Dryland 11:15 – 12:45 PM.

  • $780 – 4 Jump sessions + 2 dryland sessions/week

Nordic combined: Wednesday & Friday 9 – 10:30 AM. Weekend on your own workout.

  • $1,180 – 4 Jump sessions + 2 dryland sessions + 3 XC sessions/week

Equipment: Ski jumping gear can be rented from the club. 40 & 65 meter ski jumpers are highly encouraged to purchase their own ski jumping gear.

Special Dates:

  • USANS Solstice camp/Jump-A-Thon June 14th – June 20th (Anchorage)
  • Jumpin’ & Jammin’ June 28th – July 4th K40 & K68 (Steamboat Springs, CO)
  • Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Competition, July 17 (Anchorage)
  • Springer Tournee July 26th – August 1st K10-K120 (Park City, UT)
  • Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Competition, September 26 (Anchorage)

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

Alaska Junior Flyer Camp

Join us for the 3rd Annual Alaska Junior Flyer Camp. USA Nordic Junior Flyer camps create a path­ way for athletes and instill skills that are important at all levels. The camp will be coached by Sport Development Manager Karin Bauer, Zak Hammill, Natasha Hammill, and some of our top coaches from across the country.

The camp is for athletes ages 7-20 years old and parents are encouraged to attend and experience what Alaska has to offer in the Summer!

Camp highlights include:

  • On-hill and off-hill activities with an emphasis on fun and skill-building
  • Resource sessions for parents and coaches
  • A 12-hour jump-a-thon on the Summer Solstice that goes from 1 pm to 1 am
  • The opportunity to fundraise for your home club
  • USANS swag

Click here to see the schedule and more details!

Practice Schedule & Parent Manual

Parent Manual – pdf

Click on the age group calendar buttons below to add this Google Calendar to your personal calendars. Calendars will be updated by the Coach with specific meeting details, please review these prior to each practice.

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 Hammill

Natasha Hammill 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 Zak Hammill at akskijump@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Additional Ski Jumping Information and Contacts

Ski Jumping Links

Women’s Ski Jumping
USA Nordic Sports

Ski Jumping Contacts

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

Chair: Karen Compton kcompton@gci.net

Registration: NSAA Office admin@anchoragenordicski.com