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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.
Winter Ski Jumping: November 13- March 8, 2018
Winter jumping will be ONE SESSION this winter, and will be a combination of weeknight practices and every-other-weekend practices. There is an option to pay in two installments. Contact Amber in the NSAA Office at 907-276-7609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
- Gentle introduction to ski jumping for kids ages 5-7. Once a week for 6 weeks- hot cocoa provided!
- $150 registration fee, Jumpers provide their own alpine equipment (skis, boots & helmet)
- Wednesdays 5:30- 7:30pm: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 2018
- New Jumpers ages 8-9, and experienced jumpers under 10 years old.
- $435 registration fee, $60 equipment fee
- M/W or T/Th, 5:30pm- 7:30pm, and every other Sat or Sun 12-3pm
- Jumpers ages 10-11
- $510 registration fee, $60 equipment fee
- M/W or T/Th, 5:30pm- 8:00pm, and every other Sat or Sun 12-3pm
- U14 and older:
- Jumpers ages 12 and older
- $700 registration fee, $60 equipment fee
- M-Th 5:30pm- 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, 5:30pm- 7:30pm
- No Jumping practice for ALL on the following days: November 23-24, 2017, December 22-31, 2017, January 1, 2018
Location: Karl Eid Jump Facility is located adjacent to Hilltop Ski area – Location Map
Cubs: Winter: $150
U10: Winter: $435, $60 equipment rental per session
U12: Winter: $510, $60 equipment rental per session
U14 and older: Winter: $700, $60 equipment rental per session
Adults (20+): Winter: $200 registration fee (includes “vintage” jumping skis, boots and suit), $60 equipment fee to use new jumping equipment
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.
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
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 4 years. Zak came to us from Ishpeming, Michigan, where he was the head ski jump coach. He was also a Central Divison coach. Zak started ski jumping in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and moved on to trail and compete at the highest levels in the USA and Europe. Zak is finishing his senior year at APU in the Outdoor Studies program.
Coach Natasha Mattoon
Natasha Mattoon is NSAA’s small hill ski jumping coach. She has been coaching for NSAA for 3 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 jump at various levels. Natasha began jumping when she was 5 years old. She recently graduated from APU with a degree in Sustainability Studies.
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 email@example.com or call 907-227-9776 if you’re interested.
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Co-Chair: Karen Compton firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Vivienne Murray email@example.com 907-227-9776