Alberta Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Association is a non-profit organization in started in 1991. The organization promotes, encourages and supports the competitive and recreational ski jumping and nordic combined programs in Alberta.
We are a unique club, primarily due to the fact that we are the only Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Provincial club in Canada.
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Nordic Combined is a winter sport in which athletes compete in ski jumping and cross-country skiing. This sport demands endurance and strength for cross-country skiing, and requires physical strength and technical control for ski jumping.
The jumping portion occurs first followed by a free technique cross-country race. The break between the jumping and the cross-country race can be as little as 35 minutes, or as long as a few hours. Known as a “Gundersen” or pursuit start, the jumping results generate the starting seed for the cross-country race that follows, with the second and remaining athletes beginning seconds or even minutes after the best jumper. Using pack-racing strategies, the athletes cluster into “trains” that chase down other athlete trains. The winner of the Nordic combined event is the first athlete across the cross-country finish line.