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.
About Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined
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.
Empty section. Edit page to add content here.
The first known ski jumper was a Norwegian lieutenant named Olaf Rye, who, in 1809, launched himself 9.5 metres in the air before an audience of other soldiers. By 1862, ski jumpers like Sondre Norheim were tackling much larger jumps travelling longer distances and competing in official ski jumping contests.
Men’s ski jumping has been part of the Olympic Winter Games since the first Games in Chamonix, in 1924. The large hill competition was added for the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Games.
Ski Jumping is a sport in which an athlete skis down a long ramp, referred to as the in-run, and launches into the air at speeds of up to 95 kilometres per hour, attempting to go as far as possible. In addition to the length that skiers jump, judges give points for style. Ski jumping is predominantly a winter sport, performed on snow, and is part of the Winter Olympic Games, but can also be performed in summer on artificial surfaces (porcelain or frost rail track on the in-run, plastic on the landing hill).
Ski jumping is predominantly a winter sport, performed on snow, and is part of the Winter Olympic Games, but can also be performed in summer on artificial surfaces – hard plastic tracks are used on the inrun, the landing hill is covered in a plastic turf and applied with water from a sprinkler system. COP has 4 jumps that are used frequently during the summer and fall: the K18 for beginners, the K38 for beginner and development jumpers, the K63 for development jumpers, and the K89 for world class international competitions.