Beginner Ski Jumping "Hoppers" & Wed. Nights (Dec 11 - Mar 15)

As a designated National Training Centre for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, Whistler Olympic Park has a world-class ski jumping facility for all ages and abilities. While World Cup and Olympic athletes regularly train and compete on the big hills, a new beginner facility was constructed in 2014 and is now available to those who want to try the exciting sport.

Beginners can join drop-in classes and progress in weekly programs. In the introductory programs, participants start on a 10-meter snow bump where they safely learn the correct technique with the guidance of professional coaches. After that, jumpers can progress to the 20 and 40 meter hills to refine their technique and try bigger jumps. High quality ski jumping equipment, including skis and boots, is available for the programs.

'Hoppers': Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined for Kids

Do you enjoy getting big air?

Explore the thrilling sports of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined. Develop the skills to safely fly on our new junior training jumps!

This multi-session flight school will give you the important skills and confidence to jump far with top style. Highly qualified ski jumping coaches guide participants through a progression of dryland and on-snow skills leading to their first attempts on our 20 and 40 meter junior jumps. With the optional Nordic combined skate skiing component you will also develop the skills to ski fast.

Details:
When:

12 Sundays, December 11 – March 19 (no sessions on Dec. 25, Jan. 1 Feb. 12)

9:30 - 10:30am: Nordic Combined skate skiing (optional)

11:00am - 3:00pm: Ski Jumping (1/2 hour lunch break from 12:30 - 1:00pm)

Who: Girls and boys, Ages 8-14, Beginners to advanced, no prior experience required
Cost: Ski Jumping only: $385 + tax
Nordic Combined (includes skate skiing) $450 + tax
(prices include daily park pass and rentals)
Equipment: Rentals are included, participants may bring their own CSA approved Snowsports helmet and skate skis. Running shoes are required for dryland/indoor activities. Participants will use Whistler Olympic Park’s Ski Jumping and Nordic equipment.
Registration:

Register Online, by phone (604 964 0060 ext. 2460) or by email

Check-in Whistler Olympic Park Day Lodge, Sport School/Guest Services Desk (upstairs)

Wednesday 'Night Flight' Sessions - Drop-in for ALL AGES

Do you enjoy flying? Looking for an exciting time on Wednesday nights? This program is for you!

Give Nordic jumping a shot on our awesome training jumps. Use your downhill gear or try our hybrid Nordic jump skis! After a brief instructional session with a top notch coach, jumpers can head up to the top of the inrun for their first flights on the 20 meter hill. By the end of the season you could be flying up to 40 meters off of our large training jump!

Details:

 

When: Wednesdays: 6:30pm-8:00pm (Dec. 14, 21, 28, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8)
Who: Children and adults ages 7 and up
Pre-requisite: Intermediate/advanced skiing ability
Equipment: Your own properly adjusted alpine or telemark equipment and CSA certified snow sports helmet. Participants can also use our hybrid Nordic jumping skis fitted with NNN bindings.
*Straight and narrow skis are the best for control on the in run (skis wider than 125mm do not handle well in our iced in run tracks).
Cost: $20.00 per session or 5 sessions for $80.00 Park entry required ($5.00/person on Wednesdays after 3:00pm)
Registration:

Limited capacity, registration online, per phone 604 964 0060 ext. 2460 or by email.

Check-In:

Whistler Olympic Park Day Lodge, Sport School/Guest Services Desk (upstairs)