Ski jumping and Nordic combined are no longer sports exclusive to the winter months. Summer training is extremely significant in both athlete and sport development. When Carl Howelsen started jumping here in Steamboat, the world record was 169 feet. The current world record is a whopping 825 feet!! Such a flight would not be possible without year-round training facilities like ours.
As a combined effort between the City of Steamboat Springs and private donors, two of Howelsen’s jumps (the HS45m and HS75m) are equipped with plastic matting that allows our athletes to train year round. The summer programs combine jump training and camps to other jumping venues along with dry land and endurance training. These summer programs continue to develop our athlete’s fitness, mind, and technique so they are prepared to go into the winter season successfully.
These training programs have been developed to enhance fitness levels specific to ski jumping and nordic combined (J/NC) and to make positive adjustments to technique. There are several training options to accommodate different ages, levels of interest, commitment and busy summer schedules. Training camps (see Summer/Fall Training Camp Schedule) are scheduled throughout the summer including trips to Park City for plastic jumping on a broader range of jumps. J/NC athletes not in a full time, season-long summer J/NC training program may attend any plastic camp but will be charged a daily coaching fee and equipment charges in addition to camp expenses. Camp details are available prior to each camp through our website or our coaching staff.
For more information on these training programs, please contact:
For more information please contact: