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U10 Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping, ages 8-10

U10 Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping, ages 8-10

U10 Nordic Combined and Nordic Combined program includes nordic jumping and cross country skiing for a well-rounded nordic skiing experience. Athletes explore the fundamentals of both disciplines and gain confidence and skill in a fun, supportive environment. Jumping takes place on the smallest jump (HS8) as well as the HS20 and HS30 meter jumping hills. Optional competitions are available through the Hitchens Brothers’ Wednesday Night Jump Series, Steamboat Cup Series, and through local and U.S. Ski & Snowboard ski jumping, cross country and nordic combined competitions. Register by September 15 to help ensure a place in this program.

  • Skill requirement: Successful completion of U8 Skiing or beginner to intermediate skiing skills and a coach’s recommendation.
  • Equipment: Fees include nordic jumping equipment, but participants must have their own cross country skate skiing equipment. First year U10 athletes are encouraged to start on alpine equipment (which is not provided) and then progress into the nordic jumping equipment. Second year U10 athletes can start on jumping equipment for both Fall Plastic Jumping Session or the winter on-snow program.
  • Passes: Nordic Combined athletes need a Howelsen Hill ALPINE & NORDIC PASS (Combined) and Jumpers need an Alpine-only pass.
  • Memberships: A U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership is required to compete in U.S. Ski & Snowboard sanctioned events. A USANS athlete membership is required for the USANS Virtual Nationals and Jr. U.S. Cup events (additional registration required). Renewal deadline is October 15.


U10 Fall Plastic Jumping: (this is additional program priced separately)
Wednesday and Friday, 4-6 p.m. + Mini-Camp, September 25 through October 20.

Wednesday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m. starting November 13

Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. (Jumping)
Thursday, 4-6 p.m. (Cross country)
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Jumping, team lunch, followed by cross country)

Last day of programming is March 15.

2024-2025 Program Fee

2024-2025 Program Fee:

U10 Fall Plastic Jumping: $400

Nordic Combined (all days): $1,995 plus $300 refundable work deposit

Jumping only (Wednesday & Saturday): $1,680 plus $300 refundable work deposit

  • Payment Plan: SSWSC offers multiple payment options for summer, winter, and year-round program fees. Credit cards, eCheck (ACH bank transfer), cash, and checks are all accepted. We also offer a payment plan option. Find more information HERE.

  • Work Deposit Program: SSWSC requires a work deposit for each family. During the registration process, the program fee listed includes the work deposit. Families can earn back the work deposit by volunteering for SSWSC or opt out of volunteering and donate the work deposit to SSWSC. Find more information on the Work Deposit Program HERE.

  • Ride the SSWSC Bus: SSWSC offers after-school bus transportation from Steamboat Springs public schools to Howelsen Hill for SSWSC elementary and middle school athletes, 1st through 8th grades, on their scheduled training days. Sign up during the registration process. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Scholarships: SSWSC offers scholarships for program fees through a one-step EZ Scholarship process during registration and enrollment. For more information on additional program fee scholarships and other scholarship opportunities, check out the scholarship pages on our website.

Questions about this program?
Email Todd Wilson, Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Program Director

Todd Wilson