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Canada's Premier Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Ski Club


Just like the Olympic Motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius", the Altius Nordic Ski Club strives for its athletes to be "Faster, Higher, Stronger".

The Nordic Ski Hoppers program is geared towards “FUN and FUNDAMENTALS”. Participants are exposed to a broad range of sports and activities and cross training, including each of the Nordic disciplines. A supportive and positive environment is provided for all participants, with an emphasis on participation.

The Altius focus highlights overall physical development, enhances healthy lifestyles and leadership abilities in each participant. It also provides the base and introduces an opportunity for long-term athlete development in the sports of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined skiing.

About the Sport



    In the 1800s, a small and obscure group of winter athletes traveled from ski carnival to the next in a competitive circuit. They specialized in ski jumping and cross-country skiing, two popular Nordic fields of competition. It was a show of athletic mastery and ability.

    Today, competitions are won based on Ski Jumping distance and style points combined with a Cross-Country skiing time. Athletes start the cross-country race based on their jumping finishing position. The first place jumper starts first and the following skiers are staggered behind based on a point to time conversion determined from their jumping points. The first skier to finish wins the event.

    Nathaniel Mah NoCo 2017



    Ski Jumping can be traced back to 1860 when Sondre Norheim of Norway, considered the Father of Ski Jumping, flew 30 meters. Check out a great article from Canada's Ski Magazine dated February 1953, to see some of the transformations over the past 57 years by downloading this article: PDF Article About The Flying Hickories.

    Ski Jumping competitions are judged on distance and style points. The "K" term is the critical point between the take-off point and the point on the outrun where the hill begins to flatten out. The average takeoff speed on the K89 is 84 km/h. Jumpers follow the hill's contour and are seldom more than 3 meters off the ground. COP has 5 jumps soon to be six: K10 for beginners is under construction, the K18 for beginners, the K38 for beginner and development jumpers, the K63 for development jumpers, and the K89 for world-class international competitions. The k114 at COP is no longer operational.



    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 with 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 competition.


    Altius Board Meetings


    June 29, 6:30pm 2022 AGM *Check your e-mail for details

    April 13, 2022 April 13 Minutes
    February 17, 2022 February 17 Minutes
    January  20, 2022 January 20 Minutes
    November 18, 2021 6:30pm November 18 Minutes
    October 21, 2021 6:30pm October 21 Minutes
    September 16, 2021 6:30pm September 16 Minutes
    August 19, 2021 6:30pm August 19 Minutes
    July 21, 2021 6:30pm July 21 Minutes
    June 30, 2021 6:30pm June 30 Minutes
    June 19, 2021 3:00pm AGM Zoom Call
    May 10, 2021 6:30pm May 10 Minutes
    March 25, 2021 6:00pm Parent Zoom Call 
    March 16, 2021 6:00pm  March 16 Minutes
    February 11, 2021 6:30pm  February 11 Minutes
    January 21, 2021 6:30pm  January 20 Minutes
    June 24, 2020  AGM Zoom Call 2020 AGM Minutes
    August 5, 2020 -  August 5 Minutes
    August 28, 2020 -  August 28 Minutes
    September 10, 2020 6:00pm - Parent Zoom Call
    October 14, 2020 6:30pm  October 14 Minutes
    November 18, 2020 6:30pm November 18 Minutes