We are the oldest, continuously open ski club in the United States.

Chicago Soldier Field 1954

The club was started in 1905 by a group of Norwegian men. Most lived in Chicago and came out to Fox River Grove to ski jump. They created cottages on our club grounds to give them a place to stay while they were working on building up the club grounds or just having fun ski jumping. Over the years, men and women of all nationalities have joined the club to experience the thrills and enjoyment of ski jumping.

In the early years of the club, huge crowds came in from Chicago and its suburbs to see our tournaments.

The clubs has also had some promotional jumps. Once the Norge ski club rented out Navy Pier in Chicago and set up a jump where the jumpers landed in the water.

About the Norge Ski Club

Our Mission

The Norge Ski Club prepares athletes for Olympic-level competition in the sport of Ski Jumping.  The club fosters national and international amateur athletic competition, and is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

  • To foster, promote and advance participation in the growth and development of skiing

  • To encourage and assist amateur athletes and their participation in local, national and international competition in the sport of skiing

  • To educate and inform the public of all aspects of the benefits to be derived from skiing

  • To guard the interests of the Club’s teams and to encourage good sportsmanship and fair play

  • To train students in basic skills up through advanced skills, and to encourage them to attend local and state wide competitions and tournaments and prepare for Olympic-level competition

  • To combat juvenile delinquency

  • To represent area athletes within the rules and bylaws of the United States Ski Association (“USSA”) and USA Ski Jumping.

US Olympic Trials
Norge Ski Club Junior Ski Jumpers at Training


Norge Ski Club welcomes new members.

Membership allows you to attend all meetings, participate in all club activities, and hang out with a great group of people on a regular basis! The first step in becoming a member is to come to one of our meetings.  If you care interested in joining please contact us.

  • Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00PM.  Meeting schedule varies during season.

  • Meetings are held at our club house on the Norge grounds.