Tournaments

Tournaments2023-01-31T13:33:24+00:00

118th Norge Annual Winter Ski Jump Tournament

POSTPONED
Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12

Noon – 4:00PM
Gates Open At 11:00AM

FROM THE BOARD OF THE NORGE SKI CLUB

After careful consideration for the safety of our athletes, the 2023 Norge Winter Tournament is postponed. The new dates
are Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12. Buttons and VIP tickets purchased for the tournament are valid for the
new dates! Due to January’s unseasonable temperatures, it hasn’t stayed cold enough for snowmaking.

The good news is sustained cold temperatures are expected this weekend and next week. That means conditions should
allow us to start making snow again. A few inches of snow from Mother Nature look nice – it’s not nearly enough snow to
create safe conditions for our athletes. It takes tons of snow and grooming to cover the Norge jumps and hills.

We’re disappointed to have to postpone the 2023 tournament weekend, but we can’t wait to see you February 11-12! Both
days, the schedule stays the same: gates open at 11:00 AM and opening ceremonies start at Noon.

The weather forecast shows Chicagoland snow this week. Isn’t that all you need for ski jumping?2023-01-24T18:30:55+00:00

The 1-3” of snow expected might give us the winter wonderland view we love!  But it’s not enough when our athletes are hurling themselves 60 miles per hour off an icy 200 foot tall tower.  We need to make A LOT of snow to cover our jumps and hills – more than a foot deep in some places.

Why can’t you ski jump without snow?2023-01-24T18:31:13+00:00

Our athletes do jump in the summer and fall with running water on the jumps and hills.  We host another great ski jumping tournament in October!  In the winter our hills are installed with a complex system of steel cables and netting secured to hold the snow we make. These can’t be taken off without considerable planning.  If we could remove the cable and netting, running water on the jumps and hills at near freezing temperatures would create a very dangerous situation for our athletes.

Why can’t you make snow?2023-01-24T18:27:52+00:00

It takes sustained temperatures of under 20 degrees in order to use our snowmaking equipment and make snow.  And we need A LOT of snow – more than a foot deep in most places.  It stayed cold enough in late December, but warmer temps and rain over the last three weeks have melted most of the snow we made.

Why did you choose the February 11-12 weekend as your new date?2023-01-24T18:26:43+00:00

We truly want to host our athletes and fans during our originally scheduled weekend.  The date of this event is scheduled nearly a year in advance with ski jumping competitions across the world (really!) and negotiated with other ski jumping clubs across the U.S.  February 11-12 are the only possible new dates that take into account other competitions and the weather.  If you purchased buttons but can’t make the new date, please give them to friends, family members or co-workers!

Why did you wait until now to postpone the event?2023-01-24T18:25:49+00:00

We’ve been closely watching the weather and temperatures many times a day for weeks.  (We love winter and are weather-obsessed!)  Until Monday, the Chicagoland forecast showed it would get cold enough and stay cold.  Now it appears there will not be sustained cold temperatures beginning until Saturday.  At minimum, we need four (4) consecutive days of cold temperatures to make enough snow to allow our athletes to jump.

What’s the situation? Why is the 2023 Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament postponed?2023-01-24T18:24:32+00:00

We started making snow in late December.  Air temperatures haven’t stayed cold enough to keep all the snow we’ve made or to make more snow.  Without enough snow, the conditions aren’t safe for our athletes.

What if I’ve already purchased a 2023 VIP ticket and I can’t attend on the new dates?2023-01-26T19:43:11+00:00

VIP ticket(s) are non-refundable however, they are transferable if you are not able to attend the event. We want to thank everyone who purchased VIP Tickets for our tournament.

What if I’ve already purchased a 2023 admission button and I can’t attend on the new dates?2023-01-26T19:38:54+00:00

Admission Buttons are non-refundable however, they are transferable if you are not able to attend the event. We want to thank everyone for purchasing buttons for our tournament.

Purchase buttons online $20.00
Purchase buttons local merchants $20.00, see list below
Purchase buttons at gate $25.00

Free admission for children 12 & under
Bring blankets & lawn chairs
No carry-ins allowed
No dogs allowed

All sales are final. No refunds will be granted.

Featuring

Sat. Junior Small Hills and Junior National Qualifier – K70
Sun. US Cup Competition – K70
Long Standing Jump
Great Food and Beverage
Fun for the Whole Family

Watch our Norge Ski Club athletes take flight, competing against the best jumpers from across the U.S.! Our Winterfest is fun for all ages. Enjoy food hot off the grill, plus beverages from Wild Onion Brewery, Miller Brewing and more!

The fun begins Saturday Noon with our juniors, followed by intermediate ski jumpers on our 40 meter jump. The energy grows into the afternoon to the main event: Olympic hopefuls launch off the towering 70 meter jump! Sunday starts again at Noon, with Big Hill Thrill action on the 70 meter jump all afternoon.

Thank you for supporting Norge Ski Club, a local 501(c)(3), where kids of all ages learn to fly! Some realize their Olympic dream – Norge is home to United States Winter Olympic Team ski jumpers from 2018 and 2022!

Weekend Schedule

SATURDAY FEB. 11 SUNDAY FEB 12
Junior Tournament Small Hills – Noon Opening Ceremonies – Noon
Junior National Qualifier K70 US Cup Competition K70
Longest Standing Competition

Free Parking

Parking is available at the Norge Ski Club, Jewel and Train Station.  Please see our Grounds Map.

Shuttle Bus Service

Free Shuttle Buses will be running from the train station in Fox River Grove, Jewel and Norge Ski Club.

Find out more . . .

Come join the community and have fun while working for a good cause.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to make this event successful! We are a 501 (c)(3) non-for-profit, and all proceeds go to the continued development of the facilities and the development of athletes.  We use Sign Up Genius.

VIP PASSES

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023
Noon – 4PM

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE VIP EXPERIENCE AT NORGE!

Norge Club House Fireplace
  • Access to Club House – Old World Style & Comfort
  • Indoor restrooms
  • Beverages – Water, Pop, Beer, Wine, Hard Seltzer
    Bloody Mary’s and Shots available for purchase
  • Lunch included
  • Silent Auction (Sports Memorabilia)
  • Raffle

Only a few tickets left! – $150.00

  • Must be 21 and older
  • No children
  • Limited Passes – purchase early
  • Club House is Handicapped Accessible
  • VIP Passes are Non-refundable and Nontransferable

Holiday Inn Express of Lake Zurich

197 S Rand Rd., Lake Zurich IL 60047

Norge Ski 20% Off Reservations

Buy Buttons at Local Merchants

Local merchants support us by selling tournament buttons and hanging our posters in their business.

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