Nordic Combined

This popular event combines ski jumping and cross-country skiing, a juxtaposition of an incredibly explosive, adrenaline-seeking sport with a cardiovascular endurance event, making Nordic combined competitors some of the best all-around athletes in the world. Participants will compete on a K90 (HS96), a shorter hill, at the Olympic Jumping Complex, and race distances from 3k to 10k at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The winner is determined by a combination of points, and the first racer across the finish line after a pursuit start.

This traditional event has athletes take one competitive jump. A start list for the cross-country skiing race is calculated based on the jumping results, with the top finisher starting first and all other athletes chasing. The winner is the first athlete across the finish line.

Individual Gundersen

The event includes three athletes from each country who each take one scored jump. Scores are combined for an overall score that’s used to make a start list for the cross-country skiing race. Each competitor then takes a turn racing 3.3k, tagging off to the next skier. The team that crosses the finish line first is the winner.

Team Gundersen

In this event, the cross-country race is first, with the results determining a points handicap for the jumping event. The winner of the race has no points deducted. Athletes jump in order from slowest to fastest racer. The winner is the athlete with the most combined points.

Mass Start

This event’s pursuit start list is based on the two-person team’s combined jumping scores. Athletes will then take turns skiing a 1.5k loop, tagging off between laps until each athlete has completed three laps. The winner is the first team across the finish line.

Mixed Team Sprint

About The Venues

Ski jumps in the distance at the Olympic Jumping Complex

Olympic Jumping Complex

One of the most-recognizable competition venues from the 1980 Winter Olympics is the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex—home to 90- and 120-meter ski jumps. The Jumping Complex serves as a training ground for ski jumpers and aerialists year-round. 

Skiers outside the lodge at the Mount Van Hoevenberg nordic skiing center

Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Mt. Van Hoevenberg combines outdoor recreation with Lake Placid’s Olympic legacy. The sliding center boasts a world-class combined skeleton and bobsled track while the Nordic center offers 4km of World Championship rated trails and 50km of additional cross country skiing trails. Plus, the new Mountain Pass Lodge offers a restaurant, retail shopping, equipment rentals, and more.