Who We Are
Women’s Ski Jumping USA (WSJ-USA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Park City, that was created to support the increasing number of elite U.S. women ski jumpers who need financial support and strong leadership to get them into international competition and on sport's biggest stage―the Olympic Games. In addition, we also support up-and-coming young jumpers who are the future of our sport.
The mission of Women's Ski Jumping USA is to support a successful and sustainable program focused on growing participation in U.S. women's ski jumping by facilitating US development efforts that produce the best women ski jumpers in the world, with an emphasis on Character, Confidence and Courage. In addition, WSJ-USA aims to remain an influential voice in advocating for gender equality in sport.
What You Are Funding
Women’s Ski Jumping USA supports ski jumpers of all ages, from those competing in the Winter Games to those just learning to fly. The athletes work hard every day to be their best - but the cost of travel for competition and training opportunites is an added weight that supporters like you help lighten.
Honoring How Far We've Come
On April 6, 2011, after a lengthy fight and legal battle, the IOC finally announced that a women’s ski jumping event would be added to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The women currently have one event—normal hill competition, while the men have three events (normal hill, large hill, and team competition). WSJ-USA leaders continue to lobby to reach parity in ski jumping in the Winter Games.
Athletes Jessica Jerome, Sarah Hendrickson, and Lindsey Van participated in the inaugural women’s ski jumping event in Sochi, Russia at the 2014 Olympics, placing 10th, 21st, and 15th respectively. These women, along with their team-mates, persevered to make history!
Together with your support, our US athletes will continue to FLY!