The Eau Claire Flying Eagles Ski Club is a non-profit organization set up to promote recreational and competitive skiing at all levels in the Chippewa Valley. This includes disciplines in ski jumping, cross country skiing, and alpine skiing. We offer a healthy alternative to overly competitive sports. Our family atmosphere and club environment provide opportunities for our youth to become champions - on the hill and in life!
We strived to keep the beloved tradition of skiing thriving in the Chippewa Valley and instill a lifelong love of outdoor sports. Our hope is to engage strong participation from aspiring individuals through the practical application of ski disciplines.
The Eau Claire community has a rich history with over 130 years of ski jumping. The Flying Eagles Ski Club continues to uphold that heritage by hosting annual tournaments at both our Mt. Washington and Silver Mine Nordic Ski Complexes.
Eau Claire's history in ski jumping was ignited in 1886 when Norwegian immigrants founded the Dovre Ski Club. Many decades and name changes later, the Dovre Ski Club became the Eau Claire Ski Club, now known as the Flying Eagles Ski Club - one of the oldest in the United States.
Ski jumping was prominent in America long before other ski disciplines; including alpine, cross country and telemark skiing. The long history associated with the Eau Claire Ski Club affirms Eau Claire as the original birthplace of skiing in America.
In the 1930s, the Flying Eagles Ski Club was born and went on to make a significant impact not only in its home of "Shawtown" but throughout the city, state and nation. The leadership of the club facilitated an explosion that propelled an estimated 250 city youths skiing with six different clubs on five different ski jumps. These included the East Side Hill, Carson Park, Ninth Ward, Mt. Simon and Fourth Ward. In 2015, the final two clubs, the Flying Eagles Ski Club and the Eau Claire Ski Club merged to create a single united group!