In Ski Jumping there are individual and team competitions - in Ruka the team competition will take place on Saturday and individual competition on Sunday. Adding style and distance points calculate the collective point score. The final result is based on the total point score, which is calculated by adding the collective point scores from the competitive jumping rounds.
Scoring starts with the scores of five Jumping Judges, and then the highest and lowest scores are eliminated. The three remaining scores are added. Each judge can use the scale from 0 to 20 points. The points scored for the distances jumped are calculated on the basis of the K point of the jumping hill. The K point distance equals 60 distance points. In Ruka (K120/HS142) the value of one meter is 1.8 points, i.e., distances longer/shorter than the K point are calculated by multiplying the meter value (1,8) by the length difference (in relation to the K point distance) and adding/subtracting this number to/from 60.
There are usually two scored rounds in a ski jumping competition. For the second scored round of the individual World Cup competition only the top 30 of the first competitive round will participate. The starting order for the second scored round is in reversed order of the collective points from the first scored round, i.e., the best jumper of the first round will jump last.
Nordic Combined consists of two completely different events: ski jumping that requires skill and cross-country skiing that requires physical strength.
The ski jumping portion during a traditional Nordic Combined competition is held under the same rules as the normal ski jumping competition with one scored rounds. The size of the jumping hill varies between a K75 and a K120 hill according to the K point distance of the hill (K120/HS142 in Ruka, Kuusamo). For every meter more or less than the K point distance, a Nordic Combined competitor gets 1.2 points added or subtracted to or from his total distance points. During a normal individual ski jumping competition on a large hill (K120/HS142) one meter is worth 1.8 points.
The jumping points are converted to a time handicap based on the length of the cross-country portion of the event - 15 points correspond to one minute in skiing on a 10 km course (in Ruka four laps on a 2.5 km track using free technique). Under the Gundersen method, or pursue start, skiers start at a pre-designated disadvantage in time in relation to the athlete who leads the jumping portion of the competition. The first skier crossing the finish line is the winner of the whole competition.
Men's and ladies´ races will be skied in classic and free techniques. On Saturday ladies' competition will be skied in 5 km and mens' 10 km (2 x 5 km) routes in classic techniques.
On Sunday ladies' competition will be skied in 10 km (4 x 2,5 km) and men's 15 km (6 x 2,5 km) routes in free techniques.