Just found this little gem from 2000/2001 called Deluxe Ski Jump. Very late, but it’s definitely a DOS game.
Pretty nice 3D graphics, quite well polished and pretty good controls, even though I never got very good at it.
(I played a full tournament, and finished second last! I think I landed in the scoring area maybe one time in 5)
I’m not sure where the developer, mediamond, is from. Maybe Germany given the doc file that came with the version I found was in German?
[edit: nope, they’re from Finland]
I think you could actually lose a lot of time with this one. It seems to have a pretty high skill roof, and strangely addictive gameplay.
Just been playing this one. I can’t say exactly what it is about it but it really hooked me. I was playing for a good half hour before getting rudely interrupted by my shopping arriving. I’d probably still be on it otherwise. It’s really relaxing and addictive, gradually learning exactly what you need to do to get a good jump.
I think there are a lot of hidden depths with the angle you need to be while flying seeming to change depending on the wind. I’m managing to get in the top 5 some of the time now but nowhere near winning anything. Easily my favourite of the games I’ve played so far. I may well go back to it but there are another 7 or 8 games to try first.