The Nordic Combined events at the 1956 Winter Olympics started with The ski jumping competition on Sunday, January 29, 1956, at the Trampolino Olimpico Italia, using the shorter (K90) hill. Standings were determined by the combined length of 3 jumps per entrant and combined style points (best 2 out of 3), awarded by a pool of 5 international judges. The event was won by Juri Moshkin of the USSR with a total of 217.5 points. 36 competitors of 12 competing nations started.
The second part of the Nordic Combined events took place on Tuesday, January 31, 1956 at the Stadio della neve with the 15 km cross-country competition. The course had a vertical drop of 185 m. and a max. climb of 150 m. (420 m. total climb). The event was won by Sverre Steinersen of Norway with a time of 0.56.18. Steinersen would go on to win the overall classification with 455 points. 35 competitors of 12 competing nations started. No team classification was contested.