CXC Super Fit Weekends

Bring your old skis to test if they have a good fit for you, learn what conditions they will ski the best and compare them to new skis side by side.

Each CXC Super Fit weekend is about getting advice on ski gear, technique, training and waxing. CXC Team athletes and coaches will also assist in finding your best pair of skis from the store stock.


October 24-26
Lauderdale, MN


Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 10am-4pm / *Technique Clinic – 9am (*meet in shop parking lot)
Sun 12am-4pm

Coming up next…

Fontana Sports Weekend
(Madison, WI)

Bike Doc Weekend
(Dousman, WI)

Joe’s Ski Shop Weekend
(St. Paul, MN)

Level 100 Coaches Certification Opportunities

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Saturday, October 25 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm / Mora, Minnesota

Bryan Fish – U.S. Ski Team Development Coach

1:00 PM – Technique Clinic
3:00 PM – Classroom Session
4:30 PM – Test

Mora Nordic Center, Mora, MN




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Sunday, November 16 / 8:00am – 5:00pm / Minnesota, MN

Loppet Foundation HQ
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422


– 2014/15 CXC Coaches Membership
– 2014/15 USSA Membership (upgraded to USSA Coach Membership if participating in the USSA National Events or USST Trips)
– USSA Level 100 Cross Country Coaches Education Manual
– Technique Video Files
– CXC Academy Subscription (
– Level 100 On-Line Test
– First Aid and CPR Certification


7:00am – Check-In
8:00am – Level 100 On-Line Test
9:00am – First Aid and CPR Certification
12:30pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm – Level 100 Technique Clinic
5:00pm – Adjourn

– Notebook
– Laptop (if taking o n-line test)
– Training outfit
– Running shoes
– Classic and skate rollerski equipment



Custom Eriksen Road Bike Drawing

Kent Eriksen Cycles, HED Cycling and Sram are partnering to support CXC’s Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment by giving away a dream bike!


The winner will receive a custom designed, hand crafted, titanium road frame built with HED Jet 6 aero wheel set and Sram Rival 11 speed component group. Total MSRP of the bike and included components is $8,500.00.

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We are selling 200 tickets for $100 each, keeping the odds in your favor! Delivery of complete bike by April 1, 2015. Need NOT be present to win.

The Details:

The winner will be selected at the drawing on November 1.


Adaptive Skiing Partnerships

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I was honored to receive an invitation from the US Association of Blind Athletes to attend their fall conference as the biathlon expert at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  Over four days, attendees visited six stations to participate in adaptive sports for athletes with blindness or visual impairments. The participants were all VA staff members or from adaptive sports organizations from all over the country. The purpose of the conference was to enable and educate participants so that they would be able to introduce any of the six sports to their daily programming.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 1.29.40 PMAlong with biathlon, attendees were broken into teams to try out tandem cycling, judo, track and field, rowing, and goalball (a sport developed specifically for blind athletes). While each session was designed to be educational, participants also had to practice in preparation for the USABA Championship.  Teams went head to head on the final day of the conference to compete in rowing, biathlon marksmanship and goalball. In the end, the competition was all for fun, but that didn’t stop the teams from getting fired up!

I have to thank the USABA for all the work they did setting up the event.  The attendees of this conference serve thousands of injured and disabled veterans. I have no doubt that this conference empowered them to connect with their participants in new and exciting ways through sport. The President of USABA, Mark Lucas, opened the week by asking us what constitutes greatness. This conference was great. Well done USABA.

by Andrew Poffengerger, CXC Para Nordic Coach

Sponsorships available for Cable 2015

Organizers for the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Championships seeking major sponsors to partner with for Cable 2015.

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Organizers of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, from January 22- February 1, launched their sponsorship program on Friday September 19th aimed at recruiting the revenue and corporate sponsors needed to host such a prestigious international event.

Cable 2015 is expected to gather around 150 athletes from 20 countries less than one year after the most successful Paralympic Winter Games ever took place in Sochi, Russia.

London 2012 and Sochi 2014 provided the ultimate springboard for media coverage and public interest in Paralympic sport. Current global interest in Paralympic sport is unprecedented. A cumulative TV audience of 2.1 billion people watched the Paralympic Games in Sochi this past March. Having the Nordic World Championships in the U.S is noteworthy because half of all the medals for the Winter Games come out of the Nordic sports.

Yuriy Gusev, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Cable 2015 put it this way. “The 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships will be the first gathering for these elite athletes since Sochi 2014 and will provide a world-wide platform for our corporate sponsors. Nordic sports are growing in popularity within the U.S and is widely popular overseas. Our sponsorship packages provide partners not only with a great return on investment but also a global outreach that is very attractive to sponsors”.

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Those interested in partnering with Cable 2015 can view the sponsorship package at:

Cable 2015 kicks off January 23rd with Opening Ceremonies and competition runs from Saturday January 24th through Monday February 2nd.

For questions related to Cable 2015 please contact:

Busy CXC Para Program


It’s easy to pigeonhole the typical “can’t believe summer is over already” narrative. That being said, it was surprising how fast and jam packed my first full summer at CXC was. With numerous events and mini-road trips, the CXC Para Program was busy!

Through July and August Duncan and I traveled to two major events for veterans, RIC’s Military Sports Camp and the Valor Games which was held at Soldier Field in Chicago. These are great events giving nearly 100 disabled Veterans the chance to participate in adaptive athletics. We are always excited to attend these events and recruit potential CXC Para Team athletes.


Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 12.46.56 PMWith winter just around the corner, the CXC Para Team athletes are preparing for the season with a series of camps through CXC and the US Para Team. Steve Baskis and others are meeting in Lake Placid this week for some intense dryland training and then flying to Sweden shortly after to get in some early season skiing in at one of Europe’s famous ski tunnels.

I have to admit, I may be a bit jealous. That being said, I know what kind of work our athlete’s have been putting in and am excited for their potential in the upcoming season.

- Andrew Poffenberger, CXC Para Nordic Coach