Final 7 Days Before Eriksen Bike Drawing

There are just 7 DAYS left before the end of the Eriksen Bike Drawing to support the CXC Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment.




The 1st place winner will receive a custom designed, hand crafted, Eriksen titanium road frame built with Shimano Ultegra wheel-set (or similar equivalent) and Shimano Ultegra speed component group (or similar equivalent). Total manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the bike and included components is $8,500.00.

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Job Opportunity: Communications and Media Manager

The CXC’s communications manager is responsible for external and internal communications to key CXC stakeholders and members. Previous experience providing communications leadership focusing on audience, message and delivery management through content development and education. The ideal candidate will be self- motivated, outgoing, organized and structured in addition to being personally conversant and be able to think ‘outside of the box’. A passion for sports is essential along with being a Nordic skier and a strong team player.

Interested candidates should direct cover letter, resume, list of references and salary history to or mail to: CXC Skiing, PO Box 930442, Verona, WI 53593



Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC Skiing) is recognized by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) as the Regional Governing Body for the sport of cross country skiing in the Central Region. As such, CXC Skiing is the official representative to the USSA, recognized as a Community Olympic Development Program by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Paralympic Sport Club by the United States Paralympics (USP).

CXC Skiing is focused on sport development; athlete, coach and official education and certification; sanctioning regional events; organizing and training CXC Team athletes for National and International competitions. CXC Skiing’s regional headquarters is located in Madison, WI.


Ski for Light Seeking Skiers and Guides

Annual Event at Snow Mountain Ranch

Ski for Light (SFL) is a 40+ year old program that provides an annual week long event for Blind, Visually and Mobility impaired skiers.


SFL is actively seeking skiers (Blind, Visually & Mobility impaired) and guides (experienced XC skiers) to participate in its annual event on February 5-12, 2017 at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, near Winter Park, Colorado.

Both skiers and guides pay the same amount for the event, which is all inclusive (trail passes, hotels, 3 meals a day, airport transfers). Airfare is NOT included. Also, some stipends are available, based upon need. Interested folks should apply by early November.

* If you have immediate questions regarding this event and/or application process, please contact Leslie Maclin.


Coaches Certification and Conference – One Month Away!

The 5th annual CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Certification and Conference presented by Podiumwear is just one month away! Join fellow coaches from around the nation to collaborate and learn new coaching practices through the Level 100 or 200 certification and/or through the conference.

When: October 21-23

Where: Lakewoods Resort, Cable, (WI)

There are two new keynote speakers this year that will be presenting at the conference, Bjorn Ilsemann, Head Junior Coach at IL Heming, Norway and Rebecca Rick, USSA Sports Dietitian.

Ilsemann will be presenting the Norwegian Training Model and Philosophy, a strength training session as well as a ski technique training session. Rebecca Rick will be presenting about general nutrition – facts and fallacy as well as performance nutrition.




The focus of the Level 100 certification, presented by Dr. Jim Mullen, MD at Marshfield Clinic and Head Junior Coach of the Lakeland Nordic Ski Team, is for coaches to learn the fundamentals for effective coaching in cross country skiing and to demonstrate basic knowledge in these areas.

Level 200 certification, presented by Bryan Fish, U.S. Ski Team Development Coach, focuses primarily on physiology and training methods for developing cross country skiers, while giving coaches more tools to effectively prepare their athletes for competition.


The second annual Chairman’s Award Dinner will happen in conjunction with the Coaches Conference, Saturday, October 22nd. The dinner recognizes and honors individuals who have contributed so much to the sport of cross country skiing.

The awards presented include the Igor Badamshin Coach of the Year Award, Wayne Fish Volunteer of the Year Award and the John Hugus Leadership Award.

These awards are named after individuals who exemplified the energy, persistence, passion and commitment to carry out a vision to better the sport of cross country skiing.

Anyone can attend the reception and dinner. Invites are complementary to anyone attending the conference and certification.


Podiumwear Custom Sports Apparel

Podiumwear is proud to support the CXC Coaches Education series. We were started as a company designed to make coaches lives easier, so they could spend their time coaching and not managing clothing orders. Supporting skiing has been a part of our mission since our founding, whether through support of CXC and the NNF, or working with elite athletes like Jessie Diggins. We strive to be the best at all aspects of custom uniforms for high school and club teams.

The CXC coaches education is the best at continuing coaches training, and we are happy to play a small part in their programming,” said Reid Lutter.



Yuriy Gusev, CXC Athletic Director

For further information or details regarding the  Coaches Conference, contact Yuriy Gusev.



Application Process Now Open for Midwest Junior National and U16 NENSA Trips

The Midwest Coaches Committee is opening the application process for both the 2017 Junior National Championships in Lake Placid, NY as well as the U16 NENSA Trip in Farmington, Maine. Coaches on these trips will volunteer their time to coach the best in the Midwest at these championship events.

This application process is for Head Wax Coaches, Assistant Wax Coaches, Age Group Coaches, and Support Staff. Requirements for each position can be found in the Midwest Junior Committee Bylaws.

Applications can be submitted online and are due October 16th.

Any USSA and CXC licensed coach is invited to apply for these trips. The trip time frame is March, 3rd-12th, 2017 for the Junior Nationals Trip to Mt. Van Hovenberg in Lake Placid, NY and March 8th-12th, 2017 for the NENSA U16 Trip.





Update: Eriksen Bike Drawing

As of today we have acquired 44% of our total goal of 200 tickets by October 4th.

Creating a sport of inclusion is the goal of the CXC Adaptive Program. Each year, CXC makes a step forward in providing youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments with opportunities to participate and compete alongside everyone else. Without the support from fundraisers such as the Eriksen Bike Drawing, achieving this goal would not be a possibility.


Brenden Ojibway, an adaptive athlete and CXC Adaptive Program participant, has seen the results and benefits of participating in an adaptive program. Ojibway is an inspiration to many and has remained persistent in chasing his dreams.

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Brenden has been with the CXC Adaptive Program for three years. He is a multi-sport athlete who competed at the 2016 Adaptive Sports Junior National Championships USA for Track and Field, placing second in discus throw and third in both shot put and javelin throw.

During the winter, Brenden skis and competes in the Wisconsin State High School Nordic Championships as well as Junior National Qualifiers.

“These past three years, CXC and the coaching staff have provided me with equipment, coaching expertise and racing opportunities.” Said Brenden. “Not to mention the encouragement they give me to challenge myself everyday with new goals both on and off the skis. I enjoy skiing and the CXC Adaptive Program offers me the benefit of a great workout and competitions!”


Brenden Ojibway trying out a sit-ski for the first time.



Brenden sit-skiing three years later and competing at the 2016 Wisconsin State High School Nordic Championships. 



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Open Citizen Altitude Training Camp

Want to experience quality training in a scenic area and at the home of the U.S. Ski Team? Sign up for the Open Masters/Citizen Altitude Training Camp in Park City, (UT), September 21-25.


The schedule is full of great workouts, technique sessions and unique presentations.


General Schedule

Wednesday 9/21

4:00 PM / Hike or run up to Immigration Pass (optional)

Thursday 9/22

7:00 AM / Breakfast – watching World Cup videos

9:00 AM / Skate rollerski technique workout (starting from Jeremy Ranch Elementary School)

11:30 AM / Lunch – Video review

2:30 PM / Classic rollerski technique workout

6:00 PM Dinner / Presentation from USST at Rossignol

Friday 9/23

7:00 AM / Breakfast – watching World Cup videos

9:00 AM / Distance rollerski with technique work and lactate testing up Big Mtn. Pass

11:30 AM / Lunch – Video review

2:30 PM / Strength workout

6:00 PM / Dinner

Saturday 9/24 

7:00 AM / Breakfast – watching World Cup videos

9:00 AM / Functional movement workout with USST coach

11:30 AM / Lunch – video review

2:30 PM / Hike/run on Mtn. Trails at Snowbird

6:00 PM / Dinner

Sunday 9/25


9:00 AM / Rollerski at Soldier Hollow (optional)



Yuriy Gusev, CXC Athletic Director

For further information or details regarding the Park City Camp, contact Yuriy Gusev.