Our Staff Is Growing!

Central Cross Country Skiing is happy to announce our new Director of Athletics, Joe Haggenmiller.

Haggenmiller comes from Michigan Tech University (MTU) where he has been coaching cross-country running, Nordic skiing along with Track and Field.

Over the past fourteen years, Joe has coached over 40 national qualifiers, several Junior All-Americans and seven NCAA All-Americans. Additionally, Joe has coached three skiers on to Junior/U23 World Championships and two onto the USATF Junior National Championships.

Before coaching, Joe himself was a standout skier and runner at Northern Michigan University from 1988-91. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from NMU, Joe went onto the University of Utah, receiving a Juris Doctor Degree. Aside from coaching Joe is a licensed attorney and even taught sport law at MTU.

“I would like to thank CXC Skiing for this new opportunity. I’m excited to continue my passion for skiing in my new role with CXC. I look forward to working with our region’s race organizers, volunteers, clubs, coaches, officials and athletes to help continue to move our sport forward here in the Central region.” – Joe.

After his successful tenure at MTU, Joe will be continuing his passion for skiing and his involvement in the central region’s ski community with Central Cross Country Skiing where he will be working out of Duluth, Minnesota.

Trail Kids Summer Program

MadNorSki Trails Kids is a summer and fall program that is designed to promote outdoor active adventures for children ages 6-14 years old.

Youth outdoor enthusiasts enjoy activities including mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing, adventure running, and cross country skiing.

This program is affiliated with Trail Kids Midwest initiative and provides young outdoor adventure-seekers the opportunity to try a variety of summer endurance sport-based activities.

Dates: June 20-August 17
Locations: Seminole Bike Trails and Eagle Elementary School
Time: Tuesdays, 6-7 pm
Cost: $140

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After The Medals: Video Interviews with Silver and Bronze Medalists Diggins & Randall

2017 Lahti FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Photo: John Lazenby/Lazenbyphoto.com

Two American woman and one Norwegian reached the podium in the first medals race of 2017 Nordic World Championships, with Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway (c) taking gold, and for the U.S., Jessie Diggins (l) and Kikkan Randall (r) taking silver and bronze, respectively, in the women’s freestyle sprint on Thursday, Feb. 24 in Lahti, Finland.


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Live Streaming of Nordic Junior World Champs

Junior World Championships

Family and fans around the world will be able to watch the USANA FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships live from Utah’s 2002 Olympic venues January 30-February 5.

Every event of the World Championships will be streamed live through the National Nordic Foundation (NNF).

Daily coverage of all qualifying and competition rounds in cross country, Nordic combined and ski jumping will be broadcast daily.

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NNF will be offering the full week of coverage in all sports for $49.95. Fans can also purchase events individually for $4.95 each. Competition begins on Monday, January 30.

Cross country coverage at Soldier Hollow will be produced by Central Cross Country Ski Association, with USA Nordic managing production of ski jumping from the Utah Olympic Park.

Veteran cross country announcer Peter Graves will anchor coverage from Soldier Hollow along with Peter Ashley and Matt Heimburger.

At the Utah Olympic Park ski jumps, Olympian Anders Johnson and veteran ski jumping announcer Carl Roepke will provide commentary.

Inaugural Ice Age Challenge – Cross Country Ski Race

The Ice Age Challenge cross-country ski race will be hosted at the Elver Park Ski Trails and include several separate race distances throughout the day. The courses range from flat sections, gently rolling hills to challenging climbs and exciting downhills.

Date: Saturday, February 18
Location: Elver Park, Madison (WI)
Distances: 5 / 15 / 22.5 km


Elver Park is located on the west side of Madison and considered as one of the best places to cross country ski in Madison area. The park is home to 5km of lighted trails in addition to a 1-2.5 km manmade snow loop that will be used in the event of low snow conditions.

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Accepting Orders: Custom CXC Performance Clothing

Starting this year CXC is excited to be partnered with Podiumwear, our key partner for the 2016 Wayne Fish Coaches Conference.

With the CXC Storefront With Podiumwear now open, you have until December 15th (one month!) to order high quality outdoor performance clothing that will make skiing comfortable this winter.

Anyone placing an order between now and December 15th will be entered to win a new Rudy Project Windmax helmet.

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Also new this year, CXC Member Clubs placing team orders through Podiumwear are able to use the CXC logo to showcase their club partnership with our organization.

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