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.


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.


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.


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.


Questions? Get in touch

2016 CXC Chairman’s Award Recepients

Past weekend marked the annual CXC Chairman’s Award Reception and Dinner at Lakewood’s Resort in Cable, WI.

The Chairman’s award Reception Dinner occurred in conjunction with the 2016 CXC/USSA Wayne Fish Coaches Conference & Certification as we honored four individuals who have dedicated their time as volunteers, coaches and leaders to better the sport and culture of cross country skiing.

Each of these awards not only recognize the individuals for whom they are named after, but also the individuals who have carried on the same legacy and dedication to the sport as Igor, Wayne, John and Tony did.


Sten Fjeldheim – Coach of the Year Award


Four awards were presented during the reception. The Igor Badamshin Coach of the Year award presented by Piotr Bednarski (last year’s award recipient) was received by Northern Michigan University head coach Sten Fjeldheim. Stens’ lengthy list of accomplishments was summarized with this award which Sten accepted by telling a heartwarming and humorous speech that had attendees inspired about historic and future accounts concerning the cross-country ski community.


Craig Jarvinen – Volunteer of the Year Award


The Wayne Fish award was presented by the prodigies’ son and United States Ski Team Development Coach Bryan Fish. Fish handed the honor to Craig Jarvinen, a devoted volunteer of the Loppet Nordic Foundation and coach for Edina. Craig was renowned for his diligent work managing the challenges faced when warm weather threatened the courses at the Junior Nationals held at Telemark Trail System last season. Craig’s’ leadership and ability to delegate a workforce of over one-hundred volunteers saved the week of races.


John Munger – Leadership Award


John Hugus was remembered for his commitment to skier development as John Munger, executive director of Loppet Nordic Racing, was honored for his own leadership. This leadership was recognized as the fuel for athlete development throughout the United States by providing programming in the Twin Cities area. Munger’s integral role with the Loppet Foundation, CXC Youth Cup and CXC Youth Committee was recognized as Don Becker (last year’s award recipient) spoke of Mungers’ success in a program that has allowed athletes to live healthy lifestyles and experience success as competitive skiers.


Dennis Kruse – Tony Wise Award


The recipient of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement award was Dennis Kruse. Dennis was presented with the award by current President of CXC Oyvind Solvang. As a former CXC President himself, Dennis was celebrated for his long time support and involvement with CXC, the American Birkebeiner Foundation and announcer of IPC World Cup, World Championships and Junior National. Dennis was recognized with a character reminiscent of Tony Wise through and through.




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.