ski & snowshoe info
(nordic walking, too)

ski racing

Ski racing can be a great way to measure your skills and fitness level; can help you set goals for increased performance; and it's a great way to meet people you might enjoy skiing and training with.

There are often different categories of races. For example, elite skiers may be grouped together and take off first; while recreational skiers may have their own groups.

The organizations listed here can help you locate races and training camps for skill improvement.

American Birkebeiner
PO Box 911
Hayward, WI 54843
phone: 715-634-5025
description The Birkie is a year-round lifestyle choice for thousands of outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all levels. From its signature ski race--the legendary American Birkebeiner--The Birkie has grown into an exciting array of fitness and recreational opportunities. The 50-kilometer Birkie Trail attracts skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers, from casual day-trippers to elite superstars. Hosted by major-event specialists Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin, the Birkie is now an outdoor sports mecca, a series of great races, a fitness destination, and a lifestyle. Ski . Run . Live! The 38th annual American Birkebeiner and Kortelopet will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS)
PO Box 604
Bend, OR 97709
phone: 541-317-0205
description American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) is the U.S. cross country ski national membership association for adult citizen skiers (aka "masters"). Founded in 1998, the AXCS serves U.S. master skiers with a wide range of education, promotion and communication programs. AXCS membership benefits. Skiers ages 25+ are eligible to compete for national masters titles in the U.S.A. (30+ years at the Masters World Cup). But skiers of any age and interest are welcome to join the association at any time. The mission of the AXCS is to provide exemplary services and membership benefits to all members while promoting and supporting cross country skiing throughout the United States.
New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA)
49 Pineland Dr, Ste 301A
New Gloucester, ME 04260
phone: 207-688-6503
description The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is the Olympic development organization for cross-country skiing in New England as well as the umbrella for most organized Nordic skiing events in the region. NENSA hosts over 50 events and more than 20 clinics for skiers and coaches at venues across the Northeast. Cross-country skiing, as practiced by our youth skiers and families, is a lifetime activity firmly rooted in New England tradition. Cross-country ski racing, as performed in the NENSA Eastern Cup series, and at our Championship Events, is a fast, explosive, and visually dynamic sport.
NY State Ski Racing Association - Nordic
Box 90
Clifton Park, NY 84060
phone: 518-371-7548
description A membership organization that supports the development of Nordic ski sport in N Y State: calendars biathlon, cross country, ski orienteering events; fosters Bill Koch Youth Ski League; publishes an Annual Competition Manual and monthly Nordic Newsletter; provides training programs for coaches; encourages local nordic ski clubs; sponsors end-of-season championships and festivals; and coordinates with national governing bodies for each of the Nordic ski sports.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association
PO Box 100, 1500 Kearns Blvd Bldg F
Park City, UT 84060
phone: 435-649-9090
description USSA is an Olympic sports organization dedicated to fielding the best skiing and snowboarding teams in the world. The Vision of the USSA is to make the United States of America the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding. The Mission of the USSA is to provide strong leadership that establishes and supports athletic excellence in accordance with USSA core values. USSA key principles are: 1. Physical conditioning is the cornernstone of a successful athletic program. 2. The USSA is educationally based and athletically focused. and 3. Continuity and consistency of leadership and programs.
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  • Great Glen Trails
  • Fischer
  • Pacific Yurts
  • Lapland Lake
  • Tahoe Donner Cross Country
  • Rossignol
  • Golden Eagle Lodge
  • Jackson XC
  • Aurora Insurance
  • Nature Valley
  • Organic Valley


Cross Country Ski Areas Association is a non-profit organization representing member ski service providers. The Association's purpose is to promote the growth and improve the quality of cross country ski operations in North America.



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