Joe Haggenmiller

October 2, 2020

CXC Cup Schedule Released

The 2020-2021 CXC Cup Schedule has been finalized. It is as follows:


Regular Season CXC Cup Events with Formats

  • Dec. 12-13 Regional Super CXC Cup - Season Kick Off @ Duluth/GANC  (FS SP, CL MS distance 5/7.5/10)

  • Dec. 19-20 CXC MW JR/Youth Cup Holiday Carnival @ Mt Itasca (SP CL, 5/7.5k FS Int.)

  • Jan. 16-17 Regional Super CXC Cup - GGG @ Birkie Start (MS CL Distance, FS Ind. 5/10K)

  • Jan. 30-31 CXC GLD JR/Youth Cup @ Hickory Hills Classic, Traverse City, MI (Dist FS, Dist CL)

  • Feb. 20-21 Regional Super CXC Cup - Mayor's Challenge @ Wirth Park (Sat. AM FS Ind. PM CL Spr Qualifier, Sun AM CL SP Heats)


CXC Cup Championships FIS Racing

  • Jan. 2-3 Super CXC Cup Holiday Championships @ Michigan Tech to take the place of US Nats Competition (Sat. CL MS 5K U16, 7.5K Female, 10K Males; Sun. 10/15 FS Ind.)

  • Mar. 5-6-7 Super CXC Cup Regional Finals @ Wirth Park (Hosted by LNR) - Mini Tour (Fri afternoon/evening FS Prologue Spr Qualifier; Sat AM CL MS 5K/7.5K/10K, Sat PM SkiX; Sun AM FS Pursuit based upon finish times from Spr Qualifier & MS CL and a bonus schedule from the SkiX) 


Other Notes:

  • U18/WJC/U23 Qualifying - the US Ski Team discretionary committee will likely look at outstanding performances in the Central from the Duluth Super CXC Cup and the Super CXC Cup Holiday Championships.  To make one of these teams an athlete will have to have an eye popping performance or more than one.  One race winning by a minute and a half is better than winning 4 age group races by 5-10 seconds.  Jrs who are skiing with known quantity professional level seniors will get a look.

  • The CXC Cup Schedule remains "Tentative" and should be approached knowing there is a need for flexibility based upon health & safety

    • Formats or locations could change based upon health and safety risk mitigation.

    • Accommodations reservations should only be made with a "hold" that will not result in charges if canceled the week of the event.


We thank you in the Central Cross Country Skiing Community for your patience as we work through the pandemic.  We are excited to be moving forward as a region.  We urge each of you to both remain vigilant in following CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus so we can safely have competitions and to be flexible in your ability to change plans given conditions in each local community as our ski season progresses.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the trails!

Joe Haggenmiller | CXC Director of Sport Development
U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Central Cross Country Skiing