ski racingSki 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.
PO Box 545
Williamstown, MA 01267
description Cross country ski news, interviews, race results, and training articles. Written by Olympic coaches and world-class athletes. Want to become a Faster Skier? This is where it all starts. A wide range of training articles to help make you a faster (and better) skier.
PO Box 187
Escanaba, MI 49829
description The Master Skier's Annual Cross-Country Ski Journal is the most popular and fastest growing Nordic publication in North America based on circulation & subscribers. Over the past two seasons, our circulation has grown to 55,000, we've more than doubled our retail sales, and paid subscribers have increased 19 percent. Our writers are the best in the business. They are top Olympic athletes and coaches. Over 93,000 unique skiers visit our website in the winter months. We are The Annual Cross-Country Ski Journal of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association, the American Cross-Country Skiers Association, and the World Masters Ski Association.
| American Birkebeiner
PO Box 911
Hayward, WI 54843
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
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
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
Clifton Park, NY 84060
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
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.