CXC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the Voting Members of the Association to govern the Association on their behalf. The Board is accountable to the Association for both governance and management. The Board is directly responsible for the creation of Board policies (i.e. governing policies other than administrative or operational policies) and for the long-term strategic direction of the organization.

The day-to-day operations of CXC are managed by the Executive Director and a full-time staff. CXC's main office is located in Madison, WI and satellite office is located in Cable, WI which is also the base of operations for the CXC Ski Team.

The Executive Director is assisted in his responsibilities by Operational Committees, comprised of volunteers who provide subject matter expertise and/or divisional representation in their respective functional areas. The authority of the Board has been delegated to the Operational Committees to make decisions and develop operational policies within their terms of reference.