About CXC

CXC SkiingCentral Cross Country Association (“CXC Sking”) is recognized by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (“USSA”) as the Regional Organization governing cross country skiing in the 10 state Central Region of the United States and by the United States Olympic Committee as a Community Olympic Development Program.

As the Regional Governing Body for the sport of cross country skiing in the Central Region of United States, CXC Skiing is a 2,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of cross country skiing by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, sport specific programs, events and education.

Our membership is comprised of cross country skiers from the age group level to the Olympic Team members, as well as coaches and volunteers. CXC Skiing is responsible for selecting and training CXC Team for regional, national and international competitions, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the Base, Promote the Sport, Achieve Competitive Success and Partnership through Collaborations.

CXC Skiing (Central Region) includes the following states: South and North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania.

CXC Skiing (Central Region) is divided on two regions for Junior National Qualification purposes, Midwest Division (South and North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri) and Great Lakes Division (Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania).

CXC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and gratefully accepts tax deductible donations for program enhancement.


Our Mission
To provide an organization which enables athletes, coaches and officials to achieve excellence in cross country skiing through: EDUCATION, COOPERATION, COMMUNICATION, and COMPETITION.

Our Mandate
To provide regional programs for the continuous growth and development of cross-country skiing from introductory experience to international excellence, for participants of all ages and abilities, fostering the principles of ethical conduct and fair play.

Our Vision
To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of cross country skiing and in life.

Core Objectives
CXC Skiing has adopted four core objectives. These core objectives establish the foundation of the strategic business plan for our sport. CXC Skiing encourages all members to participate in the local, regional and national efforts to ensure that these objectives are accomplished.   

  • - Build the Base: We seek to expand our membership in order to share our sport with as many other people as possible. We are especially committed to sharing the values of our sport with young people who may discover that cross country skiing is an activity they can enjoy for their entire life.
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  • - Promote the Sport: We want cross country skiing to receive as much publicity as possible because we believe that the more people learn about our sport the more inclined they will be to join the ranks of our membership. We are proud of our sport and we seek to celebrate it whenever possible.
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  • - Achieve Competitive Success: CXC Skiing has produced top athletes in the Nation and Olympic Team members. We seek to continue and excel this tradition of competitive excellence. When our elite athletes are successful in fulfilling their Olympic dreams our society benefits from the inspiration these athletes give us.

  • - Partnership through Collaborations: It takes a ski community to raise Olympic medallists and to grow the sport. CXC Skiing will be that community by: valuing and respecting all members, supporters, partners, affiliates and the interested public, their roles, interests and aspirations.