Note: 2018 event details, presenters and schedule will be posted in early March.

CXC Congress

The Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) will conduct educational workshops for club leaders, host sport committee meetings and recognize some of the organization's top coaches, volunteers and community leaders at the inaugural CXC Congress.

As the regional governing body and Community Olympic Development Program, CXC provides leadership and direction for thousands of young cross country skiers. CXC Congress is an opportunity for organizational partners, coaches and officials to evaluate and plan for the coming season.

By bringing together different groups and meetings this year, we're looking forward for better collaboration, communication and discussions, - commented Executive Director Yuriy Gusev. It's an excellent opportunity for our leaders from around the region to learn from each other and participate in the greater governing process.

CXC Congress is scheduled to take place April 28-30, with special guests in attendance. All presentations and meetings will take place at the Metropolis Resort, Eau Claire (WI), free to attend and open to the public.

* CXC Congress Packet and tickets to Awards Dinner can be purchased online.


3:00 PM - Effective Fundraising Presentation: Donors & Stewardship
4:00 PM - Effective Fundraising Presentation: Grant Writing
5:00 PM - Effective Fundraising Presentation: Special Events
6:00 PM - Organizing Capital Campaign (Round Table Discussion)

8:00 AM - Presentation: Club Development and Key Elements of Successful Clubs
10:00 AM - Midwest Junior Committee Meeting
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Youth Committee Meeting (Learn to Train phase)
1:00 PM - Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Meeting
2:30 PM - Trail Kids Meeting
3:00 PM - Popular Events Committee Meeting
3:00 PM - Officials and Technical Delegate (TD) Intro/Q&A
3:00 PM - CXC/USSA Technique Clinic (accepted for Level 100 Coaches Certification)
3:00 PM - Youth Committee Meeting (FUNdamentals and Active Start phases)
6:00 PM - Awards Dinner

8:00 AM - Popular Event Committee Meeting
8:00 AM - Great Lakes Junior Committee Meeting
10:00 AM - WI Skiwerx Award
10:00 AM - WI Nordic Ski League Meeting
12:00 PM - Lunch


Presented by:

Ben Popp - Executive Director, American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
John Munger - Executive Director, Loppet Foundation
Yuriy Gusev - Executive Director, Central Cross Country Ski Association

Donors & Stewardship

Grant Writing

Special Events

Presented by:

Ellen Adams - Club Development Manager, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

Club Development and Key Elements of Successful Clubs

Presented by:

Allan Serano - FIS Technical Delegate and Member of FIS Sub-Committee of Rules and Control
Scott Wilson - FIS Technical Delegate and USSA Central Regional Coordinator for Officials

Officials and Technical Delegate Intro/Q&A

Presented by:

Bruce Manske - CXC/USSA Level 200 Certified Coach

CXC/USSA Technique Clinic

CXC Congress


Bringing awareness to those individuals that contribute time, effort, leadership and mentorship to others. On Saturday, April 29th, the Central Cross Country Ski Association will present the following awards to individuals in our community:


Free - there is no fee to attend all presentations and meetings.

$25.00 - Awards Dinner

$50.00 - CXC Congress Packet

Online Registration