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CXC Youth Cup Developed in cooperation with the Minnesota Youth Ski League and cross country ski coaches from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the CXC Youth Cup started in the winter 2015 to promote the growth and development of junior cross country ski racers, and to expose young athletes to the fundamental building blocks required for high-level cross country ski racing.

Now in its third season, the CXC Youth Cup offers athletes ages 10-13 (U12 and U14 age divisions) an opportunity to experience and explore the excitement of travel, friendship, and competition associated with
CXC / USSA events and races.

CXC Youth Cup Presenter The CXC Youth Cup is sanctioned and scored by the Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC), and features a series of thirteen events in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

The series creates a festive environment that motivates junior cross country skiers to succeed in attaining their performance goals. Athletes will meet many new Nordic friends, and learn how to successfully progress through the competitive skiing pipeline with the support of friends, families, and race organizers.

Bliz is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the CXC Youth Cup. Bliz's fog free eyewear keeps the youth focused on chasing their dreams while protecting their sensitive eyes from harm.

CXC Youth Cup


Saturday, December 17, 2016 / Houghton (MI)
Classic Sprint

Sunday, December 18, 2016 / Houghton (MI)
Freestyle Individual Start

Sunday, January 8, 2017 / Minneapolis (MN)
Freestyle Mass Start

Saturday, January 21, 2017 / Cable (WI)
Classic Individual Start

Sunday, January 22, 2017 / Cable (WI)
Freestyle Mass Start

Saturday, January 28, 2017 / Duluth (MN)
Freestyle Individual Start

Sunday, January 29, 2017 / Duluth (MN)
Classic Individual Start

Friday, February 3, 2017 / Minneapolis (MN)
Freestyle Individual Sprint

Saturday, February 18, 2017 / Minneapolis (MN)
SkiX (Freestyle course with obstacles)

Sunday, February 19, 2017 / Minneapolis (MN)
Classic Mass Start

Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Hayward (WI)
Freestyle Mass Start / UPDATE: Skiers can participate in a trail run, three race distances for the different age groups, plus Team Sprint Relays at Fish Hatchery Park. This event WILL NOT count toward CXC Youth Cup point standings.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 / Minneapolis (MN)
Classic Individual Start

Sunday, March 5, 2017 / Minneapolis (MN)
Freestyle Mass Start
View Race Results and Standings


If you are in between the ages of 10-13, simply obtain a MyXC Skiwerx License online or through your Skiwerx-affiliated Club, and you are eligible to take part in this fun and exciting series.
MyXC Skiwerx Membership


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Top 8 U14 boys and top 8 U14 girls from the final points list will be invited to participate in a Dream Camp.

July 5-10 / Cable (WI)

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Minnesota Youth Ski League

The Skiwerx Series


Midwest Youth Race Series