The Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) is the non-profit governing body for cross country skiing in the 10-state Central Region of the United States, recognized by U.S. Ski and Snowboard and the U.S. Olympic Committee. CXC has also been designated as a Gold Level Paralympic Sport Club by the U.S. Paralympics.

We are a member service organization that creates opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities to participate and advance in Nordic skiing through sport specific programs, events and education.

CXC also provides programs to promote healthy, active lifestyles, to support casual skiers, and to introduce the sport to kids and adults who have never skied before. At CXC we believe that growing cross country skiing means more than just increasing numbers. It means fewer barriers and more diversity, and it means providing more opportunities for those of all backgrounds, all ages, all abilities.

Our two grassroots initiatives to remove barriers and introduce a healthy, active lifestyle through cross country skiing are:

- Nordic Rocks, recently awarded 4th place in the world for best kids snow programs by the International Federation of Skiing (FIS) SnowKidz awards.

- CXC’s Adaptive Program, providing opportunities for military veterans and citizens of all ages with physical disabilities and visual impairments.

For competitive cross country skiing, CXC:

- Oversees youth programs
- Supports the Junior National Team Qualifying system in the Midwest and Great Lakes Divisions, Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA), and Senior/Master skiing
- Provides education to athletes, coaches and officials
- Coordinates competitions
- Manages adaptive training and competition
- Trains Olympic caliber athletes
- CXC the Midwest pipeline to the U.S. Ski Team and the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Ski Team

Central Cross Country Skiing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, and donations are tax-deductible. We rely on the generosity of our donors to support our programs.


Our Mission
To provide an organization which enables athletes, coaches, and people of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential 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.

  • - 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.

  • - 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.