The CXC Youth Cup is sanctioned and scored by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and features a series of exciting events in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Since its beginning in the winter of 2014, the CXC Youth Cup promotes the growth and development of youth cross country ski racers, helping young athletes acquire the fundamental skills and positive mindset required for cross country ski racing.

The CXC Youth Cup provides a fun, encouraging environment that motivates youth athletes ages 10-13 (U12 and U14 age groups) to succeed in attaining their goals. Participating athletes meet many new Nordic friends and learn how to successfully progress through the competitive skiing pipeline with the support of friends, families, clubs, and race organizers.

CXC Youth Cup


1. No membership is required to participate in any of the CXC Youth Cup events. However, competitors with CXC Youth General Membership will be provided preferential race seeding based on points and ranking.

2. All CXC Youth Cup events are restricted to non-fluorinated glide waxes, and subject to the CXC Cup Wax policy.

3. Youth Cup races will have U12 and U14 age groups and may have U8 and U10 age groups depending on time and ability to manage added age classes. Please check race organizers' websites for more information.

4. All CXC Youth Cup races being run in conjunction with the CXC Junior Cup have the same registration deadlines. Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 11:59 pm.

5. Racing Age Group is defined by competitor's age as of December 31st.

U10 (8-9 year olds)
U12 (10-11 year olds)
U14 (12-13 year olds)
U16 (14-15 year olds)
U18 (16-17 year olds)
U20 (18-19 year olds)
U23 age group (20, 21 & 22 year olds)
Senior Age Group (23-29 year olds)

6. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.


$25 / for youth skiers (13 & under)

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CXC Dream Camp seeks to bring together the top youth athletes in our region to train and receive feedback, educational materials, and a glimpse at the bigger picture of Nordic ski racing. The U14 skiers who finish in the top 5 on the Divisional Ranking List will earn a spot at Dream Camp.

July 12-16, 2023 / TBD

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