CXC Masters team
Looking to be a part of a fun program that will help improve ski- race results and off- season training? The CXC Masters Team is a unique, year- round program open to skiers of all ages and abilities that offers world- class coaching through camps, clinics and individualized training programs as well as other additional benefits that include race support, CXC Masters Team apparel, special events and much more.
“The CXC Masters Team is very eclectic, in a good way. It includes skiers from the entire Midwest region; age and abilities vary, but a love of cross- country skiing is the strong glue that bonds the group. Some work diligently on technique, skate and Classical and race strategies; others enjoy a relaxed approach with a strong sense of the value that the group and the sport add to their lives. These personal goals, along with the assurance that their contributions are put to good use with the many CXC programs make for a fun dedicated group.”
– Maddie, CXC Masters Team member
There are three levels of membership for the CXC Masters Team: gold, silver and bronze. No matter which level of membership Masters participate in, there are several valuable benefits that are included in each one. Each membership includes monthly technique sessions with video analysis; technique- training camps; access to the rollerski treadmill at the CXC Center of Excellence in Madison, Wis.; a complementary subscription to CXC Academy, which is CXC’S online technique- drills, training- plans and video library; race- support service at all of the CXC Marathon Cup events; access to hand- selected skis; apparel and complimentary tickets to the VIP CXC/ Birkie Dinner.
“The race support has also been one of the priceless benefits of the bronze membership. It is nice to focus on your race and not worry about if you have the optimal wax on your skis. My skis are prepped and delivered to the start line by the CXC coaches. There is no better way to start a race. Thanks, CXC coaches, for doing a fabulous job on my skis.”
- Elizabeth, CXC Masters Team member
“I’m not the best skier in my region, city or probably even my neighbourhood, but because of being a CXC Masters Team member, I’ve seen noticeable improvements in technique, fitness and my overall enjoyment in skiing. The transition to snow every year has been easier as a result of the work I’ve done as part of the CXC clinics and learned through CXC Academy.”
- Andy, CXC Masters Team member
Not only do membership fees benefit the Master’s skiing abilities, the tax- deductible fee also gives back to help the sport of cross- country skiing. By being a part of the CXC Masters Team, members also provide support to sport development such as youth and club programs, adaptive programs for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairment, coaches education and certification programs, as well as support to Olympic- hopeful athletes.
“The CXC program allows me to give back to the sport I love most, while giving me a lot in return. It allows me to be involved in skiing on several levels. My contributions are put to good use, introducing and promoting the sport. The Masters Team gives me great instruction and opportunities to meet like- minded skiers. Traveling to camps, skiing and gathering with friends, new and old, is really fun.” - Madeline, CXC Masters Team member
Currently, the Masters Team has nearly 60 members from all across the Midwest who participate in their local CXC Masters Team chapters. There are six different Midwest regional chapters that offer local clinics, camps and activities. These chapters include Chicago, Ill.; Madison, Wis.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rice Lake, Wis.; Minneapolis, Minn. and Winona, Minn. Although the majority of the CXC Masters Team community is in the Midwest, CXC welcomes anyone across the U. S. to join this great program.
“As a host of a CXC Masters chapter in Rice Lake, Wis., we feel the program is under- utilized by the Nordic community. We champion the task of getting folks to realize [ the value of] investing in themselves and the sport, while [ we continue] to grow and develop the next generation of athletes out there.”
– Bjorn, CXC Masters Team member and chapter leader
The CXC Masters Team is always looking for more people to become members of this year- round program dedicated to helping individuals become better skiers while giving back to a sport that means so much to them.