XC ski events are a huge part of skiing fun and motivation for skiers of all ages -- but particularly for adult skiers. All of us ski most of the time alone or with just a couple friends. XC events for masters allow us to get out of the box and enjoy a variety of distances and often routes that we'd never be able to experience on our own. XC events also provide day-to-day motivation to stay fit both in the off-season and winter alike. Finally, XC events provide a perfect reason to travel to amazing destinations around the XC world. You don't have to be super serious. You don't have spend a ton of money. But make it a priority to get out there and experience XC events every winter!
Major Events for Masters Skiers
2019 AXCS National Masters: Crested Butte, CO -- February 2-3, 2019
2019 Masters World Cup: Beitostolen, Norway -- March 4-15, 2019
(suggested AXCS trip dates assuming no Norwegian Birkebeiner -- if you want to add the Birkie plan on 2-3 more days)
2020 AXCS National Masters: Craftsbury, Vermont --tentative plan to use Craftsbury Ski Marathon weekend subject to approval by AXCS Board over Winter 18/19.
2020 Masters World Cup: Cogne, Italy -- March 3-15, 2020
Major Elite Events For XC Ski Race Fans
2019 Nordic World Championships (Seefeld, Austria)
2021 Nordic World Championships (Obersdorf, Germany)