Michigan Tech Pre-Nationals CXC Cup and CCSA Invite

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December 17-18, 2022
Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center - Houghton, Michigan

Saturday, December 17 - 5k/10k Freestyle Interval Start
Sunday, December 18 - Classic Sprint

Anabel Needham racing

About the Event

Join us December 17-18 for a Junior National Qualifier for the Great Lakes and Midwest Divisions, a collegiate CCSA invitational, and the pre-US national championship race. The weekend includes a freestyle interval start race on Saturday and a classic sprint on Sunday.


Register at the CXC website.

Course Maps

5km Freestyle

3km Freestyle (U14)

1.5km Freestyle (U12 and adaptive)

Classic Sprint - U16 and older

Classic Sprint - U14 and younger


Friday, December 16, 2022

9:30 am - Interval start race course marked and groomed for race preview

5:30 pm - Coaches meeting

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Freestyle Interval Start

10:00 am

Master, senior, college, U20/U18 men 10 km (2 x 5km)

11:35 am

Master, senior, college, U20/U18 women 10 km (2 x 5km)

1:30 pm U16 boys (1 x 5km)
1:50 pm U16 girls (1 x 5km)
2:20 pm U14 boys (1 x 3km)
2:30 pm U14 girls (1 x 3km)
2:50 pm U10/U12 boys and girls mass start (1 x 2km)
2:51 pm Sit ski
3:05 pm Alumni open 5km









Sunday, December 18, 2022 - Classic Sprint

9:00 am Qualifier - Master, senior, college, U20/U18 women
9:25 am Qualifier - Master, senior, college, U20/U18 men
10:00 am Qualifier - U16 girls then boys
10:20 am Qualifier - U10/U12 girls then boys
10:25 am Qualifier - U14 girls then boys
10:33 am U10/U12 final - all will ski - mass start
10:35 am Adaptive
10:40 am U14 girls final
10:43 am U14 boys final
11:00 am Senior women quarterfinals
11:15 am Senior men quarterfinals
11:32 am Senior women semifinals
11:40 am Senior men semifinals
11:48 am Senior women finals
11:56 am Senior men finals
12:11 pm Junior girls quarterfinals
12:32 pm Junior boys quarterfinals
12:53 pm Junior girls semifinals
1:02 pm Junior boys semifinals
1:11 pm Junior girls final
1:20 pm Junior boys final
1:30 pm U16 girls quarterfinals
1:51 pm U16 boys quarterfinals
2:12 pm U16 girls semifinals
2:21 pm U16 boys semifinals
2:30 pm U16 girls final
2:39 pm U16 boys final


Waxing and Facilities

Fluorcarbons: Per U.S. Ski and Snowboard policy fluorcarbon waxes are not permitted.

Waxing facilities:

  • Wax rooms are available at the Systems Control Wax Center at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center. to reserve space, email Tom Monahan Smith (thjsmith@mtu.edu) with your team name and roster size.
  • Team trailers will be provided assigned venue parking and power access. Email Tom Monahan Smith (thjsmith@mtu.edu) to reserve a spot for your trailer.

Warming space and showers: Skiers have access to the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex, a short walk from the trails, including showers and locker rooms (bring your own towel).

Contact Information

Tom Smith, co-race director
Michigan Tech Head Coach
(906) 487-2986
Joel Isaacson, co-race director
Associate Athletic Director, Michigan Tech
(906) 487-1915