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About Cross Country

About Cross Country

Cross country skiing has been an integral sport in the Olympic Winter Games since the first competition in Chamonix, France. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to furthering cross country in the United States by providing athletic programs, services, and competitions across the country. 

Cross country skiing is generally divided into two groups based on technique: classic and skate. Skiathlon combines the two techniques in one race.

Athletes get started in nordic by learning to ski at a local area. U.S. Ski & Snowboard Clubs are the primary starting point for aspiring athletes, providing an introduction point with knowledgeable coaches and officials to guide them along the development pipeline. Numerous opportunities for developing as an athlete exist through the Cross Country Training System. 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard provides education and support to its local clubs including a certification process for coaches, judges and officials and the club itself to ensure the best experience possible for athletes and parents.

So What is Cross Country?