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CXC Officials and Organizers Clinic

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In conjunction with

Grand View XC Ski Challenge

Dec 12-14, 2008 at the Wolverine Trails in Ironwood, MI


Join us in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for an informative symposium and some great early season skiing while helping to officiate and manage an excellent weekend of MW/GLD Junior Olympic Qualifier/Collegiate/Citizen races. This symposium will include hands on race day activities and evening discussions. Lodging and evening meals are with the group (see below). The cost is $65/person, which includes; the new FIS Internal Competition Rule book with all current updates, an all inclusive CD, meal and beverages Saturday evening, lunches and coffee and donuts on race days and Wolverine complimentary trail passes for Friday-Sunday.


Trails will be groomed and prepared for skiing and course inspection all day Friday. Races will be completed in the early afternoon Saturday and Sunday, leaving plenty of time for training and recreational skiing before dark. As usual, they are currently blessed with total winter skiing conditions.


For the last several years CXC has run these informative clinics. They have been well received and a fun way for enthusiasts to learn more about XC Officiating and Race Organization. This year we are again including a race organizers block that will assist citizen and local club race organizers in learning the basics of race management. Thinking about running a Sprint? Or a one-day or continuous Pursuit? Want to host a Junior Olympic Qualifier Race? How do mass start and individual starts differ? We will be discussing the basics of all these current issues. There will be many paper hand-outs and a CD including many informative Power Points and documents. The CD will cover all the presented material and is ready to go for subsequent presentations to other organizations and clubs and for TD reference.


There are many aspects of the new ICR that will discussed in detail, as well as reporting procedures and lessons learned from last season.


Principal presenters will be Scott Wilson, FIS International Technical Delegate, Chief of Competition for the CXC FIS SuperTour at Telemark Resort, a member of the USSA Officials sub-committee, and Director of Official’s Education for CXC. Assisting Scott will be Matt Laue, FIS TD in XC and Jumping/Nordic Combined and a member of the USSA Official’s Education Committee.



  • A private ski out lodge home has been rented from noon Fri-Sunday AM: 3+ bedrooms, 4 baths, large DR/LR with fireplace and full kitchen with all utensils (BYOB and snacks) at the base of Big Powderhorn Alpine Ski area (XC trails loop through the top of the alpine runs and connect to the lodge) $65/person for both nights. Space on a first come first served basis. More facilities can be added as participation requires as long as time and space allows.


 Off site Meals and Meetings:

  • Friday night Dec 12, and Saturday night Dec 13 6:30-10:00PM CST Caribou Restaurant, at the base of Big Powderhorn Alpine Ski area, just down the street from the lodging. Sat night Meals and beverages included in registration fee. Meetings will be held at the Caribou and the lodging facility as well as the Wolverine Chalet.

 Please respond to Scott Wilson to register for the clinic and lodging at or call 715-462-9911 by Tuesday Dec 9 . Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis. This is a busy weekend in Ironwood, and lodging facilities are filling quickly. For more information on the races go to


See you there!

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