The XC List

The XC list is for discussion and notices of interest to Nordic skiers in the Dane County, Wisconsin area. List members are encouraged to use this list to report on conditions and discuss topics of interest to cross country skiers. While this list is run by the Madison Nordic Ski Club, you do not need to be a club member to join this list (but we recommend that you join to help support XC skiing in the Madison area).

Join the XC List

You can join the XC list by sending the word “subscribe” as the subject of a message to

You can also join the list by using this web page.

Post to the XC List

Once you join the list you can post questions or comments to the list for the other subscribers to see. Just send email to

View the Archives

Every message sent to the XC list is archived and can be viewed by using your web browser. Just tell your browser to stride off to XC Archive.

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To change your subscription (set options like digest and delivery modes, get a reminder of your password, or unsubscribe from XC), enter your subscription email address:

Advice on Posting to the List

When posting to the XC List be sure to remember that about a third of the members read this list in digest form. This means that they are not able to receive attachments of any kind. In fact, attachments tend to make the entire digest unreadable. To get your message seen by all of the members of the list, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Never send attachments.
  2. Whenever possible, send plain text only. Sending messages that contain both plain text and html increases the chance that your message will be rejected because of length and makes the digest harder to read.
  3. Keep your message short and to the point.
  4. Continue to be nice. This is the nicest list I’ve ever had the pleasure to take part in.