2018 CXC Cup Holiday Sprints



December 22nd & 23rd, 2018

Elver Park — Madison, WI

Registration through CXC website


The MadNorSki and CXC Organizing Committee would like to invite you to be part of a spectacular weekend of cross country ski sprint races and junior national qualifier events in Madison, WI. The course will be held on a man-made snow loop at Madison’s largest city park. The 2 sprint events include a freestyle ski cross sprint and a classic sprint event.


 Race Schedule 

Saturday Schedule

Sunday Schedule


Friday, December 21

  • 1-3 pm Course groomed and marked for inspection
  • 3-5 pm Course open for inspection
  • 7pm Coaches Meeting at Madison Marriott West Hotel



Registration is closed

For questions about registration please contact CXC at info@cxcskiing.org  (608) 294-0433


Competition Rules

The race will be held in compliance with FIS Competition Rules


Course Details


SkiX is an emerging event on the international stage having been a medal event at past Youth Olympic Winter Games.The Holiday Sprint SkiX will be run as a FS sprint, with a qualifier and then heats of 6. SkiX course will be interval start sprint distance (about 1km) with uphill and downhill obstacles to test not only a skier’s fitness, but also their agility. Expect 1 or 2 small drops similar to the recent world cup finals course in Quebec City, possibly some rollers on a downhill and possibly some snowboard cross gates to negotiate. 

Given the newness of the format and anticipating tight racing in heats of 6, the elements will attempt to be on the mellow side of things making the competition a fair test. Courses vary each time, but small jumps, 360 degree turns on the flat, narrow paths with sharp turns, slalom up and down, and hoops are common.



Awards will be given to age group winners in the following categories: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20. Open categories for Men and Women. Awards will be presented after the conclusion of each age group.


Coaches Meetings

All meetings will be held at 7pm at Madison Marriott West Hotel, updates coming soon. Bibs will be ready for pick up on Saturday morning  at registration.



Elver Park Madison, WI. Elver Park is the largest community park in Madison, spanning an impressive 250 acres in the southwest corner of the city. Snowmaking on the cross country ski trails began in 2016, and the park’s 10 km of lighted trails circle through hills, woods and open spaces. Course maps and profiles are linked below.


Training and Inspection

The course will be open for inspection starting at 3pm on Friday, December 21st until dusk; and again at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday, December 22nd and 23rd . In the event there is not natural snow before this time to warm up on other areas of the park, we encourage skiers to warm up by running in the park.



There will not be a waxing shelter as we encourage skiers to wax near their vehicles. There will be electricity available outside near the race headquarters just northwest of the race start. 



Hotel headquarters is Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI (7 min away from Elver park). Room block is available under CXC Junior Cup at $89 per night. The Hotel waives its $8.00 per vehicle per night for overnight guests. Hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. The Hotel will provide two tickets at check-in per night contained within each reservation, which can be redeemed each morning for a limited grab and go breakfast, menu TBD, set up exclusively for CXC Junior Cup guests.

Madison Marriott West Hotel and Conference Center: Phone: 1-800-228-9290, Reservation Link



If you are interested in volunteering for the 2018 CXC Junior Cup Holiday Sprints JNQ, please click here to register for available shifts.


Organizing Committee Contacts

Yuriy Gusev, yuriy.gusev@cxcskiing.org – Chief of Competition

Ken and Pam Schoville, Chief of Stadium

Brenda Baker, brendaleighbaker@gmail.com – Chair

Pam Schneider, paswms1957@gmail.com – Race Secretary

Carly Ziegler, carly@madnorski.org – Chief of Volunteers


Other Helpful Information

Current weather

CXC website


Start Lists

Start lists will be posted at www.superiortiming.com



Special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible.