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Cross-Country Skiing

Sports Offered

Cross Country Skiing is offered as one of 4 Special Olympics snow sports, along with Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing. Cross Country Skiing has been a Special Olympics official sport with events at the World Games since 1977. There are over 41,000 athletes in the sport of Cross Country Skiing across 6 global regions. Cross-country skiing (commonly abbreviated XC skiing) is a winter sport in which participants propel themselves across snow-covered terrain using skis and poles.

2017-2018 Schedule

Starting Date: December 4, 2017
8-week Training Period: December 4, 2017 - January 25, 2018
Training School Target Dates: November 17 - December 18, 2017
Area Games: December 23 , 2017 - January 14, 2018
Entry Deadline: January 17, 2018
State Games in Bottineau: January 26-27, 2018

Upcoming Cross-Country Skiing Events

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Cross-Country Skiing Results

Click here to view results from the 2017 State Winter Games


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