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    Skiers or ski coaches, new to advanced.
    CXC Academy can help you develop better ski technique, improve skiing fitness, and get ready for a big ski event.

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    For Everyone

    With great-looking PDFs and easy-to-follow workouts, training plans suddenly make perfect sense.

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    Featuring monthly ski-specific strength workout videos, on snow and roller ski technique videos, with new offerings in each category each month.

What is CXC Academy?

CXC Academy is an online subscription service that provides professional training plans for cross country skiers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner skier looking to finish your first 5K, a Master skier training for a big ski event, or simply looking to improve your overall strength and fitness, we have a training program to meet your goals.

Regardless of the skiing background, everyone can make use of CXC Academy. Skiers or ski coaches, new to advanced - our program can help you develop better skiing technique, improve skiing fitness, design ski workouts and skiing practices.

With CXC Academy Membership You're Able To:

  • Download detailed workouts with instructions for implementation for every week of the month.
  • Access a video library of instructional videos on ski technique, training tips, waxing, equipment demonstrations and much more.
  • Access a library of exercise videos specifically designed to help keep your strength training workouts fresh.
  • All training plans and videos are delivered online exclusively. To help you stay focused, we send monthly emails with overviews of what's to come.
  • Receive 24/7 e-mail support. We like to think of CXC Academy as an outlet for any questions and advice. We’re happy to brainstorm with you, and ask the professionals we work with to find something that works for you.

Our Training Advisory Panel

Training plans and materials have been designed and developed in cooperation with the following proffesionals...


Igor is a former Soviet/Russia cross country skier who competed from 1989 to 1997. He won a bronze medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1993 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun and earned his best individual finishes of 5th twice at the world championships (1989: 50 km, 1993: 30 km). Badamachin's best individual finish at the Winter Olympics was 14th at the 50 km event in 1994. His best finish was 2nd place three times, earning it once in 1989 and twice in 1996.


Bryan is CXC Elite Team's high performance advisor and current U.S. Ski Team Continental Cup coach. Bryan has led many athletes to the top results at National and International levels and was awarded 2007 United States Ski and Snowboard Association Cross Country Domestic and Development Coach of the Year.


Yuriy Gusev is the Athletic Director for CXC and founder of CXC Team, CXC Junior Program and CXC Masters Team. Yuriy has been coaching and organizing camps for athletes at all levels and of all age groups for the last 10 years.

What Our Members Are Saying:

I use the CXC Academy information 2 ways. First of all, I manage a women's Nordic program called The Vamps. They range from beginner to elite Birkie skiers and from the late 20's in age to almost 80 years old. I use the Academy information to get various training ideas, volume, intensities, strength information, reps etc. during dryland training in the fall as well as in the winter. CXC Academy gives me a good variety of workouts for a wide range of people. Secondly, I use it for myself to make sure I am on track for my own personal training, if I am gunning to ski the Birkie, The Boulder Mountain Tour, the World Masters or other big events. At least it informs me what I "should " be doing, just in case I'm not! I also use it to help other high end skiers with ideas for their training- whether they are Vamps or not. I love to look at the CXC Academy videos, too,- as they have been very instructive for me and my Vamps. Seeing is worth 1000 words! Thanks, CXC! You've provided a very valuable tool for skiers!

– MUFFY RITZ • 2 Time American Birkebeiner Winner

The snow here has melted in a flash, so my ski season is over. Reviewing the past season I would like to let you know what you have wrought! I appreciate your advice, program planning and peaking for races. I do hope CXC academy continues next season. Thanks for a good year!

– MICHAEL BUSS • Edmonton, AB

Since training with CXC Academy I feel much fitter and no injury/illness at all (not even a cold). Thank you so much for your effort. I am looking forward to the upcoming races.

– HAPE ETZOLD • Andernach, Germany

I feel that our High School team has made some major strides forward. We're a small team in a tough section, yet our results have steadily improved. Besides the results I feel that the training plan is very easy to follow and it stresses skiers the right amount and gives them the rest that they need.


Thanks so much for your assistance. I've been following your CXC training plan for the last 10 months and am really enjoying it. I'm having a great season, and am definitely skiing faster- so many thanks! :)

– KRISTIN MADSEN • Winnipeg, Canada

While some find weekly workout structure to be the reason to join CXC Academy, I find the videos of dryland strength and mobility to be outstanding. I'll see you in the park doing funny walks. Thanks.

– CHRIS MAGERL • Salt Lake City, UT

I have been using the CXC academy videos and training plans for a little more than two seasons and they have been a great asset in refining my fitness and ski technique.

– JASON SCHISLER • Middleton, WI

I like your intermediate plan and feel I am training smarter this year. Thanks very much your program!


How Training Works



As a subscribing member you will have access to training periods, plans and videos CXC Academy publishes monthly.

Your training year with us is broken into four week periods starting each week on a Monday and concluding on Sunday. Therefore, there are 13 training periods with 28 days in each period. Each month we publish new training plans designed for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced level users. Plan to commit to at least 4 training sessions a week to ensure you will reach your program goals. If a change in training plan volume is required due to some schedule, work or other conflicts, you're free to make a switch.


If you are joining CXC Academy in the middle of the year, we strongly suggest to start with Training Period 1, follow it for two weeks before transitioning to the start of the actual Training Period you are in.


Although the plans work very well when followed to the letter, we also know that not everyone has the time to allocate to training. If you identify exercises that are difficult, please don’t do them! If you would like some ideas or suggestions on how to manipulate exercises to get similar results from exercises you are not able to execute, give us a shout. We’re happy to brainstorm with you, and ask the professionals we work with to find something that works for you.



In addition to training plans, CXC Academy offers monthly ski-specific strength workout videos, and has an extensive video library with ski technique videos, training and recovery tips, equipment demonstrations and wax room videos, where you learn to prepare and maintain your skis. There are new offerings in each category each month.

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FAQ | How does the free trial work?

Unlimited 5-day free trial. No credit card required. View and download training plans, and watch how-to videos. Your free trial will not automatically convert to a subscription. If you wish to continue with the service, simply transition to one of our paid subscription plans.

FAQ | Are there any long term contracts?

No. If you decide at any moment that you don't want to use CXC Academy, you can cancel your account and you will only be billed for the current month.

FAQ | Will my subscription renew automatically?

To ensure uninterrupted service, your membership will automatically renew at the end of each billing cycle* and your credit card will be billed at that time. Please send us an email if you wish to discontinue your subscription. We aim to issue all refunds promptly, usually within 24hrs of receiving your request. * Billing cycle is every 28 days for Monthly Membership or one year for Annual Membership.

FAQ | Do I need to have a PayPal account to sign up?

No. We've used PayPal for many hundreds of transactions since 2006 and we recommend it as a very safe, reliable and free way to pay for your subscription online. You can pay for your subscription via PayPal, even if you prefer not to open a PayPal account. When you reach the checkout, look out for the 'No PayPal account?' line (see example below) then simply click the 'Pay using your credit or debit card' link and you will be able to complete your purchase using your credit or debit card.

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FAQ | Can I pay for subscription with a personal check?

As an exception, we occasionally allow payments via a personal check. Please contact us for details on the latter form of payment.

Message Board

  • CXC Academy 'training period 13' release coming up.

    March 17, 2014
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / March 24 - April 20
    The end of the winter is in sight. Whether your final race is next week or in a couple weeks, you won’t be able to gain any true fitness in that short of a time. The focus then becomes simply “feeling good”, so listen to your body. If you’re tired, don’t force it, just take the day off. If you’re feeling great and want to do a hard session, go ahead. Everyone will be at different points during this time of the season, so just be honest with yourself and do what’s best for you!

  • CXC Academy 'training period 12' release coming up.

    February 23, 2014
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / February 24 - March 23
    Winter is a long and cold season, this can take a toll on the body. Sometimes it is appropriate to step away for short periods and recover. If you are dreading each day of shoveling and cold skiing, have some fun. Find a hot tub and read a book, spend an afternoon on the sledding hill, or whatever it takes to keep the winter season fun. Once you're back raring to ski train and race, get back out there. Mental health is a real factor and can give a real advantage during mid to late season ski racing. Have fun and go hard!

  • CXC Academy 'training period 11' release coming up.

    January 25, 2014
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / January 27 - February 23
    Period 11 is smack dab in the middle of the racing season. Some athletes will become tired at times, that is certainly allowed. Make sure to acknowledge that and account for it. Each athlete is responsible for “tweaking” their own training plan. If you are tired, take an extra day off or just ski easy. If you are feeling good, pay attention to the small things and really get in quality training. Racing takes center stage so make sure your body is ready for whatever demands are expected of it.

  • CXC Academy 'training period 10' release coming up.

    December 27, 2013
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / December 30 - January 26
    January is when the racing season really starts to heat up. Depending on what races you’re doing, sometimes a specific plan doesn’t make sense. That means you’re going to have to alter it to go into a race rested and ready. If you are looking to peak for a race, overload, rest, and race. That means before the race, get in some solid speed training (intervals or speeds) until the body becomes fatigued. Then allow the body to rest for a couple days to a week (depending on how tired). By now your body should be “super compensated” and ready to peak.

  • CXC Academy 'training period 9' release coming up.

    November 29, 2013
    NEW! CXC Academy adds 'Taper Plan' to its roster of the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced level training plans, and continues adding the American Birkebeiner and High School training plans.

    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / December 2 - 29
    If you haven’t sought out some snow by now, it’s about time to do so. Getting on snow early is important to build up balance and stability. Additionally, if you are forced to transition back to rollerskis a few times, you’ll have that snow feeling. As far as training goes, the plan still calls for some intensity but also adds a little volume taking into account the increase in early season skiing.

  • CXC Academy 'training period 8' release coming up.

    October 31, 2013
    Starting in November, CXC Academy adds the American Birkebeiner and High School training plans to its roster of the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced level training plans!

    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / November 4 - December 1
    It’s go time. Winter is either here or on its way, so try and find some snow. The training continues to ramp up, - add more race pace workouts in an effort to make the final fitness push. The best way to learn ski technique is on skis, so get on them early and often! By period 8, you should be confident in your training, so trust it and get ready for winter!

  • CXC Academy 'training period 7' release coming up.

    October 5, 2013
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / October 7 - November 3
    At this point you should be starting to smell winter. The key word of period 7 is “rhythm”. That means whether you’re in school, working 3 jobs, or training full time it’s nice to find a training rhythm. Little things like preparation and recovery become important. Focus on being organized and you’ll find one day will flow into the next quite nicely. Also, it’s about time to start measuring yourself against others. Find a friend to do some of the hard workouts with, this will help with motivation.

  • CXC Academy 'training period 6' release coming up.

    September 6, 2013
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / September 9 - October 6
    Outside stressors are the theme of period 6. Maybe school has started or your job has ramped up? Whatever the reason, period 6 usually brings stress to the body that isn’t induced by training. This means the overall training load has to come down slightly to allow the body to compensate. Focus on limiting the impact outside influences have on your training. After this, the training becomes more ski specific with an increase in intensity to prepare for the start of winter.

  • CXC Academy 'training period 5' release coming up.

    August 9, 2013
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / August 12 - September 8
    In training period 4, we had an excellent blend of all types of training. Period 5 has more of the same with an increase in volume. When increasing hours, be careful of 2 things: 1. Keep training fresh. Train with friends or try different modes and activities, anything which helps keep training fun. 2. Budget your time. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of recovery time to maximize each training session, this takes planning. Plan each aspect of your week (training, social, work, school) and make sure your schedule makes sense.

  • CXC Academy 'training period 4' release coming up.

    July 10, 2013
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / July 15 - August 11
    The training plan has a nice mix of distance, strength, Level 3/Level 4 intervals, and speeds. One aspect which can’t be scheduled due to individuality are race efforts. If there is a 5k running race happening near you and you want to run, go run it! This should help to “mix things up,” just make sure to substitute it in place for one of the Level 4 workouts that week. The goal here is to avoid summer training becoming too monotonous. Training should be fresh and fun throughout the year!

  • CXC Academy 'training period 3' release coming up.

    June 16, 2013
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / June 17 - July 14
    Summer is in full swing. You should be sweating by morning (and some afternoons) and grilling by night. Mid to late summer is the most critical part of the training year. Former CXC elite and Olympian Garrott Kuzzy used to say once the winter starts “the hay is in the barn.” With that in mind, this is the time of the year to make the hay. The training volume and intensity continue to ramp up. With an increase in activity, rest becomes crucial. Make sure that you’re recovering well between workouts to make each session absolutely top notch!

  • CXC Academy 'training period 2' release coming up.

    May 19, 2013
    TRAINING PERIOD DATES / May 20 - June 16
    We have taken the first step in enhancing our video delivery functionality. As of last week, CXC Academy Training Video Library is available for viewing on your iPad.

    In addition to a new look and feel, we have added a considerable amount of new functionality, such as video categorizing by type of technique and skill level, and a much needed search function.

  • New CXC Academy training season release.

    April 19, 2013
    Dear current and future members of the CXC Academy,

    April 22nd will highlight the beginning of a new training season in CXC Academy. As always, we strongly suggest you start your training year by working through three simple steps outlined in the "Getting Started" section of our newly redesigned web site. It is a good idea to come back to these simple steps periodically throughout the year to make sure that you are progressing through the periods in a way that will help you ski FAST!


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