CXC Academy

Cross-Country Ski Training, Uncrunched.

CXC Academy


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.

Training Plans for Everyone

With great-looking PDFs and easy-to-follow workouts, training plans suddenly make perfect sense.
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“This program is amazing. Not just for skiing, but for life. My results have brought me to unexpected levels.”

DAVID KERR - Whitehorse, Canada

Video Library

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

The CXC Coaching Staff is certified, experienced, and ready to coach skiers of all ages and skill levels.
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Our Coaches

The CXC Coaching Staff is certified, experienced, and ready to coach skiers of all ages and skill levels.

“I've been following your CXC training plan for the last 10 months and am really enjoying it. I'm definitely skiing faster.”

KRISTIN MADSEN - Winnipeg, Canada

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

Eric Peterson, - Basalt, CO

"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."

Dave Johnson - Duluth , MN

"Just wanted to give you guys a big shout out after a great ski season. I started XC skiing 4 years ago and I have loved every minute of it. After participating in a couple roller ski clinics with CXC, I decided to join CXC online and started the Advanced Training Program in November. I have no doubt that the phenomenal training program you provided allowed me to reach and exceed my skiing goals - in particular to make the 1st Wave at the Birkie."

Todd Brown - Groton , CT

"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

"I manage a women's Nordic program that ranges 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, etc. during dryland training in the fall as well as in the winter. Academy gives me a good ."

Muffy Ritz , Two-Time American Birkebeiner Winner

Contact Us

Central Cross Country Ski Association
718 Post Road
Madison, WI 53713

Membership Plans

Sign up monthly or annually for full access to CXC Academy ’s extensive training plans and video library.

Ski Marathon Training

Available through TrainingPeaks, the American Birkebeiner training plan builds from early November, and concludes on the Birkie, February 25th, 2017.

Hands On

Get the latest in sport science testing at our Performance Lab, or become a V.I.P. and attend in person coaching clinics and camps.

Expert Coaching

Now offering training services to the average skier, weekend warrior racer or someone who is chasing their dream to move up a wave in the Birkie.

Full Experience

Year-round support, coaching and gear! Join the CXC Masters Team for the most comprehensive master skier experience.

CXC Academy Training Period #12 Release

Mental health is a real factor and can give a real advantage during mid to late season ski racing. Have fun and go hard! Keep Reading

CXC Academy Training Period #11 Release

Racing takes center stage so make sure your body is ready for whatever demands are expected of it.
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CXC Academy Training Period #10 Release

January is when the racing season really starts to heat up. If you are looking to peak for a race, overload, rest, and race. Keep Reading

Time on Snow
CXC Academy Training Period #9 Release

Getting on snow early is important to build up balance and stability. The plan still calls for some intensity but also adds a little volume. Keep Reading

CXC Coaches Conference and Certification
CXC Academy Training Period #8 Release

The training continues to ramp up, - add more race pace workouts in an effort to make the final fitness push. Keep Reading

CXC Academy Training Period #7 Release

At this point, you should be starting to smell winter. The key word of period 7 is “rhythm.”
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CXC Academy Training Period #6 Release

Now that we draw nearer to the ski season we are increasing the amount of "Specific" or "Sport Specific" training. Keep Reading

CXC Academy Training Period #5 Release

Make sure to allow yourself plenty of recovery time to maximize each training session, this takes planning.
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CXC Academy Training Period #4 Release

The training plan has a nice mix of distance, strength, L3/L4 intervals, speeds, and focuses more on muscle explosion and power.
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CXC Academy Training Period #3 Release

When doing fewer exercises and reps, each becomes even more important, so make sure you do ‘em right!
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CXC Academy Training Period #2 Release

Focus on getting quality Level 1 distance sessions in during the week. Using a variety in modes of exercise is still encouraged.
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New CXC Academy Training Season Release

April 18th highlights the beginning of a new training season in CXC Academy. We welcome the many of you subscribing right now to get an early start. Keep Reading

Sport Specific Performance Evaluation and Testing

In the heart of Wisconsin's capital city. VO2 Max, Blood Lactate Levels testing and technique analysis.
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Fear Not the Training Plan: CXC Academy Explained

We thought it would work just for coaches, but it has developed quickly that it can be used by anyone all over the world. Keep Reading