Super CXC Cup at Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Duluth, MN


Welcome to Duluth and Grand Avenue Nordic Center, the host site for the Super CXC Cup, January 23rd and 24th.  The Grand Avenue Nordic Center is located at the base of Spirit Mountain in Duluth, MN. The club host of the Super CXC Cup is the Duluth Cross-Country Ski Club (DXC). We are excited to welcome clubs and athletes from both the Midwest and Great Lake Division to the Duluth area.


All information, schedules, registration and maps can be found on the race website: RACE WEBSITE





Junior Cup (U16 / U18 / U20 / U23)

Link to Junior Cup Registration: Click Here

Youth Cup (U8 / U10 / U12 /U14)

Link to Youth Cup Registration: Click Here

*For any questions with online registration for your Junior and Youth Cup events (corrections, updates, refunds, etc.)

please contact CXC at / (608) 294-0433.

General Information

Race Headquarters and race location:

Race headquarters will be located in the Grand Avenue Chalet; 8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN

Hours of the race headquarters will be Friday - Sunday 8AM - 4PM daily

All races are held at Grand Avenue Nordic Center: 8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN


Race Distances: Saturday, January 23rd

*All race distances and formats are subject to last minute changes.

10:00 AM Start

Male U18 and older - Classic Individual Start 10km

Male U16 - Classic Individual Start 5km

Female U16 and older - Classic Individual Start 5km

Male U12/U14 - Classic Individual Start - 3km

Female U12/U14 - Classic Individual Start - 3km


Race Distances: Sunday, January 24th

*All race distances and formats are subject to last minute changes.

10:00 AM Start

Female U16 and older - Freestyle Individual Start - 7.5km

Male U16 and older - Freestyle Individual Start - 7.5km

Female U12/U14 - Freestyle Individual Start - 2.5km

Male U12/U14 - Freestyle Individual Start - 2.5km

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures:

Safe Racing Protocols

  • Temporary restrooms will be available outside the Grand Avenue Nordic Center.  The porta-potties will be cleaned and serviced daily.  

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

  • Access to Grand Avenue Nordic Center is minimal.  Space limitations and social distancing will be enforced. 

  • Racers must be prepared to stage out of their vehicles.

  • Races will be live streamed by CXC and will have live announcements. 

  • No community wax tent provided.  Power and space to set up team or personal tent provided.

  • Bib pickup will be almost contact-free, with racers picking up bibs from a table on their way to the start.  Chips will be attached to bibs. 

  • No spectators will be advised trailside; parents, guardians, or family members are encouraged to go for a ski or hike away from the race trails.

  • All participants (racers, coaches, technicians, volunteers, officials) must wear masks and respect physical distancing guidelines

  • No hanging out in groups outside of your pods.

  • Respect distancing guidelines in the start pen.

  • Athletes may remove masks only when actively warming up or racing.

  • Masks or buffs must be carried during races and put on upon finishing.

  • Pre-race health screens are required to pick up bib on race day and enter race course. Color coded wrist bands will be handed out indicating a self-check assessment that the persons are healthy.


Personal Health and Community Reminders

  • Follow 6’ physical distancing and all state face covering guidelines.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer.

  • Follow state physical distancing guidelines. 

  • Stay home and not attend any CXC race or event if you have been sick in the past 14 days.

  • Stay home you have been exposed to someone who is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • At the venue, wear a face covering over nose and mouth when not exercising or racing.

  • Keep my clothing and belongings clean/sanitized, and not share any personal items with others.

  • Practice safe physical distancing when participating in the community outside of skiing this season.

  • Monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19 and report to a medical professional if you have experience fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms related to COVID-19.

  • Promptly report any known or potential exposures to COVID-19 to your coach and participate fully and honestly in contact tracing to determine whom may have potentially exposed to COVID-19.

  • Follow the instructions of medical professionals, which may include being tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantining while test results are pending, and/or being evaluated. Self-isolate in accordance with CDC health guidelines if tested positive for COVID-19.


Team Captains/ Coaches Meeting location

All meetings will be held by Zoom.  Please email for super secret link. 

5:30pm Friday, January 22nd - Zoom meeting

5:30pm Saturday, January 23rd - Zoom meeting, if needed.

Bib Pickup

Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 3:00PM outside Grand Avenue Chalet.

More information on bib pick up, warm-up and racer access to trails will be posted soon. 

Wax Restrictions

Spirit Mountain and Duluth Cross-Country Ski events will abide by U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS guidelines and be fluoro free.  Due to the pandemic climate and the continued development of fluoro detection equipment, there will be limited physical regulation possible this season.  We respectfully ask of our athletes and coaches that they comply with the message of this regulation.


Wax Facility

A designated wax area with power will be provided.  No tent or heat will be provided. Teams are encouraged to supply their own pop up tent and heat source to accommodate their waxing pod. The wax area will be within walking distance to trails.  Collegiate and large clubs can reserve your wax space by contacting organizing committee.  Remaining spaces will be first come first serve basis.  

Extension cords highly recommended. 

Waxing hours are 7AM to 9PM Friday/ Saturday and 7AM to 4PM Sunday.


Parking and Spectators

Due to restrictions, spectators are not permitted on the race course. Trail crossing and access points will be controlled and marked.  The event will be live streamed and good viewing is available by standing by your car. We hope you understand. 


The current parking available at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center exceeds 100 cars. The Grand Avenue chalet is handicapped accessible and will be open with capacity limits and social distance restrictions in place.  The chalet will be open but no services will be provided.  Porta-Potties will be supplied outside the chalet. 

Area Lodging Information

If you are planning to stay in Duluth broaden your search to Hermantown, Proctor, Cloquet and Superior, WI.  There are a number of new hotels in Hermantown or as we call it “up on the hill”.  Drive time from most hotels to race start is under 10 minutes.  

Visit Duluth - a website dedicated to all tourist things Duluth.  

Perfect Duluth Day - a guide to the Duluth and surrounding area - local picks and culture.


Race Organization/Competition Committee & Technical Delegate(s)


OC Chair - Siiri Morse -

Head of Competition - Gary Larson -

Asst. Head of Competition - Jason Kask, Maria Stuber

COVID Coordinator - Dr. David Hutchinson

Head of Timing - Dave Johnson

Head of Course - Bryan Cook

Head of Control -  Nikolai Anikin

Head of Stadium -  Craig Brown

Race Secretary - Ian Derauf

Head Groomer - Erik Blow

Communications/Media - Eric Chandler

TD - John Filander

Asst. TD - Mike Bono

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