Stay skinny, get sendy

2020 NORDIC cross World championships

WHEN: March 21, 2020. Registration opens at 845a, heats start at 10a.

WHERE: Duluth, MN Spirit Mountain Main Chalet

COST: $10 per racer, practice runs, at least 2 heats ski and/or bike, and big air competition included in registration fee.

SPECTATORS: Perfect for watching and free, beer garden opens at 10


REGISTRATION: 8:45am day of, on site at Main Chalet only or below (same price)

Additional race details below. RSVP on the Facebook event page and invite your friends


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More details:

  • We are proud to announce the third annual “Stay Skinny, Get Sendy” and inaugural US Nordic Cross World Championship race. The course will be mostly downhill with obstacles to test your skiing ability, but will also feature an steep climb to put your sprinting to the test. The races will be run in heats with the top skiers moving on to compete for the chance to win.
    There is no need to qualify to race. All are welcome.

  • There will be one women’s and one open category winner. Awards for the top finishers in each class.

  • There will be a highschool division for men and women. You must be a high school (or middle school) student and opt to race in this division. Awards for the top finishers in each class.

  • Helmets (bike or ski) will be required anytime you are on the course.

  • Skiers must use approved cross country skis for the big air competition (skinny and free heel).

  • There will be a bike division include in this years event. The bike division will have its own heats and winners. If time allows the winners of the ski and bike divisions may faceoff!


845a-950a: Registration and course preview.
10a: Heats begin. 1 heat every 5 minutes (or so) unless course maintenance is required
High noon (12p): Big air competition
1230p: Kid Cross
101p: Final heat in skiing (first) and biking (following)
Awards following the conclusion of the final races.

Course Description:

The course will be a mostly downhill and approximately 1km. The race will begin with a short double pole section to spread out the field followed by a long downhill run with jumps and drops. The obstacles will not be mandatory, but will cost significant time if the B line is chosen. After a sharp corner you will ski back up the hill for the distance the race promoters find difficult and painful enough to be fun. You will then turn back downhill with some chances to get sendy as you approach the finish line. The map pictured is approximate.

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Last year’s national champs! (photo

Last year’s national champs! (photo


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