Cross Country

 
 
 
 

 

In addition to being a popular wintertime leisure activity, cross country skiing can also be highly competitive. Divided into two techniques, classic and skate, cross country (Nordic) skiing is known for being one of the most physically demanding, as well as enjoyable, sports.

Improve your form and climb the competition ladder with the US Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA), which offers numerous opportunities and clubs to get involved with and compete through. These USSA clubs are the primary starting point for most aspiring athletes.

For more information on cross country skiing, contact Larry Wilkinson at xc@eswgames.com

SCHEDULE

Friday, February 1

  • 2.5k Freestyle- Dual Starts – 7 p.m. – Dewey Mountain Recreation Center
    • Bib pick up 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 2

  • 5k/20k Classical – 1 p.m. mass start by distance – Mt. Van Hoevenberg Biathlon Stadium
    • Bib pick up 12 p.m.
  • 200-meter Freestyle Sprint Championship Start – 4 p.m. – Mt. Van Hoevenberg location TBD
    • 3:45 sign in for prequalified racers only
      • Men’s semi-final 1 (4 skiers top 2 advance)
      • Women’s semi-final 1 (4 skiers top 2 advance)
      • Men’s semi-final 2 (4 skiers top 2 advance)
      • Women’s semi-final 2 (4 skiers top 2 advance)
      • Men’s final
      • Women’s final

Sunday, February 3

  • 5k/7.5k- Freestyle – 1 p.m. interval start – Mt. Van Hoevenberg Biathlon Stadium
    • Bib pick up 12 p.m.

*All schedules are subject to change

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Scholastic: $50
  • Masters: $75

QUALIFICATIONS

This Race is open to any skier at least 12 years of age as of Dec 31st 2018. NYSSRA uses the “U” age class system utilized by USSA. The "U" or "Under" replacing the "J" system for our competitive junior age groups. Age categories remain in two-year increments, and the classifications are the same, only the title changes. For example, 18-19-year old’s are now U20 (formerly OJ), 16-17 year old’s are U18 (formerly J1), and so on. Your Age Group is defined by your age as of December 31 of the race season.

Category Age as of December 31,  2017 Year of Birth
     
SCHOLASTIC DIVISIONS
U14
12 or 13 2005 - 2006
U16 14 or 15 2003 - 2004
U18 16 or 17 2001 -2002
U20 18 or 19 2000 - 1999
MASTERS DIVISIONS
Sr
20 - 29 1989 - 1998
M1 30 -34 1984 - 1988
M2 35 - 39

1979 - 1983

M3 40 - 44 1974 - 1978
M4 45 - 49 1969 - 1973
M5 50 - 54 1964 - 1968
M6 55 - 59 1959 - 1963
M7 60 - 64 1954- 1958
M8 65 - 69 1949 - 1953
M9 70 - 74 1944 - 1948
M10 75 - 79 1939 - 1943
M11 80 - 84 1934 - 1938
M12 85+ 1933 and earlier

NYSSRA NORDIC/ESWG TourNADO

The top Male and Female Skier From each USSA defined age division who compete in the TourNADO events will be eligible for an additional ESWG medal as Tour Champion.  Skiers will have their NYSSRA points totaled for each of the three events, cumulative total will decide the Tour Champion in each age division. Skiers must compete in Sunday’s Final to be eligible 

Registration: for the NYSSRA Nordic/ESWG TourNADO is available at the Empire State Winter Games web site.  One price and one registration covers all three cross country skiing races. www.empirestatewintergames.com

Deadline for registering: 4 PM January 31, 2018.  There will be no late or day of registrations.

Awards: ESWG Medals will be awarded for both male and female in all USSA Age divisions beginning with U14 (age 12 as of Dec 31, 2017. Top three for the individual races and top one for the Tour-Nado Champions. Age class definitions can be found here.