Cross Country


CROSS COUNTRY SKI EVENTS HAVE NOT BEEN POSPONED OR CHANGED. EVENTS WILL RUN AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.


CROSS COUNTRY REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AS OF 5 PM WED. JAN. 31.


Welcome to the 2018 Empire State Winter Games Cross Country Skiing Events.


Please Note the Following Updates as of Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 a.m.


 


Friday Feb 2, 2018 2.5k freestyle at Dewey Mountain as planned - no changes


6pm bib pickup


7pm Start


8pm awards


 


Saturday and Sunday Races at Mt Van Hoevenberg have been moved from the Biathlon Stadium to the Cross Country Stadium.  They will be held on a short 1-1.5k course.  The crew has been working all week moving the snow from the Snow Factory to prepare this course.  skiing conditions on this course should be good.  Actual race Distances have yet to be determined but the 20k freestyle will  be shortened.  


 


When online registration first went live there was an error listing Saturdays race as classical and Sundays race as freestyle.  


PLEASE NOTE - SATURDAY RACES ARE FREESTYLE.  SUNDAY RACES ARE CLASSICAL


 


 


Saturday Feb 3, 2018


 

Mt Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Stadium 


·         5k/20k Freestyle - Distances TBD 


·         12 Noon Bib Pickup


·         1:00 PM Mass Start 


·         Awards to follow


Mt Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Stadium 


·         Freestyle Sprint for qualified skiers from Fridays Prologue


·         3:45 pm sign in


·         4:00 pm XC Sprint championship start


o    Men’s semi-final 1 (4 skiers top 2 advance)


o    Women’s semi-final 1 (4 skiers top 2 advance)


o    Men’s semi-final 2 (4 skiers top 2 advance)


o    Women’s semi-final 2 (4 skiers top 2 advance)


o    Men’s final


o    Women’s final


·         Awards  to follow


 


 

Sunday Feb 4, 2018


 


Mt Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Stadium


·         5k/7.5k Classical


·         12 Noon Bib Pickup


·         1:00 PM Interval Start


·         Awards to follow 


 


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


NYSSRA Nordic/ESWG TourNADO Champions:  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.


Qualifying:  This Race is open to any skier at least 12 years of age as of Dec 31st 2017.


*All schedules are subject to change


REGISTRATION FEES


  • Scholastic: $50
  • Masters: $75

QUALIFICATIONS


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 olds are now U20 (formerly OJ), 16-17 year olds 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 2004 - 2005
U16 14 or 15 2002 - 2003
U18 16 or 17 2000 -2001
U20 18 or 19 1999 - 1998
MASTERS DIVISIONS

Sr
20 - 29 1988 - 1997
M1 30 -34 1983 - 1987
M2 35 - 39 1978 - 1982
M3 40 - 44 1973 - 1977
M4 45 - 49 1968 - 1972
M5 50 - 54 1963 - 1967
M6 55 - 59 1958 - 1962
M7 60 - 64 1953- 1957
M8 65 - 69 1948 - 1952
M9 70 - 74 1943 - 1947
M10 75 - 79 1938 - 1942
M11 80 - 84 1933 - 1937
M12 85+ 1932 and earlier

This race is open to any skier at least 12 years of age as of Dec 31, 2017.


NYSSRA Nordic/ESWG TourNADO Champions


The top Male and Female Skier from each USSA defined age division who competes 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.