Group of SkiersCheck out the 2022/2023 Junior National Qualifier calendar here.

The Gitchi Gami Games are part of the Junior Cup & Youth Cup event series. The JNQ series is governed by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and encourages young athletes from U8 to U23 age divisions to enjoy cross country skiing and develop their skills, whether they are new to the sport High School skiers, aspiring junior skiers who hope to compete at the top national and international levels, or are somewhere in between. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels – from beginner racers to those with International experience.

CXC Cup, SuperTour and USSS Logos


Gitchi Gami Games Venue Map

Gitchi Gami Games Venue Map

Gitchi Gami Games Stadium Map

Gitchi Gami Games 500/650 m Course

Gitchi Gami Games 600 m Course- Adaptive

Gitchi Gami Games 1300m Course

Gitchi Gami Games 2.5 km Course

Gitchi Gami Games 3.3 km Course

Gitchi Gami Games 3.75 km Course

Wax Facilities/Restrictions

No indoor spaces will be available for waxing.  Please email to request space at the venue.  Limited power available.

The American Birkebeiner Trailhead venue will follow all US Ski and Snowboard regulations.  Fluorocarbon waxes are allowed at the Gitchi Gami Games per FIS and US Ski and Snowboard.

Parking & Spectator Info

Venue Access and Parking

Access to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead venue is via Telemark Rd. only (McNaught Rd is exit only). Venue Access

Ample parking is located in the large parking lot to the east of the venue.  No parking is allowed at the finish line area or along the road way.  Teams and wax trailers should find a physically distanced area in the parking lot.

Getting to the Start

All of the races will start and finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.  Arrive at the start from Telemark Rd- take Hwy M east from Cable, take a right (south) on Telemark Rd., drive past the old lodge and follow the signs to parking and/or bib pick-up.  Exit the start/finish area on McNaught Rd.  There is ample parking at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.

Spectator Information

There are many great viewing places on course at the new Gitchi Gami Games course!

Team Leader Communication

Team Coaches Meeting –  Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 PM AND Friday, December 10 at 6:00 PM, Virtual meeting.  Email for link.

During the official training and competition hours, access to the competition courses and stadium is restricted to credentialed individuals only. The credential is in the form of the U. S. ski & Snowboard Coach bib which is available to members with a Current Coach status. US Ski and Snowboard membership may be found here.


Additional Live Stream Cameras on Course:

CXC is livestreaming the CXC Cup in order to minimize the number of spectators at each venue, as well as athletes and coaches in common areas, to prevent the spread of COVID19.  To achieve this, the livestream will focus on:

  • Showcasing as many competitors as possible at the start and finish for fans watching at home
  • Provide athletes, coaches, and volunteers realtime race progress in the stadium area as they get ready for their competition

We hope you tune in for the races!


If you are interested in volunteering for the Gitchi Gami Games/CXC Cup, please click here to register for available shifts.


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Race Contacts

For questions:

OC Lead:  Kristy Maki (

Chief of Competition: Allan Serrano (

Asst. Chief of Competition: Ben Popp (

Chief of Course: Jim Sokup (

Race Secretary: Colette Belisle (

Online Registration Questions:  CXC ( ) or (608) 294-0433

Press Coordinator: Blair Flickinger (

US Ski and Snowboard Technical Delegate: Jim Turvo (

US Ski and Snowbaord Assistant TD: John Filander