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American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS)

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The mission of the AXCS is to provide exemplary services and membership benefits to all members while promoting and supporting cross country skiing throughout the United States.

American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) is the U.S. national membership association for adult XC skiers (aka "masters") 30 and better.Note: AXCS is also introducing a new international membership for skiers living outside the USA focusing on our highly-valued in-house information/education benefits!

A 501c3 non-profit association founded in 1998, the AXCS serves U.S. master skiers with a wide range of education, promotion and communication programs. AXCS also is the officially recognized USA representative organization within the World Masters Association. AXCS membership benefit package has received international recognition as one of the very best value-for-dollar benefit packages in not only the entire sport of XC skiing (all ages and abilities) -- but worldwide masters endurance sport as well. Skiers of any age and interest are welcome to join American XC Skiers at any time. 

AXCS annual membership benefits include:

  • The XC ski world's most exclusive print publication subscription! The members-only AXCS XC Ski Digest (Spring & Summer issues) with masters-specific content from throughout the world 
  • Annual Subscription to the AXCS E-MasterBlasts (members only! -- sent throughout the year). Even more exclusive articles specific to adult skiers from novices to experts from around the XC world.;
  • Exclusive info and annual license for the annual Masters World Cup event (this license alone valued at $150 per year!). Plus your membership helps guarantee USA representation each year within the World Masters Association;
  • Support for the annual production of the National Masters Championships & annual recognition of the honorary U.S. Masters Team;
  • Annual support for the members-only American Ski Odyssey program and overall American Ski Marathon Series;
  • Support for xcskiworld.com -- the XC world's home for masters XC skiing (made possible by AXCS members);
  • Support for unique AXCS community outreach programs including the Nationwide Club Network (over 300 clubs & training groups coast-to-coast), Club Development projects, and more!;
  • Exclusive special programs and discounts for members each year;


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Adult skiers and racers of literally all abilities, interests, and an incredible range of ages all find AXCS membership to be an indispensable part of their annual ski seasons. You'll discover that we are a fantastic resource for all devotees of groomed skiing even if you never toe the start line.

Of course, if you are a racer (serious, semi-serious, not-serious-at-all-but-like-to-look-good-whenever-possible, etc.), you simply cannot find a better investment in your skiing. No other national organization exclusively focuses on adult citizen skiers/racers...your interests, your needs, your community, your life.

The American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit membership organization based in Bend, Oregon. An eleven member AXCS Board of Directors consisting of volunteer representatives from every division in the United States snow region directs all operations of the AXCS. 

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