Cross-country skiing is a winter sport in which participants propel themselves across snow-covered terrain using skis and poles. Cross-country ski athlete train and compete from December through February with the hopes of competing at the state Winter Games.
The Cross-Country Skiing Fact Sheet provides general information on the sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.
The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for soccer shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Cross-Country Skiing Rules.
Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.
2024 Winter Games XC & Snowshoe
National Winter Activities Center
44 Breakneck Rd
Vernon Township, New Jersey 07463
Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition. Please make sure to check back regularly for new and upcoming training resources!
Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for cross-country skiing training and competition.
If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.