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Jump Start Your Winter Nordic Kick-Off Camp

Mon, Oct  1, 2007 - By CXC Skiing

CXC & Rainbow Resort Presents
Jump Start Your Winter:
Nordic Kick-Off Camp!
October 26-28, 2007
Rainbow Resort, MN

The athletes and coaches of the Central Cross Country (CXC) Olympic Development Team would like to invite you to jump start your winter with a weekend of enjoyable training and extensive technique work. Join us at scenic Rainbow Resort in Northwestern Minnesota, for a pre-season ski clinic. The Resort is located on a beautiful lakeshore and surrounded by a network of forested groomed trails and roller ski roads on the challenging Western slopes of the Laurentian Divide.

CXC athletes and coaches will work one-on-one with participants to improve fundamentals of both classic and skate techniques. Body position, power application, timing, and other technique components will be emphasized through numerous dryland and rollerski drills. Participants will also master new and creative exercises during daily strength sessions conducted by the CXC Team.


Sign up early to reserve your spot at the Nordic Kick-Off Camp! Meals are available in the Lodge. Full service cottages are available on a first come basis. Ample lodging is available in the greater vacation area.

This XC winter warm up is available to families and all ages and groups.

CXC will be organizing a Midwest Junior Olympic Qualifier January 12-13 on the Rainbow Resort trails. The fall camp will be a perfect opportunity to become familiar with the trail network.

Rollerski technique

Camp Fees

$200 for junior skiers
$350 for master skiers

Costs include lodging, coaching support, technique instruction, two dinner meals, and a complementary CXC Ski Team “goody bag” with a CXC Ski Team instructional Nordic skiing DVD, ski ties, and a water bottle.


Coaching staff and athletes live in modern 2–, 3–, and 4–bedroom, family-style vacation lake homes furnished with full bathrooms, living rooms, complete kitchens (including cooking and eating utensils), and dining areas. Cabin interiors are lined with knotty pine and large picture windows providing fantastic lakeshore views.


Two group dinners included in camp package: Friday night pasta dinner with salad, wholegrain bread, beverages, and dessert. Saturday night taco dinner with chicken or beef, whole wheat tortillas, beans, Spanish rice, vegetable fixings, beverages, and dessert.

Optional complete meal package: additional $40.00 Includes group dinners, plus breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, provided by the Rainbow Resort Lodge. Breakfast meals generally consist of pancakes, eggs, and fruit, and lunches include soup, sandwiches, and pizza.

Note: Resort cabins have furnished kitchens with cooking and eating utensils. Athletes may choose to prepare their own meals.

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