Masters World Cup

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The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association

Association for Masters Cross-Country Skiers

WMA was formed in February 1982 as a worldwide association for masters cross-country skiers. The Association provides a common international platform for top competitive skiers as well as for those who simply enjoy racing, regardless of the ranking.

Yearly Masters World Cups

Foundation for the yearly organized and Masters World Cups called events has been layed by the Canadian Bill Gairdner in Uppsala when he proposed the founding of a worldwide masters association. This announcement became executed during a meeting in Zürich on June 13, 1982. The representatives of 14 skiing nations concluded the foundation of “The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association”, called WMA.

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Current & future Masters World Cups
Current & future Masters World Cups
Masters World Cup 2019

The 39th Masters World Cup will take place in Beitostølen, Norway, between March 6 and 15, 2019. This is the fourth MWC being held in Norway. Past organizers were Oslo in 1984, Geilo in 1993 and Lillehammer in 2004. Last race during MWC week is on March 14 and two days later the "Birkebeinerrennet" , one of the most traditional long distance races, will be held. Many skiers will consider this attractive combination. Registration is open now and entry forms are available under "downloads". 

Masters World Cup 2020

In 2020 Italy will host the 5th Masters World Cup. After Toblach 1991, Folgaria 1997, Brusson 2006 and Asiago 2013 the MWC is taking place in Cogne/Aostatal. In Italy the number of participants was always above 1000 and the organizers in Cogne will certainly do their utmost to attract a similar high number on the occasion of the 4th MWC. Competitions will take place between March 5 and 14, 2020. 

Masters World Cup 2021

During the Annual Meeting of WMA in September 2018 in Cogne the board members have voted unanimously for the bid from Canmore, Canada. Canmore has hosted a MWC already in 1995. Competitions will take place between February 27 and Mach 5, 2021.


News & Events
News & Events
Interesting Innovations at MWC 2019

During their Annual Meeting in Cogne/Italy, WMA Member of the Board decided for two innovations for MWC 2019 in Beitostølen:

implementing of so called «Technical Zones» during all the Classic distances on all laps during MWC 2019 (decision will be exclusively made by Race Jury) and testing out arrow start in all competitions.

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Good bye Gilles Grindler

For more than 20 years Gilles Grindler was the National Director of the French XC Master Skiers. His first participation at a Masters World Cup has been in Finsterau/Germany in 1994. Four years later at the Masters World Cup in Lake Placid/USA the Members of the Board of WMA confirmed his nomination as National Director of the French Ski Federation.

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Report about Masters World Cup 2018

Unique arena for cross country-skiing in a major metropolitan area close to downtown Minneapolis. In the skyline you have all skyscrapers and that gave a special feeling for the whole arrangement. 

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