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.
Representation of the Association:
WMA is composed of a President, three Vice Presidents and a Secretary/Treasurer as well as Director for each member country.
Each member including the Honorary Presidents have a vote in the Annual Meeting.
Co-operation with F.I.S.:
Between F.I.S. and WMA an Affiliation Agreement has been signed.
To cooperate with all National Ski Federations and F.I.S.
To promote masters cross-country skiing worldwide.
To support the National Directors in organizing National Championships and
To support the Organizing Committees in the planning and realization period.
Masters World Cup:
Once a year the Masters World Cup, the in-official world championships, is being organized.
Information about participating at a Masters World Cup:
Age limit: Male and female Masters competitors must have reached their 30th birthday by the 31st December of the preceding year
Age Classes: 12 age classes between 30 and 85 years and above in five-years age groups
Technique: classic or freestyle
Individual Competitions: all athletes can participate in three races: short, medium and long distance. The distances are 5, 10, 15, 30 und 45 k.
Relays: 4 x 5 k for men and women (2 legs classical/2 freestyle)
Requirements on the Tracks: Difficulty requirements are about 50 % below the standards manifested in the Rules for International Skiing Competitions Cross-country (ICR) by the F.I.S. Further details are stipulated in separate Rules of Competiton of WMA.