„The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association“

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.

Targets are:

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.


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