About us
„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.


Not only top athletes are addressed, who still have the ambition to achieve great results even in old age, but also recreational athletes, who consider the health and the urge for movement as most important goal and not the ranking. 

Representation of WMA:

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.

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.

Co-operation with F.I.S.

Between F.I.S. and WMA an Affiliation Agreement has been signed.

Masters World Cup

Once a year the Masters World Cup, the in-official world championships, are being organized.
Information about the participation at a Masters World Cup:

Age limit

Male and female Masters competitors must have reached their 30th birthday on the 31st December of the preceding year.

Age Classes

13 age classes between 30 and 90 years and above in five-years age groups


classic or freestyle

Individual Competitions

all athletes can participate in any three races of their choice: short, medium and long
distance. The distances are 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 k.


4 x 5 k for men and women (2 legs classical/2 freestyle)

Requirements on the Tracks

are regulated in the Rules of Competition (see download section) of WMA and fully sanctioned by F.I.S.