Ramp Up your skill development programs!

Ramp It Up!!

Looking for a way to spice up your agility work?

Most skiers have had exposure to rollerski agility skill-development, mainly in the form of hops, jumps and various versions of tight corners.  Few skiers, however have had the experience of rolling smoothly through a set of ramps.

Why not start work on a set of your very own ramps? With a few tools and a little help from this resource guide you could be up and ramp’in in no time.

For further information, support or guidance on building ramps for your team/club contact:

Bryan Dubeau, [email protected]

Liz Inkila Retires!!!

It is with great celebration and admiration that we acknowledge a tremendously successful career!

Liz Inkila will formally retire from her position as Executive Director this June after serving 17 years with Cross Country Ski Ontario (XCSO).  Her leadership and professionalism brought us to a place where there is a high degree of value-congruence within our ski community.  Liz put people, particularly athletes, first.  XCSO has undergone significant change over the years and much of that has to do with Liz’s expertise, work ethic, and dedication to the people she served.

Liz has been Ontario’s biggest cheerleader and an amazing team member to work with.  We are incredibly grateful for her contributions and her passion for all things Nordic!


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Team Ontario Points Update

Given that we are post-nationals and without an updated CPL, we have decided to hold off on any formal OST/OJST points update until after Nordiq Canada publishes final CPL on April 8th.  Any list produced now would be misleading and not representative of current athlete achievements.

Thank you for your patience as we work towards nominating our next Team Ontario!

As always, feel free to reach out to Bryan Dubeau at [email protected] with any questions.



Ontario Season Finale and 100m Championships Race!!! April 1st and 2nd, 2023

Come join us for one last race of the season!

The intent of this race weekend is to promote racing later into the season.

This race will have no bearing on any athlete rankings for the Ontario Junior Ski Team or Ontario Ski Team ranking lists. As a result, the level of services and officiating will not necessarily be the same as an Ontario Cup.

Friday March 31,2023: 5pm TCM via Zoom

Saturday April 1, 2023: 12pm late day Interval Start Skate followed by a complimentary chili lunch and treat buffet for racers and coaches ~3:00 pm Race Start, 100 m Sprints (~85m). Double elimination brackets by
category. Race to be known as the fastest skier in Ontario!

Sunday April 2, 2023: 10am Mass Start Classic

Race Notice and Full Details

Zone4 Registration

Link to Event WhatsApp Group

Course and Stadium Maps

Spirit North is hiring a Coordinator in Ontario

Spirit North is seeking an outstanding candidate to provide leadership and assume responsibility for the coordination and support of Spirit North program delivery to Indigenous communities across Ontario. More information HERE.

Celebrate with Team Ontario at Ski Nationals!!

Ontario athletes, coaches, and family are invited to attend our Team Ontario Celebration! Join with us as we celebrate our success and pay special tribute to our athletes’ achievements.

4:30pm to 5:30 pm Wednesday March 15, 2023 at Magnus Theatre, 10 Algoma St. S, Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 3A7

  • Meet Cross Country Ski Ontario and National Team Development Centre Staff
  • Learn about High Performance skiing in Ontario
  • Hear updates on future training camps and opportunities
  • Leader Bib Incentive Awards
  • Ontario Cup Series Club Award Trophy
  • Recognize our Ontario athletes that competed internationally this season
  • Special guest speaker: TBA


” To engage, inspire, and involve Ontarians in cross-country skiing for life.”



OJST/Ontario Para-Nordic Team: Advance Notice of Training Camp Dates

For those athletes seeking nomination to the Ontario Junior Ski Team (OJST) and the Ontario Para-Nordic Team please be advised that we have scheduled the following:

  • Summer Dryland Camp: July 26-30, 2023. Location: Central Ontario

There is more uncertainty with regards to the on-snow camp and we are working towards releasing these dates as soon as possible.

The intent of getting dates out early is to allow athletes and their families to plan for attendance at training camps. The expectation is that athletes will attend both training camps.

2023 CWG Ranking

The 2023 Canada Winter Games Trials took place Jan 6-8th at the Lappe Ski Centre in Thunder Bay. Based on results, the ranking list and related synopsis is HERE. A final team announcement will be made at the completion of World U20/U23 Championships Trials to be held in Prince George January 18-21.

Para-Nordic Mentorship Opportunity at ON Para-Sport Games

The Ontario Parasport Collective and Coaches Association of Ontario strongly believe that coaching apprenticeship programs are an essential part of the development of a coach.  This pilot program would be the first of its kind as part of the Games Ontario Program. The program will provide up to one coach per sport the opportunity to develop their coaching skills through the Ontario Parasport Games.

Please review the program guidelines and timelines HERE. If you are interested, please apply no later than November 14, 2022 by 12pm EST. Please click here to apply.