Ontario Winter Games/ON Para Sport Games Criteria

The 2023 Ontario Winter Games will take place in Renfrew County Feb 9-12 and the Ontario Para Sport Games will take place in Durham County Feb 3-5.  Selection criteria and other information can be found HERE.



Team Ontario Canada Winter Games Selection Criteria

Team Ontario has a strong history of excellence at the Canada Winter Games.  More information regarding the Canada Winter Games is HERE and will be updated as more details become available.

Direct link to Team ON Selection Criteria.

Southern Ontario District

SOD Coach Job Post

We are looking for a new SOD Coach!  Please have a look and help spread the word.  Interested people should contact SOD Chair Dwayne Barber at [email protected] .  The Job Posting closes October 1st.


2023 Ski Nationals Event Schedule

Please keep up to date on the 2023 Ski Nationals to be held in Thunder Bay at the Lappe Ski Centre.


Big Thunder is Hiring

Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club is seeking a part-time assistant coach for the 2022-2023 season. More information is HERE

Job Opportunity – Carleton Ravens Head Coach

Carleton University Recreation and Athletics is seeking a highly motivated and skilled applicant for the position of Head Coach, Nordic Skiing. More information HERE.

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Provincial Coaching Experiences Application now Open – UPDATED

XCSO is seeking Coach candidates for various Provincial Coaching Experiences.  Please complete this Google Form.  We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis – please submit your application as soon as possible.  Multiple positions are available at some camps.

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XCSO is hiring – 2 District Development Coordinators (contract positions)

Cross Country Ski Ontario is accepting applications for District Development Coordinators in 2 Districts – Southern Ontario (SOD) and National Capital (NCD).  Please read more HERE.

The application intake process will continue until the position is filled – please submit an application as soon as possible.


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Heinz Niederhauser Award Recipient – Gord Salt

Cross Country Ski Ontario is pleased to announce Gord Salt of Highlands Trailblazers as the recipient of the Heinz Niederhauser Outstanding Coaching Award.   Gord started in his coaching career almost 50 years ago at the high school level and continued at the varsity level.  Gord then moved to club coaching and currently leads the Junior Development Program at Highlands Trailblazers and is also the club’s Coaching Coordinator.  Gord is a Learning Facilitator for NCCP Coaching course and has trained many coaches at multiple levels over the years.  Gord has long been an advocate for long-term athlete development and has helped the club structure their programs to maximize the retention of athletes. He is always athlete first focused. He is also constantly helping other coaches develop and improve their skillsets and levels while supporting athletes with high-performance ambitions as well as those who just want to improve their skiing and their athleticism.  From his nomination: “I knew Heinz, his dedication and what he meant to the sport in Ontario. I see Gord in that same light.”

Congratulations Gord! Gord will be presented the Heinz Niederhauser Outstanding Coaching Award on Monday, May 9 at ~8pm.  Please join XCSO in celebrating coaching in Ontario.  Zoom Meeting Link




FIS Survey for Athletes YOB 2002-2009

The FIS Youth and Children cross country skiing committee wants to conduct a survey amongst young athletes (birth year 2002-2009) in order to get a better view of athletes’ thoughts about cross country skiing. These views help FIS to evaluate the current status as well as to determine the direction that cross country skiing should be taken.
The survey must be completed by April 30 2022!

The result of this survey will be revealed and shared in the FIS Congress meetings in May, and all nations participating will of course get the results for their own nation.

Please use this link for  athletes birth year 2002-2009. Link to Canada’s survey: https://surveys.enalyzer.com?pid=fuqifdn6