What is the National Cup Series?

A small subset of USA Skimo-sanctioned races that are meant to showcase the sport and promote its growth. The concept is to attract as many participants as possible to compete in each of the series races in an attempt to earn the top ranking of combined race performances. At the end of the season, USA Skimo will provide award medals to the top 3 male and female athletes for Individual, Sprint, and Vertical races.

The series may consist of 4-6 races. To become a race in the series, a RD/LOC must apply to USA Skimo and meet a majority of the requirements set forth in the application. If USA Skimo grants the designation, a cost of $100 is to be paid to USA Skimo.

Race will meet the Sanctioned race requirements as well as most of the following:

  • Existing race / good race director track record
  • Multi-race weekend if possible
  • Resort / town support
  • Includes a clinic
  • Includes a vendor area
  • Prize money to top 3 Individual Open Division finishers (minimum of $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd).
  • Must be HC or Cat 1 designated
  • Must have a Recreational short course.

National Cup Series Schedule


2019 USA Skimo Cup -Overall
2018 USA Skimo Cup – Overall

2018 National Cup Series Results

Cadet Female (15-17)

  • Grace Staberg

Cadet Male (15-17)

  • Finn Remias
  • Max Boneberger
  • Max Kilcoyne

Junior Female (18-20yrs) – NA

Junior Male (18-20)

  • Henry Boyd
  • Henry Hanes

Espoir Female (21-23)

  • Zoey Freebairn

Espoir Male (21-23)

  • Arthur Whitehead
  • Cam Smith
  • Jack Toland

Senior Female (21+)

  • Jaime Brede
  • Sarah Cookler
  • Sara Kadlec

Senior Male (21+)

  • John Gaston
  • Rory Kelly
  • Tom Goth

Maters Female (45+) – NA

Masters Male (45+)

  • Ram Mikulas
  • Jamie Kilcoyne
  • Joshua Scholnick