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Frankfort Elementary in a "bonding circle"

CCSC Nordic Rocks Program

part of USA’s FIS SnowKidz Awards


Since 2007 the FIS SnowKidz program has focused on bringing a new generation of youth to snow sports. Today SnowKidz has over 500 organizers in 45 countries. The FIS SnowKidz awards seek to highlight the top programs in the world.

This year Sweden's Everyone on Snow! Program was the clear winner receiving a record setting 321 points. There was a tie for second place between Finland’s Snow Moves! and Greece’s Seek a Snowflake programs both receiving 293 points.
USA's entry with CXC’s Nordic Rocks program was a close fourth receiving 290 points.

Contestants were evaluated on five first priority criteria and two secondary criteria. First priority criteria were worth twice the points of second priority criteria. First priority criteria included successful initiative, high project quality, evolution of program, transferability to other National Ski Associations and long-term enthusiasm. Second priority criteria included commercial viability and promotional value.

We’re honored to be considered among the top programs in the world. We started our Nordic Rocks program in 2014 and we currently partner with over 200 schools and have over 20,000 participants. (Including our own CCSC Ski Club!)

We look forward to continuing to improve and expand our program in the months and years to come!

Read more about each program on the CXC’s Nordic Rocks and FIS SnowKids websites.

Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC)
718 Post Road, Suite F / Madison, WI / 53713 / USA

Waiting for Winter....

CCSC Family Potluck on a Sunny March Day! 

CCSC Flying Squirrel Nordic Race - March 7th for High School & Middle School Nordic Racers 

CCSC High School Nordic Race Start

Meet 2-time Super G Olympic Medalist, 16 year US Ski Team Member and NASTAR Pacesetter, Andrew Weibrecht, Friday Feb 28th after Friday's practice!

Andrew Weibrecht, 2-Time Olympic Medalist & NASTAR Pacesetter

Alpine training day schedule

Wednesday evening: SL **

Friday evening:  GS

Saturday morning:  SL **

Sunday morning:  GS
** SL Chin Guards strongly recommended when training with tall SL gates - see your coaches for when needed.

Normal training schedule unless changes noted by your coaches.


Need ideas for where to ride??

The Pandemic Pedal is a way to celebrate bikes, raise money to help our community deal with the impact of Covid-19 and promote healthy lifestyles in our beautiful state and beyond.  This event is perfect for all ages and abilities —casual riders or fanatics.  We want to encourage everyone to get out and ride and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery whatever the location!  

See the website page and you will find some information about road routes and gravel routes in Benzie and Manistee Counties.  These are routes that we created for our annual Bike Fest event and offer a variety of distances from 15 miles to 62 miles.  Feel free to check these out!  We know you will enjoy them.  We also hope you will share some of your favorite routes with us on our FaceBook page.

Please complete your ride safely and legally, observing all local, state and federal laws while maintaining social distance.

The Pandemic Pedal - Go the Distance, Keep your Distance

Bike Benzie

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Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation is a financial sponsor of CCSC.

CCSC Club Potluck, All Invited, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Hi Everyone,

WOW! What a great winter this has been for all our different programs. Now as we wrap up 2019/20 season, please join us Sunday in the Crystal Center for a Family Club Potluck! See the SignUpGenius link here to help bring something for the potluck.


We want to see everyone represented – Race Academy, Nordic Ski team, Master the Mountain, Learn-to-be-a-ski-instructor, Master the Trails, Middle School Team, Nordic Rocks, Top Team, Learn-to-be-a-ski-patroller and Mini-Master the Mountain programs


  1. Come ski as a family and enjoy the sunshine!
  2. 10am – noon, The Alpine racers will be having fun in the morning running dual GS courses on Cheers, parents come and ski against your kids, all club members are welcomed.
  3. CCSC Family Potluck 12:30pm – 1:30pm, let’s celebrate together! We also want to get a CCSC club family picture.
  4. 2pm, Master the Mountain skiers and riders will have their fun in the obstacle course.

As we celebrate our successes this winter, we are already looking towards next year. You will  be receiving a survey on our CCSC programs, please take a moment to fill this out as it helps us plan for next year’s programs.


On behalf of the CCSC Board members, thank you for being a part of the club, and as they say….this is only the beginning of great and fun things to come!

Thank you and see you Sunday!

Steve Kermode, President CCSC

CCSC hats for sale at the Potluck

Thank You to our CCSC Sponsors and Donors for 2020!

Share Winter Foundation
Feather Foundation
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation
BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund
Crystal Mountain
Live Marketing
Keith & Barb Van Duzen Family Donation
Althea Petritz Family Donation
Ski & Spree Ski Club
Nordic Snow Angel Sponsors
Cathleen Knauf Family Donation
Crystal Mountain Four Season Members


CCSC Golden Rules

Greetings CCSC Master The Mountain families.

I’d like to introduce something we’ve been working on putting together for some time now. These Golden Rules are a guide for the members of our club to be familiar with and to abide by in order for us all to have a happy club environment and to cultivate the kind of culture where we all uplift and empower each other. Please introduce these to your kids and know that our instructors will be doing the same this Sunday and for the remainder of the season. Thank you for all you do to help make this club a great place for kids and families, alike.

The Golden Rules for Our CCSC Club
                        I will:
-Take care of my equipment and gear
-Listen to and respect my instructors and club mates
-Stay with my ski group
-Encourage my club friends
-Respect the rules
-Know and abide by the Skier Responsibility Code
-Keep the club room and the ski hill clean and picked up

Crystal Community Ski Club

Vision: A premier, sustainable family-centered snow sports club, partnering with Crystal Mountain, which offers affordable, certified instruction/coaching at all levels.

Mission: Build an organization through leadership of the Board to develop the skills through certified instruction/coaching for  lifelong values and enjoyment of snow sports for youth and family.

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Donate and Sponsor CCSC below

Donate to the Crystal Community Ski Club

Purchase a pair of Nordic Rocks skis

Pay for a Special Program or Fee


Contact Us - Steve Kermode, President

Crystal Community Ski Club

Phone: 231-378-2070

Nordic Rocks outreach program

An important goal of CCSC is to engage our local elementary youth in participating in outdoor recreation. The Nordic Rocks program is a pipeline to connect youth with winter programming that  promotes health, fitness, and a lifelong passion for winter activities. We work in partnership with local public and private schools and organizations. We want our youth in our five county region to experience the joy, the fun and the sense of accomplishment that comes from sliding and playing on snow.

Please consider being a program sponsor and donating to the program or purchasing a pair of Nordic Rocks skis on our donation page. Thank-You.

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