Largest junior XC competition in US will crown Junior National Champions in 4 events
● More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers, and spectators expected
● Races held March 9-14 at the ASC Training Center on Donner Summit
● Opening Ceremonies March 8 at Squaw Valley

SODA SPRINGS, Calif. — More than 400 of the country’s elite cross-country skiers and future Olympic hopefuls ages 14-19 will gather here in March to compete in the 2020 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Junior XC National Championships. Races will be held Monday, March 9 through Saturday, March 14th at the ASC Training Center (ASCTC) on Donner Summit, following opening ceremonies March 8 at Squaw Valley Resort, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

“Competing in the Junior National Championships is the pinnacle of success for all of these athletes,” said Organizing Committee chair Valli Murnane. “For a handful, it is the beginning of a journey to international and Olympic competition.”

2015 Junior National Race – Compliments of Bill Clark & ACS

Racers from 10 divisions will be vying for Junior National Champion titles in four events: Individual Classic on Monday, March 9; Freestyle Sprint on Wednesday, March 11; Individual Skate on Friday, March 13; and Classic Relay on Saturday, March 14. There are three racing
divisions per gender: U20 (ages 18-19), U18 (ages 16-17) and U16 (ages 14-15). The top finisher in each division will be crowned Junior National Champion. The top team will win the Alaska Cup.
Organizers are working to fill 200 volunteer positions. To sign up and for a detailed schedule, course maps and other event information, visit

About the Course
ASC Training Center is the West Coast’s premier Nordic Ski, Biathlon, Snowboard, and Alpine Ski venue with more than 25km of groomed competition courses high in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains. Known for its challenging terrain, record snowfall and picturesque location, ASCTC previously hosted Junior Nationals in 1971, 2005, 2009 and 2015. For more
information, visit

Official Schedule
March 8 Sunday Official Training Day & Opening

  • Ceremonies
  • ASC Training Center,
    Squaw Valley
    March 9 Monday Classic Individual Start Race ASC Training Center
    March 10 Tuesday Training Day ASC Training Center
    March 11 Wednesday Freestyle Sprint Race ASC Training Center,
    March 12 Thursday Training Day, Mid-week awards ASC Training Center,
    North Tahoe High School
    March 13 Friday Freestyle Mass Start Race ASC Training Center
    March 14 Saturday Classic Relay Race, Final Awards
  • Banquet
  • ASC Training Center,
    Truckee Rec Center

All race events will be video recorded and broadcast. For livestream viewing information and
race day livestream links, visit

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