What is Skiwerx? Programs and Events!

Skiwerx is for active kids age 9-15 that want to learn a variety of training skills (speed, strength, endurance, flexibility) to help them become successful and happy endurance athletes in the future. 

The overall objectives of the program are to assist children in the development of a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical skills and a good level of physical fitness within a sport environment. Skiwerx uses the MyXC philosophy of learning through games and fun.

Skiwerx is part of our research-based effort to Create Lifelong Skiers

  • Skiwerx programs use a combination of volunteer and paid coaches.
  • The Skiwerx Race Series promotes age-appropriate racing.
  • The MyXC Team Sprint Series on Wednesday nights, introduces racing to kids and adults in a fun format.
  • The MyXC Festival and Youth Championships is our culminating season event. 

2024-25 Skiwerx Info

Skiwerx Minneapolis

Anne Sullivan School Parking Lot in Summer & Fall. Wirth Chalet Lot (not Trailhead) in Winter. 


  • Monday/Thursday 6-7:30pm.
  • 8 weeks June 13 - Aug 8.
  • $300 OR $160 for one day per week or Late start.
  • Rollerski rental is included


  • Monday/Thursday 4:30-6:00pm.
  • 8 weeks Mon Sept 9 - Thu Oct 31.
  • $300 OR $160 for one day per week or Late start.
  • Rollerski rental is included
  • Register here
  • Two day/week option is open now! One day/week option option will open Aug 15th pending availability.


  • Monday/Thursday 4:30-6:00pm $400.
  • Thur Dec 5 (Virtual Meeting 7 PM)
  • Mon Dec 9 - Mar 6 (holiday break, 12 weeks)
  • Sibling discount (10%). Email Amy for discount code.

Skiwerx Elm Creek 

LATE FALL *If we have coaches*

  • Oct 5 - Oct 30 (4 weeks) $160.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-6:00pm, $160.
  • Oct 7-31, 4 weeks. 


  • Tuesday/Thursday 6-7:30.
  • Thur Dec 5 (Virtual Meeting 7 PM)
  • Tue Dec 10 - Mar 6 (holiday break, 12 weeks)
  • Sibling discount (10%). Email Amy for discount code. 

Other Skiwerx Locations

Weather Cancellation Policy

In the summer and fall we rely on public facilities to hold our practices. We do not have access to indoor training spaces. Hence, we have a weather cancellation policy. In the winter, we do have access to "chalets". We will hold sessions in most weather conditions, so proper clothing is very important. We will try to make cancellation decisions 1.5 hours before a session begins.

  • Thunder or lightening. Canceled session
  • 40 degrees or colder and raining. Canceled session.
  • 40 degrees or colder and misting. Shortened session.
  • Air temp of -5 degrees (without windchill). Canceled session.
  • Windchill of -8 degrees. Depends on wind direction and trail availability. Session may be canceled or shortened. 

Methods and Research

We are using the Canadian Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Research as the basis for our training methods.

The Skiwerx program fits into the "Learning to Train" stage, which is a critical time to give children the platform they need to become successful athletes as well as the necessary skills they will need to remain active and healthy for life.

How do I get started?

Check the schedules and email Amy with questions! Any season is a great time to start. Skiers need running shoes and helmets in the spring, summer and fall. Please try to register at least two weeks before the session starts.

Click here for our recommendations on rollerskiing for youth.

Please be aware of the equipment requirements for the winter programming. Skiers must own their equipment or use MyXC rentals (in limited sizes). You will need to plan ahead (in November) to arrange for equipment at our rental day or shop at the MyXC Ski Swap.

Winter Skiwerx Club Membership Includes:

  • MyXC Skiwerx Membership; which includes season incentives in the Skiwerx Series
  • Coaching support at the Skiwerx Series events
  • Skiwerx race hat (for new skiers)
  • Access to Skiwerx Race Ski Rental program
  • MyXC Team Sprints

Highlights of Skiwerx and affiliated programming

  • Workouts focus on fun and include a variety of speed work, agility drills, strength and flexibility, as well as endurance training.
  • Each group has a dedicated and certified coach with prior coaching/collegiate racing experience. Ratio of 1:8
  • Session length is 1 hour 30 min.
  • Formal and ongoing curriculum development specific to age group (for coaching and for parent/athlete education)
  • Rollerski rental program
  • Waxable/Skin classic and skate ski rental program
  • Ski culture/next steps/how to become a ski racer and/or stay active and healthy for life tutorials


  • Age 9 as of Dec 31
  • Graduation from SkiSparks Level 4 or equivalent skills (full control of edges going up and down hills, full weight transfer -- one foot gliding)
  • Younger children (that are developmentally matched) are welcome to participate, but a parent is required to attend and be a volunteer sweeper
  • For dryland training, helmets, poles and running shoes
  • For on snow training, waxable or skin classic skis, skate skis, two pairs of poles and combi/skate boots. Rentals are available up to a size 42 boot and skier weight of 105 pounds. If your skier is larger than this (many 7th and most 8th graders will not fit into MyXC rentals), we highly recommend attending the MyXC Ski Swap in November
  • Attendance at some Skiwerx Series or Team Sprints events
Skiwerx Coaches

All of our coaches are former college racers, US Ski and Snowboard Certified and/or grew up in MyXC programming! And lots of fun!

Questions Contact Amy.