Race Categories

Age categories for 2018 – 2019 (2019 competitive season)

 Category   Year of Birth (YOB)
 Atom Girls/Boys   2012 – 2010 (6 to 8 years old)
 Pee Wee Girls/Boys   2009 (PW1); 2008 (PW2); 2007 (PW3)
 Midget Girls/Boys   2006 (M1); 2005 (M2)
 Juvenile Girls/Boys   2004 (Jv1); 2003 (Jv2)
 Junior Girls/Boys   2002 (Jr1); 2001 (Jr2)
 Junior Women/Men   2000 (Jr3); 1999 (Jr4)
 U23 Women/Men   1998 – 1996
 Senior Women/Men   1995 – 1989
 Master 1 Women/Men   1988 – 1984
 Master 2 Women/Men   1983 – 1979
 Master 3 Women/Men   1978 – 1974
 Master 4 Women/Men   1973 – 1969
 Master 5 Women/Men   1968 – 1964
Master 6 Women/Men   1963 – 1959
 Master 7 Women/Men   1958 – 1954
 Master 8 Women/Men   1953 – 1949
 Master 9 Women/Men   1948 and earlier

In cross country skiing we say our competitive season begins in December and ends in March.

Your competitive age category is based on how old you are as of December 31st in the current competitive season. For example, in 2018 – 2019 your age as of December 31, 2018 is your age for the entire 2019 competitive season.


Our Competition Model is aligned with the Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) & Long Term Athlete Development principles. It is recommended that young skiers to compete in categories that are a better match for their development age if not their chronological age. For example, a Midget aged skier may race as a Juvenile whenever the athlete, their parents and coach together determine that to be the most appropriate competitive category.

See our CCC Competition Model (June 2018) for more detailed explanation.