Dear Cross Country Community,
We needed to make two modifications to our 2023-24 World Cup Selection Criterion based on new World Cup Rule changes that were just ratified by the FIS Council last month. The changes are:
- The previous World Cup calendar had 5 periods of World Cup, with Canmore and Minneapolis residing in their own period of World Cup. The updated WC calendar combined the former period III and period IV. Now we have only 4 periods of World Cup. You can view the current World Cup calendar here: https://www.fis-ski.com/en/inside-fis/document-library/cross-country-documents This means a small change to our SuperTour COC leader selection; the SuperTour leader post US Nationals will now have starts in Oberhof, Goms, Canmore and Minneapolis (the new combined Period III). So, you’ll see a date change for this COC-leader selection in the Canmore and Minneapolis sections of the criterion.
- The FIS point threshold for starting in a World Cup has changed. The previous standard was one race result in the past calendar year at 60 points or better (distance men), 90 points or better (distance women), and 120 FIS points or better (sprint women and men). The new standard is a FIS point profile of 150 points or better (men and women) on the current respective FIS points list (distance or sprint) that applies to the race the athlete would like to start. Please see the new language and the dates of validity for the various competitions and respective FIS points lists under Criteria Guidelines in the selection criterion.
You can view the updated World Cup Selection Criterion here:
This updated Selection Criterion has been circulated and green-lighted by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Sport Committee. As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Program Director