Learning how to cross country ski well is a committed process. Many kilometers need to be logged to learn a skill. Cumulative distance is therefore a good measure of how well skills are practiced and learned.
Criteria for achieving the Distance awards:
To deserve a distance award, a skier must have cumulatively skied (on snow) the number of kilometers of the award over the course of a single season.
At the clubs’ or coaches’ discretion, the following requirements may also be considered to award these prizes:
Skier participates in almost all training sessions
Skier participates in ski outings outside of Track Attack sessions
Skier honestly logs the distance of each ski outing and practice session over the course of the season
Skier comes prepared for longer ski outings with water, nutritious snacks and other layers for warmth