USSA Alpine and Masters Rules
The Alpine Competition Guides have been updated for 2016-17.
2017 Alpine Competition Guide - posted 6 October 2016
2017 Alpine Precisions - posted 22 December 2016
2017 Alpine Masters Competition Guide - posted 6 October 2016
Other Rules and Regulations
Course Setting Guide - This is the updated 2016-17 course setting matrix after the fall ASC conference call. It is also available in the Alpine Competition Guide. Posted 24 October 2016. Click here for background behind the children's course setting rules.
2016-17 Alpine Equipment Guide - This is the updated 2016-17 equipment rules matrix after the fall ASC conference call. It is also available in the Alpine Competition Guide. Posted 24 October 2016.
2017-18 Alpine Equipment Guide - This is the current draft of the equipment rules matrix for the 2017-18 season, with approved changes highlighted in red text.
Gate Panel Regulations - This is an excerpt from the Competition Guide regarding gate panel regulations.
Ski Helmet Regulations - This is an excerpt from the 2016 Alpine Competition Guide regarding ski helmet regulations. Posted 22 October 2015.
FIS Alpine Rules
Alpine Membership Rules
Following is a summary of the membership requirements for participation in USSA alpine races this season. Each participant at all levels must have an appropriate current season membership; submission of a signed Waiver and Release of Liability is not sufficient by itself.
All participants in FIS competitions must have a current FIS license. For USA athletes, those competitors must be at least 16 years old by Dec. 31 of the current season, must have a valid USSA “Competitor” membership U16 or older, and be registered with FIS through USSA. Athletes who appear on the FIS list are properly registered. Short Term Memberships are not eligible for FIS participation.
USSA Scored Events
All participants in USSA scored events must have a valid USSA “Competitor” membership or a Short Term Membership. Note: for the convenience of organizers, all membership types appear on the USSA points lists, however, “Competitor U14” and under members do not show any points (999), and are not eligible for USSA points. Short Term Memberships are also not eligible for USSA points.
All participants in USSA Collegiate/Scholastic events are subject to the same membership requirements as any other USSA Scored or Non-Scored event.
Junior Championships and all Junior Championship Qualifying Events
All participants must have a valid USSA “Competitor” membership for the appropriate age group. Short Term Memberships will not allow a competitor in the events.
Participation requires a valid USSA “Competitor” membership or a Short Term Membership.
All participants must have a valid USSA "Masters” membership or a Short Term Masters Membership. "Competitor" and "Coach" members ages 18 and older may register for a free add-on Masters membership and participant in Masters events. To participate in the Masters Regional or Masters Championships, athletes must be at least 18 years old and hold a Masters membership - a Short Term Membership is not eligible for these championship events. Masters competitions are not scored to the USSA points list.
USSA Member Club Introductory Event
USSA member clubs conducting introductory events which include non-members must contact USSA, the Park City office, in advance of their events regarding non-member participation. Short Term Memberships may be used for these events.
If there are questions regarding these requirements, please contact the USSA regional or divisional office serving your location or the alpine domestic department in Park City.
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