Alpine Programs

Alpine Rules

USSA Alpine and Masters Rules

The Alpine and Masters Competition Guides have been updated for 2014-15.

Alpine Competition Guide

Alpine Masters Competition Guide

Other Rules and Regulations

New Alpine Age Classes

Course Setting Guide - This is the 2014-15 course setting matrix. It is also available in the Alpine Competition Guide. Posted 25 August 2014. Click here for background behind the children's course setting rules.

Alpine Equipment Guide - Please see the attached updated matrix and letter regarding the equipment specifications. Posted 18 May 2015.

Gate Panel Regulations - This is an excerpt from the Competition Guide regarding gate panel regulations.

Ski Helmet Regulations - This is an excerpt from the Competition Guide regarding ski helmet regulations.


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. Please note that submission of a signed Waiver and Release of Liability is no longer sufficient by itself.

USSA-Member Clubs conducting "introductory" events, please note the specific paragraphs below referencing participation requirements for these activities.

FIS Events

All participants in FIS competitions must have a current FIS license. For USA athletes, those competitors must have a valid USSA “Competitor” membership and be registered with FIS through USSA. Athletes who appear on the FIS list are properly registered.

USSA Scored Events

All participants in USSA scored events must have a valid USSA “Competitor” or “Youth” membership. Note: for the convenience of organizers, all membership types appear on the USSA points lists, however, “Youth” members do not show any points (990), and are not scored to or elligible for USSA points.

Collegiate/Scholastic Events

Participation requires a valid USSA “Competitor” membership. If the event is scored and the athlete wants his/her individual results scored, he/she must have a “Competitor” membership valid at the time of the competition.

Junior Championships and all Junior Championship Qualifying Events

Participation requires a valid USSA “Competitor” or “Youth” memberships depending upon the age group.

Non-Scored Events

Participation requires a valid USSA “Youth or “Competitor” membership.

Masters Events

In most situations participation requires a valid USSA “Master” membership. "Competitor" members ages 18 and older, may participate in Masters events without purchasing an additional "Master" membership. To participate in the Masters Regional or Masters Championship competitions, athletes must be at least 18 years old and hold a Masters membership. For non-member participants, temporary membership or additional participation fees may be available according to divisional masters policies; USSA Waiver and Release of Liability is required. Masters competitions are not scored to the USSA points list.

USSA Member Club Introductory Event

USSA member clubs conducting introductory events with invitations extended to non-members must contact USSA, the Park City office, in advance of their events regarding non-member participation.

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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