Masters November Update 2016

Snow has arrive! USSA Masters helmet rule clarification

All American podium sweep Chile September

News for Masters:

Your "2017 Masters Competition Guide" is now available online. If you would like a hard copy for your collection email me with mailing address.

The Masters Fall Newsletter has been sent to you. It is also available on line at "Newsletter" Please forward link to your adult racing friends on the latest on tactics and technique for senior racers.

FIS helmet rules for Masters were changed at the recent FIS Council meeting, allowing racers to compete without FIS stickered helmets in FIS Masters competition.
With this change in the FIS rules, USSA has adjusted the requirements for USSA masters helmets so that it is the same as last season. It is recommended that Masters use helmets that meet the new FIS standards for all USSA GS, SG and DH. Helmets must bear a “CE” mark and conform to one or more of the following helmet standards: CEH.Din 1077, ASTM F2040, SNELL S98 or RS98. Helmets which meet the new FIS standard have a sticker affixed that states “Conform to FIS Specification RH 2013” affixed by the manufacturer.

To compete or to forerun in all other regular USSA races, stickered FIS helmets are required.

Now is a good time to start your planning for the 2017 Masters National Championships at Mammoth in mid March. Far West division has put together a great how to guide including discount on hill lodging and transportation options, click "here". The most current "Nationals race schedule".

Reminder: With your USSA Masters membership you are entitled to Premium membership for racing news on the web site. Great past articles by our own Lisa Densmore Ballard:
"Coaches race too", "Super G skis for Masters" and "USSA's Masters Vision"

Side bar has upcoming Masters races in December. is up and running for all your race sign up needs. Click here for an updated schedule of "2017 USSA Masters races"

Bill Skinner
USSA Masters Manager

U.S. Ski Team board of Trustee John Bloomberg and wife Toni " Our hearts and best wishes are with from your fellow Masters.

2017 Masters Speed Series winners belt buckle


Upcoming Division Races

Dec. 17-18 Afton Alps 2SL/2GS

New England
Dec. 17-18 Killington GS/SL

Dec. 18 Bryce Resort GS

Far West
Dec. 3-4 Mammoth 2SL/GS
Dec. 18-19 Alpine Meadows SL/SL

Pacific NW
Dec. 17-19 Mt. Bachelor 2GS/SG
Dec. 17-18 Summit at Snoq. trGS/GS

Rocky Mtn.
Dec. 17-18 Winter Park 2SL/GS

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Bill Skinner manages the Masters program and produces the newsletters. If you have any questions, email me.