Timing & Race Administration
New USSA Timing/Scoring Partnership
Beginning with this 2015-16 season, the USSA will use Vola Racing for the management of its USSA sanctioned alpine ski racing timing and results. This change will result in USSA clubs, timers and RAs having an excellent system that integrates with USSA, displays live results on USSA’s website and will integrates with the U.S. Ski Team app.
We're happy to welcome Vola to our family of approved timing software vendors.
All USSA and FIS sanctioned alpine ski races must be submitted to USSA via the Vola Racing software. For season 2015/2016, USSA will consider exceptions on a case by case basis should compelling reasons for non compliance exist.
USSA’s website will feature a live results page and the U.S. Ski Team app will link to live results.
The USSA is committed to moving our sports forward and providing a meaningful and valuable experience for our athletes, clubs, parents, and volunteers. We recognize that this conversion will require some work and training and very much appreciate the support and effort needed to make this change and move the USSA experience forward.
How to Download Vola
You can download the latest public version of the Vola Ski Alp Pro software at this link (Now updated w/ Version 24). You will first be asked to create a free Vola account before your download will start.
Even if you have not yet purchased or recieved your USB license dongle the Vola software will function for RA uses by using the "Management" mode you can find in the "National Regulations" item under the "Local Configuration" menu item.
You can get started with Vola by checking out the Vola manual and educational resources below.
Purchase a License
How to Buy a License/Donge
In order to get the exclusive USSA license price you MUST purchase your Vola license key through the USSA. DO NOT directly purchase your Vola license through Vola.com. We have negotiated a special price only available to the USSA membership for use only in the United States.
You can place your order online at http://volasales.ussa.org or over the phone at 1.844.330.9970, option #1. If you have already purchased an alpine timing software license for this season from a different software provider please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 USB Dongle with a 12 month license – $250
Once you've placed your order you should expect delivery within 3 to 5 business days. If you pay by check delivery may take a bit longer beause we wait to recieve payment before shipping you a dongle. If you are in a time crunch and you need to pay with a check please contact us at email@example.com and we can work to expedite your order.
Training Information and Seminars
Vola Software Training
Nationwide training of RA leaders for the Vola Racing software is occured the first week of November with sessions in New England, Colorado and Park City. Your regional Alpine Official leaders have more information regarding further training opportunities. If you would like to request assistance with training please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help facilitate the training you need.
USSA Vola Tutorial
PDF Download (updated 12/29/15)
PPT Download (updated 12/29/15)
PDF Download version 1.0.B (Updated: 10/23/2015)
USSA Vola Modules
(If you see something that needs to be changed, updated, added to any of these modules, please email email@example.com - all suggestions are welcome)
USSA Vola Getting Started 1.0 (Updated 12/17/2015)
USSA Live Timing
PDF Download version 1.1 (Update: 2/17/2016)
FIS Live Timing
PDF Download version 1.0 (Update: 12/17/2015)
A USSA specific knowledgebase is in active development. You can find it at https://volahelp.ussa.org/kb/index.php.
If you have specific questions that you would like answered in the FAQ please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USSA will continue to post other training resources to this section of the site. Please check back here periodically for updates.