USSA Alpine Masters organize age group alpine ski racing for competitors 18 and up. Competition is organized under the rules of the United States Ski Association (USSA), the national governing body for skiing and snowboarding, in the alpine ski disciplines of SL, GS, SG, and DH. Ski racing events around the country are organized by masters groups within each USSA division. In addition to division races, there are regional and national competitions along with opportunities to compete internationally in the FIS Masters Cup (FMC) events.
Information and race results for regional and national championship events
are posted throughout the 2017 season
in the Current Season Events section.
See the Events section below for overview and key links
for all of this season's major events.
Results from regional and national championship events in previous seasons 2002 through 2016 are available in the Results Archives section.
2017 event information: it's never too soon to start planning for next season! The North American stop on the international FIS Masters Cup calendar will be held in Park City UT on Feb. 3-5, 2017. The FIS Masters Cup races will also be the 2017 Western region championships. The Eastern championships planning is still in progress and will be announced when details are available. The annual national championships will be held at Mammoth Mountain CA on Mar. 13-18. Mammoth will host a 4-event championship, with the national championship downhill along with SG-GS-SL championship races.
2016 National Masters Committee meeting: the annual meeting of the National Masters working group was held at Big Sky MT
2017 Masters poster: you'll never miss a race when you have your own copy of the 2017 Masters poster with all division and championship events!
2017 Helmet Rules: Effective as of the 2016-2017 season, all USSA and FIS masters competitors must use helmets for GS, SG, and DH that meet the new FIS standards. A FIS-approved helmet is marked with a conformity label reading "Conform to FIS specifications RH 2013". Helmets for SL are required and may have soft-ear protection.
New in 2017: USSA short-term licenses can now be purchased online for your first event! This makes it much easier to sign up for your first race - now you can handle your USSA membership ahead of time to sign the required release forms and provide the necessary information such as primary health insurance coverage, making your race day arrival much simpler.
Connecting Online USSA and division masters organizations are preparing for the 2017 season by publishing schedules, news, and information on the ussa.org and division web sites. There are also a number of ways to connecting with fellow masters racers and supporters through online groups (Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google) and subscribing the email lists. We collected as many links and tips as possible here on the Contacts page, so check it out to get connected with your home division as well as national ski racing friends!
Masters Newsletter The Masters newsletter published by USSA contains news about masters programs and events around the country. The annual Fall newsletter provides an annual preview for the coming season, with news from masters around the country along with articles on ski technique and technology to keep us all up-to-date with the latest innovations.
Masters Comp Guide The 2017 Masters Competition Guide is published on ussa.org and can be downloaded in PDF format. Contact national masters director Bill Skinner at USSA to request a print copy.
USSA Membership: The USSA masters competition license fee remains at the reduced price $90 that was introduced in the 2016 season. Short-tem USSA memberships may be purchased for $15/day for masters events; short-term licenses may be used an unlimited number of times and fees paid will be credited towards purchase of a full masters license. As in previous years, a current masters license is required for all championship events (no temporary licenses).
All USSA membership licenses MUST be purchased online. Visit the USSA Membership site to obtain or renew your masters competition license:
Note: To purchase additional short-term memberships after your first event, you must contact USSA Member Services directly at 435-647-2666 or by sending a completed copy of the Alpine Masters short-term membership form published on the USSA Membership Forms page by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 National Speed Series The 2017 Phillips 66 National Speed Series will feature 18 DH and SG races throughout the country, leading into the culminating events of the national championships at Big Sky MT in March.
2017 Western Regionals - Park City, UT The 2017 Western Regionals will be held Feb. 3-5, 2017 at Park City. The 2017 Western Region Championships are being held in conjunction with the FIS Masters Cup event and will consist of 2 SG races, GS, and SL. BBoth SG races also count in the 2017 National Speed Series standings.
Competitors 18-29 are not eligible for FIS Masters results/awards but are eligible for all USSA Western Regionals awards. The overall regional class champion awards will be awarded based on results in all 4 races of the event.
2017 Eastern Championships - Okemo VT The 2017 Eastern Championships will be held Feb. 25-27, 2017 at Okemo, VT and Suicide 6, VT. The Eastern championships are a 4-race SL/GS/SG/SG event with SL-GS-SG included in the combined scoring for the overall regional class champion awards. Both SG races also count in the 2017 National Speed Series standings and all four races will be included in the Sise Cup scoring.
2017 National Championships - Mammoth Mountain CA The 2017 Phillips 66 Alpine Masters National Championships will be held Mar. 13-18, 2017 at Mammoth Mountain in Far West Division. The 2017 nationals are a four-event championships with the DH championships colocated with the 3-event SG/GS/SL races for the combined age class champions scoring. The national championship DH and SG races are the final events in the 2017 National Speed Series standings.
2017 FIS Masters Cup - Park City, UT The International Masters Cup circuit returns to the US again with a 4-race event on Feb. 3-5, 2017 at Park City, The event will feature 2 SG races, GS, and SL.
The Park City FIS Masters Cup event will also be the 2017 Western Region Championships.
FIS Masters Cup series schedule: