The US Alpine Masters organize age group alpine ski racing for competitors 18 and up. Competition is organized under the rules of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, 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 U.S. Ski & Snowboard 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 2018 season in the Current Season Events Current Season Events section. See the current season events 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 2017 are available in the Results Archives Results Archives section.


News

2018 event information: it's never too soon to start planning for next season! The North American stop on the international FIS Masters calendar will be held in Big Sky MT on Mar. 19-24, 2018 and is the FIS Masters World Criterium - the "world championships" of alpine masters racing and a highlight for masters around the world!! The annual national championships will be held at Okemo VT on Feb. 6-10. Okemo will host a 4-event championship, with a SG-SL alpine combined along with the triple-combiend SG-GS-SL championship races. The national championship DH will be hosted this season by Rocky Masters at Ski Cooper on Mar. 8-11.

(There will not be separate Eastern or Western regional championship events this season)

2018 Helmet Rules: For the 2017-2018 season, helmets are required for all events. FIS-approved helmets are recommended for GS, SG, and DH. 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 2018: U.S. Ski & Snowboard short-term membership for one or more race days can be purchased online for your first event! This makes it much easier to sign up for your first race - now you can handle your U.S. Ski & Snowboard 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.


Resources

Connecting Online U.S. Ski & Snowboard and division masters organizations are preparing for the 2018 season by publishing schedules, news, and information on the ussa.org 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 U.S. Ski & Snowboard 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.

  • (The Fall 2018 newsletter is coming soon and will be posted here as soon as available!)
  • Previous season newsletters:
  • -- 2016-2017 season --
  • previous season newsletters more...  newsletters from previous seasons are available on the Archives page

Masters Comp Guide The 2018 Masters Competition Guide is published on ussa.org and can be downloaded in PDF format. Contact national masters director Bill Skinner to request a print copy.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership: The alpine masters membership fee has increased from the reduced price $90 that was introduced in the 2016 season and will be $100 for the 2018 seasom. Short-tem alpine masters memberships may be purchased for $20/day for masters events; short-term licenses may be purchased twice per season, for one or more days of an event, and fees paid will be credited towards purchase of a season masters membership. As in previous years, a current masters mmembership is required for all championship events (no short-term licenses).

All U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership licenses MUST be purchased online. Visit the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership site to obtain or renew your masters membership:

Note: To purchase additional short-term memberships after your first event, you must contact U.S. Ski & Snowboard Member Services directly at 435-647-2666 or by email to membership@ussa.org. The membership site also provides a helpful chat service for membership questions.


Events

2018 National Speed Series The 2018 Phillips 66 National Speed Series will feature 16 DH and SG races throughout the country, leading into the culminating event of the national championship DJ at Ski Cooper CO in March.

2018 Western Championships (there is no Western region championship this season - the premier event in the west this season will be the FIS Masters World Criterium at Big Sky MT in March.

2018 Eastern Championships (there is no Eastern region championship this season - the National Championships will be in the East at Okemo VT on Feb. 6-10)

2018 National Championships - Okemo VT The 2018 Phillips 66 Alpine Masters National Championships will be held Feb. 6-10, 2018 at Okemo in Eastern Division. The 2018 nationals are a four-event championships with an alpine combiend along with the 3-event SG/GS/SL races for the combined age class champions scoring. The national championship SG race is part of the the 2018 National Speed Series standings.

2018 DH National Championships - Ski Cooper CO The 2018 Alpine Masters DH National Championships will be held Mar. 8-11, 2018 at Ski Cooper.

2018 FIS Masters Cup - Big Sky, MT The international FIS Masters circuit returns to the US again with the FIS Masters World Criterium on Mar. 19-24, 2018 at Big Sky,

FIS Masters Cup series schedule: