2016 USSA Phillips 66 Alpine Masters National Championships

Phillips 66

The 2016 Alpine Masters National Championships, sponsored in part by Phillips 66, were hosted by Northern Division at Big Sky on Mar. 14-19, 2016. The 2016 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 downhill championship is a standalone national medal event and is not included in the Divisions Cup, triple-combined SG-GS-SL national class champions, or Spyder Team awards scoring.

event results complete event results below

race photos Race Photos

If you missed checking out your race photos at the banquet, visit http://crystalimages.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=9789721 for the national championship race photos by Marshall Tate of Crystal Images Photography. Marshall is a great race photographer and the event photos from are all organized by competitor so it's easy to find your own pictures (and check out your friends!). You can purchase prints or digital images of your favorite photos, or buy an attractively priced CD package with all your race photos for the week.


Entries and Qualification

You must have a current USSA Masters competition license to compete in regional and national championship events. (no temporary licenses) Competitor field size for the national championships is limited to 300 entries.

If you are interested in competing and have any questions, contact race secretary at nationals@ussamasters.org.

Preliminary Competitor Entry List

The preliminary competitor entry list as of 13-Mar-2016 is now available, organized by class . There are currently 176 competitors entered, with entries still being accepted. There is still time to get your entry in if you haven't already entered and are interested in competing.


News and Event Schedule

The detailed event schedule is posted on the masters section of ussa.org:


Event Results

Note: in order to manage the large field of competitors and provide good conditions for all at this championship event, competitors are split into several groups by age and gender. The groupings are A (men 21-54, classes 1-5), B (men 55-64, classes 6-8), C (all women), and D (men 65+, classes 9-14).

NOTE: the men's groups are changing in the 2016 season to better balance group sizes, with men's class 5 (45-49) moving from group B to group A and men's class 8 (60-64) moving from group D to group B.

Mon DH Training See DH Training Times below in the Additional Scoring Reports section for times from Monday's DH training run.

Race Results By Class By Group By Gender Overall
DH (training run times below) results by age class  results by group  results by gender  overall race results 
Class Combined (SG-GS-SL)
SG results by age class  results by group  results by gender  overall race results 
GS results by age class A/B, results by age class C/D results by group A/B, results by group C/D results by gender C/D overall race results A/B, overall race results C/D
SL results by age class A, results by age class B, results by age class C, results by age class D     overall race results A, overall race results B, overall race results C, overall race results D
Class Combined Standings  (Final) group A class combined standings Agroup B class combined standings Bgroup C class combined standings Cgroup D class combined standings D
group A class combined standings (pdf) Agroup B class combined standings (pdf) Bgroup C class combined standings (pdf) Cgroup D class combined standings (pdf) D

The age class combined champions are awarded according to total race points in the triple-combined disciplines SG-GS-SL contested at the national championships.

Division's Cup

The Division's Cup is awarded to the division with the best ratio of points scored per competitor start from the 3 events of the triple-combined. Division teams must consist of at least 10 competitors to be eligible. The 2016 Divisions Cup was captured by Intermountain division.

Competitors Summary

Division Position # Competitors # Starts Points Division Cup Score
Alaska (n/e) 3 8 8 1.0
Central 5 17 37 68 1.837
Eastern 3 22 44 86 1.954
Far West 2 18 45 102 2.266
Intermountain 1 43 100 234 2.34
Pacific Northwest 6 21 47 76 1.617
Northern 7 22 43 40 0.93
Rocky Mountain 4 13 32 59 1.843
Canada (n/e) 3 9 10 1.111
Total 162 competitors (125 men, 37 women)
Divisions Cup Divisions Cup standings 2016 Divisions Cup complete standings

Spyder National Masters Team

The Spyder National Masters Team is named at the conclusion of the National Championships, based on world cup points scoring (best finish record points total) from the 3 events of the triple-combined.


Additional Scoring Reports (Just for Fun!)

The standings reports in this section provide additional scoring rankings that allow competitors to compare their performances by time and points across different groupings of competitors, in addition to the official event rankings by time within age class.

Scoring Standings By Class By National Group Notes
Scoring formulas on 3 events (SG-GS-SL)
Race Points Combined triple-combined standings by class (race points)  triple-combined standings by group (race points)  Race points scoring used for the triple combined class national champions.
Total Time Combined alt triple-combined standings by class (total time)  alt triple-combined standings by group (total time)  Alt ranking on actual total times that go into race points ranking for the class combined champions.
WC Points Combined alt triple-combined standings by class (WC points, must finish)  alt triple-combined standings by group (WC points, must finish)  Alt rankings when scored by World Cup points for a triple combined
(competitors must finish all 3 races, as in race points scoring).
WC Points Overall alt overall standings by class (world cup points)  alt overall standings by group (world cup points)  Rankings scored by cumulative World Cup points (Spyder national masters team scoring)
(any finishes count, competitors do not need to start in or finish all races to be eligible).
On 4 events (DH-SG-GS-SL)
Race Points Overall alt overall standings by class (race points)  alt overall standings by group (race points)  Alt rankings when scored by race points for all events
WC Points Overall alt overall standings by class (world cup points)  alt overall standings by group (world cup points)  Alt rankings when scored by World Cup points for a 4-event combined
(competitors must finish all 4 races, as in race points scoring).
DH Training Results By Class By National Group By Gender Overall
DH training run #1 (Mon 3/14) results by age class  results by group  results by gender  overall race results 
DH training run #2 (Mon 3/14)  
DH training run #3 (Tue 3/15) results by age class  results by group  results by gender  overall race results 
DH training run #4 (Tue 3/15) results by age class  results by group  results by gender  overall race results