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 2020 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 2019 are available in the Results Archives Results Archives section.


News

New in 2020: updated national championship scoring rules Starting in 2020, the National Masters Committee has decided to expand the national championship scoring rules to include the national championship downhill when DH is held as part of the national championships event. While the age class combined awards will continue to be scored on the results of the triple-combined SG-GS-SL races, DH will now be included in Divisions Cup scoring as well as in the Spyder National Masters team selection. The national team selection will be based on best 3 finishes when 4 events are included in the nationals scoring.

The DH is considered part of the national championships event when a 4-event nationals is held with all four events DH-SG-GS-SL, or when the DH championship is reasonably colocated in space and time, i.e., immediately before or after the national championships at a nearby venue that does not require a separate travel commitment to a different location at a different time for competitors.

2020 Helmet Rules: For the 2019-2020 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 2020 season by publishing schedules, news, and information on the usskiandsnowboard.org usskiandsnowboard.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 Contacts Contacts - links to web sites, news groups, Facebook, Twitter,...

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.

Masters Comp Guide The 2020 Masters Competition Guide is published on usskiandsnowboard.org and can be downloaded in PDF format. Contact national masters manager Lauren Beckos to request a print copy.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership: The alpine masters membership fee for the 2020 season is $125. Short-term alpine masters memberships may be purchased for $30/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).

Note: new in 2020 is the "Master with Requirements" membership, which is a higher-priced masters membership for competitors who are also members of a U.S. Ski & Snowboard club working closely with junior athletes. This membership requires SafeSport training (as do all coaches and officials). Most masters do not need the additional requirements membership; you will be directed by your club if you are subject to the stricter SafeSport requirements.

For more information about masters membership options:

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@usskiandsnowboard.org. The membership site also provides a helpful chat service for membership questions.


Events

2020 National Speed Series The 2020 Phillips 66 National Speed Series will feature 22 DH and SG races throughout the country, leading into the culminating event of the national championship DH at Mammoth Mountain CA in March.

2020 Western Championships - Northstar, CA The 2020 Western Championships will be held Feb. 7-9, 2020 at Northstar CA. The 2020 Western Region Championships are being held in conjunction with the FIS Masters Cup event and will consist of 2 SG races, GS, and SL. Both SG races also count in the 2020 National Speed Series standings.

Competitors 18-29 are not eligible for FIS Masters results/awards but are eligible for all US Western Regionals awards. The overall regional class champion awards will be awarded based on results in all 4 races of the event.

2020 Eastern Championships - Stratton Mountain VT The 2020 Eastern Championships will be held Jan. 22-25, 2020 at Stratton Mountain VT. The Eastern championships are a 4-race SGx2/GS/SL event with all four races included in the combined scoring for the overall regional class champion awards. Both SG races also count in the 2020 National Speed Series standings and all four races will be included in the Sise Cup scoring.

2020 National Championships - Steamboat CO The 2020 Phillips 66 Alpine Masters National Championships will be held Mar. 17-20, 2020 at Steamboat CO in Rocky Mountain Division. The 2020 nationals consist of the 3-event SG/GS/SL races at Steamboat for the combined age class champions scoring, along with the national championship DH held at Ski Cooper CO the preceding weekend of Mar. 14-15, 2020. The national championship DH and SG races are part of the 2020 National Speed Series standings.

2020 DH National Championships - Ski Cooper CO The 2020 Alpine Masters DH National Championships will be held Mar. 14-15, 2020 at Ski Cooper CO.

2020 FIS Masters Cup - Northstar, CA The international FIS Masters circuit returns to the US again with the FIS Masters World Criterium on Feb. 7-9, 2020 at Northstar CA,

FIS Masters Cup series schedule: