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 2019 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 2018 are available in the Results Archives Results Archives section.


News

New US Alpine Masters Manager It's the end of an era, but an exciting start to a new one as well! US national masters manager Bill Skinner has decided to step down after two decades of dedication to masters racing. Taking over the position is Lauren Beckos, well-known to many of us as the leader of Rocky Mountain Masters. With proven experience organizing races and demonstrated passion for masters racing, Lauren brings fresh ideas and energy to her new role. Bill promises to stick around, so in addition to supporting Lauren through the transition we can expect to see him on the race hill this season, freed from his organizing and announcing duties to refocus on playing on the race course again!

2019 event information: It's never too soon to start planning for next season! The Eastern Championships will be held at Stratton Mountain VT on Jan. 25-27, 2019 with SGx2-GS-SL. The North American stop on the international FIS Masters calendar will be held at Aspen CO on Feb. 8-10. The FIS Masters Cup races on Fri-Sat-Sun will be SL-GS-SGx2 and are followed immediately on Mon-Tue by two Rocky division DH races. The FIS masters races are also the Western Region Championship for 2019 and both SG's and DH #1 are included in the 2019 National Speed Series. The annual national championships will be held at Mammoth Mountain CA on Mar. 17-21. Mammoth will host a 4-event championship, with the national championship DH along with the triple-combined SG-GS-SL championship races. The national champship DH and SG races will be the final races of the 2019 National Speed Series.

2019 Masters competition rules: The Masters competition rules will be updated for 2018-2019 with a new version of the course setting regulations. A working group of masters experts with representatives from divisions around the country did an in-depth review of the current competition rules and approved an updated version which aligns our masters course setting with recent changes in US competition rules. The masters regulations are designed to encourage appropriate course setting on a variety of terrain conditions that allow for courses that are both challenging and "masters friendly" for our diverse range of athletes.

2018 Masters poster: you'll never miss a race when you have your own copy of the 2018 Masters poster with all division and championship events!

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 2019 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 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 2019 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 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@usskiandsnowboard.org. The membership site also provides a helpful chat service for membership questions.


Events

2019 National Speed Series The 2019 Phillips 66 National Speed Series will feature 16 DH and SG races throughout the country, leading into the culminating event of the national championship DH at Mammoth Mountain CA in March.

2019 Western Championships The 2019 Western Championships will be held as a joint event with FIS Masters Cup races at Aspen in February

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.

2019 Eastern Championships - Stratton Mountain VT The 2019 Eastern Championships will be held Jan. 24-27, 2019 at Stratton. The Eastern championships are a 4-race SSGx2/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 2019 National Speed Series standings and all four races will be included in the Sise Cup scoring.

2019 National Championships - Mammoth Mountain CA The 2019 Phillips 66 Alpine Masters National Championships will be held Mar. 17-23, 2019 at Mammoth Mountain in Far West Division. The 2019 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 SG race is part of the the 2019 National Speed Series standings.

2019 FIS Masters Cup - Aspen/Buttermilk, CO The international FIS Masters circuit returns to the US again with the FIS Masters World Criterium on Feb. 8-10, 2019 at Aspen/Buttermilk,

FIS Masters Cup series schedule: