2010 USSA Skier's Edge Alpine Masters National Championships

The 2010 Alpine Masters National Championships, sponsored in part by Skier's Edge, were held Mar. 29-Apr. 2 at Sun Valley, ID. The 2010 nationals are a four-event championships with the SC race in addition to the 3-event SG/GS/SL nationals.

Sun Valley features great race venues as well as being a classic resort world-class sking, dining, and shopping for visitors.

The event opened with unusually stormy weather on Monday and Tuesday, forcing some adjustments to the original event schedule, but cleared the second half of the week to feature the expected firm and fast racing conditions that all had expected. The Sun Valley race crews worked hard all week to provide the best possible racing conditions for all competitors. A proud Rocky Mountain team took home the Divisions Cup.

National DH Championship

The 2010 Skiers Edge National DH Championship was held on Feb. 14 at Aspen as part of the annual Aspen speed weekend in Rocky Mountain division.

race results complete event results below

race video Race Photos

If you missed checking out your race photos at the banquet, visit http://sunvalley.elevationimaging.com and look under Find Action Photos to view race photos from the GS, GS, and SL races on Wed-Fri.

Entries and Qualification

You must have a current USSA Masters competition license to compete in regional and national championship events (no temporary weekend licenses). Competitor field size for the national championships is limited to 300 entries. Division quotas for nationals entries are established based on their percentage of registered masters licenses. Each division has a guaranteed minimum of 15 slots, with 20 reserved for Canadian competitors and an additional 50 slots allocated to the host division.

News and Event Schedule

The detailed event schedule was posted on the masters section of ussa.org and available as a printable document here. The event schedule is changing on a day-to-day basis to accomodate weather and racing conditions, so check the on-site announcements or call the Department hotline at 208-622-6356 for daily updates.

Race 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 21-44, classes 1-4), B (men 45-59, classes 5-7), C (all women), and D (men 60+, classes 8-14). The SG and the GS events are run on two courses to separate the younger A/B classes from the C/D groups of older men and all ladies, while in the SL each group competes on their own course. As appropriate, results and rankings are provided based on course arrangements.

The 2010 Skiers Edge National DH Championship was held on Feb. 14 at Aspen as part of the annual Aspen speed weekend in Rocky Mountain division.

Race Results By Class By National Group By Gender Overall
DH results by class  results by national group  results by gender  overall race results 

Complete race results and combined scoring for the SG-GS-SL overall age class champions for the Sun Valley national championships:

Race Results By Class By National Group By Gender Overall
SC A SC results by class AB SC results by class BC SC results by class CD SC results by class D     A SC overall standings AB SC overall standings BC SC overall standings CD SC overall standings D
SG A/B SG results by class A/BC/D SG results by class C/D  course A/B SG results by group A/BC/D SG results by group C/D C/D SG results by gender C/D A/B SG overall standings A/BC/D SG overall standings C/D
GS Group  A GS results by class AB GS results by class BC GS results by class CD GS results by class D C/D GS results by group C/D  course C/D GS results by gender C/D A GS overall standings AB GS overall standings BC/D GS overall standings C/D
SL Group  A SL results by class AB SL results by class BC SL results by class CD SL results by class D     Group  A SL overall standings AB SL overall standings BC SL overall standings CD SL overall standings D
Class Combined Champions 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 all three disciplines contested at the national championships (SG, GS, SL).

Due to weather conditions, Monday's scheduled SC (1 run each SG and SL) was changed so that all competitors had their SL run; because the SG leg could not be held on Monday, the other leg of the SC was scored using the results from the national championship SG.

Division's Cup

The Division's Cup is awarded to the division with the best ratio of points scored per competitor start for all races in the national championships. Division teams must consist of at least 10 competitors to be eligible. The 2010 Divisions Cup was captured by the Rocky Mountain division.

Divisions Cup standings 2010 Divisions Cup final standings

Competitors Summary

Division Position # Competitors # Starts Division Cup Score
Alaska (n/e) 5 10 1.1
Central (n/e) 8 18 0.444
Eastern 2 42 94 2.127
Far West 3 30 69 1.71
Intermountain 4 85 187 1.641
Pacific Northwest 5 39 90 1.066
Northern (n/e) 7 18 0.833
Rocky Mountain 1 17 42 2.214
Canada (n/e) 7 18 1.666
Total 240 competitors (173 men, 67 women)
Divisions Cup Divisions Cup standings 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.

Spyder national masters team 2011 Spyder National Masters team

Additional Scoring Reports (Just for Fun!)

The standings reports in this section provide additional rankings to show standings by race points, total time, and world cup points by class and by group - these are just for fun to see different comparisons of competitor results.

Scoring Standings By Class By National Group Notes
Race Points Combined class combined (race points)  combined standings by group (race points)  This is the race points scoring which is used for the triple combined class national champions.
Total Time Combined alt class combined scoring (total time)  alt combined scoring by group (total time)  Alt ranking on actual total times that go into race points ranking for the combined champions.
Age Handicap Time Combined   alt combined scoring by group (age-handicapped total time)  Alt ranking on age-handicapped total times.
WC Points Combined alt class combined scoring (WC points, must finish)  alt combined scoring by group (WC points, must finish)  This is the rankings when scored by World Cup points for a triple combined
(competitors must finish all 3 races, as in race points scoring).
WC Points Total Spyder team class combined (world cup points)  alt combined by group (world cup points)  Rankings scored by cumulative World Cup points (Spyder national masters team scoring)
(any finishes count, competitors need not start in or finish all races).