2011 USSA Skier's Edge Alpine Masters National Championships

The 2011 Alpine Masters National Championships, sponsored in part by Skier's Edge, were held Mar. 21-26 at Copper Mountain, CO in Rocky Mountain Division. The 2011 nationals include 4 events, with a Super-Combined (SC) race along with the 3-event SG/GS/SL races for the combined age class champions scoring. The 2011 national DH championships were held at nearby Ski Cooper, CO on the preceding weekend of Mar. 19-20.

race results complete event results below

race video Race Photos

If you missed checking out your race photos during the competition week, be sure to visit www.erikakrainz.com to check out the race photos taken by Erika Krainz all week at Copper as well as the national championship DH at Ski Cooper. (If you have any difficulty entering the Flash site, you can also head directly to Erika's Alpine Ski Racing galleries on the Schneehexe Photography site to view and purchase race photos)

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

Detailed event schedule from the organizers is now available. Note that extended registration hours have been added on Monday to allow all competitors to register early and get out on the hill to inspect the race venues prior to the start of competition on Tuesday.

The preliminary event schedule is posted on the masters Events page on ussa.org:

Additional information:

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.

Race Results By Class By National Group By Gender Overall
DH DH results by class  DH results by group  DH results by gender  DH overall standings 
SC A/B SC results by class A/BC/D SC results by class C/D A/B SC results by group A/BC/D SC results by group C/D C/D SC results by gender C/D A/B SC overall standings A/BC/D SC overall standings C/D
SG A/B SG results by class A/BC/D SG results by class C/D 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 A/B GS results by class A/BC/D GS results by class C/D A/B GS results by group A/BC/D GS results by group C/D C/D GS results by gender C/D A GS overall standings A/BC/D GS overall standings C/D
SL A SL results by class AB SL results by class BC SL results by class CD SL results by class D     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.

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 2011 Divisions Cup was captured by the Eastern division in a close battle with Far West.

Competitors Summary

Division Position # Competitors
Alaska (n/e) 7
Central 6 18
Eastern 1 22
Far West 2 14
Intermountain 3 37
Pacific Northwest 5 10
Northern (n/e) 4
Rocky Mountain 4 77
Canada (n/e) 4
Total 193 competitors (152 men, 41 women)

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 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.
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 do not need to start in or finish all races to be eligible).