2012 Skier's Edge Alpine Masters National Championships

The 2012 USSA Alpine Masters National Championships, presented by Skier's Edge, will be held at Park City, UT in Intermountain Division on Mar 19- 23, 2012. The 2012 nationals are a four-event championships, with the opening SC leading into the traditional 3-event SG/GS/SL nationals disciplines. The Super-Combined event results will be included in the Divisions Cup scoring for the first time this season, as well as for the Spyder national masters team. The combined age class champions will continue to be scored on the triple-combined results of the SG, GS, and SL races, as usual.

The super combined and super G for all groups will be on the Masters friendly Payday run. The GS and SL for C/D will also be on Payday. The A/B men will run GS on the Olympic venue CB and SL on Picabo.

Skiers Edge

The 2012 USSA National Downhill Championship was held March 10-11, 2012 at Ski Cooper, CO in Rocky Mountain Division.

event results complete event results below

race results DH national championship results are posted on the Speed Series results page

race video Race Photos

If you missed checking out your race photos during the event, you can still get your photos by Sharpshooter Imaging, the official event photographer, by visiting their web site at myparkcityphotos.com. Enter the date of the photos you're looking for and look under Race to view the week's race photos.

David Winegar of Park City Photography also took some great race photos of the Super Combined races on Monday and Tuesday. Check out his shots at printroom.com/pro/ParkCityPhotography.

Entries and Qualification

You must have a current USSA Masters competition license no later than Jan. 15, 2012 to compete in the national championship events (no temporary weekend licenses). Competitor field size for the national championships is limited to 300 entries.

In previous years, division quotas for nationals entries were established based on their percentage of registered masters licenses, with slots reserved for Canadian competitors and increased quota for the home division. For the 2012 Masters National Championship, division quotas will no longer be applied - entry is on a first come basis until field size of 300 is reached.


Registration for the 2012 National Championships will start Dec. 1. Online registration will be available through SkiRaceReg.com.

Mail-in entries can also be sent by completing a single event entry card for all events in which you wish to compete. Follow the instructions on the entry form for submitting your entry to the Race Secretary with single check for all events in which you wish to compete made payable to: Park City Mountain Resort.

There will be a $10 late fee for entries submitted after Feb. 25, 2011, applicable to both online and mailed entries.

Registration for the national DH championship at Ski Cooper CO is available online at SkiRaceReg.com. For additional information visit the Rocky Mountain Masters web site at rmmskiracing.org.


The National Masters Committee has established the following policy for cancellations: Masters must cancel two weeks prior to the event for a full refund (midnight, March 5, 2012). Masters who cancel within the two week period are not entitled to a full refund; refund percentages are at the discretion of the host area. Masters who cancel due to emergencies or recent (within the cancellation period) injury may be subject to a $20.00 service fee by the host area.

Park City Mountain Resort has stated that there will be no refunds for non-injury/emergency cancellation requests made after the cancellation deadline is reached at midnight, Mar. 5. 2012. PCMR will charge $20 processing fee on all refunds due to emergencies and/or injuries during the cancellation period.

News and Event Schedule

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

Lodging packages for competitors are offered at the Peaks Hotel in Park City:

Note: Booking deadline for the event lodging package is Jan. 18, 2012.

Additional lodging options and general information:

PCMR is offering a 2-day training camp on Mar. 17-18 with daily SG and GS/SL training on the nationals venues. The camp is limited to 32 participants in order to provide intense, high-quality training.

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 21-44, 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
SC Group  A/B SC results by class A/BC SC results by class CD SC results by class D Group  A/B SC results by group A/BC SC results by group CD SC results by group D Group  A/B SC results overall standings A/BC SC results overall standings CD SC results overall standings D
SG A/B SG results by class A/B courseC/D SG results by class C/D course A/B SG results by group A/B courseC/D SG results by group C/D course C/D SG results by gender C/D course A/B SG overall standings A/B courseC/D SG overall standings C/D course
GS A/B GS results by class A/B courseC/D GS results by class C/D course A/B GS results by group A/B courseC/D GS results by group C/D course C/D GS results by gender C/D course A/B GS overall standings A/B courseC/D GS overall standings C/D course
SL A/B SL results by class A/B courseC/D SL results by class C/D course A/B SL results by group A/B courseC/D SL results by group C/D course C/D SL results by gender C/D course A/B SL overall standings A/B courseC/D SL overall standings C/D course
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. The Super-Combined event results will be included in the Divisions Cup scoring for the first time this season. Division teams must consist of at least 10 competitors to be eligible. The 2012 Divisions Cup was captured by Eastern division.

Divisions Cup standings 2012 Divisions Cup final standings

Competitors Summary

Division Position # Competitors # Starts Division Cup Score
Alaska 7 10 32 0.281
Central 6 13 37 1.054
Eastern 1 26 77 2.467
Far West 2 26 77 1.909
Intermountain 4 121 311 1.569
Pacific Northwest 5 22 66 1.409
Northern (n/e) 8 24 1.75
Rocky Mountain 3 10 26 1.615
Foreign (n/e) 4 16 0.5
Total 240 competitors (188 men, 52 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 plus the super-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).
4-event WC Points Total Spyder team class combined (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).
4-event Race Points Combined Spyder team class combined (world cup points)    4-event combined race points scoring (Spyder team tiebreaker)