National Masters Committee

The National Masters Committee meets annually at the national championships to address topics affecting USSA masters programs throughout the country. The committee is composed of the heads of each division, a volunteer national chairperson, and the USSA masters coordinator providing services and direction from USSA.

Annual topics of discussion include reports from each division head as well as from USSA masters coordinator Bill Skinner, along with discussion and decision on venues for major events in the following season (regional and national championship events, FIS Masters Cup races). Specific items are also addressed each year as topics and issues are nominated for the agenda.

National Masters Committee Minutes and Reports
Season Chair Minutes Notes
2016 Lisa Densmore Ballard 2016 minutes 2016 minutes  (Big Sky MT)  **DRAFT** Key topics: FIS-cert helmet rules, recruitment)
2015 Steve Slivinski 2015 minutes 2015 minutes  (Sun Valley ID) Key topics: FIS-cert helmet rules, men's national groups adjustments
2014 Steve Slivinski 2014 minutes 2014 minutes  (Okemo VT) Key topics: event insurance and sanctioning, 2nd run start order (reverse in class)
2013 Steve Slivinski 2013 minutes 2013 minutes  (Big Sky MT) Key topics: development WG report, temporary licenses, license categories
2012 Steve Slivinski 2012 minutes 2012 minutes  (Park City UT) Key topics: no regionals in nationals host region (dilutes participation), program marketing and recruitment (development WG formed)
    WG report to USSA WG report to USSA Masters working group report to USSA (May 2012 USSA Congress)
2011 Steve Slivinski 2011 minutes 2011 minutes  (Copper Mountain CO) Key topics: national points list (rejected), online registration proposal (SkiRaceReg), include SC in Spyder Team and Divisions Cup
2010 Steve Slivinski 2010 minutes 2010 minutes  (Sun Valley ID) Key topics: 2nd run start order (flip-5 in class)
2009 Keith McCauley
(Steve Slivinski, acting)
2009 minutes 2009 minutes  (Sunday River ME) Key topics: allow under-40 coach license holders in division races
2008 Keith McCauley 2008 minutes 2008 minutes  (Mammoth Mountain CA) Key topics: 2nd run start order (reverse in class), allow 18+ student/competitor license holders in division races
2007 Ned Dolan 2007 minutes 2007 minutes  (Big Sky MT)
2007 FIS masters minutes 2007 FIS masters minutes
Key topics: nationals late fee/cancellation policies, request FIS equipment rules waived for masters, introduce 80% factor on Divisions Cup scoring, encourage "Spirit of Masters" awards by divisions
2006   (minutes n/a)  (Sunday River ME)  
2005   (minutes n/a)  (Big Sky MT)  
2004 Keith Thompson
(Ned Dolan, acting)
2004 minutes 2004 minutes  (Aspen CO)
2004 minutes (contd) 2004 minutes (contd)
Key topics: equipment rules, temporary licenses, lower age from 21 to 18
2003 Keith Thompson (minutes n/a)  (Park City UT)  
2002 Keith Thompson 2002 minutes 2002 minutes  (Winter Park CO) Key topics: regional champion from host region