2022 ALPINE MASTERSCOMPETITION GUIDEOn the CoverDarnell Holmes (E – M01) Igor Manoylovich (E – M06)EditorsLauren Beckos and Deb LewisContributorsLisa BallardJack BallardRobert CravensRyan FullerDavid LippucciAlex MitchellMatt MitsisGraham SmithMeri StrattonCarl SwansonCarol TomassettiRay TullochManaging Editor and LayoutJeff WeinmanPublished byU.S. Ski and SnowboardPO Box 100 1 Victory LanePark City, UT 84060usskiandsnowboard.orgCopyright 2021 by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard. All rights reserved. No part of this publicationmay be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in adatabase or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Printed inthe USA. Additional copies of this guide are available for 10.00 by calling 435.647.2666.1

TABLE OF CONTENTSKey Contact Directory1 U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Masters ProgramAn Introduction to the MastersWhat You Need to CompeteU.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Masters ProgramAlpine Ski Racing EventsWhere to Find More InformationAlpine MembershipsCode of ConductAthlete SafetyInsurance CoverageMasters Contacts2 Alpine Masters Champions2021 Phillips 66 Alpine Masters Regional Champions2021 Phillips 66 Alpine Masters National Speed Series Champions3 Alpine Masters General Competition RulesRules and Entry ProceduresMasters Age Classes [M1282.1]Entry Procedure (non-FIS)Masters Competition RulesGeneral RulesEvent RegulationsAdditional RegulationsCourse Setting Specifications for Masters4 Event Rules for U.S. National and Regional Championships,and International CompetitionsU.S. Masters National and Regional Championships, and National Speed SeriesChampionship Start Orders and ScoringInternational (FIS) MastersSummer Fun Nationals5 Major EventsAlpine Masters National ChampionshipsAlpine Masters National Championship DownhillPhillips 66 Eastern ChampionshipsPhillips 66 FIS Masters Cup / Western ChampionshipsPhillips 66 Masters National Speed SeriesFIS Masters Cup SeriesCanadian Masters’ Championships & FIS MastersSummer Fun 3944454748495355575860606163636465

6 Divisional Programs67Divisional MapAlaskaCentralEasternNew EnglandMid-AtlanticNew York StateSouthernFar WestIntermountainNorthernPacific NorthwestRocky MountainNASTAR for Masters6868697070727373747577798182Concussion Checklist84COVID-19 Event Information843


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KEY CONTACT DIRECTORYUnless otherwise noted, email addresses are a combination of first name dot last namefollowed by - e.g. [email protected] Service (fax 435.647.2052)Member Service HotlineWebsiteNational OfficeU.S. Ski & SnowboardPO Box 100 1 Victory LanePark City UT [email protected] Goldschmidt President/CEO435.647.2001Tiger Shaw CEO EmeritusBrooke McAffee Chief Financial Officer435.647.2002Alison Pitt General Counsel435.647.2004Charlotte Moats Chief of Staff435.647.2006Patty Frechette Executive Assistant to the eAlpineJesse Hunt Alpine Program DirectorChip Knight Alpine Development DirectorLauren Beckos Masters ManagerColleen Jamieson Women’s Team ManagerGwynn Watkins Men’s Team [email protected]@[email protected] Voutas Athletic [email protected] Brucker Freestyle Team Comms. Manager435.647.2038Megan Harrod Alpine Team Comms. Manager435.714.9393Tom Horrocks Cross Country Team Comms. Mgr. 802.770.8985Competition ServicesJeff Weinman Director Competition ServicesJ.J. Ehlers Competition Services ontent and Creative ServicesKyle Kilcomons Director Content & CreativeEmilie Arrix Social Media ManagerSarah Brunson Photography & Creative ManagerKelly Karis Video Manager6

EventsEric Webster Director of EventsLindsay Arnold Director Alpine, Freestyle & XCDevin Cleary Coord. Alpine, Freestyle & XCKaren Korfanta Alpine NorAm CoordinatorNick Alexakos Director Snowboard & FreeskiSarah Welliver Manager Snowboard & FreeskiLyndsay Gang Events Administrative CoordinatorFoundation (Fund Raising)Trisha Worthington Chief Development [email protected]@Member ServicesSheryl Barnes Director Member ServicesJennie Holdorf Member Services ManagerMatt Lemon Member Services CoordinatorSharka Fabian Member Service RepresentativeNordicChris Grover Cross Country Program Director435.640.8545Bryan Fish Cross Country Sport Development Mgr. 435.640.8548Greta Anderson Cross Country Development Coach 907.244.7389435.901.1749Billy Demong USA Nordic Exec. DirectorJed Hinkley USA Nordic Sport DirectorMarketingMichael O’Conor Chief Revenue [email protected]@Gillian Bower High Performance Director435.647.2619Dr. Jaron Santelli Sports Medicine [email protected]@Snowboard, Freeski & FreestyleJeremy Forster Program DirectorAshley Deibold Sport Development DirectorErin McNeely Sport Development CoordinatorElise Saarela Team ManagerAlexis Williams Team ManagerSport EducationGar Trayner Director Sport EducationAnna Hosmer Sport Education CoordinatorEllen Adams Club Development ManagerSport ScienceTravel Service - WorldTek Travel24-hour Travel [email protected]

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An Introduction to the MastersMasters racers embrace alpine racing as a life-long sport. They seek to challenge themselvesand improve whether they are returning to a sport from their youth, looking to expand theirrecreational skiing abilities or eager to learn and take on a new athletic activity. Many racersfind that ski racing invigorates their desire to stay active in the off season and spend more timeoutdoors. Masters racing is designed for every level of skier ability, from entry level racersthrough ex-national team members. Masters racing provides the next step for up and comingaccomplished skiers who are late bloomers, NASTAR and college racers, ski instructors,former professional racers and even ex-national team members.Masters, from ages 18 to over 90, compete in the same events and on similar courses asused for World Cup and Olympic alpine skiing events. Slalom, giant slalom, super G anddownhill are all included in this season’s schedule. Masters series are conducted within eachof the eight geographic divisions including Alaska, Central, Eastern, Far West, Intermountain,Northern, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain. Racers are welcome to travel and attendraces in any division. Each division has a specific contact person who can provide details ondivisional competition programs; see contacts listed later in this chapter.In addition to divisional competition, there are opportunities to compete on a regional,national, and international level. The U. S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters program is justone of the participants in the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Masters Cup that spans theU.S., Canada, South America, Europe, Japan and Australia. The highlights of the season are: Phillips 66 Eastern Region Championships Phillips 66 FIS Masters Cup & Western Region Championships National Championships National Championship DownhillMasters racing offers more than high-quality ski competition. It offers an opportunityto meet, ski and compete with a group of extraordinary individuals from all walks of life.Many members of the ski industry compete including ski area executives, ski equipmentand clothing entrepreneurs, former national team members, and honored members of theU.S. Ski Hall of Fame. Masters racing is highly social, and the masters are a friendly group.Of the reasons current masters list for participation, camaraderie is always among the first.Second, of course, is a love of competition. At many events, masters racing is a family affair,where two or three generations compete. Life-long relationships are quickly formed with newfriends of all ages and abilities across the country.Masters race programs are organized by a network of committed volunteers led by theMasters National Working Group and the Alpine Masters Manager.This competition guide provides rules and general information about Masters ski racingin the U.S. as well as information for competition in Masters events abroad. In addition, allcompetitors, coaches, officials, and supporters of Masters ski racing are advised to check withtheir division’s contact or the Alpine Masters Manager for more information.What You Need to CompeteOn a local level, Masters races are open to athletes 18 years of age or older with an applicableU.S. Ski & Snowboard membership. Applicable memberships include Alpine Masters, ShortTerm Alpine Masters and for students 18 to 24 the Non-scored Athlete membership. U.S. Ski& Snowboard members who also hold a competitor, coaches or officials membership maycompete in any masters races by simply adding a masters membership to their profile. Thereis no additional fee if the Masters membership is less than the racer’s other membership(s).Some divisions have separate membership requirements and fees as well. For participants thattake advantage of the Short-Term (daily) membership, the athlete may call member servicesprior to their 2nd event and pay the difference to upgrade to a full Masters membership.10

Ski equipment and a FIS helmet that meets the specifications for masters competition arerequired for all events.The many benefits of an alpine masters membership include: competition in masters races,an annual Alpine Masters Competition Guide with rules, schedules and entry information,and divisional and national newsletters. For more information contact Lauren [email protected] or your division chair.U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Masters ProgramU.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic national governing body for ski and snowboardsports in the USA, providing leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiersand snowboarders, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empoweringnational teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboardis committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team.Thank you for your participation in U.S. Ski & Snowboard programs. These programsprovide opportunities for athletes to develop skiing or snowboarding skills in a competitiveand educational environment, from grassroots club programs up through national teams andthe Olympics. This competition guide is a roadmap for various programs, rules and rankings.U.S. Ski & Snowboard supports athletic programs in alpine skiing, snowboarding, crosscountry, ski jumping, nordic combined, freestyle and freeskiing. U.S. Ski & Snowboard clubsinclude approximately 370 professional coaching outlets for athletes and logistical supportfor competitions. These clubs, with both professional staff and volunteers comprised ofnearly 36,000 U.S. Ski & Snowboard members, are the foundation of U.S. Ski & Snowboard,supporting individual athletes and managing most of the organization’s domestic competitions.The 2020-21 season challenged our resort partners, clubs, officials and volunteers due to theCOVID Pandemic. However, more than 2,700 domestic competitions with more than 122,000athlete starts were held across the U.S. thanks to the incredible efforts by everyone involved toprovide as many athletic opportunities as possible, while adhering to state and local COVIDpolicies and regulations.Services provided by U.S. Ski & Snowboard are based around the three “R’s”: rules, racesand rankings. Rules are established to ensure a consistent and fair playing field for all athletes.Races, or competitions, are the back