Rules and Regulations
USSA Alpine and Masters Rules
The Alpine and Masters Competition Guides have been updated for the 2012-13 season.
Rules and Regulations- Updated for 2012-2013 Season:
Alpine Precisions and Updates - Updated 16 Jan. 2013
Alpine Equipment Guide - This is the final version of the 2013-14 season equipment regulations.
FIS Alpine Rules
Alpine Membership Rules
Following is a summary of the membership requirements for participation in USSA alpine races this season. Each participant at all levels must have an appropriate current season membership. Please note that submission of a signed Waiver and Release of Liability is no longer sufficient by itself.
USSA-Member Clubs conducting "introductory" events, please note the specific paragraphs below referencing participation requirements for these activities.
All participants in FIS competitions must have a current FIS license. For USA athletes, those competitors must have a valid USSA “Competitor” membership and be registered with FIS through USSA. Athletes who appear on the FIS list are properly registered.
USSA Scored Events
All participants in USSA scored events must have a valid USSA “Competitor”, “Student” or “Youth” membership. Note: for the convenience of organizers, all membership types appear on the USSA points lists, however, “Student” and “Youth” members do not show any points (990), and are not scored to the USSA point list.
Participation requires a valid USSA “Competitor” or “Student” membership. If the event is scored and the athlete wants his/her individual results scored, he/she must have a “Competitor” membership valid at the time of the competition. A “Student” is not tracked for USSA points.
Junior Championships and all Junior Championship Qualifying Events
Participation requires a valid USSA “Competitor” or “Youth” memberships depending upon the age group.
Participation requires a valid USSA “Youth, “Student”, or “Competitor” membership.
In most situations participation requires a valid USSA “Master” membership. "Student" members ages 18-22, and "Competitor" members ages 18 and older, may participate in Masters events without purchasing an additional "Master" membership. To participate in the Masters Regional or Masters Championship competitions, athletes must be at least 21 years old and hold a Masters membership. For non-member participants, temporary membership or additional participation fees may be available according to divisional masters policies; USSA Waiver and Release of Liability is required. Masters competitions are not scored to the USSA points list.
USSA Member Club Introductory Event
USSA member clubs conducting introductory events with invitations extended to non-members must contact USSA, the Park City office, in advance of their events regarding non-member participation.
If there are questions regarding these requirements, please contact the USSA regional or divisional office serving your location or the USSA competition services department in Park City.