The ability to measure one competitor's performance against another is the heart of competitive athletics. In a country as large as the USA, it's important to have measurement tools to evaluate the performance of skiers around the nation. Performance of U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes is evaluated through various ranking lists. Athletes competing in scored competitions earn points, which are calculated mathematically to allow ranking lists to be developed. Ranking lists, in turn, are used by U.S. Ski & Snowboard for selection to teams, entry into higher level competitions and for development projects.
National Ranking Lists
U.S. Ski & Snowboard national ranking lists utilize finishes from U.S. Ski & Snowboard scored competitions.
FIS Ranking Lists
FIS ranking lists utilize finishes from FIS competitions worldwide, including those in the USA.
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard freestyle/freeskiing points system has been developed to provide a measurement tool for U.S. freestyle/freeskiing competitors. It is an important tool for personal evaluation and team selection at many levels. The Points and Ranking chapter of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freestyle/Freeskiing Competition Guide outlines the basics of the Freestyle/Freeskiing points system (FFSP) and how you can use it as a tool to measure your performance.
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To assure that your membership is processed for inclusion on any list, your membership materials must be received by U.S. Ski & Snowboard at least seven days prior to a closing date. Registrations are not considered received until they are complete. It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure that his or her membership registration is received; you can contact U.S. Ski & Snowboard member services (435.647.2666) to check the status of your application.
National and FIS points are not continually being updated; they are recalculated for each new list. For more information on how points are calculated, see Chapter 2 of the Freestyle Competition Guide in the References section.
If you have a question regarding your National or FIS points or ranking, or an event result, please be sure to provide U.S. Ski & Snowboard with sufficient details to help you. Most notably, indicate your sport (alpine, cross country, freestyle, etc.).
- Name of athlete and U.S. Ski & Snowboard number (if known)
- Sport (alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping, snowboard)
- National or FIS issue
- National or FIS event ID (if appropriate and known) or location and date(s)
- Your specific question