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Masters Getting Started

Not sure where to start? You came to the right place!

If you have additional questions, email us at lauren.beckos@usskiandsnowboard.org or use the Contact Us form at  the bottom of this page.

1 - Purchase/Renew Your Masters Eligible U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership*

2020-2021 Masters Membership Options

Click Here to Become a Member or Renew a Full or Short-Term Membership

*Upgrade/Add a Membership: You are only able to login and purchase/renew your membership through your U.S. Ski & Snowboard account once online each season. Masters can be added to your cart along with any other desired memberships during your initial purchase. To upgrade/add a Full or Short-Term Masters Membership, contact Member Services by phone on 435.647.2666 or chat at http://my.ussa.org/membership/start

 

Example screenshots for Alpine Master Purchase:

Masters Membership Selection

  • For most members, your cart will look like this: Masters Membership in Cart

 

Example Screenshot for Short-Term Master Purchase

Short Term Masters Membership Instructions

  • Your total should be $35 x the number of days you plan to race or DH train: STAM Cart

 

2 - Check Your Gear & Learn the Basic Rules
3 - Consider Attending a Training Session or Camp
4- Find Your Division and Sign Up for a Race

Click map to find division websites and contact information.

Masters Division Map

 

5 - Attend A Race!
  1. Review the event fact sheet
  2. Check in a race headquarters in the morning
    • Get your race bib
    • Check that you're on the start list
    • Purchase a lift ticket (if needed)
    • Learn about any special instructions for the day
  3. Inspect the course
  4. Racer ready! 

 

Got a question about Masters racing?  Contact us!

Introduction to Masters Racing

About Masters

Who are Masters Racers?

  • Adults of all ages and abilities
  • Race fanatics chasing their passion
  • Experienced racers who grew up with the sport
  • Novice skiers seeking a new challenge

What is Masters Racing?

  • Age class competition
  • Ski racing on FIS approved courses
  • DH, SG, GS, SL, and Parallel events
  • The perfect combination of sport, adrenaline and spandex

When are Masters Races?

  • US division have races December through April
  • Eastern and Western Region Championships are in January and February
  • National Championships are in March
  • FIS Masters races are held September through April

Where do Masters Race?

  • Most compete within their division
  • Many also race in nearby divisions
  • Some travel to favorite locations
  • Some even travel internationally for FIS Masters events.

Why Compete?

  • No matter your experience or goals, there is a place for you in masters!
  • There are coaches and training to help you acheive your goals!
  • Alpine Ski Racing is a lifelong sport and an experience you won’t forget!

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