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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*

Alpine Member Categories and Benefits (click link for full details)

$100 Full Masters (ages 18+)

  • Some divisions have an additional charge for division dues/membership
  • If you are planning to race in the FIS Masters Cup event be sure to click the box the renew/purchase your FIS Masters License.

$75 Non-Scored Student (ages 18-24)

  • Not eligible for regional and national events

$20 Short-Term Masters (per day)*

  • Limited to 2 separate events per season
  • An event may include consecutive days
  • Purchase can be applied to full masters membership
  • Not eligible for regional and national events
  • Can be purchased online prior to race day

$var. Upgrade General or Officials Membership*

$0 Add to Coaches or Competitor Membership*

 

Become a Member

Renew a Membership

Upgrade a Membership*

Purchase SHORT-TERM Membership/s:*

If you have not already renewed a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership for the current season:
Purchase Short-Term Membership

If you need to add a short-term membership to your current account, purchase a 2nd short term membership, or wish to purchase a short term membership for 2 events at once:
Purchase Additional/Multiple Short-Term Membership/s

* 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 to a Full Masters Membership, contact Member Services by phone on 435.647.2666 or chat at http://my.ussa.org/membership/start. To add Short-Term Memberships, use the links above or call/chat Member Services.

 

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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