What You Need to Know for the 2020-2021 Season
So what's new for this season? Read up on the COVID-19 guidance, the new FIS helmet requirement for Masters FIS races, the fluorocarbon wax ban, and check out the new Masters store!
- The latest updates for events from U.S. Ski & Snowboard will be posted on the COVID Return to Competition page.
- Find all COVID guidance from U.S. Ski & Snowboard by clicking on COVID-19 in the top menu bar on the webpage or at usskiandsnowboard.org/covid-19.
- See the alpine specific guidance here: 2020-21 COVID-19 Alpine Policies and Procedures
FIS Masters Helmet Rule
- FIS Helmets will now be REQUIRED for all FIS Masters GS and SG events.
- It is RECOMMENDED that Masters use helmets that meet the FIS standards for all U.S. Ski & Snowboard GS, SG and DH competitions.
Fluorocarbon Wax Ban Update
- FIS and U.S. Ski & Snowboard have prohibited wax products containing fluorocarbons from use in all sanctioned competitions.
- Initial testing if any for Masters would be testing for a threshold, as it is understood that existing equipment may already have fluorocarbon wax exposure.
A few years ago there was a discussion on Facebook along the lines of "I would like a shirt that says that." So here it is... a t-shirt for the masters racer that just can't quit! We also have the beanie up in the shop and will be adding a few other things over the next year!