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Alpine Homologation

Alpine Homologation

Homologation or “course approval” is an important aspect of developing venues in which U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes can perform at their highest levels. All courses on which FIS and U.S. Ski & Snowboard alpine races are conducted must be homologated or ‘registered’. This process includes preparation of specific documents describing the course, a site visit and report by a recognized inspector, and payment of the applicable fees.

The homologation process confirms that technical requirements have been met. It provides the organizer and technical delegates with a recommended plan for protective installations. It catalogs important information about courses in use. And it provides an opportunity for areas, clubs and organizers to discuss protective installations such as ‘B-nets/fencing’, course preparation and use of the facility with the inspector.

The application for requesting an inspection for homologation and information about the homologation process, inspection, report, documentation and fees, and lists of homologated alpine courses in U.S. Ski & Snowboard, is available in the Resources section.

Due Dates / Deadlines
Priority for assignment of inspectors: May 15 (prior to the USSA Congress)
For FIS re/homologations: August 15 (late fee applies after this date)
For U.S. Ski & Snowboard re/homologations: September 15 (late fee applies after this date)

(There is no guarantee that inspections can be scheduled and homologations completed for any applications submitted after October 15)

Completed reports with required documentation normally are due:

For FIS re/homologations: September 30
For U.S. Ski & Snowboard re/homologations: October 31
Fees / Inspector's Expenses
FIS re/homologation* $250.00 per course per event (includes both genders)
U.S. Ski & Snowboard re/homologation** $150.00 per course per event (includes both genders)
Late application fee: additional $50.00 per application
Replacement of FIS or U.S. Ski & Snowboard homologation file (electronic copy): $25.00 per file/course

* FIS homologation includes USSA homologation for same event on that course
** Exception – U.S. Ski & Snowboard GS and SL on same trail, one common report:              $150.00 per course

Fees for FIS and U.S. Ski & Snowboard homologations are due and payable to “U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Course Approvals” and are to be submitted with the application. These fees are applied as the homologation fees, with changes as appropriate following the inspection (additional or refund).

Inspector’s Expenses

Inspectors’ expenses, for both FIS and U.S. Ski & Snowboard homologation or rehomologation, are the responsibility of the venue (place) and must be reimbursed on request of the inspector.

In addition to expenses (travel, meals, etc.) inspectors are paid a daily rate of $120.00 per day for FIS inspections and $75.00 per day for U.S. Ski & Snowboard inspections. Inspectors are paid for travel days of four hours or greater as well as inspection days.

Alpine Homologation Contacts

For further information on alpine course homologations, you may wish to contact an inspector near you.  While this may not be the inspector assigned to your ski area in response to your application, he or she can give you more information on requirements and procedures.

Name   Email
Mike Browne Eastern – E NY alpineofficial@outlook.com
Jeff Byrne Eastern – E NY byrne@orda.org
Dan Chayes Eastern – PA dan@chayes.org
Kurt Engel Western – CA, NV kurtengel.2010@gmail.com
Ellen Galbraith Rocky Mountain ellengalbraith@gmail.com
Brad Ghent Rocky Mountain brad.ghent@gmail.com
Stanley Goldschmidt Eastern – NJ, PA stancpanj@gmail.com
Parker Gray Eastern – ME, NH racecoach79@gmail.com
Doug Hall Eastern – VT dohall880@gmail.com
John Jacobs Eastern – E NY john@reliableracing.com
Paul Mahre Western – WA, OR, MT paulmahre@earthlink.net
John Norton Eastern – E NY john@nysef.com
Jeff Sirjane Eastern – VT jsirjane@worlcupsupply.com
Peter Stwertka Eastern – W NY pstwertka@aol.com
Ted Sutton Eastern thsutton@roadrunner.com
Scott Young Western – AK syoung62357@hotmail.com
Resources
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General Information 2018
Information and Application Form This is a writable PDF
Annual list of valid and expiring homologation.
Homologated Equipment