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Alpine Competition Officials Education Resources

Alpine Competition Officials Education Resources

Season 2024 Alpine Officials Education Working Group

Welcome to the 2024 Season and the opportunity to serve as an alpine official. We greatly appreciate your time, support, and leadership to make ski racing happen.

We are excited that during the 2024 season we return to in-person courses and certifications. We look forward to seeing everyone, where we can sit, discuss, and work on solving problems as a jury without unmuting our zoom call!

We look forward to bringing new officials into the track. To start down your officials track you will need to complete your membership requirements, complete the competition official’s certification via the pdf version or online version, and participate in an approved clinic followed by in an in-person exam. Not sure what officiating track you should travel down, then please reach out to your local Alpine Officials (AO) chair to discuss.

We will continue to provide the option of virtual attendance of the 2024 update and review, and our annual TD workshop.

Thank you for your time and we wish you the best in your upcoming season. If you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Lucy Conklin


Alpine Officials Study Guides

Following are study guides to help you prepare for the various alpine official's certification clinics. Study guides are not a replacement for actual clinic attendance but are provided to enhance your education. The 2024 materials are now expired, and the 2025 materials are in development.

Download the individual study guides below.

  • Chief of Course
  • Chief of Race
  • Competition Official
  • Race Administration
    • Section 1: Race Result Software
    • Section 2: Event Administration
  • ​Referee
  • Timing and Calculations 1
  • Timing and Calculations 3

Download a zip file of the miscellaneous study guide forms.  

Download a zip file of the PowerPoint presentations.

Alpine Officials Manual

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Officials Education Working Group has assembled a comprehensive manual for alpine officials. This manual is a guide to race organization, the rules, and duties of officials, timing and calculations, and other subject areas important to alpine officials throughout the country. The Manual has been updated for the 2024 season.

It is intended to be as thorough as possible with updates and revisions produced as necessary. However, it is not meant to be a step-by-step ‘cookbook’ with definitive procedures for every race situation. 

Download a zip file of the Alpine Officials Manual. The individual chapters of the manual are:

  • Objectives
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction and Overview
  • Chapter 2 - Superstructure of Ski Racing
  • Chapter 3 - Rules, Jury, TD
  • Chapter 4 - Race Organization
  • Chapter 5 - Secretariat
  • Chapter 6 - Working Papers
  • Chapter 7 - Race Course
  • Chapter 8 - Gate Judge
  • Chapter 9 - Timing and Calculations
  • Chapter 10 - Coaches
  • Chapter 11 - Alpine Officials Program
  • Chapter 12 - Computers & Ski Racing
  • Bibliography
Alpine Master Packet of Forms

The Master Packet of Forms is a comprehensive resource of forms, and instructions for using those forms, that an organizer will use during their event. Be sure to update your Master Packet each season to have the latest version.

The 2024 materials are now expired, and the 2025 materials are in development

Download a zip of the Master Packet of Forms.

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TD Applicant Review
Including Competition Administration Summary