Masters Information

Alpine Master Program 2016-17

Master racing is truly for any adult skier beginning with the age of 18 and available into the senior years.  Most of us have enjoyed some competition as a junior. Suddenly we grew out of these junior years and feel there is something missing in our lifestyle.  It starts already during the college years and later by accumulating years as an adult.  This feeling of competition is still embedded in us and thanks to NASTAR and Master racing, we get the taste of being young again.  At many events, racing is a family affair, where two or three generations compete in their own age group.  Master racing in the South is highly social and emphasize camaraderie and love for competition.  For more information, please see http://ussa.org/alpine-programs/masters/all-about.  Beginning with the age of 18 years, now you will be able to log on for a master race in the amount of $ 15. Please see http://my.ussa.org/node/6907

SARA Master Races
The Southern Alpine Racing Association (SARA) racing season begins in December at Bryce Resort.  Masters can cut down on their traveling schedule by racing only in North Carolina, Virginia or West Virginia.  Racers from the different regions may finally meet at the SARA Championships in February.  Details will be posted on the SARA Championships page in early February.

Race Registration
To participate in any Master USSA races, a racer must have at least a temporary USSA membership.  If you are a member of SARA, you can do the online registration at www.skisara.org.  USSA members who are not members of SARA should contact the race organizer (see race schedule).

Master Race Schedule 2016-17
12/18/16          Bryce                          GS                   1pm
12/28/16          Sugar                          SL                   9am
12/29/16          Sugar                          GS                   9am
1/7/17              Bryce                           SL                   1pm
1/8/17              Massanutten            GS                   8:45am
1/28/17            Sugar                           SL                   9am
1/29/16            Sugar                          GS                   9am
2/4//17             Snowshoe                  SL                   9am
2/5/17              Snowshoe                  GS                   9am
2/11/17            Wintergreen             GS                   9am
2/12/17            Wintergreen             SL                   9am
2/26/17            Massanutten            SL                   8:45am
2/27/17            Massanutten            GS                   8:45am

Master Racing Awards
Since the number of racers is still low in this geographical region, the race awards will be applied as follows:
Class 1 & 2 (18-34 years)
Class 3 & 4 (35-44 years)
Class 5 & 6 (45-54 years)
Class 7 & above (55 years and older)
A racer with the age of 18 years may compete in any master races, except at the SARA Championship, the racer must be 21 years old and must have a full USSA master membership.

SARA Master Chairman: Horst Locher: skischool@bryceresort.com

 

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