Masters Information

Alpine Master Program 2017-18

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.

New in 2018: U.S. Ski & Snowboard short-term membership for one or more race days can be purchased online for your first event! This makes it much easier to sign up for your first race – now you can handle your U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership ahead of time to sign the required release forms and provide the necessary information such as primary health insurance coverage, making your race day arrival much simpler.  More information is available on the US Ski & Snowboard website

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  USSA members who are not members of SARA should contact the race organizer (see race schedule).

Master Race Schedule 2017-18
12/23/17 Bryce GS 1pm
12/28/17 Sugar SL 9am
12/29/17 Sugar GS 9am
1/6/18 Bryce GS 1pm
1/7/18 Bryce SL 1pm
1/15/18 Wintergreen SL 9am
1/20/18 Massanutten SL 9am
1/21/18 Massanutten GS 9am
1/27/18 Sugar SL 9am
1/28/18 Sugar GS 9am
2/3/18 Snowshoe GS 9am
2/4/18 Snowshoe SL 9am
2/10/18 Wintergreen GS 9am
2/11/18 Wintergreen SL 9am
2/24/18 Sugar SL 9am
2/25/18 Sugar GS 9am

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:


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