Updated 2017-2018 Equipment Specifications posted 5/18/17
APPLICABLE AGE GROUPS: U14 / U16 / U19+
This past year USSA saw many issues with equipment rules and their implementation throughout all of the regions - not just Eastern and not just PARA! Knowing that they needed to review the rules, USSA assembled a very talented group of individuals and formed the "2017-2018 Equipment Task Force". See the 2017-2018 Equipment Task Force's recommendations here. During the May USSA Congress, their recommended set of equipment rules for U19 and above in USSA races (not FIS) was approved by both the USSA Alpine Sport Committee and the USSA Board of Directors.
Essentially, the rules for U16 athletes will now apply to U19 and above athletes. There are no changes to the U16 and U14 ski radius and length specifications from this past season.
Be aware that USSA releases updates to the rules (a.k.a. precisions) throughout the year. We will communicate changes to equipment rules as we become aware. However, please refer to USSA.org for the latest rules.
To find the latest USSA rules, go to USSA.org, click on "Alpine", then click on the "Athletes" icon, and refer to the "Rules" thumb tab. Here is a link directly to the page: http://alpine.usskiteam.com/alpine-programs/athletes/rules
Please contact Jim DiBiase (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Charles Donnellan (email@example.com) should you have any questions regarding the equipment rules.