NOTE: The following is offered as a general guide to racers. Official rules and
regulations are governed by USSA (see competition guide) as modified by race officials.
Racers are expected to complete online registration and payment for all races they plan to run at
the beginning of the season. Refunds will be provided at the end of the season for any
canceled races or races in which the paid racer did not compete.
- Registrations on site on the day of the event may be permitted at the discretion of
the Race Secretary and the Race Chair, but only to the extent time and space
- All racers must
check in for the race between 8:00AM and 9:00 AM on race day at the Training
Center at the base of the mountain between Tyrol and Avalanche slopes.
- All racers 13 years and older MUST show current USSA Competition License cards
at registration. Racers 12 years and younger MUST show current USSA Youth
Competitor License cards at registration.
NO Racer will be permitted to participate in a USSA race event without presenting a valid
- Upon presentation of the appropriate USSA License card at registration, the racer
will be given his or her race bib. WPRC staff will hold the USSA license until the
racer returns the bib at the end of the race day.
- The bibs will generally be assigned in start order. Start order is determined by
random draw starting with female classes J3/J4/J5 and male J3/J4/J5; followed by
master women and men; then seeded female classes J1/J2/Senior & male classes
- A preliminary start list will be available at the Registration Desk in the Training
Center. This list is subject to change due to last minute registrations or withdrawals
on the morning of the race. An official start list will be made available at the top and
bottom of the race hill prior to the start of the race.
- Competitors must carry their official start numbers during inspection. Bibs must be
worn in race fashion during any official training or race. Bibs shall not be modified in
any way. The penalty for breach of these rules includes disqualification from the
- ALL classes of racers are required to wear helmets in all Giant Slalom (GS) and
Super Giant Slalom (Super G) events, in accordance with USSA regulations.
This includes forerunners.
- All racers should meet their coaches for course inspection at the top of avalanche
one hour before the start of the race (generally 9:00 AM).
- During course inspection, skiing through the gates and shadowing is not permitted
unless otherwise advised.
- Unless otherwise noted, race begins at 10:00 AM.
- Racer must know his or her own starting position. Consult start list. Remember
there may be gaps in bib numbers for DNS or otherwise.
- Racer is responsible to be at starting gate when bib number is called.
- Racers should have all over clothes removed and be ready to start no later than
when the fifth racer ahead starts.
- Racers should review with coaches the starting commands for slalom and giant
- If a racer feels he or she has suffered from interference on the course,
he/she MUST SKI OUT OF THE COURSE IMMEDIATELY and request a
provisional rerun from the nearest race official or gatekeeper, explaining
the specific problem and location. Failure to ski out of the course will
preclude the granting of a provisional rerun. Interference includes, but is
not limited to, a non-racer skiing into or across the course in the path of
- Racers should remain in the finish area for 5 minutes after each run in
case one is required to make a rerun.
- A binding release occurring more than two gates above the finish in slalom
and giant slalom shall be considered a "clear disqualification." The racer
may not continue on the course after a ski comes off. Unless the racer is
hurt, he should remove himself and his equipment from the race course as
quickly as possible to avoid obstructing the path of the next racer.
- A racer may be disqualified (DQ) for other technical reasons such as
missing a gate, an improper start, or an exhibition of poor sportsmanship.
- J-I/J-II/Sr. Racers disqualified in their first run may be permitted to race in
the second run depending upon course conditions and decision of race
committee. Racers in classes J-III/J-IV/J-V will always compete in both
runs because Championship Series (Derby) points are based on best
finishes in completed runs rather than races.
- The OFFICIAL disqualification list is posted in finish area scoreboard
window shortly after the completion of each run. A list will be posted even
if there have been no disqualifications. Racers concerned that they may
have been disqualified must wait until the list is posted in the finish area.
- A protest of a disqualification must be filed by a coach, if applicable, within
10 minutes after the disqualification is posted. The protest must be
accompanied by the applicable protest hearing fee.
- Time will be announced on P.A. system (but usually around 1:00).
- Start order for 2nd run is based on 1st run finish results - NOT BIB
- Start order is posted in scoreboard window prior to start of second
run and at top of race course.
- Times in scoreboard window and on display clock are
- Official times will be at award ceremony.
- Generally speaking, only timing personnel, race administration and race
officials are permitted in the timing hut on race day.
- Racers are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.
Use of profanity or poor sportsmanship will result in disqualification.
Proper conduct includes respect for competition officials, ski area
employees, and the skiing and snowboarding public. During training and
on race days, racers are expected to exhibit courtesy and good
manners, responsible behavior, and respect for property, facilities,
privileges, operating procedures, and closed areas. Throughout the
season, racers must abstain from illegal use of alcohol and drugs.
- Ceremony usually in Alpine Room approximately 1 hour following
conclusion of race. Complementary snacks and beverages are available.
Cash bar. On mountain race photographs are frequently available for
- Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place based on combined times
of both runs in each of the following classes:
Female J-V/VI, J-IV, J-III, J-II and J-1
Male, J-V/VI, J-IV, J-III, J-II and J-I
Male Senior, Master
Female Senior, Master