Southern Alpine Master Program 2022, Eastern Division of the USSA
Hello alpine ski racing enthusiasts in NC, VA, WV, DC, SC, FL, GA, AL, and TN! Masters’ competition racing is for any alpine skier starting at age 18 and into the 80+ class. Most of us have enjoyed some Slalom and GS competition as a junior, in college or has acquired racing skills from their council events or NASTAR. This feeling of competition is still embedded in us and thanks to master’s racing, we get the taste of being young again. At many USSS events, racing is a family affair, where two or three generations compete in their own age groups. We focus on the love of the sport. Just you, the gates, and an occasional friendly rivalry among your age class! Join fun-loving competition racing of all ages and abilities at different ski areas and resorts in the South and Mid-Atlantic.
Starting this season, we have a new Southern Masters leadership team to help communicate competition details to athletes and offer guidance before, during and after events including training. Communication will include options for competition at other master’s regions and USSS Championships and speed events.
All rules, regulations and skier code of conduct as outlined in the USSS Masters Competition Guide apply to all Southern Masters events.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard short-term membership may be purchased to participate in a regular Master SARA Race. But for the SARA Championship the master racer must have a full membership. More information is available on the USSS website https://usskiandsnowboard.org/masters/masters-news
SARA Master Races and race registration
In addition, a master resided in N.C, WV or VA need to be a member of the Southern Alpine Racing Association (SARA). Please visit the SARA web site: www.saraski.org to pay the yearly SARA fee of $50 Early Bird by December 18th and $60 after December 18th and to register for race events.
The SARA racing season begins in January at Bryce Resort and ends with the SARA Championships in February. Details about the SARA Championship will be posted on the website early February.
Master Race Schedule 2022
1/8-/22 Bryce GS Noon
1/09/22 Bryce SL Noon
1/29/22 Sugar SL
1/30/22 Sugar GS
2/05/22 Snowshoe GS
2/06/22 Snowshoe SL
2/13/22 Massanutten GS
2/21/22 Wintergreen GS
2/26/22 Timberline SARA Master Championship
2/27/22 Timberline SARA Master Championship
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 - 5 (18-49 years)
Class 6 - 9 (50 & 69 years)
Class 10 & up (70 and older)