2019 Championships ~ Qualifying and Format
To qualify for Championships, a racer must be a member of SARA and USSA, and have two SARA race starts in the 2018-19 season.
U16 – U21 Championships will be held at Snowshoe, WV on February 23 & 24, 2019. There will be two two-run races, giant slalom on Saturday and slalom on Sunday.
U10 – U14 Championships will be held at Sugar Mountain, NC on March 2 & 3, 2019. There will be four runs: two slalom runs on Saturday and two giant slalom runs on Sunday.
Details for Championships registration will be available later in the season via links to the race announcements on the SARA Race Schedule 2018-19 page.
SARA State Team Points Calculation
U16-U21 racers will use their best three race (two runs) finishes to determine the State Team Champions who are eligible to compete in post-season events. There will be a total of six races that can be used for State Team selection, four at qualifiers and two at Championships. State Team selection will be based on total World Cup points earned in those three best race finishes. Racers must have one race start at Championships and must use at least one of the Champs races for State Team selection.
U16 – U21 Qualifiers will be held in VA (Massanutten, Jan 12 and 13) and in NC (Sugar Mountain, Jan 26 and 27).
U14 – U10 racers will not earn World Cup Points at regular-season races. At Championships, racers will earn World Cup points for each run and the points for the racer’s best three of four runs (two slalom on Saturday and two giant slalom on Sunday) will be added together to determine the SARA Champions.
For more information on State Team selection and ranking racers using World Cup points, see SARA Points