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US Masters Alpine National Championships

US MASTERS

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters racing welcomes adults of all abilities to compete against their peers in adrenaline-filled and challenging alpine ski races across the United States. The 2024 Nationals will be hosted in the Central Division for the FIRST TIME EVER at Granite Peak Ski Resort in Wausau, Wisconsin.

The local resort and town are pulling out all the stops to make this an incredible and unforgettable event. Multiple race trails, a first-ever Nationals Parallel GS Competition (non-elimination format, age class scored) to be included in the Division’s Cup scoring, parties, swag, and even a fireworks show as part of Granite Peak’s Mardi Gras Family Fest!

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Masters Racer

PURSUE THE NATIONALS PODIUM

Race the Nation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s legendary ski area, Granite Peak, is excited to host the 2024 Masters Nationals. This racer-friendly venue offers on-hill facilities, 200 acres of terrain spread out across 60 trails and has experienced race crew and exceptionally-maintained race surfaces. 

Wausau is centrally located in Wisconsin and easily accessible on major highways. Driving distances are easy— Minneapolis, MN (3hrs), Milwaukee, WI (3hrs), Greenbay, WI (1.5hrs), or you can fly into the local Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA). No mountain passes, or avalanche-covered roads to navigate and plan around for this location!

SCHEDULE

AGE / DIVISION

MON 2/5

TUES 2/6

WED 2/7

THUR 2/8

FRI 2/9

SAT 2/10

MEN 18-49 | A

 

Training

2SG

SL

Parallel GS

GS

MEN 50-64 | B

 

Training

2SG

SL

Parallel GS

GS

WOMEN | C

 

Training

SL

2SG

GS

Parallel GS

MEN 65+ | D

 

Training

SL

2SG

GS

Parallel GS

SOCIAL EVENTS

 

Welcome
Reception

 Awards
Social

Awards 
Social

Awards 
Social

Awards 
Banquet

LOCATIONS

 

Van Acre 
@ Hilton

Granite 
Peak

Velveteen 
Plum

Great Dane
Brewery

Hilton Garden 
Inn

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Racer Lift Tickets 

$75 per day through a group purchase option. 

Lift Tickets purchased in advance with waivers signed will be given out at registration on Monday.  All others will need to be picked up at the Ticket Windows and racer tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event(s).

PURCHASE LIFT TICKETS HERE 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

This event needs volunteers to help with some key roles on our Race Crew. As a part of this team, you'll play an important role supporting event officials as well as the athletes. We have several roles to fill; all will be performed outdoors so warm clothing and a love of being outside in the wintertime is a must. This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and support a National event with some of the best adult alpine ski racers in the country competing right here in our own backyard! 
 
We need the following Roles filled each day starting Wed., Feb 7 through Sat., Feb 10.
  • Start and Finish Hand Timers (4)
  • Gate Judges (5)
  • Assistant Starters (2)
  • Scorekeepers (4)

VOLUNTEER

Need to Know Information

ELIGIBILITY

  • US competitors
    • Must have a current U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Master membership for the 2023 season (short-term memberships are not allowed, but if you’ve utilized one before Nationals, the cost can be applied towards a Full Season membership).
  • Non-US competitors
    • Must purchase a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Short-Term Alpine Foreign Masters membership unless they hold a current U.S. Masters membership. 

 

FAQ's US NATIONALS at Granite Peak

Does one have to qualify for the Nationals or is this open to anyone?

There are no qualification requirements for Nationals. It is open to any adult racer!

Do I need a US Ski & Snowboard Membership to race at Nationals?

To compete at US Alpine Masters Nationals, you must have a Full Season Masters license. Short-term licenses are not allowed for this event. To renew your license or create a new account to purchase a license, go to: https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org/

Where do I register?

You can register at https://masters.adminskiracing.com.

Are the Nationals run similar to the Regionals?

I’ve never attended a Nationals Championship event, only a Regional Championship. Just a bigger event with more people attending, and from further away?

That’s a pretty good summary, however, there are several differences from our Regionals, which are a Divisional (Central Division) event. Yes, more people will attend from all over the country, but we also organize the competition into Age Groups: A (Men in Age Classes 1-5), B (Men in Age Classes 6-8), C (all Women), and D (Men in Age Classes 9+). So, there are essentially 4 races at Nationals. You race against others in your Age Group. Beyond that, there are Overall Awards for Age Classes. You must race in a certain number of events to be considered for the Overall (this is still TBD which races will count). There is also the highly coveted Divisions Cup award. For each Discipline, there are also medals given out by Age Class and Gender. The competitive spirit and excitement of the races along with social opportunities are bigger than Regionals. 

Am I allowed to just sign up for 2 or 3 days of races?

I can only attend a few days. Yes, you can attend as many events as you wish but know that this may impact your ability to qualify for the Overall Award for your Age Class. 

Did I read correctly that it runs from Tuesday to Saturday (no racing on Sunday)?

Yes, there is no racing on Sunday. Our final banquet is Saturday night and we traditionally leave Sunday as a travel day. 

Would I use my Regionals/Division bib or would this be a new bib?

We have separate bibs for Nationals that will be assigned to you, and you will return it after your last event. No need to bring your Regionals/Division bib. 

Lodging Blocks Available

Nestled in the heart of the gateway to northern Wisconsin lies the growing city of Wausau. Since the 1930s this hub has welcomed winter enthusiasts from across the Midwest by rail, car and now even air.