- Race Registration
- Race Schedule
- Season Announcements
- U16 Regional Championships
- 2021 Bib Assignments (2.12.2021)
Race registration requirements for 2021 Season
- All registration will be completed online via US Ski and Snowboard event online registration through the athletes My USSA portal. Registration will close 5 days prior to the first Team Captains Meeting of that event. (ie Wild West Series starts on Friday for Men and Sunday for Women, the reg will close Sunday night prior for all).
- Coaches must complete their online registration for the event by the same deadline as the athletes.
- The first one hundred athletes to register will be entered in the event. There will be no ‘waiting list’ available. Any pulls prior to the entry deadline need to go through the race organizer, allowing further athletes to register. Pulls after the entry deadline will not be refunded.
- Registration will open 45 days prior to the Team Captains Meeting of an event. Race announcements need to be out prior to this 45 day window. Any delay in opening of the registration will be announced via the Far West Office eblast system.
- Resort liability waivers must be received by the Organizing Committee no later than 48 hours after the close of online registration. There will be no opportunity to turn them in at the Team Captains Meeting and an athlete will be pulled from the event.
- No late registration will be available.
- Athletes are required to use their Far West purchased bib for the 2021 season for all Far West age class events (TRS race bibs through their program).
- Items to be included on the Race Announcement from the organizing committee:
- Ticket purchase process/order
- Pre event symptom check process
- Parent ticket info, if available
- Race area requirements, i.e. lift loading guides, indoor facility information, virtual awards links (physical awards prohibited), team captains meeting platform (link not necessary on the race announcement), race document delivery process (start lists, ref reports, results).
- Area ROL to be attached
- Other required reminders:
- athlete responsibility for equipment rules (222.1)
- face coverings required (223.1.1)
- team inspection times will be utilized
- physical scoreboard prohibited
- team areas will be available above the start for athletes and coaches only.
Help me Register
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Entry Fees for 2020/2021: /sites/default/files/U16%20Womens%20Boards%203.10.21_0.pdf
These are fixed entry fees and have been updated for the 2021 season.
|Event||Price per Start|
|SL and GS||$40|
|SG and DH||$47|
|Late Fee||$40 for tech events
$45 for speed events
Race Schedule & Results
|Mammoth||2 SL||Wild West
Feb 9, 2021
This is not a qualifier
Feb 9-10 Women
Feb 11-12 Men
Feb 10, 2021
Feb 11, 2021
Feb 12, 2021
|Snow Summit||2 SL||Open||U14+||See Feb 27-28|
Feb 6-7, 2021
|Mammoth||2 SL||Open||U14+||Mammoth Athletes Only
Updated Race Announcement 1.26.21
|W #1 W #2
M #1 M#2
|W #1 W #2
M #1 M#2
|W1 W2 M1 M2|
|February 20, 2021|
|February 21, 2021||W1 W2 M1 M2|
|Feb 23-26, 201||Sugar Bowl
REG OPENS 2.13
REG CLOSES 2.17
|Open||U16+||120 Mile Rule
|Feb 27-28, 2021||Snow Summit||Tech||Open||U14+||Race Announcement
South Athletes Only
|Ladies SL SL
Mens SL SL
|March 8 , 2021||Mammoth||SL/GS||Wild West Qualifier||U16+||Updated Race Announcement||women GS|
|March 9 , 2021||women SL|
|March 10, 2021||Postponed to 3.19|
|March 11, 2021||Mens GS|
|March 18, 2021||Mammoth||SL/GS||Wild West Qualifier||U16+||Race Announcement||Mens GS|
|March 19, 2021|
|March 20, 2021||Womens SL|
|March 21, 2021||Womens GS|
|March 29, 2021||Sugar Bowl||2 SL||Wild West Qualifier||U16||
Reg open 3.23
|April 2, 2021*||
Ladies Sugar Bowl
|Far West Tech Finals||U16+||Race Announcement||Women|
|April 3, 2021*||
|April 4, 2021*||Men
|April 5, 2021*||
|April 6-9, 2021||Mammoth||SL.GS.2 SG||Regional Champs||U16 Only||Invitation Only
Quota M:14 W:14
Ladies Reg due 3.25
Mens Reg due 4.1
|April 14-16, 2021 Men
April 17-19, 2021 Women
Updated Non FIS Race Announcement
|April 22 SG TR W||Mammoth||SG TR||FW SG Finals||U14+||updated race announcement||SG 1 Ladies|
|April 23-24: Women||SG Races||Women|
|April 26 SG TR M|
|April 27-28: Men||SG 1
|**SG Training is optional for U16 and older, required for U14's|
|April TBD, 2021 End of Season Awards will be held virtually during the Speed Finals Awards|
U16 Specific Announcements
- all athletes must hold a valid U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Far West U16 Competitors License (www.usskiandsnowboard.org to complete both)
- U16+ Races are run as U.S. Ski & Snowboardsanctioned, scored events
- U16 Qualifying Series for U16 Regional Championships is known as the 'Wild West Series.'
- Start order for U16 and older races is based on U.S. Ski & Snowboard points, top 15 are a random draw, followed by points order, and a random draw for all 999.99 athletes.
- 2nd run is in bibbo order for the top 30, followed by athletes fastest to slowest. Athletes that DNF or DSQ in the 1st run will be allowed to take a 2nd run immediately following the final qualified competitor, unless decided upon by the jury at least one hour prior to the start of the race that post runs will not be allowed.
- NEW NEW NEW US Ski and Snowboard has banned the use of all fluoronated wax, for all athletes.
- NEW NEW NEW 12.8.20 For the 2021 season a TRS participant may not participate in a Far West age class race and a Far West age class race participant may not participate in a TRS race.
- There will be no Team Standings for the 2021 season.
Standings & Awards
Wild West Races - 1st - 3rd place, and one hard charger per gender
Far West Finals - 1st -3rd place, and one hard charger per gender
Wild West Series Winners - 1st-3rd place in the Wild West Qualifiers, see standings below.
U16 Wild West Series Standings
Western Region Junior Championships - Mammoth Mountain; April 6-9, 2021
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard U16 Jr Championships is a championship event for racers ages 14 and 15 years old only, from the five divisions of the Western Region. Each of the three regions of U.S. Ski & Snowboard (Western/Rocky-Central/Eastern) conducts its own U16 Regional Jr Championships. The event consists of 2 SG, 1 GS, 1 SL races.
For “X” numbered athletes to participate in selection procedures they must hold a Far West Foreign membership, petition to the Age Class Chair and ACC Chair prior to the first qualifying event and follow all Far West rules and regulations. A maximum of 3 “X” numbers per gender will be allowed per season.
Quota: Men: 14 Women: 14
The quota is filled using “World Cup Points” (WCP) (see Rules Governing Far West Competitors Section of this document), scored in the U16 Jr Championships qualifying events (WILD WEST SERIES). There are multiple weekends contesting SL and GS. Each competitor’s WCP scores from all of the qualifying races count, regardless of discipline. In special circumstances, a one run race may be scored for Jr Championship qualifying purposes, if approved by the team captains at the event. In the event of a tie, the athlete’s best result using WCPs is used even if that was previously applied in their original qualifying score.
Racer A: 100, 80,80,60,50, 0,0
Racer B: 80, 80,80,80,50,0,0
In the example above both athletes have a total of 370 points. Racer A would be the higher rank due to the higher WCP finish. If a tie still exists, the next athlete selected will be the racer with the lowest US Ski and Snowboard race point results in any of the Wild West Series events.
The Far West U16 Jr Championship Team is seeded by a ranking list per event, using the following criteria:
- Racers ranked by their event WCP from the qualifiers.
- In the event of a WCP order tie the seeding will be broken by the athletes US Ski and Snowboard points from points list #19 in that event.
- SG seeding will be based on list #19. Any 999’s will be a random draw for the seed spot.
Travel and Payment regulations for U16 Jr Championships
- All athletes, including alternates, must respond by the prescribed deadline listed at www.fwskiing.org. There will be a 72-hour response window. Payment in full will be due at this time.
- DURING THE 2021 CHAMPIONSHIPS THERE WILL BE NO DIVISIONAL TRAVEL BASED ON COVID RESTRICTIONS.
- Refunds for U16 Jr Champs will be made only for recoverable costs, and on a case-by-case basis.
The US winners of each discipline race and the combined at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard /Western Region U16 Junior Championships will be automatics to the following seasons Far West Ski Team.