MMSC ALPINE RACING PROCEDURES and RULES
All competitors must comply
Noncompliance will result in DQ or suspension.
Race procedure... the run order for the second run as follows:
All racers in the class will be reversed from first run order...
last runs first, first runs last.
If you DQ on the first run, you may still run the 2nd run for practice, in
the same run order as if you had not DQ'd, i.e. reverse order of 1st run.
Course inspection is from the side only. You can ski in and out from the side of the course only. This means NO side slipping or snowplowing in the course. Chief of Course may allow designated persons to slip for course maintenance only.
Stretch BIBs policy:
Remember to keep your stretch bib in a safe place and bring it to each race with you.
If you lose it, please arrive at the race by 9:30am and check in at the table or after 9:45am at the finish line shack.
You will need to pay a bib fee of $5/day, good only for that day. You will race without a bib that day.
Tell the starter your bib number, class and name when in the starting gate in the proper run order.
You can get a replacement stretch bib with a different number for $25.
You cannot start the race unless you do one of the above !!!
I. Eligibility. All competitors (except as noted in
Section I. E.):
A. Must be at least 18 years of age.
B. Must have a current signed liability waiver.
C. Must be a member of an MMSC affiliated club
D. Must have paid the annual registration fee.
E: Must have a current filled out MMSCSR MANDATORY COMMITMENT TO HELP RUN SKI RACES form.
Racers signing up at a ski race as a new racer must submit this form before their next race.
F. A nonaffiliated skier may race as a TEMP for a per race fee.
Only Sections I.C. I.D and I.E. above will be waived as follows:
1. You will race as a TEMP racer
. You will not need to join a club.
2. You will pay $10 for one race, $15 for two races on the same day and will not need a bib to race.
3. Times will be noted but not counted in daily or seasonal totals.
4. Awards will not be given.
G. A non affiliated skier may race as an INDEPENDENT for an annual fee.
Only Sections I.C. above will be waived as follows:
2. You will pay an annual fee and will be given a bib that must be worn when racing.
2. INDEPENDENT racers are eligible for race and season awards.
II. Race Day Procedures/Rules
A. All racers must have a valid lift pass for the day of
B. All racers must wear an official MMSC bib, visible at
all times while racing, except for TEMPs and those paying $5/day fee for forgotting their bib.
C. All racers bib numbers must be circled on the run order
board prior to racing. TEMPs are added after the last women's or men's class.
III. Start Procedures/Rules
A. Racer must be available when bib number is called for
start. (See Section III.D., Missed Starts)
B. When in the start gate:
1. Poles must be over the start wand and remain in
contact with the snow upon start.
2. Racer has 10 seconds after starter states "Go when
ready" to trip the start wand.
C. If one or both skis are lost on start, prior to the
first gate, an immediate restart is authorized, with
D. Missed Starts:
1. If a start is missed, the racer may start only at
the end of the following class with no penalty.
Exception: If your class runs last, you may run
at the end of your class for score. Race workers may race at any time.
2. If a start is missed and the end of the next class
is missed, the racer may run only after the last
class on that course.
IV. On course Procedures/Rules
A. Both competitor's ski tips and both feet must cross
each gate line on the course.
1. Single pole course: the gate line extends from the
designated side of the pole, perpendicular to the fall
line, at ground (snow) level.
2. Double pole course: the gate line is the shortest line
between the two inner poles at ground (snow) level.
B. If a ski is lost on course this is an automatic
disqualification (DQ). (See Section III.C. and V.C.)
C. If a gate line is not crossed, the competitor may return to
cross the missed gate line so long as neither ski releases or is lost. (See Section V.C.)
D. If in doubt about the gate line, the competitor may
request information from the gate keeper.
E. If, while on course, the racer is interfered with, (See
Section VI.C.) the racer must exit the course immediately and promptly request a rerun from the proper authority.
F. In the event that a pole has been knocked out (removed
from it's vertical position) and not replaced, both
racer's ski tips and both feet must cross the original
gate line as defined in Sections IV.A.1.& 2. above, and by
markings in the snow.
V. Finish area procedures/rules
A. If any part of the racers body or equipment crosses the
appropriate finish line and trips the finish timer, the run
shall count; however, both feet must cross the finish line.
B. If the racer, or the racer's equipment disturbs or
renders the timing equipment inoperable, It's an
C. If one or both skis are lost after the third last gate, not
counting the finish, the racer may finish subject to
Sections V.A. and V.B. above. However both feet must cross
all the proper gate lines as defined in Sections IV.A.1.
and IV.A.2. above.
VI. ReRuns. Reruns will be permitted only under the
A. A timing equipment failure not caused by the racer,
which results in no time being obtained.
B. A time which is obviously in error.
C. Interference on course such as blocking of the course by
an official, a spectator, an animal, equipment or other
D. If a claim for a rerun is shown to be unjustified, the
racer is disqualified.
The racer has the right to protest any decision or lack
of decision in which the racer feels he/she has been wronged or treated unfairly.
VIII. Race Conduct:
All racers must act in a sportsmanlike manner at all times.
Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in DQ at the discretion of the jury.
If there are any questions on these rules,see your race chairman.