The preliminary 2014-2015 race schedule is now available.
Schedule VP Mike Braun has worked hard to put together a race schedule
which offers competitors opportunities to compete in all disciplines
at areas around the Far West with a proven ability to host excellent
events. Although there are still a few details being settled, we believe
the preliminary schedule is essentially complete and should provide a fun
season of racing opportunities.
The season opens in December at Mammoth Mountain with a SL/SL/GS weekend on Dec. 6-7,
following the now-traditional post Thanksgiving masters training camp week
(preseason training camp details will be posted when available).
A north shore event prior to the holidays comes on Dec. 20-21 with 2 SL's at Alpine Meadows.
Following a break over the holiday period, which is always a busy time
for most with family gatherings and early season skiing, racing resumes
on Fri Jan. 9 with the classic Viva Italia SL double-header at Heavenly Valley,
followed by two days of GS racing at Sierra at Tahoe on the weekend.
January wraps up with a feature event for speed racers at
the 4-day Grania Feddis Anderson Memorial DH/SG speed races at Mammoth on Jan. 22-25.
This season we're adding DH back into the program, with 2 DH training
runs on Thursday followed by two DH races on Friday, continuing
with 2 SG races each day on Saturday and Sunday. Two of these races
will count as part of the season-long National Speed Series.
Our Far West division schedule takes a short break in early February as competitors
from throughout the western region gather at Aspen CO the first week of February.
The week will open with the National Downhill Championships and Speed Series on February 2-4,
with two days scheduled for training followed by two DH races on Wednesday.
The only 2015 US stop on the FIS International Masters Cup calendar
follows with the FIS Masters Cup races on Feb. 5-8 - SG on Thursday,
GS races on Friday and Saturday, and SL on Sunday.
All racing will be conveniently located at Buttermilk, with very
attractively priced lift and lodging packages put together by the event organizers.
Racing moves back to the Tahoe region with the Bernard Cup SL/SL/GS event at Squaw Valley
on Feb. 21-22. March follows with two SG races at Northstar on Fri. Mar. 6
and then another Far West Masters classic, the McKinney Cup at Mt. Rose on Mar. 7-8,
which this year will feature 2 days of GS racing.
The highlight of the competition season for many is the annual Masters National Championship
in March. This year's championship returns to Sun Valley ID the week of Mar. 16-20, hosted by
Intermountain division. Racing starts on Monday and Tuesday with a Super Combined (SC),
followed by the SG, GS, and SL events on Wed-Fri. All racing will located at the Warm Springs base area.
The season finals returns to the south again this season, where we'll wrap up with 3 days of racing at
Mammoth on Apr. 2-4. The finals will feature two SG races on Thursday, GS and SL on Fri/Sat,
and the season banquet on Saturday evening providing a chance for all to relax and socialize after the end of racing.