Far West Masters Racing

Welcome to the Far West Masters race services support section. This is where you will find information and support tools to assist in organizing and running USSA alpine masters ski races.

Please send questions and comments to: Deb Lewis
Director of Race Services and Scoring, Far West Masters

(last update: 17-Dec-2014)

Race Services


This page provides information for race organizers and administrators about USSA services and working with Split Second Timing (SST), the widely used timing software for USSA competitions. (Other timing software can also be used, but Split Second is the most commonly used timing software in most divisions.) Go directly to the Far West Masters race services page for detailed instructions, membership reports, and Split Second setup files for FWM division races.

The procedures we describe are provided as guidelines. The techniques have been used in various forms by organizing areas in the Far West over a number of years and have been consolidated here to share the knowledge and ideas of many people. This is not the only way to do things, but we know the approach works and we believe is the simplest way to operate a FW masters race. Please use our suggested procedures and data files, it should make your life easier.

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USSA Services

Race organizers and administrators have a number of services available though the USSA web site for checking that competitors have current licenses and that race codes have been obtained for sanctioned races on the current season calendar. Starting in November 2011, member services on the USSA web site are available through the member portal my.ussa.org and require login to your member account.

For additional links to USSA services, forms, and competition rules, see the Race Operations information section on ussamasters.org.

Member Lookup

Most current USSA masters will be listed in the points list file, updated periodically throughout the season by USSA. For the most current information, however, use the Member Lookup feature on the USSA Alpine web site:

Race Lookup

To check the race calendar for codex numbers assigned by USSA, use the Race Lookup feature on the USSA Alpine web site:

NOTE: A race code is assigned upon completion of the USSA Schedule Agreement, which must be submitted by the race organizer for a competition to be sanctioned on the USSA calendar as a masters competition. This is essential for liability and secondary accident insurance coverage of the event.

Member Reports

To get a complete list of all registered masters racers, use the Member List feature on the USSA Alpine web site:

Officials Reports

To get a complete list of current officials certifications, use the Officials Certifications Viewer feature on the USSA Alpine web site:

Masters Points List File

USSA publishes a masters points list data file containing all licensed USSA masters competitors periodically throughout the season. The masters points list file can be used with the Split Second Timing software to assist in correctly entering racer information such as name, age, and USSA license number when inserting competitors in a Masters Alpine race data file.

The masters points list is scheduled to be published regularly during the competition season, starting in November and updated approximately monthly.

The masters points list file is available for download from the USSA web site using the Alpine Points and Rankings page at ussa.org (click on the link to the masters points list .ZIP file to download).


Timing System Software Procedures

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Documentation and tips on running USSA Masters races using the National-FIS Race Scoring Software from Split Second is provided on the ussamasters.org web site:


Links and Contacts

US Ski Association - Alpine Masters - USSA masters information, links to timing software and points list downloads, member lookup, etc
Split Second Timing - the standard USSA alpine timing software
TimingGuys.com - discussion boards for timing topics
Glaivestone Software - ACES - ACE Scoring masters software

Contact Information
Deb Lewis
Director of Race Services and Scoring, Far West Masters
Email: Deb Lewis