NYSSRA welcomes Nestlé as sponsor of the Kandahar Festivals at Gore, Greek Peak and Holiday Valley
Ski Racing Development, based in Vail Colorado is excited to take part in supporting and supplying some of the top junior alpine ski racers in the United States.
Your One-Stop Shop for Ski Racing Equipment Event Supplies since 1969. Reliable Racing is the NYS Marriott J3 Championships Team Sponsor for 2012. The Jacobs family has supported NYS ski racing for many years. John Jacobs is a coach at West Mt. We are very lucky to have the Jacobs family so committed to our development level ski racing. Please support Reliable Racing. Their store and catalog showroom, Inside Edge Ski is only 5 minutes away from exit 19 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87).
A NYS J1-2 Winners Sponsor, Mud, Sweat & Gears is located in Ellicottville, NY. The store prides itself on being the go-to resource for many area race programs. They are widely known and respected for their dedication, service and continued support of ski racing in our state.
For a hundred years, Rossignol has lived and breathed the Mountain, its reason for existence. An icon of the past and emblem of the present, the brand draws upon its roots and its heritage to build its future. Thanks to Steve Roche at Rossignol for supporting the NYS J4 Team to Marriott J4 Eastern Championships.
Known for their craftsmanship and quality, Harden Furniture is long recognized as one of America’s premier furniture manufacturers. We are proud to have Greg and Lori Harden sponsor the NYS Alpine Elite Team. Thank you Greg and Lori for the many years of generous support.
FIS NJR Eastern Junior Championships Sponsor—Twitchell has sponsored NYS J1-2 Eastern Championship Teams since 2001. Paul and Ingrid Van Slyke, the owners of Twitchell, live in Lake Placid with their two children Maris and Andrew. They have both been involved with ski racing for many years. Paul is a certified coach, FIS TD and USSA Delegate to the FIS. We are very grateful for Twitchell’s commitment to NYSSRA. Twitchell Sportswear provides Team Products, Uniforms, Event and Logo Products, and hard goods for many different sports. Check out their site.
The Finest and Fastest Handmade Race Skis Available.
Vicki Papadeas and Robert Dawson have generously supported the Sally Davis Award recipients by supplying J1-2 awards and hosting the reception at our New York State Championships. We are grateful for their support! Thank you Vicki and Robert.
• Newly Announced Helmet Rules for FIS level and up - To all interested parties,
2013-2014 Helmet Update - FIS
Please see below capture as provided by Dave Pym re executive summary from FIS Council. It is apparent that FIS Council changed the proposed language and the final helmet rule approved by same is as follows. This is a significant change and all stakeholders should be advised.
Paul Van Slyke
(abbreviated) 6.3 Season 2013-14 - For FIS level races, the helmet rules fulfiling the requirements valid in 2012/13 (conform the standards such as CEE1077 or US 2040, ASTM F2040, SNELL S98 or RS 98) are still valid.
6.4 Season 2014/15 - The new helmet rules (art. 6.2.1) are valid for DH/SG/GS at all levels (World Cup, Continental Cup, FIS level) from the start of the competition season in the northern hemisphere.
• Please review blog recently posted on USSA.org - authored by Luke Bodensteiner
USSA Age Change initiative is below. Please take a minute to orient yourself prior to filling out our Membership Form - available now at Active.com. See blue button above.
U10 - 2004 or later
U12 - 2002, 2003
U14 - 2000, 2001
U16 - 1998 1999
U18 - 1996, 1997
U21 - 1993, 1994, 1995
•USSA Membership Categories for '13-'14
Competitor $150 - Required for all U16 (YOB 1998 and older) and above that wish to have USSA points.
Non-Scored Student $100 - Available for all U16 (YOB 1998 and older)and above that do not wish to have USSA points.
Youth $80 - For all U14 (YOB 2000 and younger) and below. The Eastern region will not have any U14 scored events so there is no need for any U14 and below athletes to join with Competitor licenses.
A USSA competitor membership and membership in one state racing organization are required for all levels of scored racing in the Eastern Region.
Participation in qualifying events leading to regional championships events requires a valid USSA “Competitor” or “Youth” membership depending upon the age group.
• For RA's - Race Fees for '14 Season - If you are holding a race during the '13-'14 season this information is for you.
USSA Scored - $10/start/race
USSA East Scored - $5/start/race
U16 Cup and Council Races - $2/start/race
U18 ECS, Open, Champs - $2/start/race
NYSSRA Boot Fitting Project from Hope Alive Media on Vimeo. Please watch NYSSRA’s junior boot fitting video before you head to the ski shop for new or used junior ski racing boots! FINALLY, learn about the best boot fitting process for your racer.