U12/U14 Alaska State Championships

Y2018 Rules and Procedures

Governing Rules: The competition is conducted in accordance with current U.S. Ski and Snowboard competition rules and as modified by the following rules and host club modifications not in conflict with these rules.

Dates: This event is held in March or early April and rotates between all USSA clubs within the Alaska Division. Dates shall be determined at an ACC scheduled meeting in the fall prior to the event. For the 2018 season, the U14/U12 State Championships will take place at Hilltop Ski Area on March 31 and April 1, 2018.

The Championship will consist of two runs of Giant Slalom and two runs of Slalom, (1 GS, 1 SL) and shall be U.S. Ski and Snowboard sanctioned non-scored events conducted on Saturday and Sunday.

Seeding: Competitors shall be seeded separately by gender and class. In GS, U14 competitors will start before U12 competitors. Random draw will determine the first run start order. Second run is in reverse order. All competitors are allowed to start the second run, in their appropriate start order per run.

Course Specifications: Course sets shall be in accordance with the current USSA competition rules, except as described below. The U12 SL course shall utilize stubby gates and the U14 SL course shall utilize FIS type B poles 60” in height off the snow surface.

Entry Fee: $20 (maximum) for any non-scored event.

Field Size & Quotas: If competitor field size surpasses 150 total athletes in a given year than the ACC will set field size maximums and allocate regional club quotas in the following year.

Eligibility: The events are open to competitors in the U14 and U12 race classes. Each competitor must have a USSA license. Request for participation by an out-of-Division competitor shall be submitted to the ACC Divisional Administrator at least two weeks prior to the competition for eligibility determination. Out-of-Division competitors are not eligible for any awards.

Entry Procedure: Each regional club will send entries to the organizer no less than 7 days prior to the start of competition. Entry information will include: name, sex, year of birth, USSA registration number, and club affiliation. Entry form should indicate which competitors need housing (if offered by the club). Names of coaches should be included on the entry form.

Awards: A minimum of first through fifth place awards shall be given for each gender and class for each race. First through fifth place overall awards shall be given for each gender and class and will be based on the total points accumulated for each run of both events. Scoring will be based on the New World Cup Points method, with each finisher awarded at least 1 point. In the case of a tie for the overall scores, the lowest combined finish placing will break the tie. If there is still a tie, the lowest combined race time will be used.

Rules Interpretation: The current U.S. Ski and Snowboard Alpine Competition Guide (ACR) shall govern resolution of rules and conflicts.