Points and Rankings
The ability to measure one competitor's performance against another is the heart of competive athletics. In a country as large as the USA, it's improtant to have measurement tools to evaluate performance of skiers around the nation. Performance of USSA athletes is evaluated through various ranking lists. Athletes competing in scored competitions earn points, which are calculated mathematically to allow ranking lists to be developed. Ranking lists, in turn, are used by USSA for selection to teams, entry into higher level competitions and for development projects.
USSA Ranking Lists
USSA ranking lists utilize finishes from USSA scored competitions.
FIS Ranking Lists
FIS ranking lists utilize finishes from FIS competitions worldwide, including those in the USA.
Alpine Ranking List Overview
Points are used in ski racing because of the unique character of the sport: there is no precisely defined standard field, track, or course for the competition. To compensate for courses of different length, on widely varying terrain, and on snow surfaces that can differ considerably, the FIS legislated 1) guidelines, such as minimum vertical drop, minimum and maximum number of gates, and gate dimensions, for the setting of courses, and 2) formulas for assigning points by relating a racer’s time to the winner’s time.
For more information on how the Points are calculated, see Chapter 2, Points and Rankings, of the Alpine Competition Guide whcih can be found on the Rules page.
Alpine Points List Downloads
4th FIS Alpine List Cover Page for season 2014-15
5th USSA Masters Membership List for season 2013-14 - posted Mar 4, 2014
To Lookup an althetes current points, ranking, and race results, use Member History and Results under My USSA. The Rankings Viewer is also found under My USSA.
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