Nordic

Points and Rankings

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard National Ranking List is used to rank all eligible U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes in scored races based on the FIS point calculation. Racers may obtain points by entering any races designated as National Ranking List Events or scored races.  Competitors must be current competitor-members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and on the most current points list at the time of the competition to be eligible for points.  A competitor's U.S. Ski & Snowboard number must appear on the official results in order to be scored.  Minimum and maximum penalties, which may affect the points in each race, are applied based on quality and importance of the competition. For more information on how points are calculated, see Chapter 2 of your U.S. Ski & Snowboard Nordic Competition Guide at the Rules tab.


Cross Country Points List Downloads

9th Cross Country Points List for season 2016-17 - Valid April 13 to October 26, 2017

Zip file for U.S. Ski & Snowboard Points List contains .csv files.  Instructions to Load into Excel

2nd FIS Cross Country Points List for season 2017-18 - October 18 to November 22, 2017

To Lookup an althetes current points, ranking, and race results, use Member History and Results under My USSA.

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2017-18 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Fall Addrs

To more closely align athletes’ NRL points with FIS points, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard NRL points list will be adjusted annually as follows:

1. For the U.S. Ski & Snowboard distance points, the difference in points for the top 10 male and female athletes, between their U.S. Ski & Snowboard and their FIS points, will be averaged to create a modifier, and

2. For the U.S. Ski & Snowboard sprint points, the difference in points for the top 5 male and female athletes, between their USSA and their FIS points, will be averaged to create a modifier.

Calculation of the modifier will be made by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Competition Services Department and subject to the oversight of a Technical Committee of coaches, timers and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Nordic Director. The Technical Committee will be appointed annually at USSA Congress.

  DI SP
Men 4.77 10.69
Women 4.39 11.96

 

 

Cross Courty Points List Dates - 2017-2018

   National Close  National Valid  FIS Close FIS Valid
 List 1  Oct. 23  Oct. 26 June 25 June 29
 List 2  Nov. 13  Nov. 16 Oct. 15 Oct. 19
 List 3  Dec. 11  Dec. 14 Nov. 19 Nov. 23
 List 4  Dec. 26  Dec. 28 Dec. 17  Dec. 21
 List 5  Jan. 22  Jan. 25  Jan. 25 Jan. 25
 List 6  Feb. 12  Feb. 14 Feb. 4 Feb. 8
 List 7  Feb. 26  Mar. 1 Feb. 25 Mar. 1
 List 8 Mar, 12 Mar. 15 Mar. 18  Mar. 22
 List 9 April 9 April 12    

National lists are U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country points lists.

 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard National Ranking List - Information

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard National Ranking List is used to rank all eligible U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes in scored races based on the FIS point calculation (see Race Points and Calculating Penalties). Racers may obtain points by entering any races designated as U.S. Ski & Snowboard National Calendar Events or scored races. Competitors must be current competitor members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard at the time of the competition to be eligible for points and a competitor’s U.S. Ski & Snowboard number must appear on the official results in order to be scored. The updated NRL will be posted at www.ussa.org. Minimum and maximum penalties, which may affect the points in each race, are applied based on quality and importance of the competition. Categories of races to be scored, and their corresponding minimum penalties are as follows: 

Event Category - Minimum/Maximum Penalty

World Cup, Olympic and World Championships - 0.00

Continental Cup, NCAA Champs, American Birkebeiner *, SuperTour - 15.00

U.S. Championships - 15.00 (minimum) / 35.00 (maximum)

U23 World Championships - 25.00 (maximum)

World Junior Championships - 35.00 (maximum)

Junior Nationals - No min/max

Regional Scored Events, NCAA Regional Events - 35.00 (minimum)

* Note: For races scored to FIS other than SuperTour, U.S. Championships, College Championships and the American Birkebeiner, the Regional penalties will be used.

* Note: Only the top-30 finishers at the American Birkebeiner will be scored. 

Method

The National Ranking List is based on a racer’s four best results during the previous 12 months, which are used to determine his or her final score. Those athletes with fewer than four scored events will be penalized 22% (with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 26 points) of their overall score. Ranking for both sprint and distance disciplines will also be calculated, using a racer’s best three results in that discipline. While the NRL is based on the FIS point calculation, it is a separate list from the FIS list. For race points and penalty calculations, please see Chapter 2 of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Nordic Competition Guide, which can be found here.

Points List Information

To assure that your membership is processed for inclusion on any list, your membership materials must be received by U.S. Ski & Snowboard at least seven days prior to a closing date. Registrations are not considered received until they are complete. It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure that his or her U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership registration is received; you can contact U.S. Ski & Snowboard member services (435.647.2666) to check the status of your application.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS points are not continually being updated; they are recalculated for each new list. For more information on how points are calculated, see Chapter 2 of your USSA Nordic Competition Guide. Closing and Valid dates for the points list are listed above.

 

Contact Information

If you have a question regarding your U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS points or ranking, or an event result, please be sure to provide U.S. Ski & Snowboard with sufficient details to help you. Most notably, indicate your sport (alpine, cross country, freestyle, etc.).

  1. Name of athlete and U.S. Ski & Snowboard number (if known)
  2. Sport (alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping, snowboard)
  3. U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS issue
  4. U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS event ID (if appropriate and known) or location and date(s)
  5. Your specific question

Click below to send an email with your specific question or contact:

J.J. Ehlers, Competition Services Coordinator
435.647.2037
jehlers@ussa.org

 

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