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USSA SuperTour Opener, West Yellowstone, Montana

November 28-29, 2014

Age classes: Juniors, Seniors, Masters.  Open to all skiers.

Race Formats:  1.3k Freestyle Sprint; 10/15k Freestyle Distance 

Seeding:  USSA rules. 

Friday  November 28 USSA SuperTour Freestyle Sprint 9:00am start

$35.00 per skier through 5pm, Thursday, November 20.  Multiple race discounts available.

Late Registration:

$45.00 per skier from 5pm, Thursday, November 20 until 12 NOON Wednesday, November 26- Online Only.  No paper registrations for late entries. 

Online registration available HERE with a small fee.  Checks payable to West Yellowstone Chamber, USSA waiver required.

This race is open to ALL skiers.  Competitive racers have the chance to earn points and citizen racers can test their skills against the sport’s top athletes. 

1.3K course, Men and Women.  Freestyle technique.

9 AM Qualifiers.  15 second intervals with 5 minute break between mens and womens races.  Top 30 men and women senior/master proceed to quarterfinals; top 12 junior female and male racers proceed to “A” and “B” finals.

11 AM Rounds (5 minutes between starts)

  • ·       Women Quarter Finals (5 heats of 6 racers; top 2 + lucky loser proceed to semi-finals)
  • ·       Men Quarter Finals (5 heats of 6 racers; top 2 + lucky loser proceed to semi-finals)
  • ·       Women Semi Finals (2 heats of 6 racers)
  • ·       Men Semi Finals (2 heats of 6 racers)
  • ·       Women “A” Finals
  • ·       Men “A” Finals
  • ·       Junior Women “B” and “A” Finals
  • ·       Junior Men “B” and “A” Finals

 

Prize money will be awarded to the top six men and women in accordance with USSA SuperTour guidelines.  Medals will be awarded to the top three athletes in each class.

Details of the sprint race will be covered at the 1st coaches’ meeting, 5:30 PM Wednesday, November 26 at Race Headquarters (Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center) 

 

 

 

Saturday November 29  USSA SuperTour Freestyle Race.  10:00am start

$35.00 per skier through 5pm, Thursday, November 20.  Multiple race discounts available.

Late Registration:

$45.00 per skier from 5pm, Thursday, November 20 until 12 NOON Wednesday, November 26- Online Only.  No paper registrations for late entries. 

Online registration available HERE with a small fee.  Checks payable to West Yellowstone Chamber, USSA waiver required.

Men 15k, Women 10k, regardless of age. 

30 second intervals.

Details of the race will be covered at the 2nd coaches’ meeting, 5:30 PM Friday, November 28 at Race Headquarters (Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center)

Prize money will be awarded to the top 6 men and women in accordance with USSA SuperTour Guidelines.  Medals will be awarded to the top three men and women in each class.

Multiple Race Discount:

$60 for both races (through 5pm, Thursday, November 20)

From 5pm Thursday, November 20 until 12 NOON Wednesday, November 26 – Online Only

Late fee $10 per race.  (Example:  $45.00 per skier (one race) or $80.00 per skier (2 races)).  No paper registrations for late entries.  Online registration available with a small fee.  Checks payable to West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce, USSA waiver required.

Organizing Committee:

Yellowstone Ski Festival Director:  Moira Dow, info@yellowstoneskifestival.com

Chief of Competition:  Travis Hansen, travisdhansen@me.com

Timing Contractor:  Millisecond Timing, mac@millisecond.com

Chief of Course:  Peggy Lynn, plynnski@gmail.com

Chief of Stadium:  David Robinson, david@lavacreekadventures.com

Chief of Grooming: Doug Edgerton

Chief of Range: Marc Sheppard, altiusguns@earthlink.net

Race Secretary:  Magen Crowley, macnmt@gmail.com

Technical Delegate:  TBD

Asst Technical Delegate:  TBD

USSA Nordic Program Manager: Joey Caterinichio, jcaterinichio@ussa.org     

 

Volunteer Coordinator:  Mindy Morris, contact directly if you are interested in helping at the races.  Mail4minz@gmail.com

 

Racers MUST be present at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night and have a current FIS standing to be eligible for prize money.  Unclaimed prize money will be used for grooming and maintenance on the Rendezvous Ski Trails and to support the West Yellowstone Nordic Ski Team.  Any racer earning $600 or more in prize money must fill out a 1099 tax form before receiving payment.

Collegiate Athletes

In all sports except tennis, a student-athlete or prospective student-athlete may accept prize money as long as the amount of the prize is less than or equal to his or her expenses for participating in the competition, such as meals or lodging. The prize money may not pay for expenses of parents or coaches.

Change of Venue:  In the event that there is not enough snow on the Rendezvous Ski Trails to hold the races, the event will be moved to the secondary race location on the South Plateau.  The decision to move the venue will by made by the Jury no later than Tuesday, November 25 at noon.  The race formats will be 1.5K Freestyle Sprint Prologue for Friday, November 28 and 9K Freestyle Distance for Saturday, November 29.  Both races will be point to point.  More information will be provided online and at the coaches’ meetings if there is a change in venue.

Cancellation:  If the SuperTour Races are cancelled by the Jury on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at noon (for Sprint) and/or Friday, November 28, 2014 at noon (for Freestyle Distance races) due to lack of snow or other natural cause, a partial refund will be issued once non-refundable expenses are calculated.  If races are held and a racer does not compete, no refund will be issued. 

The Rendezvous Ski Trails will remain open to trail pass holders during all races.  Courses will be marked and accessible only to race personnel, registered athletes, and coaches during the event. 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

Altius Handcrafted Firearms Biathlon Sprint & Novice Race

$20.00 per skier through 5pm, Thursday, November 20

$25.00 per skier through 4 pm. Tuesday, November 25- Online Only.  No paper registrations for late entries. 

Online registration available  (small fee charged).  Checks payable to WYSEF, (WYSEF and USBA waiver required.)

 

Registration closes on Tuesday November 25 at 4PM for all biathlon races.

Sprint Race

Format:  This event will be organized following standard IBU rules for the Sprint Race. The Start will be individual at 30 sec intervals. 

Distance: 10km for Men/Junior Men and 7.5km for Women/Junior Women/Youth Men & Women. 

Awards Schedule:  Prizes provided by Altius Handcrafted Firearms will be awarded to the top 3 in each category.

Novice Race

This event is open to all interested skiers*.  No previous biathlon or shooting experience is necessary. A safety clinic will be held just prior to the start of the race. 

*All new biathletes are required to participate in the FREE "Try Biathlon" clinic at the range on Tuesday Nov. 25 from 10:30am to noon.

Novice Race is also for any experienced Biathletes with their own rifles, but who do not plan to carry their rifles.

Distance:  4km for all categories. (3 laps of the ORANGE loop).  Map will be posted at stadium area.

Awards Schedule:  Prizes provided by Altius Handcrafted Firearms will be awarded to the top 3 Men and Women.

Biathlon Race Schedule

Monday, November 24

10:00AM-2:00PM Race Secretary available at Race HQ (Chamber visitor center) to assist with late online registration, answer race questions, and confirm registration.

 

Tuesday, November 25

10:30AM-12Noon “Try It” Biathlon Demonstration.  All novice biathletes must attend in order to participate in Wednesday’s race.  (Rendezvous Ski Trails Biathlon Range)

3:00PM-5:00PM Race Secretary available at Race HQ (Chamber visitor center) to assist with late online Biathlon registration, answer race questions, and confirm registration.

4:00 PM  Registration closes for ALL BIATHLON RACES

4:30 PM Biathlon Coaches Meeting at Race Headquarters (Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center) 

Wednesday, November 26

9:00-10:00 AM  Biathlon Zero and bib pick-up for biathlon sprint and novice race

10:00 AM Biathlon Sprint Start, Biathlon Cabin/Rendezvous Trails

*Biathlon Sprint Awards immediately following race, Biathlon Cabin/Rendezvous Trails

11:00 AM Novice Biathlon Clinic & Start, Biathlon Cabin/Rendezvous Trails

 

Details of the race can be confirmed with Marc Sheppard at Altius Handcrafted Firearms,406-646-9222,  altiusguns@earthlink.net

 

 

 

NNF/WYSEF Masters Race

Saturday November 29, 12:00PM Start Time (approximate)

Open to all skiers – 5k Freestyle 

15 second intervals 

$15.00 per skier through 5pm, Friday, November 28

Online registration available with a small fee.  Checks payable to WYSEF, WYSEF waiver required

Details of the race will be covered at the Friday 5:30 PM coaches meeting at Race Headquarters (Chamber Visitor Center)

 

WYSEF Juniors Race 

Saturday November 29, 1:00PM Start Time (approximate)

U20 & under - 5k Freestyle

15 second intervals

$15.00 per skier through 5pm, Friday, November 28

Online registration available with a small fee.  Checks payable to WYSEF, WYSEF waiver required

Details of the race will be covered at the Friday 5:30 PM coaches meeting at Race Headquarters (Chamber Visitor Center)

The Juniors Race is the brainchild of timing contractor, Ernie Page.  He noticed the Yellowstone Ski Festival was the perfect venue for an early race for Juniors also and he was willing to professionally time an extra race for the kids.  Ernie's Race is intended to follow the SuperTour race allowing Junior racers a chance to ski on a SuperTour course and pick up valuable race experience.  This event is low-keyed and open to age classes U20 and younger. 

Winners of all races will be announced immediately after the race and medals will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night.