Competitor Points

1. log in to the U.S Ski & Snowboard website.
2. click on the My U.S. Ski & Snowboard button and log in again until you come up with your athletes dashboard. 
3. Click on your atheltes U.S. Ski & Snowboard number and it will take you to the page that includes their points and history for all events.

  U.S. Ski & Snowboard FIS
Individual Athlete Points  Must Log In  FIS Competitor Biographies
Competitor Point Lists  Must Log In  FIS Points List

Summary of Points Rules

Ski racers are:

  1. scored by total points for each seeded competition in which they finish without disqualification,
  2. ranked nationally and internationally according to their earned total points,
  3. seeded in subsequent competitions according to their total points earned in previous events. 

Thus, in ski racing, things are done 'by the numbers'.  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 competition.  Thus U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS points are designed to allow for variability of field strength and size to rank competitors across the world using a common scale.  Lower points indicate better results.

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard points list ranks athletes with a valid U.S. Ski & Snowboard competitor membership who compete in any U.S. Ski & Snowboard event that is scored in the system. These events include most races for ages 13 (U14) and up.  FIS competitors must have valid memberships with FIS (aka an "international competitor license") and are scored in events for races ages 16 (U19) and up.  FIS races are by invitation only with selection normally made using U.S. Ski & Snowboard points.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard points are calculated on a seasonal basis.  Each ski season, athletes points begin with the first points list of the year (the "Fall Points").  For U.S. Ski & Snowboard, an athlete's points cannot rise above their Fall Points for the duration of the season.  The points will lower in the event that one or more results is below the Fall Points.  At the end of the season, the points are "frozen" and then used as the basis for the next year's points list, though they are adjusted by a small amount to "zero" them with the FIS list at the beginning of each season.

FIS points, on the other hand are done on a rolling 12 month basis.  The best two results over the previous 18 months are used as the current FIS points.  This means during a season, a racer's FIS points can go either up or down depending upon their results during the previous 12 months in each discipline.

U.S. Ski & Snowboardand FIS points are not continually being updated; they are recalculated for each new list. There are many special circimstances regarding points caluclations.  This section is merely an overview.  For more detailed information on how points are calculated, see chapter 3 of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Competition Guide.


The 2017-2018 USSA Fall Adders are as follows:
 

  DH SL GS SG SC
Men 28.07 7.34 6.79 11.27 13.06
Women 20.94 8.54 7.44 15.11 17.92

These points will be added to the points from the 2016/2017 final list.
 


The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Points list will be published fourteen times in the 2017/2018 season.
Points earned prior to the 'Points List closes' date will be published a few days later at the 'Points List valid' date. The points list shows the average of the two lowest point results in each discipline (SL, DH, GS, SG, and SC - Super Combined). The points are adjusted (points increased) annually prior to publishing the 'First Points List', for each new season. 

 

List National Close National Valid FIS Close FIS Valid Masters
Fall/Base List Aug. 1   June 5 June 13  
List 1 Aug. 1 Aug. 1 July 1 July 1 Dec 1
List 2 Aug. 6 Aug. 10 Aug. 6 Aug. 10 Jan 5
List 3 Sept. 3 Sept. 7 Sept. 3 Sept. 7 Feb 2
List 4 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 March 2
List 5 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 April 1
List 6 Nov. 12 Nov. 16 Nov. 12 Nov. 16  
List 7 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 3 Dec. 7  
List 8 Dec. 24 Dec. 28 Dec. 24 Dec. 28  
List 9 Jan. 14 Jan. 18 Jan. 14 Jan. 18  
  List 10 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 4 Feb. 8  
  List 11 Feb. 25 March 1 Feb. 25 March 1  
  List 12 March 18 March 22 March 18 March 22  
  List 13 April 8 April 12 April 8 April 12  
  List 14 April 30 May 3 April 30 May 3  

A simple explanation of the points system is available.

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