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Big thanks to Arapahoe Basin for hosting this event!!!
This Individual race & Vertical will determine who qualifies for the USSMA Worlds Team for the “INDIVIDUAL RACE” & “VERTICAL RACE” discipline, respectively.
< USSMA Worlds Team Qualifier Race
> USSMA National Cup Series Race
> ISMF Pan American Cup Series Race
COSMIC is the official Race Organizer and will be working closely with USSMA, ISMF, and Abasin.
A USSMA membership / license is required to complete in the USSMA / ISMF Race Divisions, and are the only divisions competing to qualify for the USSMA National / Worlds Team.
USSMA / ISMF Race Divisions: (male/female for each) *USSMA member / license REQUIRED.
Cadet (U17): Reduced distance/vert category – short course
Junior (18, 19, 20): Long course
Espoir (21, 22, 23): Long course
Open (21+): Long course
Masters (45+): Long course
Recreation Divisions: (male/female for each) *No USSMA member / license needed.
Youth (U17): Reduced distance/vert category – short course
Adult (21+): Reduced distance/vert category – short course
TO DETERMINE YOUR RACING AGE:
For the 2018/19 season, your racing age is the age you will be on Dec 31st 2019. For example, if a kid is currently 17, but will be 18 by the end of the year, their racing age is 18 and they will need to sign up for a Junior (18,19,20) member/license.
Long Course – Approximately 4000 vertical feet, four boot packs, one via ferrata section, final ascent finish at top. Details to come.
Short Course – Approximately 2500 vertical feet, four boot packs, final ascent finish at top. Details to come.
Fri Dec 14th – Vertical Race
Sat Dec 15th – Individual Race
Sun Dec 16th – USSMA/ISMF Youth Development Clinic
MANDATORY GEAR LIST
Vertical – skis/boots/poles/helmet
Individual – skis/boots/poles/helmet/beacon/shovel/probe
Long course additions – harness/via ferrata
(More details to come on gear and rules.)
An avalanche detector also called DVA or ARVA, that conforms to standard EN 300718 457 kHz frequency.
The DVA has to be equipped with a 3 antennas emission system.
The DVA has to be worn in a closed pocket (zipped lock only) opening on the inside of the racing suit, and at the belly level.A helmet conforming to:
– UIAA 106 and EN 1077 classB standards.
– EN 12492 and EN 1077 classB standards.
Helmets must be used (chin-strap has to be fastened) during the whole race (from the start to the finish line).A snow shovel conforming to ISMF standards (Appendix 4).
A snow probe conforming to ISMF standards (Appendix 3).
A survival blanket with a minimum surface area of 1.80 m2. Modifications subsequent to manufacture are not allowed. The term “survival blanket” is as defined by the manufacturer.