Some Far West competitions are part of race series either designed to select athletes for higher level events or for season-long awards in each age class. This page includes a summary of these series. Also, all FIS competitions are entered by selection only. This page contains links to various FIS Selections and subsequent accept/decline decisions. Click the links below to take you to a specific topic.
The U21/U18 Western Region Junior Championships selections use a regional selection board method which includes results of ceretain designated qualifiers. The appropriate columns on the selection board are updated after each qualifier series and results are published to keep everyone informed.
The first qualifier races are held at Squaw Valley in early January. The second qualifier races are held at Sugar Bowl in early February. The qualifiers are completed and results will be compiled including the USSA points list columns which only includes eligible athletes who participated in each event. The boards will be posted and the results linked below.
This is the elite series in the Far West for mid to J2 athletes. Combined season-long champions are awarded scholarships to be used toward racing expenses in the following season. Separate categories exist for Mid/J1 Men and Women and J2 Men and Women. Winners are awarded the following:
The calculations are done using total, cumulative World Cup Points (WCP) earned in every race of the Grand Prix Seris. The series includes the Far West Divisional FIS (SL, GS and SG) and all four disciplines in the SRS-U16 Far West Championships.
The places are determined by adding up the total World Cup Points earned during ALL the races. Each race is scored by separating the field into SRS-U21 and U18 classes by gender. Foreign, out of division and U16 participants in each race are removed and results are stored by class.
U16 Junior Championships Qualifier ("Wild West") Series
The USSA U16 Junior Championships is a championship event for racers ages 14 and 15 from the five divisions of the Western Region.
The Far West fills the quota based on results from U16-only qualifier races in Slalom, GS and Super G. There are three separate weekends, each with three races scheduled. Athletes are able to use the best 5 results out of the 9 races in the series scored using "World Cup Points". Once the qualifiers are over the standings will be posted online.