Frequently Asked Questions
What is the prize money?
Speed Run (Fastest Qualifier): $100
Is there a rule book?
You can find the full rule book here.
How will the qualification starting order be determined?
START POSITIONS FOR THE QUALIFICATION WILL BE DETERMINED BASED UPON THE ORDER IN WHICH THE PAYMENT FOR REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED. In other words, the sooner you register, the earlier you will run in the qualification day on Friday. The race organization staff reserves the right to make course assignments based upon competitive balance concerns but will stick to the consideration for early registered athletes.
So, head over to our registration page and get yourself signed up! Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of professional skiing history. See you all there.
Are College athletes permitted to compete?
Yes. We are certainly open to allowing collegiate athletes to compete. But, there are obviously concerns regarding amateurism and eligibility for the NCAA. Here is the rule regarding Amateurism in respect to this competition:
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.
Our policy at the World Pro Ski Tour is to donate the additional prize money over and above the athlete’s expenses to their college ski team. For example, if an athlete spends $150 on the entry and $150 on accommodations, food, etc. and wins $500, we will pay them $300 and donate the extra $200.
I'm a member of the press. How do I get my credentials?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with all press requests.
Do I need tickets to attend?
How do I register?
Click here to register.
Is there a Women's race?
No. Due to concerns over availability of enough women to fill a field, we will not host a separate women’s race this season. But, we would love to have as many fast females in our race as possible! Registration is totally open to men and women over 18.
Are there any restrictions on who can enter qualification?
We only have one restriction; athletes must be over 18 to compete. Besides that, anyone is welcome to enter!
Will the event be televised?
Yes. The event will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network on the weekend following each event, with a weekday encore to follow. Check your local listings for exact airtimes.
Are there rules for which skis an athlete may compete on?
No. We think it’s much more fun this way! With that said, the course will be set with FIS Slalom skis in mind so be careful with anything else. The super slalom format is designed to be run on slalom skis but to give GS specialists a chance with slightly higher speeds and GS panels.
How long will the course be?
The courses will all have a vertical drop of approximately 120 meters. The 13-15m gate sets will take approximately 25-35 seconds to complete, depending on snow conditions.
What will the course set be?
The gates will be set at approximately 1-315m, creating a super-slalom type course. There will be two pro style jumps at approximately 1 meter off the snow.
What is the format of the race?
The athletes will attempt to qualify on Friday for the Round of 32 on Saturday. Qualification will be run side-by-side just like the finals, but will be based on individual times instead of head-to-head winners. In the finals, the top 32 athletes will compete head-to-head in a single elimination bracket, with each matchup consisting of two runs. Each athlete will compete on the red course and the blue course, and the racer who wins the time differential advances.
CBS Sports Network Time Slots:
April 22, 2019 11:00 PM EST
Event: Waterville Valley, NH, held Feb 9, 2019
April 29, 2019 11:00 PM EST
Event: Steamboat Springs, CO, held Mar 2, 2019
May 6, 2019 11:00 PM EST
Event: Sunday River, ME, held Mar 30, 2019