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.
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.
YES! WPST will offer the Rocket Mortgage Women’s Tour this 2021-22 season. Women will compete on the same course and for the same podium prize money as the men – the first time this has ever happened in professional ski racing. Stay tuned for an announcement about race dates and additional details (sign up for our newsletter HERE to stay in touch)!
Yes. Races are live-streamed through the qualifying rounds on Facebook Live, WorldProSkiTour.com, and more. After Qualifying rounds, the livestream can be found on FloLive.tv. A show from each race will air on CBS Sports Network, approximately 1 week after each race (check our website or sign up for our newsletter to receive that full schedule). Last but not least, you can watch our award-winning docu-series “Life In Between Gates,” throughout the season on Amazon Prime, Outside TV and more – check your local listings.
Please see the official WPST rule book. 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.
Each race weekend will host 2 individual men’s races; women’s races will be held during 3 race weekends. Each race is stand-alone. Athletes will qualify in the morning of the race. Qualifications will be run side-by-side, just like the finals, but will be based on individual times, instead of head-to-head winners. Athletes who qualify will be seeded accordingly and will race through to finals the same day. In the finals, the top 32 athletes will compete head-to-head in a single elimination bracket, with each matchup consisting of two runs (one red course, one blue course for each athlete). On day 2 of racing, athletes must qualify again in the morning, new seeding will apply for those results, and athletes will race through to finals as described above.
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