WPST ATHLETE REGISTRATION GUIDE
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Below is the Athlete Registration Guide for the World Championships, Taos, New Mexico
March 29 – April 1, 2023
The World Pro Ski Tour’s World Championships is coming to Taos Ski Valley, NM, March 29 – April 1, 2023. Enclosed you will find the schedule of events, and the 2023 Rules of Competition. We will be hosting a super slalom and giant slalom for both the men and women. There will only be one qualification, a super slalom for the weekend, which will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023. We will run the super slaloms on Friday, with the giant slalom to follow on Saturday. See the enclosed schedule for more details.
We will qualify 32 for the men (with 28 or more athletes racing). For the women we will qualify 16 (with 12 or more racing). The prize money will be matched for both the men and women from the round of 16 to the finals.
Our online racer portal is open for registration and payments. If you have not raced with us this year, you will need to join the tour for these events. For the new members, you must register as a member first, set up a username and password, then pay the membership fee, and entry.
For athletes attending college, you will need to send me a photo of your active college ID to be eligible for the college discount. Once received the code will be sent to you, you will need the code before you pay for your entry.
RACER REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, AT 5:00pm, MST. This will give our Taos, our staff and TV production crew time to prepare for these events.
For lodging, we are looking for discounted lodging, for now it looks like Airbnb & VRBO and a few local condo complexes may be the best options for groups. There is of course more available in Taos as well. We will keep you posted if we come up with additional options.
Athletes’ check in will be Wednesday, March 29. Due to the level of sponsors and VIP’s attending these events we would like all athletes to attend the racer meeting in person. Taos will also host a welcome reception after the athlete meeting, like last year. If you can’t be present, you must have a representative take your place. At the end of this document the Zoom call-in information is listed. Let us know if you are unable to attend in person.
Below you will find detailed information on registration and the online athlete portal. Only members can race in Taos, NM for the World Championships.
Taos Fees for Men & Women: 2 events each
|Membership||$100 membership for the season|
|NCAA Entry||$200 (Must show proof of school)
(Email Lisa to get the discount code for College/NCAA
For all returning athletes that have raced with us in the past, but not yet this season. Please go to the link below and sign the 2023 athlete waiver. You will only need to sign this waiver once a season.
Members click here
The Online Registration is a 3-step process. Please make sure to follow all the steps:
When registering as a Tour Member please follow the steps below.
Step 1. REGISTER AS MEMBER OR NON-MEMBER (racer portal) First Time
You must first create a racer account with a username and password at our website using the Member option When you get to the registration page you will be required to fill out a registration form that will provide us your bio information that will used on website, social media and TV appearances. After you submit the registration form you will be required to sign an athlete agreement. After signing the agreement, you will be automatically signed into the website and taken to the race registration page where you can begin the process of registering and paying. You will not be able to pay for races until after you have registered (setting up a username and password).
Step 2. DO NOT FORGET TO GO BACK AND PAY (racer portal)
Register and pay your race fee. After you join as a member, go back to the “Race Registration” page and you will see the price per each race on the race registration page.
Step 3. PRIZE MONEY PAYOUT
All prize money will be paid through ACH payment services and deposited directly into your bank account. The ACH and tax forms need to be complete and email them back prior to your first event, at email@example.com. This only has to be done one time for the season. The forms must be completed for any prize money payments to be made. If for some reason the ACH will not work, a check can be mailed to you.
ACH form: For all Athletes to complete
W-9 For US Athletes
W-8BEN For Foreign Athletes
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN for the Taos events
The overall World Pro Ski Tour Championships at Taos, for both the men and women, will receive a $25,000 bonus in addition to their prize money!
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to discuss. We are all very excited to see everyone in Steamboat!
*Athletes attending college, you will need to send a photo of your active college ID to
The WPST is viewed in more than 100 million homes and can be seen in primetime on CBS Sports Network, live on Flolive.tv and via the award-winning docuseries, Life In Between Gates. Our TV production company is in full swing for the upcoming winter season, producing a number of television shows throughout the season.
The World Pro Ski Tour is working diligently to build and promote the 2023 race season. We will have additional information at our athlete meeting, which will include new sponsor information, schedule updates and TV production.
The week before each event, an email will be sent out with any schedule changes, information for the online meeting, updates, and any additional event information.
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly via email, text, or call to discuss.
We are all very excited to see everyone in Steamboat!
Critical Contact Information
Jon Franklin – CEO
Ed Rogers Chairman Emeritus
Barrett Stein – Event Director
Briar Schreiber – VP of Marketing
Lisa Mutz-Nelson – Dir. Operations
John Jacobs – Technical Advisor
Kevin Clarke – Tour Announcer
Kevin Kieley – Starter/Start Ref
Hayden Scott – TV Producer
Randy Pattison – Start Coordinator
World Pro Ski Tour is invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:
Wednesday, March 29, at 6:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: WPST – Taos Racer Meeting
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