In the 2010 season, six USSA SuperTour races will be used to score the top five in four masters age divisions, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s+. The points system will be cumulative rewarding those with the highest number of points with the titles of USSA Masters SuperTour Champion as well as with prizes from some of the top ski industry companies including Fischer, Rossignol, Madshus, Salomon, Swix and Toko.
There is a vibrant masters ski racing community in the U.S. and the USSA hopes this new effort will encourage more of them to participate at the USSA Masters SuperTour events. USSA Nordic Program Director John Farra explains that “While masters have always been invited to participate in USSA SuperTour events, and many have, we hope to encourage more to challenge themselves in these events. Not only do they provide fun racing opportunities for masters, but they provide opportunity for the masters racers and the elite U.S. racers to cross paths.”
End of the season prizes will be awarded from top industry companies in the form of ski hats, shirts, sweatshirts and even some U.S. Ski Team gear for the top point’s earners.
2010 USSA Masters SuperTour schedule:
Nov. 27, 2009 West Yellowstone – 10/15km F Interval start
Jan. 23, 2010 Minneapolis – 10/15km C Mass start
Jan. 31, 2010 Telemark – 10/15km F Mass start
Feb. 14, 2010 Owl Creek Chase, Aspen – 21km F Mass start
Feb. 27, 2010 American Birkebeiner – 52km F Mass start
Mar. 24, 2010 Fort Kent US Champs – 30/50km F Mass start
*Points of 5,4,3,2,1 will be earned for the top five places for both genders in the following age classes: 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s+