Adult or Masters’ racing is for intermediate to advanced skiers aged 18 and over. Some racers in these circuits compete well into their eighties, with one Ontario Master still going strong at over 90 years of age! Each of the four Alpine Ontario divisions offers slightly different Masters’ training and race programs so please visit the website of your local ski club and/or division for specifics.
To obtain a National and/or FIS card, for the 2015/16 season, for individual, provincial, national or international events, please refer below:
Frequently Asked Questions
I’d like to get back into racing, but don’t know where to start?
The best way to start is to contact your local ski club to see what they offer in the way of adult racing and training; if your local ski club has an adult race program, then this is the best starting point. However, if your local ski club does not offer any adult racing or training, then you should check out the adult training options at some of the public ski clubs as there are a number of options for mid-week and weekend training.
Is there any special equipment required to compete in Masters’ racing?
The only requirement, along with the usual ski equipment, is to have an approved race helmet. Soft sided helmets are NOT acceptable for any GS, Super G, or downhill events in Masters’ racing. Once you familiarize yourself with Masters’ racing, you can determine what equipment changes you’d like to make to meet your goals—if any. Note: FIS is introducing new helmet rules for the 2014/15 season so if you intend racing outside of Canada, and in the market for a new helmet, then best to purchase a FIS compliant helmet.
How would I find out about Masters’ racing news in Ontario or across Canada?
The best way is to visit the Masters’ section on the Alpine Canada website or go directly to ACAMastersMail.com and subscribe to our national database. As an Ontario subscriber, you will automatically be emailed any Ontario relevant information, the monthly Ontario Masters’ newsletter and any information about Masters’ racing across Canada.
Do I need a competitor card?
Yes and new for the 2015/16 season is that you need to register online. Also refer to the fee schedule with the Master’s National Card being the best option if you intend racing in more than one Masters’ race during the current season.
What is the difference between the National and the FIS Masters’ competitor card?
There is a $10 difference in cost, the National card allows you to enter any Masters’ race across Canada and the FIS Master’s card allows you to not only enter any Masters’ race in Canada, but also allows you to enter FIS Masters’ races internationally. Note: When registering online for the Master’s competitor card, one must indicate you require a FIS type Master’s card and complete the additional documentation.
How do I participate in FIS Masters’ events internationally?
First indoctrinate yourself to Masters’ racing in Ontario or Canada and within that forum you will meet a number of Masters who compete internationally; this answer will naturally follow.
How do I get a competitor card?
For all levels of competitor card, one must register here completing your profile and program information that includes payment of the selected type of competitor card.
Must I be registered with a club to compete in a Masters’ event?
Yes, you must be registered with a public or private club in order to compete in any Masters’ event, as well as registering online for a Master’s competitor card. There is no physical National or FIS card issued, however, a couple of weeks after registering online, you should be able to go to the Alpine Canada website ACAPoints.ca and search for your name; beside your name is your competitor number. Note: You will not receive a notification from Alpine Canada or Alpine Ontario that you have a number.
How do I register for an AOA Druxy’s Masters’ race?
One must have a competitor card (as above) and then advise the Race Administrator of your local club of your intent to race; the Race Administrator will then register you on ACAPoints.ca for the upcoming race.
SOD Masters’ Racing sponsored by Druxy’s
SOD, in partnership with Druxy’s, offers Masters’ racing at clubs on the Niagara Escarpment. For the 2015/16 season is that the Druxy’s races are open to anyone holding a Masters’ National or FIS Card.
At the beginning of each season, an event schedule is posted on the AOA calendar page.
Alpine Ontario Masters’ Team (AOMT)
AOMT was created to promote lifelong participation and performance in ski racing. Team members inspire recreational athletes—young and old—and represent AOA Masters at provincial, national and international events. AOMT selections are based on participation and performance in four designated Masters’ competitions each season. The Ontario Masters’ Committee hopes that alumni members continue to participate in local and provincial Masters’ programs for a long time to come, becoming ambassadors of the ”Sport for Life” philosophy.
ALPINE ONTARIO MASTERS’ TEAM (AOMT)
2016/2017: Name, Age Category, Club
FURSEY Wendy, F 55-59, Jozo Weider
GODFREY Mark, M 70-74, Batawa
LANGMAID Bob, M 65-69, Jozo Weider
HANNA Terry, M 60-64, Jozo Weider
HUGESSEN Jaime, M 55-59, Devil’s Glen
VANHAUWAERT Dirk, M 50-54, North York
Canadian Alpine Masters’ Team (CMAT)
The individuals named to CMAT have been selected from a competitive field of qualifying athletes on the national points list for Alpine Canada. Criteria for selection is participation in five races on the Canadian Masters’ national calendar, including two mandatory championship races out of the racer’s home region.
CANADIAN ALPINE MASTERS’ TEAM (CMAT)
2016/2017: Age Category, Name, Province
75-79 Christa Jenkins AB
65-69 Gaylanne Phelan ON
65-69 Joy Fera BC
60-64 Sharon Chadwick ON
60-64 Irene Collins AB
55-59 Hannele Sundberg ON
40-44 Melanie Smith ON
30-34 Donya Nero AB
30-34 Victoria Fenninger ON
18-29 Jessica Nighswander ON
75-79 Michael Houde ON
70-74 Pierre Begin QC
70-74 Keith Ible AB
65-69 Adam Glodkiewicz AB
65-69 Jerry Stolarz ON
60-64 Gerry Whittaker BC
60-64 Waldek Urzedowski QC
55-59 Jim Kerr BC
55-59 Hugh Geiger AB
55-59 Vincent Renaud QC
18-29 Lauren Avery AB
50-54 Lloyd Sevack QC
45-49 Darren Gee AB
40-44 David Walker ON
40-44 Dean Smith AB
35-39 Jason Barton AB
30-34 Adam Kennedy AB