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Midwest Masters is a licensed USSA Masters Club. Click here for more information on USSA Masters.

Click here for help with the Midwest Masters Sign-Up/Renewal Process

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Midwest Masters Mission Statement

To promote, sponsor, provide facilities for, and conduct a supervised program for adult alpine ski training, education and competition for adults for the purposes of improving their skills in the sport of alpine ski racing, teaching them the principles of good sportsmanship, and aiding in their physical and mental development; to provide education and training for alpine ski officials and other racing support personnel; and to generally promote the sport of amateur alpine ski racing and its goals.

Midwest Masters organizes USSA Masters alpine ski competition in the Central Division, which consists of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri. We are an open, volunteer, not-for-profit organization and welcome all who wish to participate. Events are hosted at a variety of ski areas throughout the Midwest. Racers range in age from 8 to over 80 years old! Races follow USSA rules, with some adjustments per Midwest Masters. Based upon the race, competitors compete with each other based on Age Class and/or Ability Class. This allows racers to compete directly with those in their Age Group as well as those at their same Ability level.

What is the Cost?

Participants must have a Full Season or Daily Membership through USSA which costs $105 or $15 respectively. On top of this, Midwest Masters charges Race Fees which are charged per Race. Race Fees range from $5 to $20 per Race, depending upon the Race. For the average racer, the cost per race is well under $20, inclusive of Membership Fees and Race Fees. For members who come to a lot of races, the cost per race can be as low as $10 per race.

Midwest Masters also offers very heavily discounted Early Season Packages, which are only available during the summer months. 

Please see the Race Series FAQ page for more details on Membership Fees and Race Fees. 

Who Can Participate?

We are open to all ages! However, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a racing adult (parent or legal guardian) when participating. Those under the age of 18 are not eligible for Midwest Masters awards. Only adult results are submitted to USSA.   

Age Classes

Age Classes are defined by the following groups based on the racer's age on December 31 of that race season:

"Youngster" Classes Ages 1-17 Class 7 Ages 55-59
Class 1 Ages 18-29 Class 8 Ages 60-64
Class 2 Ages 30-34 Class 9 Ages 65-69
Class 3 Ages 35-39 Class 10 Ages 70-74
Class 4 Ages 40-44 Class 11 Ages 75-79
Class 5 Ages 45-49 Class 12 Ages 80-84
Class 6 Ages 50-54 Class 13 Ages 85-89

Ability Classes

Every year, Midwest Masters creates Ability Classes that are meant to group skiers of the same ability. Assignment into these groups is set at the beginning of the year, per event, based on previous year's results. This allows racers to gauge their racing to those of the same ability, regardless of age or gender. Ability Classes add a high degree of competitiveness to our racing!

Platinum A
Platinum B
Gold A
Gold B
Silver A
Silver B
Bronze A
Bronze B