AICC Klosters Rules 2014

  1. Entry into the Championship will be restricted to amateur ski racers. For the purposes of the Championship ‘amateur ski racer’ means anyone who has NOT competed during the 15 years before the start of the Championship, in an Alpine event at the Winter Olympic Games, FIS World Championships, FIS World Cups or FIS Continental Cups.
  2. There will be 3 age categories (age as by year of birth) for men and women, 18-44 (1970- 1996), 45-59 (1955-1969), over 60 (1954 and before).
  3. Each team will consist of 3 or 4 male or 3 or 4 female skiers of the same age category. There shall be no substitutions or additions to team members after the first team member has started the first race.
  4. It will be possible for a racer to race in a younger age category or for a lady to race in a men’s category, but there is no mixed team category within the Championship.
  5. Clubs may enter up to 8 teams; ideally each Club should enter six teams to adequately represent each age category and gender.
  6. The time of each team shall be the sum of the times of the 3 fastest skiers in each race, i.e. one racer’s time in each race can be dropped and it need not be the same skier for both races. Should a race comprise of 2 runs, then the time for each team will be determind by aggregating the times of the fastest 3 skiers in the first run with the times of the fastest 3 skiers in the second race, then dividing by 2.
  7. Race courses to be set by a qualified course setter.
  8. The start order will be by category: ladies before men and older age categories before younger ones. Within each age/gender category, members of each team will be interleaved so the first member of team 1 will be followed by the first member of team 2 etc. for all team in the category, then the second team member for each team will start and so on.
  9. For each of the Super G and GS races, a penalty of 10 seconds will apply for each gate missed, up to a maximum of 3 gates missed. If a racer misses 4 or more gates, he or she will be disqualified from that race.
  10. It is compulsory to wear a suitable ski racing helmet.
  11. The Captain of each team is responsible for his/her team.
  12. Names and numbers of any racers who missed gates, together with the gate number/colour will be displayed on the results board 10 minutes after the last racer has finished. Race times will be published as soon as is practical.
  13. Protests must be lodged by the Team Captain with the Chief of Race within 20 minutes of completion of each event. The Chief of Race will convene an appropriate Jury to hear and determine the protest. The Jury’s decision is final.
  14. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest teams in each category (age and gender). If there are sufficient entries, second and third prizes will also be awarded in each category. “Sufficient entries” is defined as being at least one more than the number of prizes. Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the host club.
  15. The Organising Committee shall not be held responsible for injury to person or damages to equipment, arising from the competition or during practice. Every competitor shall be responsible for his accident and third party liability insurance.