The USSA Masters clinics will provide the best training. After you attend a clinic, the Masters Division racing will provide the highest level of racing experience on a regular weekly basis usually on weekends. For more casual racing experience a few weekends a season or for local weekly night racing leagues go to your ski council. Another more casual racing option is NASTAR and it may be an excellent way to get a lot of gate time. The NASTAR season pass at your local ski area may be the least expensive option for improving quickly after taking clinics.
Here are some useful links.
The USSA has links to all of the Masters Divisions. http://www.usskiteam.com/links/linksmastalp.htm
The New England Masters Division website has a Training tab and a Schedules tab which should be useful. http://www.nemasters.org/
The USSA splits its classes based on age.
USSA Masters' Age Classes
Class Age on Jan. 1st
The National Ski Council Federation has a list of all councils. Your ski club should be a member of one of these councils. http://www.skifederation.org/Councils.htm
Two councils in your area also sponsor races.
New Jersey Ski Council http://www.ski-njsc.org/
Metropolitan New York Ski Council http://www.metnyski.org/
NASTAR locations and race times http://www.nastar.com/index.jsp?pagename=wheretorace
Sugarbush NASTAR Info http://www.sugarbush.com/lessons/detail/nastar.htm
When: Friday through Sunday and Holidays from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. NASTAR will be closed at certain times throughout the season for special events.
Where: Register at the Ski and Ride School Front Desk, ticket window, Season Pass Office or the Sugarbush Inn. Or sign up at the Start Shack at the Legend’s Race Arena located on Spring Fling. You can access the race course by taking either the Super Bravo high-speed quad or the Valley House double.
Lift tickets are not included in these prices.
2 NASTAR runs $5.00
Unlimited runs per day $10.00
Sugarbush NASTAR Season Pass $75.00[ December 21, 2002, 12:59 PM: Message edited by: Ski03 ]