World Masters

Life starts at 30!

Over 30? You are technically a Master Skier, somewhat akin to a Master Builder but wearing expensive lycra. World Masters Association provides a common international platform for top competitive skiers as well as for those who simply enjoy racing, regardless of the ranking.

Masters World Cup

Once a year the World Masters Association organise the Masters World Cup, the official world championships. The FIS endorsed Masters World Cup is held each year for a 9 day period sometime between the beginning of February and the start of March depending on the location in the world.

The races are run on a very professional basis, with quality of track and facilities equal to any World Cup event. The competition rules state that the difficulty of tracks is to be set at about 40 – 60 % below standard of International Ski Competition Rules (ICR) of the International Ski Federation (FIS). Rules are downloadable in French/German and English.


Race all around the world in your age division

The Masters Team for Australia is open to all Australian skiers (or residents of Australia) over 30 years of age who are not members of a National Team (30 as at 31st December of the year before the event). The age divisions are in 5 year groups. Men under 60 years are offered 10km, 15km, a position in the Aussie 4 x 5km relay and a 45 km event. Men over 60 and women have 10km, 15 km, a relay position and the 30km race.

The next world championships in 2016 is to be held in Vuokatti, Finland. And in 2017 it will be in Klosters, Switzerland. The 2018 Masters World Cup is planned for Minneapolis in the USA.

Want to know more?

For more information on participation or just coming along, having some great skiing on fantastic trails and cheering the Aussies, contact Warren Feakes, Australian National Director.

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