FarWest Regional Championship Info

This weekend teams will be competing for a spot for Nationals! Come root on your school and all the college athletes coming to Tahoe to compete. Here is a schedule of events for the weekend:

Saturday (2/21):
Registration: 7:30am (Aspen Cafe)
Lifts Open: 8:00am
Alpine GS (Slay Ride) and Snowboard GS (Aspen) Inspection: 8:15-8:45am
Alpine GS and Snowboard GS Run 1 Start: 9:00am
Alpine GS and Snowboard GS Run 2 Start: Immediately Following
Slopestyle (Broadway Park) Practice: 11:00am
Slopestyle Start: 12:00pm (Best of two runs format)

Sunday (2/22):
Lifts Open: 8:00am
Alpine SL and Snowboard GS Inspection: 8:15-8:45am
Alpine SL and Snowboard GS Run 1 Start: 9:00am
Alpine SL and Snowboard GS Run 2 Start: Immediately Following
BX/SX (Upper Main) Practice: 10:00am
BX/SX Start: 11:00am

See everyone this weekend at Sierra-at-Tahoe!

USCSA Western Regionals next Weekend at Sierra-at-Tahoe

NorCal Conference Coordinator, Branko Zagar, has confirmed that the Western Regional Championships will happen next weekend, February 21-22, at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The two day event will bring in colleges from all over California and Nevada to compete for invitations to the USCSA Nationals.

The Alpine skiing discipline will have three births for nationals this year! In years past there have only been two available spots but due to more teams this year the Far West gets another team into Nationals.

Freeskiing and snowboarding have a different scenario. For those athletes as long as an individual competes at the Regional Championship they will be allowed to compete at Nationals. Once the USCSA freeski and snowboard disciplines reach a participant quota then there will be a qualification process. Until then, as long as an athlete competes at Sierra-at-Tahoe next weekend they can go to Nationals at Mt. Bachelor.

Come root on your favorite west coast college next weekend as almost a dozen schools compete for the three alpine Nationals slots.

The 37th USCSA Nationals are at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon, March 1-7. Click this link for more information: http://www.uscsa.com/conferences-events/national-championships/

Warm Weather at Sugar Bowl Races

Warm weather and racing with the NorCal @USCSA at @sugarbowl resort

Warm weather and racing with the NorCal @USCSA at @sugarbowl resort

Congratulations to all the competitors that competed last weekend! It was warm weather with temperatures hitting the upper 50′s. Shorts and t-shirts were worn during Sunday’s race.

Week #3 at Sugar Bowl, CA

The NorCal Conference of the USCSA continues racing this weekend at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. Th warm weather has changed some of the schedule but we are still racing! Here are the details to this weekend.

Saturday: Alpine Slalom and Snowboard Giant Slalom
Sunday: Alpine Giant Slalom and Snowboard Giant Slalom

Lifts Open 9:00am
Alpine Inspection: 9:20-9:45
Alpine 1st run start: 10:00
Alpine 2nd run start: Immediately following

Snowboard Start: 11:30am

Race run is in the usual spot off of the Christmas Tree chair lift. Judah Lodge is closed so make sure you park at the Village Gondola and take that to the main village. Registration will be open till 9:15 to pick up bibs. All racers must fill out the liability release or they will not be allowed to start. Click below for the liability release.

Sugar Bowl Liability Release

Week Two Update

Here is the event schedule for this weekend at Squaw Valley.


Registration- 7:45am in the O House
SL Inspection- 9:20-9:45
SL Run 1- 10:00am
SL Run 2- Immediately Following
Snowboard GS- 11:30am


GS Inspection- 9:20-9:45
GS Run 1- 10:00am
GS Run 2- Immediately Following
Snowboard GS- 11:30am

Liability Releases, tickets and bibs will be at registration. We are racing on upper mountain, run is called Motts. You can go up the gondola at 9am.

See everyone at Squaw Valley!

Week Two Heads to Squaw Valley for a Race Weekend

The Norther California division of the USCSA is off and running. A great set of competition and racing made last weekend at Diamond Peak a success! Now, off to Squaw Valley for some racing. That’s right next weekend is racing only so if you are a freeskier you have the weekend off to train and ski at Tahoe! Here is the info for the weekend’s races:

Saturday, January 24
Alpine Skiing – Slalom race
Snowboarders – Giant Slalom race immediately following skiers

Sunday, January 25
Alpine Skiing – Giant Slalom race
Snowboarders - Giant Slalom race immediately following skiers

All competitors, even freeskiers, can get $54(23+) or $42(13-22) day tickets. You can pick them up at the race registration office in the O House. More specific details to come so stay tuned!

2015 NorCal USCSA Season Starts MLK Weekend

The Norcal USCSA division kicks off its 2105 season tomorrow at Diamond Peak Resort on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Colleges and Universities competing are 2014 National Champions Sierra Nevada College, University of Nevada Reno, California State University at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, Sacramento State University, and Stanford University.

Alpine ski racing will start in the morning with a two run Giant Slalom race followed by a rail jam at the base area for the snowboarders and freeskiers. Don’t miss the action this Sunday and Monday at Diamond Peak. Racer tickets are only $35!

Registration: 8:15am

Alpine Inspection: 9:00am
Alpine Run 1: 9:30am
Alpine Run 2: 10:30

Rail Jam Practice: Till 11:50am
Rail Jam Freeski Men/Snowboard Women: 12:00-12:45
Rail Jam Snowboard Men/Freeski Women: 12:50-1:35


The United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) is the
sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. In
excess of 150 colleges from coast to coast, field some 4,700 men and women,
alpine, nordic, and snowboarding athletes in over 200 race events annually.

The Northern California conference of USCSA (NorCal) is comprised of member schools located in California and Nevada. Most competitions take place at Lake Tahoe resorts, including Diamond Peak, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Sugar Bowl. NorCal freestyle events also take place at Mammoth Mountain.