About Us

The Flatland Races began March 21, 1965, in a gully in Crested Butte, born after two years of writing open challenges in various major ski publications.

The Kansas City Ski Club originated and hosted the first event. Omaha, Amarillo and Wichita Ski Club members joined in the first competition. Coors Brewing Company sponsored the first trophy, won by Kansas City.

Participation in the Flatland Ski Association races has grown from the original 40 racers in 1965 to one of the largest and oldest amateur alpine ski events in the United States. Since then, the annual races have provided hours of fun and recreational competition for thousands of flatland skiers.

The forerunners of the flatlands races were Olympians Dave Gorsuch, Renie Cox, and Linda Meyers. Dave and his wife moved to Vail with the race and he was a leading competitor for several years. Billy Kidd was also one of the early participants.

The Flatland Ski Association met annually through 1967 in Crested Butte. Vail hosted the races from 1968 through 1980. Now the races are held at various ski areas. The site of the races is determined through a competitive bidding process and is selected by Flatland Ski Association Board of Directors.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

President – Ryan Breding, Oklahoma City

Vice President – Teri Hammon, Omaha

Secretary – Melissa Breding, Oklahoma City

Treasurer – Kelli Kinnamon, Oklahoma City

Activities Director - Linda Stubbs, Tulsa

Race Director – Penny Morgan, Topeka

Past President – Scott Branum, Wichita

Race Data Coordinator -

Assistant Activities Director - STL Rep

Assistant Race Director - Columbia Rep

Website - Daphne Reitz, Kansas City*

Officers are elected in January

*not an official board position and non-voting

Club FSA Representatives

Columbia - "Captain" Ron Lueck

Cornhusker - Steve Meyer

Kansas City - Daphne Reitz

Oklahoma City - Stephanie James

Omaha - Teri Hammon

St. Louis - Paul Snyder

Topeka - Penny Morgan

Tulsa - Michael Messimore

Wichita - Cindy Francisco

Club Race Chairs

Columbia - Jack Kramer

Cornhusker - Hollis Anderson

Kansas City - Matt Knechtel

Oklahoma City - Kelli Kinnamon

Omaha - Phil Bintz

St. Louis - Joe Bauer

Topeka - Tiffany Walters

Tulsa - Richard Watts & Cody Watts

Wichita - Herb Schnoetzinger

Race and Activity Club Rotations

Race Director Activity Director

2018 Tulsa Kansas City

2019 St. Louis (switched) Oklahoma City (switched)

2020 Wichita (Topeka covering) Omaha

2021 Topeka Tulsa

2022 Topeka Tulsa

2023 Columbia St. Louis

2024 Cornhuskers Wichita

2025 Kansas City Topeka

2026 Oklahoma City Columbia

2027 Omaha Cornhuskers

2028 Tulsa Kansas City

2029 St. Louis Oklahoma City

2030 Wichita Omaha

2031 Topeka Tulsa

FSA Directors (2 year terms go off after the FSA January meeting)

Going off 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023…


Kansas City


St. Louis


Going off 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024…

Oklahoma City