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.

2022 - 2023 Board of Directors

The fiscal year is May 1 through April 30

President – Teri Hammon, Omaha

Vice President – Daphne Reitz, Kansas City

Secretary – Melissa Breding, Oklahoma City

Treasurer – Kelli Kinnamon, Oklahoma City

Activities Director - Paul Snyder, St Louis

Race Director – Scott Branum, Kansas City

Past President – Ryan Breding, Oklahoma City

Columbia - "Captain" Ron Lueck

Cornhusker - Steve Meyer

Kansas City - Craig Robinson

Oklahoma City - Kathy Veros

Omaha - Teri Hammon

St. Louis - Paul Snyder

Topeka - Penny Morgan

Tulsa - Karla Winterscheidt

Wichita - Cindy Francisco

2022 - 2023
CLUB Race officers

2022 - 2023
Additional FSA Officer Positions

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 Data Coordinator - Matt Knechtel

Assistant Activities Director - Wichita Rep
*this person will be AD next year

Assistant Race Director - Cornhuskers Rep
*this person will be RD next year

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, 2025, 2027, 2029…


Kansas City


St. Louis



Going off 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2026, 2028, 2030…

Oklahoma City