PARA Alpine Officials

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Alpine Racing Association Alpine Officials Website

Greetings Fellow Alpine Officials

This website mirrors all of the documents posted on the usskiandsnowboard.org website that are used by Alpine Officials and an ROC to host a sanctioned U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Alpine Competition.

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Alpine Competition Regulations (ACR) for domestic alpine ski racing are adopted from the FIS International Competition Rules (ICR) but are specific to U.S. Ski & Snowboard competitions. The competition regulations are updated annually, are published in the current Alpine Competition Guide and are available at usskiandsnowboard.org.

For all events scheduled by U.S. Ski & Snowboard as FIS events, applicable rules of the FIS must be considered and applied. In cases that are not addressed by the ACR for U.S. Ski & Snowboard events or by the ICR for FIS events, or in cases where the rules must be interpreted, the authority for making such decisions will rest with the Competition Jury.

It is the responsibility of every official, coach and competitor to know, understand and abide by the rules for the sport. Coaches, Program Directors and other club officers are encouraged to provide the time and opportunity to instruct their athletes on the rules for the sport. These rules include, but are not limited to, current editions and “Precision's” of the FIS ICR, U.S. Ski & Snowboard ACR, and the appropriate supplemental rules, such as Rules of the FIS Points and Rules for the Alpine Continental Cups.