Joining the masters program will make you a better skier all over the mountain. That said, to get the most out of the program, you should ski at an upper-intermediate level or higher. If you can ski trails rated with blue squares at Big Sky, you can handle this program. We train primarily on Hangman’s.
You can try ski racing on whatever you own now, but you will quickly want to be on real slalom or GS race skis with bindings that are appropriate for your weight and ability level in racing and training situations. Note all ski lengths below can be +/- 2cm.
- Women: 155 cm
- Men: 165 cm
Giant Slalom Skis
- Women: 175-180 cm having a 19-25 m radius
- Men: 175-185 cm having a 29-27 m radius
Race models that have an appropriate flex for your weight, strength and ability level. No boots with “walk” modes.
- Slalom: a helmet with a chin guard, hand guards on slalom poles, and shin guards
- GS: a hard-eared helmet
- Back protector
- Forearm guards