What gear do I need?

A hard-sided, FIS-approved helmet is required for GS training. In addition, we strongly recommend that participants use the correct skis and protective gear when training GS or slalom. Please contact Jack Ballard for more information regarding gear.

How do I enter a masters race?

If you wish to compete regularly in U.S. Ski & Snowboard Masters races, you will need to obtain a membership from U.S. Ski & Snowboard. See the Masters Events & Schedules page for information regarding race registration.

How good of a skier should I be?

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.