Who was Lars Ericson?

Lars Ericson (1948-2018) was a long-time friend and supporter of the Big Sky Ski Education Foundation who volunteered countless hours on the mountain as a perpetual member of the race crew. The Lars Ericson Program Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 in remembrance.

Covid Cop

To keep our events safe, we need volunteers to help make sure everyone is wearing masks or face coverings, are maintaining social distance, and are not congregating in the start or finish areas.

Grill Manager & Generator Minder

This volunteer is responsible for keeping the grill going, serving hot dogs to spectators, and filling the generator with gas every two (2) hours.

What gear do I need?

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. Slalom Skis Women: 155 cm Men:[…]

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 masters license from U.S. Ski & Snowboard. There are two types of licenses or memberships: a basic masters license ($135 for 2020-21) and “masters with requirements” ($150). If you wish to go to only one or[…]

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.