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RACE RULES

We will be following ISMF rules this year for all divisions and implementing penalties for the Race Division.  The full list of ISMF rules is very detailed. We recommend that all racers review these rules and make sure you are familiar with them. The official rules are on the ISMF site.

Here is a condensed version of the official rules, so please refer to the official rules as the source of truth.

Required Gear

Skis

minimum length: women - 150cm, men - 160cm

minimum 750g Ski/Binding for men and 700g for women

Bindings

Toe and heel piece must be same brand

Boots

Rubber sole must cover 75% of boot bottom

Minimum weight 500g for men and 450g for women

Poles

Skins

at least 1 pair

3 upper body layers

1 layer must be a wind proof layer

1 layer must be short or long sleeved (no tank tops)

2 lower body layers

Helmet

Must meet UIAA 106 of CE EN 12492 standards

Beacon

Conforms to standard EN 300718 457 kHz frequency

Shovel

No snow claws. Minimum length 50 cm.

Probe

No probe poles. Minimum 240cm

Gloves

Pack

Sunglasses

Other optional equipment as required by the race

 

Penalties

Equipment Offenses

Individual/Team Race

Vertical/Sprint Race

Missing pole at finish line

1 min/pole

15 sec/pole

Missing skin at the finish line

90 sec/skin

15 sec/skin

Missing article of clothing

3 min/article

15 sec/article

No beacon or beacon no working

Disqualification

Disqualification

No helmet

Disqualification

Disqualification

No Shovel

Disqualification

Disqualification

No Probe

Disqualification

Disqualification

Race Offences

Individual/Team Race

Vertical/Sprint Race

False Start

1 min

1 min

Missing a checkpoint

Disqualification

N/A

Missing a slalom gate during sprint race

N/A

Disqualification

Transitioning outside of a marked transition zone

1 min

15 sec

Not placing poles on ground during transition

1 min

15 sec

Leaving a transition zone without skins fully tucked into race suit

1 min

15 sec

Booting on a non-boot ascent

3 min

15 sec

Skiing down a section marked as boot descent

Disqualification

Disqualification

Not using crampons when required

Disqualification

Disqualification

Deviating from marked course

Disqualification

Disqualification

Skis not attached to pack in 2 locations

1 min

15 sec

Not yielding to overtaking racer

1 min

15 sec

Not rendering assistance to a person in distress or in danger

Disqualification

Disqualification

Receiving outside equipment help except for changing broken ski or pole

Disqualification

Disqualification

Receiving outside food or drink except in designated area

Disqualification

Disqualification

Receiving help during skin changes

Disqualification

Disqualification

Littering (including trash and gear)

Disqualification

Disqualification

Rude behavior to anyone participating in the race (racer, spectator, organizer, etc)

Disqualification

Disqualification

Not being properly attached to a fixed rope

Disqualification

Disqualification

Crampons not properly attached

5 min

N/A

Crampons on outside of pack

5 min

N/A

Team Race Offenses

Individual/Team Race

Team members not leaving a checkpoint together

2 min

Team member not carrying their own equipment

Disqualification

Team members separated by more than 30 seconds on ascents and 10 seconds on descents

3 min

Interval of more than 5 seconds between competitors crossing the finish line

1 sec penalty for each second over 5 seconds between the racers

 

 

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