How to Join
Ottawa Masters Rules
Ottawa Masters Association Membership Fee: $35 (Does not include race entry fees and lift tickets.)
For the race entry fees, you have two options -
- Option1 Seasons Pass: entry for all 13 Races: $135 (a savings of $60, 4 free races!) -OR-
- Option2 Pay as you play: Single Race entry fee available on race day: $15.00
To Race with the Masters you must be over 18 years of age.
All racers must be members of the Ottawa Masters Ski Association.
All racers must sign the waiver; RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT.
All racers must pay the race entry fee.
All racers must buy a lift ticket. Lift tickets are available at the registration for $20.
Never Raced with the Ottawa Masters Before?
Have we got a deal for you! If you have never raced with the Ottawa Masters before we offer a once only introduction bargain.
We think that you will enjoy Masters racing so much that we are inviting you to participate in your first ever race without having to pay the Ottawa Masters Association Membership Fees.
You will still be required to sign the waiver, pay the Race entry fee, and the lift ticket.
The association membership fee is waived for your
first race only. To participate in more than one race, you must become a
member and pay the membership fees.
- Come to the Open House night
Come out to the Pre_Season open house night. We will be there with applications in hand. Occurs in November. See Calendar for time and dates. Bring a cheque, bring a friend.
- Just show up at race night!
Its as simple as that. Just show up to one of our races, approach the registration desk and say, "I'd like to join".
Showing up with money in hand would be nice
Show up early. You'll need to sign the appropriate waiver, fill in the membership application, get your bib and Go Racing!
Wednesday Night registration opens at 6:15 pm and closes at 7:15. Races start at 7:30 sharp.
You can help things go faster if you print out the double sided Registration Form, sign it and bring it with you
We race a circuit at local hills, check the schedule to see we are. Maps to the local resorts can be found in their own web pages. Check the links page for their webs.
- Cascade: Meet in the main lodge. We are in the bar on the second floor. (go through bar and upstairs).
Races on Exhibition, the back side.
- Edelweiss: Meet in the main lodge. We are usually upstairs in the bar.
Races on Zoomer, under the chair.
- Camp Fortune: Meet in the main lodge. We are usually in the bar.
Races on Slalom, the valley side.
- Vorlage: Meet in the main lodge. we are usually upstairs in the bar.
Races on Look Out, the far side double chair.
Rule Violation Rule
Any member caught to be in violation of Our Rules, will be subject to the ancient and disgusting ordeal of Ugga-Bugga
Pre Course Inspection
Every competitor must properly inspect the course start to finish prior to racing. Inspecting the course from the lodge, chair lift, or from the start hut is not good form.
You may only side slip the course during inspection.
Do not ski the course during inspection. Running even a few gates is not allowed and cause for disqualification.
Shadowing or high speed inspection through the course is not allowed and cause for disqualification, for reasons of both fairness and safety.
Free skiing inside the designated Race zone is forbidden
If you lose a ski, you may not continue. Move as far away from the track as possible and Exit the course safely.
If you miss a gate and don't hike back, you are disqualified and may not continue to ski the course. Exit the course and do not cross finish line.
If you miss a gate and hike back, you must give way to the next racer.
If you finish and think you straddled or missed a gate, it is your responsibility to make that declaration to the timer - course crew or to Dominique/Sophie, and self disqualify.
Every member shall assist in the teardown of the course at the nights end.
We always race in order of Bib Number. Lowest bibs go first.
The third run is always an option. It will be run at the discretion of the Starter and Course crew based on course conditions and time availability
Speed Suit Rule
When the ambient temperature at the time of registration drops below -20 C, the
use of speed suits shall be banned. Dress warmly.
Race Cancellation - Weather
Race will be cancelled if, at 15h00 on the day of the race, Environment Canada posts an ambient temperature of -25C (or lower) at the environment Canada Web site (
web site HERE ).
Races may be cancelled due to inclimate weather.
Most definitely cancelled if the hill is closed.
Race cancellation notices will be posted on Facebook, emailed out and tweeted. It is the responsibility of the racer to check these sources on race day - Especially if the weather looks iffy. Cancellation notices will Not be posted on the web site.
All competitors must wear a helmet for all events.
You will not be allowed to start if you are not wearing a helmet.
Usual excuses, like I forgot it at home, will be ignored.
It will be reasonable however, to Beg, Borrow or Bribe a helmet from a fellow competitor. The rules do not specify who's helmet you must wear, only that a helmet must be worn. It will be considered good technique to inform said fellow competitor of your intentions to use their helmet before skiing off on your run.
Helmet Rule 2a
You must wear a helmet on your head. Wearing your helmet on your elbow or on your knee, will be grounds for imposition of the Rule Violation Rule.
Ski Length Rules
Ottawa Masters does not enforce FIS ski length rules. Run what you brung.
Ski length rules are almost certain to be observed at the FIS and National events. Check with local race rules.
The general guideline is that courses should be set for the typical, good, 45 year-old racer, and be such that a 70 year-old racer can negotiate it safely.
Flowing and rhythmical courses should be set close to the fall line, avoiding
- First priority must be given to the safety of the racers.
- Avoid setting very fast courses with dangerous jumps.
- Avoid special measures for reducing speed, such as sharp turns or long traverses.
- Course to be maintained by course workers to ensure equal and safe conditions for all competitors
- Course workers should be in radio contact with the starter to call halts for maintenance and down skiers
- the course setter should set the number of gates taking the nature of the terrain into consideration, the conditions of the slope and the ability of the competitors.
- The race should be decided by skill and good
technique and not by crashes and disqualifications.
Set open, rhythmic courses with the aim to avoid too many falls.
Avoid extreme speed, risky jumps and undulating courses, and take particular
notice of dangerous areas and a safe finish area run-out.
Try to avoid blind gates.
Should be cordoned off and ideally a coral set up.