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  1. North American FIS TD UpdateFall 2013 NorAm Cup Refresher

  2. MISSION To provide aspiring international caliber ski racers a vital series of race opportunities in North America in order to further their skills and experiences through increased technical and competitive challenges and advance them to the World Cup and the Europa Cup.

  3. Athletic Significance • World Cup Quota – individual qualification • 2 per discipline/gender and 1 overall/gender • Skills Development – WC, OWG, WSC • World Junior Selections • Canadian Ski Team criteria • U.S. Ski Team criteria

  4. NorAm Committee • Bob Dart, Vice-Chair * • Karen Korfanta, Secretary * • Patrick Riml • Lester Keller • Paul Kristofic, Chair * • Pete Bosinger * • Dan Gallaugher * Executive Committee

  5. NorAm Coordinators and Staff • Dan Gallaugher, ACA • Tom Johnston, USSA • Bill Gunesch, USSA • Ellen Galbraith, USSA • Kevin McDevitt, USSA • Roger Perricone, USSA • Jeff Weinman, USSA • Erin Gellhaus, ACA • Karen Korfanta, USSA operations • Grady Pasiechnyk, ACA operations On Site Coordination Operations Support

  6. LADIES’ SCHEDULE • Dec. 2-5 2GS/2SL Loveland, CO • Dec. 7-12 2SG/SC/2DH Copper Mountain,CO • Dec. 12 US National DH Copper Mountain,CO • Dec. 15-18 2GS/2SL Vail, CO • Feb. 3-6 2GS/2SL Sunday River, Me • Feb. 11-15 2DH/2SG/SC Mont St.Anne, QC • Mar.11-12 2SL Calgary, COP, AB • Mar.13-16 2GS/2SG/SC Nakiska, AB

  7. MEN’S SCHEDULE • Nov. 23-26 2GS/2SL Loveland, CO • Dec. 10-14 2DH/2SG/SC Copper Mountain, CO • Dec. 12 US National DH Copper Mountain, CO • Dec. 17-20 2GS/2SL Vail, CO • Feb. 3-6 2GS/2SL Stowe, VT • Feb. 11-14 2DH/2SG/SC Mont St.Anne, QC • Mar. 11-14 2GS/2SG/SC Nakiska, AB • Mar. 15-16 2SL Calgary, COP, AB

  8. KEY INFORMATION SOURCES • FIS Web Page http://www.fis-ski.com/ - COC Rules, A “ALL” and B “NAC” Sections - FIS quotas, COC quotas, NAC Cup standings - Special Starting Positions • Other Tools - USA, NorAm Check List, #68 - 2013-14 Update & Review - 2013-14 Procedural Paper

  9. KEY RULES • Helmets – GS/SG/DH – Helmet with “sticker” • Skis, Stand Height – Current Rules • GS Panels – Turning and Outside Gates • SL – Turning and Outside Gates • Quotas – USA/50, CAN/50 in Tech Events (+1 USA, overall NAC winner M/L) • 70 (Host)/30 if DH Event (+1 USA) ** SC Seeding – Seeding by SG Points except for SC at Finals, Mar. 13-14, Nakiska, AB

  10. Technical Advisors/Referees • Both USA and CAN have skilled Technical Advisors, TA, to assist the ROC with course preparation, safety recommendations and race day procedures. The TA serves as the referee in all NorAm Cup races.

  11. RESORT PARTNERSTHANK YOU! 2012-2013 • Aspen Skiing Company/Aspen Ski & Snowboard Club • Loveland Ski Area/Loveland Ski Club • Copper Mountain Resort • Vail Resort/Vail Ski & Snowboard Club • Squaw Valley Resort • Sugar Bowl Resort/Sugar Bowl Ski Academy • Panorama/Panorama Mountain Village, BC • Apex, BC • Nakiska, AB • COP