Note: This information applies to all Rocky Mountain Freestyle events except Rocky Qualifier Series (RQS) Competitions. For registration information about RQS events “click here”.
The Rocky Mountain Competitive Series program offers USSA sanctioned competitions in Moguls, Dual Moguls, Aerials, Slopestyle and Halfpipe. This program requires a USSA Competitor membership with a Rocky Division membership (or a Rookie membership if applicable). Competitors receive points on the USSA national points list (except for Rookie memberships).
Pre-registration is required for all Competitive Series events. This includes all Rocky and non-Rocky competitors. Deadline for event registration is 5pm Mountain Standard Time the Tuesday before a competition. However, registration may close earlier if the event becomes full. On-line registration is the only method for registering for an event except that on-site registration may be allowed for events (excluding dual moguls) if the field is not yet full. A late fee of $20 will be charged for all on-site registrations including USFST members. There is NO REGISTRATION BY FAX, PHONE, E-MAIL OR MAIL. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted for on-line registration (remember, VISA is the preferred credit card of the US Ski Team). Athletes must bring proof of their on-line registration to each event! Proof of registration must include an invoice#.
Weekend (meet) event fees for mogul events are $65 for the first event, $55 for the second event and $50 for each additional event. Double freeski events (halfpipe, slopestyle and big air) are $75 for the first double event, $65 for the second double event and $55 for the third. The fees for the RMD Mogul Championships are $85 for the first event and $65 for the second event. Any competitor who submits a returned check or bad credit card will be considered a “competitor not in good standing” and will 1) not be allowed to compete in Rocky events, 2) not receive any awards, and 3) may not appear on the USSA points list until all funds due are paid in full.
Refund Policy: A maximum $25 cancellation fee will apply for each athlete for each separate event or meet registration. The $25 cancellation fee applies for non-injury withdrawal no later than the registration deadline from a weekend’s meet or individual event. Non-injury refunds are not provided for cancellations after the event registration deadline. Refunds in the case of injury are not subject to the $25 cancellation fee. Injury withdrawal request must be accompanied with a letter from the attending physician, a hospital bill, or other appropriate documentation, at the discretion of Rocky Mountain Freestyle. When an injury occurs on an official training day or competition day, the competitor is not entitled to a refund for that meet’s fees.
Due to the fixed cost of events, refunds are not provided if an event can’t be held or is not able to start on time. This includes, but is not limited to when the weather or other factors make it impossible to hold the event as scheduled. Under certain situations, events may be rescheduled or moved to a different resort.
If a competitor is injured he or she may request a refund by submitting a request in writing to the Rocky Mountain Freestyle office no later than May 1st of the competition season. When an injury occurs on the official training day or day of events the competitor is not entitled to a refund for that meet’s (weekend) fees. A refund request for medical reasons must include a letter from the attending physician or a hospital bill stating the date and the nature of the injury. When a refund is given for a medical reason, RMD may request a release letter from a physician before the competitor is allowed to compete again.
All competitors must hold both a valid USSA Freestyle Competitor membership and a Rocky Mountain Division membership. Both of these memberships are obtained together through the USSA on a single application. Membership information (forms and payment options) are available on-line at www.ussa.org. A Rookie membership is available for first time competitors age 13 and up. Please see the USSA website for details.
Competitors who have not received their current memberships before their first competition will be required to complete a new application and pay the membership fees and late fees again. All applications will be sent to USSA and any duplicate application refunds must be applied for by the competitor from USSA. USSA membership cards should be carried by competitors at all competitions to verify membership.
Non-Rocky Division Competitors
Visiting competitors from other USSA divisions and foreign athletes may compete in a maximum of two Rocky events (i.e., up to two separate one-day competitions) without paying RMD dues. If that competitor wishes to compete in additional events, then the RMD dues are required. This payment will not cause the athlete’s home division designation to be changed.
Bibs are issued at the competitor’s first event of the season. It is your permanent number for the season and must be worn during training and competition at each event. Unless there is a change in Rocky sponsors, athletes should reuse their bib from the prior season if it is in good condition. There is an additional $30 fee to replace a lost bib during the season after the issuance of the competitor’s initial bib. Loaner bibs are available for a weekend, for a cash deposit of $30 and a fee of $10.
An official start order will be posted at the event check-in location. It is the athlete’s responsibility to verify that they are on the start order before going on the mountain. Any omissions must be resolved with event officials prior to the start of the competition. Proof of registration is required if a competitor is not on the start order. Dual Mogul competitors are required to check the official entry list the day before the competition to verify that they are on the list before the duals seeding and run order is prepared.