ALPINE AGE CATEGORIES 2017
ALPINE SKI RACING
To participate in formal and organised alpine racing in New Zealand, you must be a current and financial member of a ski club, and a member of Snow Sports New Zealand. All Snow Sport New Zealand and FIS Age Group athletes are classified only on the athlete’s Year Of Birth – regardless of the day or month of their birthday.
Ref FIS Alpine Children’s Competition Rules Articles 607 & 608.
The new categories apply for the 2017/18 season with immediate effect for non FIS events to incorporate any early season series in New Zealand.
NEW AGE CLASSIFICATIONS NOW APPLY FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON
Under 10 – Born 2008 onwards
Under 12 – Born 2007/2006
Under 14 – Born 2005/2004
Under 16 – Born 2003/2002
Under 18 – Born 2001/2000
These are the ages as set out by the FIS - Federation Internationale de Ski - International Ski Federation - our governing body and these are the categories that we will use in racing this season.