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Central US Ski and Snowboard Tech Championships at Afton March 23-24

Our last race of the season is coming up in less than 2 weeks. I hope everyone is still training hard with the snow we still have! We are doing SL both days for both age groups. Race announcement and schedule is posted under Calendar/Race Notices and just below.

U14 ATHLETES: This is a point opportunity for the U14s so have a discussion with your coaches about whether you should be in the Scored or Non-Scored races. There will be no switching once the weekend starts.

DIBS will be open soon. We are in need of volunteers for this one, so please sign up.


Bob Hosking Central Junior Championships for U14 and U16

Congratulations to the U14 and U16 Central R1 athletes that qualified to the Rocky Central Junior Championships in Colorado!!

2018 - 2019 Registration is Open

Region Members,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 ski season. I hope you all had a great summer and are excited about the upcoming ski season. Region 1 registration is now open so please register soon.



Region 1 has two separate programs, please make sure you are registering for the correct program. If you would like to compare programs you can visit our website Region 1 Programs

The following provides a short description of each program. Parents can choose either program each of their athletes. Registering more than one child at a time is easy.


Lunar Cup

The Lunar Cup program is available to U12 and under athletes. This program gives 4 days of racing plus all regional and USSA dues in a single price. The Lunar cup has a season long award which will be presented at our final Lunar Cup race of the year.

Additional Lunar Cup Information


USSA Program

Our USSA program consists of  Non-Scored and Scored racing. Athletes under 14 years on January 1, 2019 are Non-Scored. Athletes 14 and older on January 1, 2019 are Scored.  These programs require a USSA license as well as Region 1 registration.

If you are also planning to race FIS and are 16 or older you will need a FIS license which can be acquired during USSA registration.

Before you register for the USSA programs, you must have a valid 2018-2019 competitor license from USSA (FIS is optional for U19 athletes).  USSA Membership Link

Once you have your USSA registration you can register for the region here

Register for Region 1 USSA program


We are looking forward to seeing you on the hills this season. Stay tuned for more information on this years schedule.


Rick Shideman
Region 1 President

Ski Portillo Chile this Summer

You've seen Portillo on our bibs and on our trailers -- Now it's time to see Portillo in person! 


Portillo is a long-time proud sponsor of Region 1 racing, providing significant cash support each season. 


There is no better place to ski in our summers. In fact, several World Cup teams train there each season.  Please see the attachments; one provides an overview of the Portillo experience, and the other describes their summer race camps. 


Bill Guidera from Team Gilboa represents Portillo, and he will be at Afton this weekend for our races.  Feel free to find him with you questions, (he'll be in white pants and a black jacket). You can also contact Bill directly at and 952-826-9306.



Many thanks. 

Pierce Tuning Seminars for Athletes and Parents

Learn to tune your skis by a professional so you can get that perfect tune when you are traveling to races!




2017/18 Season

05/27/2016, 8:30am CDT
By Rick

We are looking forward to the 2017 / 2018 season. Registration is open. USSA and FIS registration are open. Go to to register for USSA.

Your Region 1 board has been hard at work this summer on a number of initiatives. We are continuing to look at ways to expand Lunar cup and we formed a Race Day Improvement committee last summer.  This committee looked at all aspects of the race day, from the pre-planning of each race weekend through the posting of results. The intent is to improve the operations of running a race and we continue to strive to do better.

Lunar Cup Launch

10/27/2015, 5:45pm CDT
By Rick

Have Fun, Stay Local, Race!

Region 1 is continuing the Lunar Cup in 2017! Lunar Cup is a 4 race series in and around the Twin Cities area for athletes under the age of 12. 

The Lunar Cup is designed for newer racers that are looking to test their skills against other athletes in the Twin Cities Area, but do not want to commit to a full non-scored racing schedule.

It is open to any athlete, including those receiving instruction outside of a full USSA club program, e.g., traveling ski schools: Blizzard, Ski Jammers, Otto Hollaus, or D-Teams, or Independents participating in NASTAR racing and the like.

Lunar Cup is easy, 1-stop shopping. Simply sign up for Lunar Cup and show up to the races. Lunar Cup fee's include all registrations you need to race in the series. Registration will be open soon.

For more information visit:

To register visit:


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