Ski Equipment Rule Changes for ’16-’17 season

May 25, 2016

There are new rules for skis for the 2016 – 2017 season that you should be aware of prior to buying skis for you child for next season. The new and complete ski equipment rules can be found here. If your child is a U12 or younger (Will be 11 or younger on December 31, 2016), then the rules don’t apply. However, check with your child’s coach for guidance on the best choice of equipment if in doubt. The important changes to note are:

U14s

  • SL skis must be 130cm or longer (no radius requirement)
  • GS, SG, DH skis must have a radius of 17m or more. There is no minimum ski length requirement.
  • There are no marking requirements for any discipline (the ski doesn’t have to say SL or GS to be used in a SL or GS respectively)

U16s

  • SL skis must be 130cm or longer (no radius requirement)
  • DH & SG skis must be 183cm or longer and have a radius of 30m or more
  • GS skis have the same radius requirement as last year – 17m or more. There is no minimum length requirement.
  • There are no marking requirements for any discipline (the ski doesn’t have to say SL or GS to be used in a SL or GS respectively)

U19s

  • GS skis must have a 30m radius for men and a 25m radius for women. There is no minimum ski length requirement.
  • SG skis must have a 40m radius and the minimum length for women has been increased to 200cm
  • DH skis minimum ski length for men has been decreased to 205cm

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