2013 ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Championship US Team Selection Criteria
A simple explanation on who qualifies: the top three men and women at Jackson, top two at Targhee (who haven’t already qualified) and top three at Sunlight Mt. (who haven’t already qualified).
Winners of selection races get first pick of which race (singles, vertical or sprint) they wish to participate in at the World Championships. Points awarded for results in the three races will determine the remaining order of “picks” by team members that qualify.
The top four qualifiers will most likely choose to race the singles race. The next four team members will race in either the vertical, sprint or relay. Most likely all team members will also race the teams race. All team members will race at least two events, some three.
Note there are significant exceptions to the above “simple explanation”: racers must be within 20 % of the winner’s time, there are World Cup selection options and Competition Committee selection options that may reduce the qualifying spots at Sunlight Mt.
Racers are advised to read the full selection criteria. Team members must be US citizens. Team members must purchase an ISMF license via the USSMA. Team members’ travel, lodging and entry to the event is not fully supported by the USSMA. The USSMA will offset a portion of lodging and travel (rental vans) at the venue but team members should plan on self-funding.
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