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2011 Open Class Qualification Criteria

2011 USASA Nationals Open Class HP, SS and SBX Qualification- Skier and Snowboarder

-    All skiers and snowboarders awarded slots in Open Class must be members of USASA prior to registering for USASA nationals.

Halfpipe  and Slopestyle: Total field size (men and women combined) = 160 riders

Men’s Snowboard:  

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA Pacsun HP and SS Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 20 riders from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings

  • Invites will be sent by March 21st, 2011
  • Spots will not handed down the Rev Tour standings if a rider is already qualified through other criteria

2 Riders from each WSF member nation
20 Riders from the most current TTR Points list

  • Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA Executive Director by March 21st, 2011
  • TTR Rankings as of 3/20/2011 will be used to determine eligibility
  • Must be a US rider ranked in the top 200 overall
  • Must be age 13-21 (birth year = 1989-1997)
  • If more than 10 riders request slots, riders will be awarded slots based on TTR ranking

Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings   

Women’s Snowboard:

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA Pacsun HP and SS Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 10 riders from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings

  • Invites will be sent by March 21st, 2011
  • Spots will not handed down the Rev Tour standings if a rider is already qualified through other criteria

1 Rider from each WSF member nation
10 Riders from the TTR Points list

  • Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA Executive Director by March 21st, 2011
  • TTR Rankings as of 3/20/2011 will be sued to determine eligibility
  • Must be a US rider ranked in the top 100 overall
  • Must be age 13-21 (birth year = 1989-1997)
  • If more than 10 riders request slots, riders will be awarded slots based on TTR ranking

Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

Men’s Ski

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
Top 20 Skiers from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings and Top 5 Skiers from Freestyle Junior Olympics

  • Invites will be sent by March 21st, 2011
  • Spots will not handed down if a rider is already qualified through other criteria

Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

Women’s Ski

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
Top 15 Skiers from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings and Top 5 Skiers from Freestyle Junior Olympics

  • Invites will be sent by March 21st, 2011
  • Spots will not handed down  if a rider is already qualified through other criteria

Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

BoarderCross and SkiCross: Total Field Size (men and women combined) =  160

SBX rankings will be determined using the USSA system of averaging the rider’s top two finishes in the designated qualification events.  Point values will be assigned to each position according to the World Cup point scale (1000 pts for 1st, 800 for 2nd, 600 for 3rd, etc.)  1st tie breaker is the riders best result, 2nd tie breaker is the riders 3rd best result and 3rd tie breaker is their 4th best result.

SBX and SkiX Qualifying Events:
Mount Hood Meadows NorAms #1 and #2
Mount Hood Revolution Tour
Steamboat Springs NorAms #1 and #2
Boreal Revolution Tour
Alpine Meadows NorAms #1 and #2

Men’s SBX and SkiX

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SBX National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
US riders selected for Junior World Championship Team
USASA Pacsun SBX Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 20 US riders from USSA SBX Qualifying Events (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings   

Women’s SBX and SkiX

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SBX National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
US riders selected for Junior World Championship Team
USASA Pacsun SBX Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 10 US riders from USSA SBX Qualifying Events (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

Giant Slalom and Slalom: Total Field Size (men and women combined) =  160

Alpine rankings will be determined using the USSA system of averaging the rider’s top two finishes in the designated qualification events.  Point values will be assigned to each position according to the World Cup point scale (1000 pts for 1st, 800 for 2nd, 600 for 3rd, etc.)  1st tie breaker is the riders best result, 2nd tie breaker is the riders 3rd best result and 3rd tie breaker is their 4th best result.

Alpine Snowboard Qualifying Events:
Copper RTTC
Steamboat RTTC
Holimont RTTC

Men’s GS and SL:

Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA Pacsun Alpine Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 20 US riders from USSA Race to the Cup Standings (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Top 10 Riders from FIS NorAm Standings (spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

Women’s GS and SL:

Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
USASA Pacsun Alpine Team (if not already qualified through the above criteria)
Top 10 US riders from USSA Race to the Cup Standings (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Top 5 Riders from FIS NorAm Standings (spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

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