RulesBritish and International rules and guidelines for racing.

BCR - Snow Competition Rules

The British Competition Regulations (BCR) is the rulebook used (in conjunction with the FIS ICR) for British non-FIS races on snow slopes. It covers aspects specific to British events that are not already covered in, or are different from, the ICR, and should be used in conjunction with ICR.

Book Description Issue Date
Update British Competition Rules Update

Summary of changes in this edition.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
I Competition Rules

Rules governing technical aspects of competitions. This is the primary resource for precisions and amendments to ICR to be applied to British races.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
II Race Organisation

Guide for race organisers and race officials, with descriptions of race officials' roles, and procedures and task lists covering most aspects of race organisation.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
III Seeding

Technical description of seeding procedures and processes, showing how seed points are calculated and used.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
IV Event Regulations and Calendar

Rules and regulations governing specific named events and event formats.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
V Licensing, Registration and Eligibility

Regulations governing racer licensing, national registration, and eligibility for competition.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
VI Equipment Regulations

Specifications for competition equipment.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
VII TD Development

Description of the development processes and pathways for Technical Delegates.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
BCR British Competition Rules

Complete BCR as a single PDF.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
BCR British Competition Rules

Complete set of BCR rule books as a Zip file.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
 

British Telemark Rules

Book Description Issue Date
I British Telemark Rules

Rules governing technical aspects of British Telemark competitions, covering amendments to the ICR and TICR that apply to British races.

Nov 2016  19-Nov-2016
 

ICR - International Competition Rules

Some of the key FIS documents are available here, but you may also wish to check the FIS web site for the latest information.

Additional information on timing is on the FIS Timing & Data pages, which includes a list of homologated timing equipment as that is no longer included in the Timing Booklet.

Book Description Issue Date
ICR Alpine ICR Edition 2016

The latest full set of International Competition Rules which form the basis of our competition framework for Alpine races. These should be used in conjunction with the latest set of 'Precisions' from the list below.

2016  01-Jul-2016
NH Prec Northern Hemisphere ICR Precisions

The most recent set of Amendments and Precisions to ICR.

2016-17  01-Nov-2016
Points Rules for Alpine FIS Points

Rules and regulations for calculation of FIS Points and Quotas for Alpine races.

2016-17  01-Oct-2016
TICR Telemark ICR

International rules for the running of Telemark races.

2016  01-Jun-2016
TPoints

Rules for the calculation of race results and seed points for Telemark races.

2015-16  01-Oct-2015
Equip Competition Equipment

Specifications for equipment, including skis, bindings, boots, suits and protective equipment.

2016-17  13-Jul-2016
Timing Timing Booklet

A guide to timing and related equipment and its installation and use at various levels for FIS competition.

2.54  01-Jul-2016
Timing Homologated Timing Equipment

List of FIS homologated timing equipment (timers, cells, start gates).

Latest information available online from FIS web site.

Dec 2016  15-Dec-2016
Medical FIS Medical Guide

Medical information including event medical requirements.

2013  01-Oct-2013
Medical Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

A handy guide to recognising the symptoms of concussion.

 

BACR - Artificial Competition Rules

The British Artificial Competition Rules (BACR) is the rulebook used (in conjunction with the FIS ICR) for British races on artificial slopes. It covers aspects specific to British events that are not already covered in, or are different from, the ICR, and should be used in conjunction with ICR.

For a couple of the books (V and VII) there is no separate artificial rulebook, so you should use the corresponding BCR book.

Book Description Issue Date
Update British Competition Rules Update

Summary of changes in this edition

Feb 17  06-Feb-2017
I Competition Rules

Rules governing technical aspects of competitions. This is the primary resource for precisions and amendments to ICR as applied to British races on artificial slopes.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
II Race Organisation

Guide for race organisers and race officials, with descriptions of race officials' roles, and procedures and task lists covering most aspects of race organisation.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
III Seeding

Technical description of seeding procedures and processes, showing how seed points are calculated and used.

Feb 17  06-Feb-2017
IV Event Regulations and Calendar

Rules and regulations governing specific named events and event formats.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
VI Equipment Regulations

Specifications for competition equipment.

Dec 16 
VIII Homologation

Definitions and procedures for slopes to be accepted for recognised competitions.

Dec 16  01-Dec-2016
All British Competition Rules

Complete set of BACR as a single PDF document.

Feb 17  06-Feb-2017
All British Competition Rules

Complete set of BACR as a Zip file containing all the individual documents.

Feb 17  06-Feb-2017
 

Documents from Constituent Groups

The Snowsport England Race Manual covers event regulations, officials development and various other aspects of races and race organisation that are not covered by BACR or are specific to SSE.

Book Description Issue Date
SSERM Snowsport England Race Manual
Snowsport England Race Manual, with precisions and amendments to BACR/ICR, SSE-specific event regulations, information about race officials development.
9.0  01-Sep-2014
RSBOOK Race Secretary's Booklet

A guide for Race Secretaries and Race Organisers involved in running Alpine races in England.

2017  14-Jun-2017
ENGALP Prize Schedule
List of awards and prizes for English Alpine Championships.
2013  23-Oct-2013
Policy SSE Course Setters Policy
The current Snowsport England policy for course setters.
2014  01-Oct-2014
List SSE Course Setters List
List of SSE-approved course setters.
2014  01-Oct-2014
Form SSE Course Setter Form (.doc)
Form for application to join the SSE course setters list.
2014  01-Oct-2014
Form SSE Course Setter Form (.pdf)
Form for application to join the SSE course setters list.
2014  01-Oct-2014
 

Other Rules and Guidance

Book Description Issue Date
Helmets Guidance on helmets

Latest edition of our guide to helmet regulations, updated to cover U10/12 age group.

05-Feb-2017
Stubbies Guidance on stubbies
Information about the selection and use of 'stubby' poles.
01-Jun-2013
Guide Guide to Rules for Racing
A brief and readable guide to the basic rules for ski racing for all racers, coaches, parents and race officials.
28-Jun-2015
Guide Results Packs
A brief guide to the preparation and contents of race Results Packs.
2010  11-Jan-2010
Waxing Health-related issues with ski waxing

A brief overview of health issues relating to ski waxing in enclosed spaces.

2007  01-Nov-2007