Software for Races
The free software from Vola (www.vola.fr)
is recommended. It is relatively easy to get to grips with, and deals with
races from simple two-run slaloms right through to FIS combined events.
SkiPro is the latest program, so if you are starting out with software
from scratch we recommend using that.
These downloads are local copies of the files from Vola.
There may be later copies of them on the Vola web site,
but the ones here should give you something to get started with.
Note: SkiPro V3 has some changes that make it less useful for manual
entry of times than the earlier versions when used as a free product. So if you are using
the application in this mode (i.e. you don't have a proper paid update to your dongle for V3)
you should take care when thinking about running your race using the newer version.
At the time of writing (April 2012) V2.27 should still be suitable for running British events.
Softski SkiPro 2.27
Softski SkiPro 3.0.11 (Alge timing systems)
Softski SkiPro 3.0.11 (TAG Heuer timing systems)
SkiPro V3 differences between free and paid versions
Help and Information
Online Guide to SkiPro (Snowsport Scotland)
Crib sheet for manual timing with SkiPro 2.15 (29-Dec-09)
Connecting Timing Systems to Computers
Important note: if you are contemplating hooking up a timing system to your
notebook PC, its worth remembering that many modern notebooks don't have a
serial port (a common means of communicating between timing and PC).
However, it may well be possible to use a serial-to-USB converter. Keyspan has been mentioned as a
reliable unit, although others may also work just as well.