Flatland Ski Association, 27275 State Highway 74, Washington, OK 74107 | Contact FSA |
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The Flatland Ski Association membership consists of non-profit voluntary membership clubs in which snow skiing, in various forms, is a major activity. The FSA is the ski council for the ski clubs in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. These clubs now number 9 strong and are located in Columbia, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska [Cornhusker]; Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; St. Louis, Missouri; Topeka, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita, Kansas. Please visit each of their websites using the links provided under member Ski Clubs on this page.
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The Flatland Races began March 21, 1965, in a gully in Crested Butte, born after two years of writing open challenges in various major ski publications.
The Kansas City Ski Club originated and hosted the first event. Omaha, Amarillo and Wichita Ski Club members joined in the first competition. Coors Brewing Company sponsored the first trophy, won by Kansas City.
Participation in the Flatland Ski Association races has grown from the original 40 racers in 1965 to one of the largest and oldest amateur alpine ski events in the United States. Since then, the annual races have provided hours of fun and recreational competition for thousands of flatland skiers.
The forerunners of the flatlands races were Olympians Dave Gorsuch, Renie Cox, and Linda Meyers. Dave and his wife moved to Vail with the race and he was a leading competitor for several years. Billy Kidd was also one of the early participants.
The Flatland Ski Association met annually through 1967 in Crested Butte. Vail hosted the races from 1968 through 1980. Now the races are held at various ski areas. The site of the races is determined through a competitive bidding process and is selected by Flatland Ski Association Board of Directors.
The Judy Cup has been awarded at FSA Ski Week every year since 1990. It is presented to persons who have made exemplary contributions to FSA, demonstrating service and/or sportsmanship in the Flatlands' tradition. The recipient is selected by the FSA Board.
A member of the St. Louis Ski Club, Judy Nania was a true Flatlander, full of the racing spirit. She was a behind the scenes worker and promoter of the races. Oh, how she loved the races. Judy passed away on December 2, 1989 after a valiant battle with cancer
Judy is not gone from the Flatlands. Her memory is preserved by a loving cup awarded each year to an outstanding individual who exhibits her drive and dedication. This beautiful trophy is provided each year by Judy's husband, Vince Nania, of the St. Louis Ski Club.
Recipients of the Judy Cup Award to date are:
Dave Vannett Trophy for JD Frederick
The Dave Vannett Trophy was established in 2007 by the FSA board on the recommendation from the Oklahoma Ski Club as a memorial to Dave Vannett. Dave was a fabulous skier for many years in the OKC Ski Club and a wonderful person when it came to sharing his passion for the sport of snow skiing and NASTAR.
The FSA Board approved the award and on Charlie Woods recommendation, left the criteria for the trophy with the FSA Race Director. At Heavenly, Charlie decided he wanted the trophy to symbolize Dave's spirit for the sport in his unselfish nature of coaching, teaching, supporting and helping others advance in the sport. Charlie Wood chose David White whom he believed exemplified those virtues.
With this prestigious trophy, JD Frederick was posthumously recognized by all FSA Clubs in 2012 for his years of racing, dedication and contributions to the Flatland Ski Association. JD passed away unexpectedly in February of 2011. The Wichita Ski Club is very proud to have had him and his skiing enthusiasm for over 50 years.
This race is designed for the more experienced amateur racer. It is typically more difficult than the standard NASTAR race course. Each competitor will be given two runs. This was previously Super FSA - Giant Slalom.
For those who prefer leg power to gravity, this is a team relay event. A team consists of four (4) racers, one of which must be female. The course is no more than one-quarter mile in length.
For the majority of Flatland Ski Association racers, this is a challenging NASTAR type race. The men's courses may be somewhat more difficult than the women's courses. Both courses this year will challenge you to do your best. Each competitor will be given two runs.
Designated for the beginning racers. This is an easy course, usually on a beginner slope, that will let novices earn points for their clubs and experience the thrill of ski racing. This race is not open to skiers who have earned any type of NASTAR or "citizen" racing medal. This was previously the Open.
Snowboarders will compete on a course set specifically for snowboard competition and each competitor will be given two runs. A participant in the snowboard competition may not participate in the Challenge or Open race.
The 49th annual Flatland Ski Race is scheduled for January 23, 2013 through January 27, 2013 at Snowmass in Colorado.
Visit each member club website to view their trip arrangements for this event and many others.
The previous Flatland Ski Race was held at Crested Butte in Colorado January 24, 2012 through January 30, 2012.
Search expanded race results below from competitions of 2011 and previous years that are sorted by event.
Use Contact FSA to send a message to any of the officers.
The officers have a board member only Yahoo Sports Group for sharing various files and documentation called FSA-Board-files.
Search our records using the form below to get a listing of the race results of your choice.