Intro to Race Timing Course

  • Date Thursday 25th of June
    Saturday 27th of June
  • Location Snow Sports NZ, 78 Anderson Rd, Wanaka
  • Price(s) FREE
25 Jun 27 Jun
Event for
Alpine Ski Racing
  • Open Event

The race timing education pathway begins with the Introduction to Race Timing Course, which is aimed at those who want to learn to time races at the Junior Interfield and Youth Level in New Zealand. No prior experience is required.

Day 1 

The first day of the Introduction to Race Timing Course will also serve as the Race Official Level 2 Module: 'Timing Team' which will prepare attendees to act as a hand timer, starter or finish referee on a race day up to a FIS level race.

The course will also cover equipment set up and equivalent electronic time calculations.

In order to complete the ROL2: Timing Team module candidates must complete a minimum of 4 days logged experience in each of timing team roles (Hand Timer, Starter, Finish Referee and Timing Assistant).

Day 2

The second day of the course will cover the software element of race timing. Attendees will learn how to process a registration list to a start list according to each race levels format, how to time races and how to process and submit results.

Day 3

The final day of the course will prepare attendees to set up and run a SSNZ youth level race and to act as timing assistant up to FIS level races.

Candidates will have the opportunity to run through example race days and scenarios mimicking common problems and solutions.

Further Training and Accreditation

The instructor led course will be backed up with at-home self-paced learning using SSNZ’s online resources and supported during the winter by a timing mentor over the phone or via email, drawing on their vast experience and in-depth knowledge.

In order to complete the National Timers Accreditation candidates would need to completed the required logged experience for ROL2 Timing Team and continue further training with their mentor and complete a technical assessment at a national youth level race. Candidate national timers are required to gain experience at a minimum of 2 different mountains. Their assessment would take place at a SSNZ race at their home mountain.

Candidates are welcome to do as many supervised timing days as they feel they need before they are ready to take their assessment.

There is no cost to attend this course for SSNZ Alpine members. 

To register for the Introduction to Race Timing Course please email hannah@snowsports.co.nz

Intro to Race Timing Course

25 Jun 27 Jun
Event for
Alpine Ski Racing
  • Open Event
  • Date Thursday 25th of June
    Saturday 27th of June
  • Location Snow Sports NZ, 78 Anderson Rd, Wanaka
  • Price(s) FREE

The race timing education pathway begins with the Introduction to Race Timing Course, which is aimed at those who want to learn to time races at the Junior Interfield and Youth Level in New Zealand. No prior experience is required.

Day 1 

The first day of the Introduction to Race Timing Course will also serve as the Race Official Level 2 Module: 'Timing Team' which will prepare attendees to act as a hand timer, starter or finish referee on a race day up to a FIS level race.

The course will also cover equipment set up and equivalent electronic time calculations.

In order to complete the ROL2: Timing Team module candidates must complete a minimum of 4 days logged experience in each of timing team roles (Hand Timer, Starter, Finish Referee and Timing Assistant).

Day 2

The second day of the course will cover the software element of race timing. Attendees will learn how to process a registration list to a start list according to each race levels format, how to time races and how to process and submit results.

Day 3

The final day of the course will prepare attendees to set up and run a SSNZ youth level race and to act as timing assistant up to FIS level races.

Candidates will have the opportunity to run through example race days and scenarios mimicking common problems and solutions.

Further Training and Accreditation

The instructor led course will be backed up with at-home self-paced learning using SSNZ’s online resources and supported during the winter by a timing mentor over the phone or via email, drawing on their vast experience and in-depth knowledge.

In order to complete the National Timers Accreditation candidates would need to completed the required logged experience for ROL2 Timing Team and continue further training with their mentor and complete a technical assessment at a national youth level race. Candidate national timers are required to gain experience at a minimum of 2 different mountains. Their assessment would take place at a SSNZ race at their home mountain.

Candidates are welcome to do as many supervised timing days as they feel they need before they are ready to take their assessment.

There is no cost to attend this course for SSNZ Alpine members. 

To register for the Introduction to Race Timing Course please email hannah@snowsports.co.nz