About us

Who we are

Intermountain Masters is a 501 C4 non-profit organization to provide premier ski racing for adults. We are a US Ski & Snowboard Club, governed by US Ski & Snowboard—the sanctioning body for organized ski racing in the United States.

We welcome racers of all levels, from beginners with a passion to learn, NASTAR racers, former college racers, to ex-Olympians. We welcome anyone who loves to improve their racing and enjoy social life with other adult racers who have a passion for ski racing. With an age range of 18 to over 90 years old, racers compete in age brackets of five-year increments. The fastest ten men are pulled from their age classes and put in a Super Seed, allowing the elite to compete with each other while creating more opportunity for age class racers to medal as well.

Intermountain Masters hosts ski races at areas in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho, and jointly in Montana with Northern Division Masters. Average race days consist of two runs, with the first in the morning and the second in the early afternoon. The idea is to combine ski racing with plenty of time for free skiing at numerous world class resorts, social events, and to allow plenty of travel time. Each race day ends with an awards party and the opportunity to socialize on and off the slopes.

Meet the board

Heather Black, Committee Chair

Years Masters Racing: +/- 20 years
Originally from: Stowe, Vermont
Currently reside: Hailey, Idaho
Work Experience: Multiple roles at Ski Racing Magazine including owner
for 3 years, COO of Sports File (stock photo agency), Photographer on the
World Cup circuit and owned Candid Kids and Heather Black photography.
As a volunteer, served on numerous nonprofit boards and have often
served as Chair/President of those boards.

Jesse Foster

Years Masters Racing: +/- 10 years
Originally from: Ruidoso New Mexico
Currently reside: Hailey, Idaho
Work Experience: Physical therapist and manager for St Lukes Rehab in
Ketchum Idaho for 5 years and St Luke’s Rehab in Hailey for 7 years. As a
volunteer, I served on the board as well as Chairman for Rotarun Ski area
for 8 years.

Richard Slabinski, IT Director

Years Masters Racing: +/- 39 years
Originally from: New England
Currently reside: Park City, UT
Work Experience: VP L3 Harris Corporation. Board of Directors Summit
Masters Ski Club 3 years.

Meri Stratton , Race Coordinator Director

Years Masters Racing: +/- 45 years
Originally from: Ketchikan Alaska
Currently reside: Hood River
Work Experience: Real Estate Broker. USSA Masters Coordinator
Summer Fun Nationals since 1989, Intermountain BOD 4 years
,Fuxi Racing helper.

Stew Marsh

Years Masters Racing +/- 40
Originally from: Syracuse , NY
Currently reside: Ogden UT
Work Experience: 30 Years Public Education, Director Snow Sports Manager
Snowbasin 9 years, BOD PSIA and Chairman of Intermountain Masters. Was inducted
into the PSIA-I Ski Instructor Hall of Fame in 2019.

How to join us

Join the US Ski & Snowboard organization. There are two options available.

  • Full Seasonal License
    • Includes membership in ExpertVoice, which offers 30-70% discounts on industry brands.
    • A full license is required to compete in Nationals, FIS and Eastern Region Championships.
    • Safe Sport training is not required for a base Masters license.
  • Short Term (Per Day) License
    • Limited to one event (up to three days) per season.
    • Purchase can be applied to full Masters membership later in season.
    • Not eligible for regional and national events.
    • Must be purchased online prior race day.

Check out your choices for US Ski & Snowboard membership at https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org/membership/start. If you have any questions or for assistance upgrading from a short term to full seasonal membership, click Send message in the middle of the right edge of your browser window.

Sign up for a race

Sign ups for all races at AdminSkiRacingMasters. Select Intermountain Division Masters as your race series.

  • Create an account and complete your profile, then, select Intermountain division and pick the races you would like to attend.
  • The deadline to sign up is the day before the first race of each weekend.

Check your gear and learn the basic rules

Helmets are required for all races. An FIS-approved helmet is required for GS , SG and DH. A helmet is required for SL, but it does not have to be FIS approved. For more information, see https://usskiandsnowboard.org/masters/masters-equipment-rules.

Attend the race

  • Race Information sheets will be available on AdminSkiRacingMasters for each race.
  • Arrive early to check in and inspect the course.
  • SEND IT and LET ‘ER RIP!