Equipment U10 U12 U14-U16
Alpine racing helmet Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
GS skis Optional Optional Recommended
Slalom skis Optional Optional Recommended
GS poles, slalom poles Optional Optional Recommended
Edelweiss team jacket Optional Optional Optional
Mouth guard Optional Optional Recommended
Skin suit Not allowed Not allowed Mandatory
Chin guard Optional Recommended Recommended
Pole guard Optional Recommended Recommended
Shin guard Optional Recommended Recommended
Back brace Optional Optional Optional


There are no restrictions regarding ski length and radius for NCD-OSZ events. The racer’s physical development, ability and skills must be considered in selecting appropriate and safe equipment.

You may find the following chart from Rossignol helpful when choosing race skis: 13-14-Rossignol-Weight-Recommendations


At all events, competitors must wear full hard shell helmets. This is valid for the official training as well as for the race. Helmets must be specifically designed and manufactured for alpine racing and must bear a CE mark and conform to recognized and appropriate standards such as CEE 1077 or US 2040, ASTM F2040, SNELL S98 or RS98, etc.


Maximum boot height – 43mm (distance between the ski boot sole and the base of the heel including all hard and soft parts)


Maximum standing height – 50mm (the distance between the bottom of the ski’s running surface and the ski boot sole)

Nancy Greene, U10 and U12 Clothing

Regular Ski Suits are mandatory.

U14, U16 and U18 Clothing

Downhill and other skinsuits designed for alpine racing are mandatory.

More information

More information can be found in the racers handbook.