How to Time Ski Race Results

How to Time Ski Race Results
Timing ski race results is a moderately easy task. As in any race between athletes or for one person racing against his best time, timing a ski race requires an exact knowledge of when the race begins and ends. This is possible only from a location with a clear view and with a few simple tools. Because it is nearly impossible to accurately track your own ski results, you'll want to have someone to oversee the actual timing and tallying of race results.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Stop watch
  • Timer
  • Bib number
  • Whistle
Step 1
Position yourself at the starting house. Prepare to descend the slope when your bib number is called or a friend blows a whistle for the race to begin. The person timing the race may use a professional sports timer or stop watch.
Step 2
Race down the ski slope until you reach the end of the course, which is generally marked by a line or series of flags.
Step 3
Go to the timing room to check on your time. Your ski race results will start from when your bib number is called or a whistle is blown to start the race. It will end when your skis completely pass the finish mark. Time is measured in minutes and seconds; it is not rounded up. For example, a race time can be 1 minute and 59 seconds. You can also have a friend at the finish mark to end the timer and record your ski race results if a timing room is not available.

Tips & Warnings

Time your ski race results to measure overall improvements in your performance.
Compare time results based on similar course lengths.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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