Gate Judging

Ski racing is unique among sports in the number of officials it takes to run an event. During your athlete’s career as a ski racer, you WILL be asked to function as a gate judge.

Gate judges are similar to officials in other sports in that each must make instantaneous decisions on a particular situation. Among other things, Gate Judges decide whether a competitor has passed through a series of gates correctly or has committed a “fault”. Decisions must be prompt, consistent, and properly documented. Gate Judging is considered "the most important people on the hill."  

The success and fairness of PARA racing depends on volunteers like you. Recognizing that the fairness of ski racing is often determined by the quality of the gate judging.



January 25, 2022