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Beginners Timing Workshops

Participants should attend only the workshop for the software they will be using.

Split Second Workshop: Sat., Dec. 9, 2023

Vola Workshop: Sun., Dec. 10, 2023

Where: Cochran's Ski Area Lodge

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Cost: Free

What to Bring:

  • Timer & Cables

  • Laptop with Software Installed & Files Downloaded

  • Valid Software Key

  • Finish Eyes (optional, but helpful)

  • Lunch

Contact Mark Jacunski with questions.

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This is a hands-on ski race timing workshop for beginners.  Whether you've never timed a race before or you'd just like a refresher for the upcoming season, this workshop is for you.

Topics to be covered include the setup of timers, start gate, finish eyes, and race file as well as operation of timing software. We will run through a sample race in the afternoon. If time permits, we will cover how to fill out the TDTR and other forms.

This workshop is patterned after those conducted by Dave Iverson (BMA) for many years.  Dave created over six hours of videos (linked below) which cover everything the beginning timer will need to know.  Participants should watch these ahead of time by clicking on the underlined links.  (Review only Section 2a or 2b appropriate for you.  Sections 5 and 6 are optional for everyone.)

Note: Although these videos were made almost 10 years ago, and some of the information is out of date, the vast majority is still applicable.

  1. Basics For Beginners

  2. Software

    • Split Second NatFIS

    • Vola SkiAlp-Pro

  3. Race Administrator Paperwork Stuff

  4. Simulation of Running a Race

  5. Fun with Numbers (Timing Report, EET)  (Optional)

  6. All Things Penalty Related  (Optional)

Files to Download & Install for Workshop

We'll use these files for our sample race.

1) Basics For Beginners [2:15:00]

2a) Split Second NatFIS Software [1:40:00] (or view USS&S Presentation)

2b) Vola SkiAlp-Pro Software [1:00:00]

3) Race Administrator Paperwork Stuff [1:53:00]

4) Running a Race [0:56:00]

5) Fun with Numbers! [1:40:00]  (Optional)

6) All Things Penalty Related [2:28:00]  (Optional)

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