Thredbo Ski Racing Club

Equipment and Uniform

It is imperative that every athlete (and parents) understands the equipment rules applicable to their age group. The same rules apply for training and competition.

Please discuss the relevant equipment requirements with your coach or the TSRC head coach before purchase if you are at all uncertain regarding appropriate requirements (ski lengths and radius, pole lengths, boot fitting and stiffness, DIN settings)

Any breach of equipment rules will result in race disqualification or dismissal from training sessions.

All equipment rules are found on the FIS website (or via the SSA website) and include all the necessary details for all ages and equipment including boots, helmets, race suits, skis and poles.


Specifications for Alpine Competition Equipment

Specifications for Alpine Competition Equipment - Continental Cup



One pair of GS skis and one pair of slalom skis are required at minimum. Please check for more information in the relevant age group program. Details regarding their specifications should be discussed as mentioned above with the Head Coach pre-purchase, and will vary depending on the athlete’s height, strength and ability.



The use of helmets is compulsory for all training and racing and must meet the relevant FIS specifications and carry a sticker demonstrating that compliance.

The rule defining " a FIS Compliant Helmet" is set out in the "FIS Alpine Competition Equipment Rules”, section 6.1

For Slalom, either hard or soft eared FIS approved helmets may be used, and we recommend chin guards being attached.

For GS, Super G and Downhill only FIS approved hard eared helmets are acceptable.

In light of the "higher" safety rating and the variability of our snow conditions, the TSRC committee strongly recommends having a "full" or "hard eared" helmet for all disciplines as the impact sustained from hitting a tree or rock can be extremely serious in any discipline.

In practice, one hard eared helmet can be used for ALL disciplines by swapping the chin guard as required. Many manufacturers produce full racing helmets with pre-drilled holes for chin guard attachment. Chin guards whilst not FIS compulsory are highly recommended, as are mouthguards. Dental reconstruction is extremely expensive.

Many young athletes lose the screws, or screw drivers, or just can’t manage to manipulate the chin guard changeover, so it can be easier to have 2 helmets- one for GS and one for Slalom with chin guard attached.


Back protectors are compulsory for all TSRC skiing, whether training or racing, under uniforms and race suits.

They should lie flat against the body with the top edge not extending above the 7th cervical vertebrae (the bump at the base of the neck).

Shin guards are necessary for Slalom training once athletes are close to the gates, and mouth guards should also be worn for all training.


We are very proud of our uniform. All training members must wear the correct uniform for EVERY session of training, including dryland training. Only athletes in uniform and wearing their season pass can load the lifts.


Raincoats and backpacks are available for purchase. Every athlete should have a TSRC backpack (which are large enough to carry a small child, their lunch and their ski boots).

Uniforms are available for sale.from the Clubhouse during the season, or online via the TSRC website - log on as a member and go to the “SHOP” tab

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