Eligibility, Rules and Prizes

All rules are subject to change and interpretation by the Race Organizer. All decisions of the Race Organizer are final.

Participant Eligibility

  • No prior racing experience is required. Professional skiers and persons registered with a FIS License (at any time during the last 3 years) are not eligible and cannot join a team.
  • The Corporate Cup is open to teams of employees from corporations, small and large businesses, and financial institutions. Company and employee eligibility determinations shall be made exclusively by Race Organizer. Verification of eligibility must be provided upon request.
  • Employees of non-business organizations (e.g. State and Kommune organizations and educational institutions) may compete if they are on a team from the same unit, branch, chapter, or school at which they are directly employed.
  • Clubs, unions, political, social, athletic, and similar organizations may not enter their members, volunteers, or other non-employees.
  • Participants must be actively employed, working a minimum of 25 hours a week for at least three months prior to race day for the company they are representing. Temporary/casual employees, employees on leave, interns and sub-contractors are not eligible.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age on the race date.
  • Teams should nominate a ‘Team Captain’ who must register each participant online. Team Captains certify that their team members are medically fit to ski and fulfill the previously-listed employment requirements.
  • Each company must register three (3) entrants to form ONE (1) complete team: a male team of three (3) men - OR - a female team of three (3) women. Incomplete teams and individual entries will not be accepted.
  • All teams and team members acknowledge that entries which do not qualify under these rules, whether or not they have been accepted initially by the Race Organizer, may be rejected either before or after any race and those teams and/or team members may be disqualified.
  • Due to course restrictions, the Race Organizer reserves the right to limit entries before the closing date.

Race Day Rules, Scoring & Prizes

  • Participants must compete in both the grand slalom (GS) and cross-country (classic) races to be eligible for any prize (i.e. the winning team of the GS event must participate in the cross-country (classic) race to receive the GS prize).
  • Participants must complete the medical emergency information on the back of their provided race bib. Participants must wear their assigned race bib in full view on the front of their jacket. Anyone found skiing with another person’s bib will be disqualified, and risks disqualification for the entire team.

Grand Slalom (Friday 25 January)

  • The GS course will be designated by Race Organizer on the day of the event. The race will be organized as a single run Grand Slalom event according to FIS International Ski Competition Rules (ICR).
  • All participants must arrive at the starting gate no later than 20 minutes ahead of their allocated race time.

Cross Country (Saturday 26 January)

  • The cross-country (classic) course will be a 3 x 3km relay as designated by Race Organizer representatives on the day of the event.
  • All participants must arrive at the starting gate no later than 20 minutes ahead of the race start time.
  • The race will be organized as either a Mass Start or Interval Start relay with each skier required to complete the 3 km course in sequence. The Race Organizer shall determine starting order.
  • The exchange is achieved by the arriving competitor, with a tap of the hand on any part of the next competitor's body while both competitors are in the relay Exchange Zone. The next competitor may only enter the relay Exchange Zone when summoned. Any method of pushing the starting competitor is forbidden.

Corporate Cup Prize (Overall)

  • Each team will be awarded points and prizes as follows:
  • GS Event: The 30 fastest male and female teams will be awarded points corresponding to their aggregate GS time: i.e. 30 points for the fastest male and female teams; 1 point for the 30th placed male and female teams. Additional bonus points will be awarded for the following placings: fastest team 5 points; second fastest team 3 points; third fastest team 2 points; fourth fastest team 1 point. If a participant does not finish their run (DNF), they will be given a time equal to the slowest finishing (male/female) racer plus 3 seconds.
  • Cross-Country Event: The 30-top placed male and female teams will be awarded points corresponding to their Cross-Country placing: i.e. 30 points for the fastest male and female teams; 1 point for the 30th placed male and female teams. Additional bonus points will be awarded for the following placings: fastest team 5 points; second fastest team 3 points; third fastest team 2 points; fourth fastest team 1 point. If a team does not complete the race (DNF), the team will be disqualified.
  • Corporate Cup (Gold Prize): The male and female teams with the highest total points (GS Points plus Cross-Country Points) shall be awarded the Corporate Cup Trophies (Male and Female) and the Gold Prizes for each team member.
  • Silver Prize: The male and female teams with the second highest total points (GS Points plus Cross-Country Points) shall be awarded the Silver Prizes for each team member.
  • If two or more teams have equal points, the Corporate Cup trophies and prizes will be allocated to the team with the most creative team name as determined by Race Organizers.
  • For clarity, if a team is placed first in the GS and fifth in the Cross-Country they will receive 30 + 5 + 26 = 61 points.