The Connecticut Interscholastic Ski League is the largest high school ski racing league in Connecticut.
Our League is divided into two conferences, "S" and "L" this is done according to school enrollment. A team labeled as "M" will consist of both boys and girls racing on the same team. All other teams are gender specific.
Each varsity team is composed of ten skiers. Of those ten six skiers must finish both runs to qualify for any given race. Additional racers on a team (#'s 11 and up) will be considered J.V. and compete for individual and J.V. team placement. (A minimum of four J.V. racers is necessary to qualify a J.V. team in any race.)
All teams race at Mt. Southington on one of their four courses that can be set on race night, races are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
All teams; boys, girls and mixed (boy/girl) will race each other once during the season.
Team racing order and course designation will vary and be assigned as fairly as possible.
Each skier takes two timed runs on designated course(s) those time are added together for a total time.
The 6 fastest two-run individual times on each varsity team are added to calculate team total time. Team total time is then compared against their competitor(s) for win or loss. Teams must race a minimum of five team races to qualify for team championships.
Regular season conference championships are determined by final team records within each conference. Teams whose overall League records vs. all opponents is .500 or better are eligible to compete in State Open Championships at end of the season. At that race The Open Champion is crowned for both boys and girls.
Helmets, designed and approved for ski racing, must be worn by all racers at all times while skiing in any and all CISL race. Helmets or approved slalom specific headgear must be worn in CISL slalom races. More information on helmets is located on our home page.
All racers may make two runs at each regular season race even if the first run is a DNF or DSQ. During Post season races racers will not get a second run if they DNF or DSQ on their first run. Team Connecticut Shoot Outs will be the best 2 of 3 runs.
Computer generated results show race times, team totals and individual comparisons.
A skier must race in three races during the season (including the team Connecticut Shootout) to qualify for individual/League championships and post season awards.
All racers must be full time students in grades 9-12 at the Connecticut school they represent, unless they are an approved co-op by the CISL Board of Directors for the current season. No racer can race for a school that they do not attend on a full time basis without this approval. Additionally, all racers must be in school on the day of a race to participate and all skiers MUST be academically eligible for athletic competition by their school's standards.