2023 Ski-O Nationals – Empire State Games

Course Data

The following OUSA standard Course/Class structure will be offered.
Age is of Dec. 31, 2023.
A “-” before the age means “and younger”; a “+” after the age means “and older”.
Classes containing the course color are open to any age.
Women may enter age appropriate male classes.
OUSA and ESG medals awarded to top 3 finishers in Individual Championship Classes.
ESG medals awared to top 3 finishers in Non-Championship Classes.

Individual Championship Classes

White
F-14
F80+
M-14

Orange
F-16
F-18
F60+
F70+
M-16
M80+

Green
F-20
F40+
F50+
M-18
M60+
M70+

Red
F21+
M-20
M40+
M50+

Blue
M21+

Non-Championship Classes

F White
M White

F Orange
M Orange

F Green
M Green

M Red


The purpose of the non-championship classes is to offer a shorter course for participants who are not strong skiers and /or beginning orienteers who might find skiing in their appropriate age class too challenging or intimidating. The White courses are intended for youngsters under the age of 14 and are the only courses in which “shadowing” by an adult is permitted. The purpose of shadowing is to educate and provide a safe environment for a young or beginning participant. Both skiers should carry their own maps and the shadower should stay behind at all times and only offer advice for safety purposes. You must advise the race organizers that you will be shadowing beforehand. You can read more about guidelines for shadowing here.



Approximate Winning Times
Based on expected winning time for a top U.S. ski orienteer

Winning Time
Blue Course
Red Course
Green Course
Orange Course
White Course

Sprint
12-16 min
12-16 min
12-16 min
12-16 min
12-16 min

Middle
45-50 min
45-50 min
35-40 min
30-35 min
20-25 min

Long
100-110 min
85-95 min
65-70 min
55-60 min
25-30 min