Cross-country ski races come in all shapes and
sizes, and Zone4 has solutions
to help you time all of them. In fact, cross-country skiing is where
our start, it's near and dear to our hearts. Check out the many
ways that the
Zone4 Platform supports cross-country ski racing.
Live results, startlists and event pages
Results analysis capabilities for coaches and fans
Announcer tools and TV display support
Live racer tracking and photography integration
Race templates that make setup a breeze for the most popular race formats
Support for many timing inputs:
RapidCam Photo-Finish Camera
Zone4 GoChip System
Individual Start Wand
Web Keypad (on your tablet or phone)
Supported Ski Race Formats
Mass Start, Loppet, Ski Marathons
Cross-Country Ski Timing Setup
This a typical cross-country ski race setup. The timing
points include a start, a finish and optional on-course
Do you have timed sections on your course such as King/Queen of
the Hill? Interested in analyzing racer performance?
On-course timing points are ideal for timing and analyzing racer
performance on specific sections of the course. If you're curious where
racers gain or lose time, on-course timing points let you see exactly
what's happening anywhere on the course.
What Timing Equipment Do I Need?
In order to help you understand what timing equipment is ideal for your race,
it is helpful to classify events.
Use the table below to determine which event class is most similar to
your event, then use the subsequent diagrams to help you determine your
start and finish line timing equipment needs.
Sanctioned by the national sport governing body
Targets national level athletes and competitive skiers
Often a qualifier for international events
Sanctioned by the provincial sport governing body
Targets provincial level, club level, and recreational athletes
Often a qualifier for a provincial team
Provincial/State Level Races
Provincial/State Level Championships
Targets local racers and recreational athletes
Usually a fun consequence-free race
Often a limited set of categories
< 150 racers
Weekly Club Races
Typically sanctioned by the provincial sport governing body