Built for Skiing.

Zone4 has built-in support and features specifically designed for popular cross country ski race formats.

Cross-Country Skiing

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 we got our start, it's near and dear to our hearts.

Software Features

  • 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
    • PhotoCell
    • Individual Start Wand
    • Web Keypad (on your tablet or phone)
    • Summit

Supported Ski Race Formats

  • Mass Start, Loppet, Ski Marathons
  • Interval Start Races
  • FIS Sprint Heats
  • "Kings Court" style sprints
  • Skiathlons
  • Mini Tours & Pursuit Starts

Cross-Country Ski Timing Setup

This an example cross-country ski race setup. The timing points include a start, a finish and optional on-course timing points.

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?

Equipment needs vary by race format. A minimal GoChip timing setup consists of:

  • One GoChip Activator and timing loop (for the finish line)
  • One Android Phone running the Zone4 App, to send recorded times to the internet and record a start time.
  • A GoChip Timing Chip for each racer.

Add an additional GoChip activator and Timing Loop for each intermediate time you want to record (i.e. lap times, hill climbs). For interval start races, add another activator and GoChip loop to record times from the start gate.

Don't need chip timing?

Zone4's timing software also works great with times recorded on a Summit timer or in our Android app.

Suggested Start Area Setup

Suggested Finish Area Setup

How much does it cost?

We're glad you asked! Check out the Zone4 Rental Calculator to get an estimate of your total timing cost. If you'd like to try it out for free, we can send you a test kit containing a few timing chips and a GoChip Activator.

Ready to book a timing system? Contact us, and we can get you set up.