USSA Membership is mandatory for participation in USSA sanctioned races. All U14 and older athletes will participate in USSA sanctioned races during the ski competition season. YSL (U12 and younger) athletes who choose to only participate at the three SARS Home Series races do not need to have a USSA license, but those participating in EEYSL “away” races will need to hold a current license.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. It is the parent organization of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. Developed to facilitate participation in national and international competition, the Olympic sports organization provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. From grassroots programs to governance of sport, management of rules, competitions and athletic rankings, the USSA oversees athletic pipelines for development in the sports. With a vision to make the USA the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to core values. The USSA, established in 1905, operates out of the national training and education facility, the Center of Excellence, in Park City, UT.
Benefits of your USSA Membership:
- Participate in USSA events
- Access to discounts from USSA partners and suppliers see list
- Subscription to a top ski or snowboard magazine
- Access to select athlete and member tools
- Directed content based on your sport and area of interest
- Access to Center of Excellence TV
- Access to USSA educational materials through the USSA Education shop