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NASTAR Director Bill Madsen Joins USSA

08/25/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 25, 2015) – Long-time NASTAR Director of Operations Bill Madsen has joined the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) to continue to manage NASTAR’s operations alongside USSA’s events department. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Ski Team and NASTAR announced their plans to enter into an agreement under which the U.S. Ski...

USSA Names Western Region Development Coach

08/19/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named former Schweitzer Alpine Racing School Head FIS Coach Jeff Pickering to its alpine staff as the Western Region development coach.

USSA Welcomes Gunesch as Western Region Development Director

08/10/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 10, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named former Mt. Hood Ski Education Foundation Program Director Bill Gunesch to its alpine staff as the Western Region Development Director. Gunesch, who previously served as a women’s world cup and Olympic coach, brings a wealth of coaching and leadership...

USSA Names New High Performance Director

07/29/2015

PARK CITY, UT (July 29, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) this week named noted sport scientist Troy Taylor to its team as high performance director. Taylor, who previously worked with the USSA leading up to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, will lead the world-class sport science team which supports the...

USSA Seeking Nordic Director

06/11/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 11, 2015) – With growing enthusiasm for cross country skiing, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is adding the new position of nordic domestic director to its staff team in Park City. The director will be responsible for administering domestic programs including membership, competition management, rankings, judges/...

USSA Club Development Announces New Podium Certified Clubs

05/13/2015

PARK CITY, UT (May 13, 2015) – Sixteen additional clubs engaged in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) podium certification process this season as part of the USSA’s new club development program. The clubs will be recognized on May 13 at the annual USSA Club Excellence Conference in Park City, UT. The podium level certification...

Keller Leaves USSA Development Position

05/08/2015

PARK CITY, UT (May 8, 2015) – Dr. Lester Keller, who has served in a variety of domestic alpine program positions over the last 24 years, is leaving his position as U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Western Region and RockyCentral Alpine Director to go into private consulting with clubs. Keller, who came to the USSA from a coaching position at...

High Performance Director Leaving USSA

04/24/2015

PARK CITY, UT (April 24, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) high performance director Troy Flanagan, who lead the integration of high performance services into the USSA’s elite teams which achieved to back-to-back record Olympic performances, will be leaving the organization this month. Flanagan has overseen high...

Abominable Labs Signs On With USSA

03/12/2015

LAKE OSWEGO, OR (March. 12, 2015) – U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing athletes will have access to best in class optics in the coming seasons thanks to a new partnership with Abominable Labs and their line of fog proof goggles. With patented KLAIR technology that heats the goggle lenses just above dew point to melt away fog,...

Athletes/Clubs Pass $1 Million on RallyMe

03/11/2015

PARK CITY, UT (March 11, 2015) – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association member athletes and clubs from around the nation have collectively raised more than $1 million for their ski and snowboarding goals through RallyMe.com, the No. 1 online sports funding platform.

USSA Hosts Navy and Air Force Military Mentors

03/10/2015

After two U.S. podium sweeps at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, UT, U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding athletes gathered at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)’s Center of Excellence to share a meal and inspiring stories with two military mentors.

USSA to Celebrate National Club Day

02/09/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 10, 2015) – On February 14, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will celebrate its second annual USSA National Club Day, recognizing over 400 ski and snowboard clubs across the nation. National Club Day recognizes all clubs for the important role they play in sport development and helps clubs gain exposure and...

Westminster’s Student Athletes Prosper Post-Olympics

01/28/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 28, 2015) – When elite athletes aren’t training for the Olympic Games or competing in World Cups, many focus their attention on pursuing a college degree. This school year, 48 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association national team athletes are enrolled at Salt Lake City’s Westminster College, the official education partner of the...

World Cup Supply Extends Partnership With USSA

12/10/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 10, 2014) – U.S. Ski Team athletes and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association events will continue to have the on-hill equipment and safety related support they need in the coming years thanks to a unique partnership with Word Cup Supply Inc. (WCS) and its European partner SPM.

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Tempur-Pedic Announces Sponsorship With USSA Through 2016

12/02/2014

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 3) – The most elite skiers, snowboarders and freeskiers in the United States will soon be able to experience the impact a great night’s sleep has on athletic performance as Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC announces its sponsorship with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) through 2016. The partnership makes Tempur-...

USSA Announces Medical Committee Changes

12/01/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 1) – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Medical Director Kyle Wilkens has announced several changes to the USSA Medical Committee for the 2014-15 season. Dr. Vern Cooley (Park City, UT) and Dr. Randy Viola (Vail, CO) will act as Head Team Physicians for the men’s alpine Program. Dr. Cooley has been a member of the Medical...

World Cup Supply Expands Safety Offering

11/21/2014

FAIRLEE, VT (Nov. 21) – World Cup Supply, Inc. (WCS), a supplier for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), announced today that it has acquired 300m (984 ft.) of inflatable air pads from SPM s.p.a. of Italy. This safety system, used for primarily for alpine ski racing and super moto-bike racing, will be available for rent throughout...

HKD Snowmaking Re-Signs With USSA

11/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 21) – USSA athletes and clubs will continue to have world class training conditions thanks to HKD Snowmakers who re-signed as the official snowmaking supplier of the U.S. Ski Team through 2019. HKD is responsible for snowmaking at the U.S. Speed Center in Copper, CO. The Speed Center provides athletes with early season...

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11/03/2014

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PRINOTH Supports USSA As Official Snowgroomer Through 2018

10/29/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 29) – Athletes will have world class snow conditions during upcoming training camps thanks to PRINOTH snow groomers, who has signed on as the official snow grooming machine for the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding. North American resorts using PRINOTH snow grooming equipment consistently rank as the top...

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