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Park City Events a Test for 2019 Worlds

02/05/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2016) - Some of the world’s best freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding athletes are taking to the slopes in Park City this week for two of the year’s biggest events, the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort, and the U.S. Grand Prix at Park City Mountain. Over the weekend, 270 athletes from 26 nations are...

USSA Introduces New Partnership With Buff Inc.

01/18/2016

SANTA ROSA, CA (Jan. 19, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proud to announce its partnership with Buff, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BUFF®, creators of versatile performance headwear for snow and outdoor enthusiasts. BUFF® has developed a new collection featuring the logos and colors of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S....

USSA Partners With TriggerPoint™ Performance

01/12/2016

AUSTIN, TX (Jan. 12, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced a partnership with TriggerPoint™ Performance, a division of the Implus Corporation and leading performance, therapy and education product innovator, to be the “Official Self-Massage Therapy Devices” of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding. 

Slopeside with Steven Nyman ... and Beyond

01/02/2016

Alpine ski racing fans now have the chance to dig into the psyche of World Cup athletes like Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) pre- and post-race weekends with weekly podcasts by George Thomas, with Over The Top Media.

USSA Announces Lagunitas Brewing Company as Official Beer Sponsor

12/20/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 20, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) officially announced today its new partnership with Lagunitas Brewing Company as the official malt beverage and craft beer of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. The USSA’s multi-year partnership with Lagunitas will showcase some of the leading...

School is in Session for USSA Athletes

12/07/2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Dec. 8, 2015) – Between World Cups, Grand Prix and national championships, 47 current athletes and alumni from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing will be furthering their education at Westminster College this season. As the official education partner of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA),...

USSA Names Eastern Region Development Coach

11/05/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced the hiring of Kyle Darling as its Eastern region development coach. Darling joins the USSA alpine development team following the promotion of Martin Guyer to Eastern Region Development Director earlier this fall.

Athletes Set To Celebrate Season in NYC

10/23/2015

New York (Oct. 23, 2015) – Athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing will join their families, friends and supporters for a night of celebration at the 49th annual New York Gold Medal Gala on Thursday, October 29 at the American Museum of Natural History. Hosted by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation, the...

Utah Olympic Legacy Venues Explore Integration Efforts

10/22/2015

October 22, 2015 (Midway, UT) – The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation released a joint committee report outlining considerations and process steps to integrate Soldier Hollow under Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation oversight. With shared Olympic heritage and complementary missions, the...

PSIA-AASI and USSA Sign Agreement for Collaboration

10/13/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 13, 2015) – In what will prove to be a historic step forward for the ski and snowboard industry, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and the Professional Ski Instructors Association-American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) are now working under a letter of agreement to further collaborate in the...

Webster Promoted to Senior Director of Events

10/05/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced the promotion of Grand Prix Tour Director Eric Webster to senior director of events. He has worked full time with the USSA for over 10 years, serving as Grand Prix tour director since 2004. In his new role, Webster will be responsible for the management...

Casson Joins USSA Sport Education

09/21/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named longtime snowboarding coach Jon Casson to its sport education department as the new coach development manager. Casson will work alongside Director of Sport Education Brian Krill to educate, certify and recognize USSA’s clubs and coaches.

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...

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