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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...

Play It Safe

11/03/2014

Youth sports don’t feature the same dangerous combination of size, speed, power and aggression that defines professional sports, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.

Even though minor injuries are often unavoidable, at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we believe it is a smart...

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...

Ski Racing: Hirscher Wins on Austria Day

10/26/2014

SOELDEN, Austria — If Saturday night was any indication, Monday morning will come too soon for Oetztal Valley partygoers who will no doubt litter village sidewalks with broken glass and cigarette butts after Marcel Hirscher set the tone for the 2014-15 season by claiming a decisive victory in the opening World Cup giant slalom on the national...
New Global Rescue Service for USSA

09/22/2014

PARK CITY, UT (September 22) – All U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association members in every membership category now have access to Global Rescue’s travel hotline service, providing emergency travel support and consultation worldwide. This new membership offering is an extension of the USSA’s partnership with Global Rescue. USSA members can also...

Recap of USSA Congress 2014

05/29/2014

USSA CONGRESS 2014 

USSA Congress is the annual meeting of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, held each May, this year in Park City, Utah. The USSA Congress is open to all USSA members, regardless of committee participation. USSA Congress 2014 was a huge success. Sport committees, subcommittees and the USSA Board of...

Prepare For The Unexpected

04/07/2014

In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected.

As fans, this excitement of not knowing what will happen next is a big reason why we attend, watch and talk about sporting events. For athletes, the unexpected, while thrilling, demands proper preparation to be successful.

From in-season practices to offseason cross training,...

Responsible Sports Download: Brush off Mistakes

03/31/2014

At Liberty Mutual Insurance we believe that a setback presents every athlete with a chance to come back.

And not just to come back…but to come back even stronger than ever before.

Thanks to the shared insight, experience and advice from our world-class athletes and coaches, both you and your...

USSA Names New Trustees

03/26/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 26) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation has named new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the Board are Austin Beutner (Los Angeles), Andrew Davis (Santa Fe) and Danielle Virtue (Rye, NY). Additionally, Shelby Davis (Wilson, WY, and Tuxedo Park, NY), who joined the Board of Trustees in 2010, is being named as...

USSA Announces National Club Day Parade

02/04/2014

PARK CITY, UT (February 4) - A parade of snowsport athletes spanning from Vermont to Alaska will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2014, as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) first annual National Club Day. All Olympic snowsports will be represented including alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ski jumping...

Fantasy Ski Racer teams up with the USSA for National Club Day

01/31/2014

Fantasy Ski Racer and the USSA have teamed up for a special National Club Day promotion on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The U.S. Women’s Alpine Team will be competing in the Super G. Log into Fantasy Ski Racer at http://fantasyskiracer.com/ and join the contest. The clubs with the most participants in...

Team Partners with Goodyear

10/28/2013

AKRON, Ohio (Oct. 30) – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company knows about superior performance in challenging winter conditions. So do the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, whose athletes lead the international ranks through performance and innovation. Bringing these organizations together through a common drive to succeed...

USSA Athletes Take the Stage with USANA

08/16/2013

Salt Lake City, UT (August 16) - Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Park City, UT) and X Games gold medalist Grete Eliassen (Salt Lake City, UT) were among featured athlete speakers at the annual USANA Conference. The athletes shared their thoughts on the upcoming Olympic season with the audience of thousands of USANA associates. USANA Health...
Harlow Hired as E. Alpine Regional Program Director

05/06/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 6) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is continuing to emphasize athlete development, naming former National Team coach Eric Harlow as Eastern Alpine Regional Program Director. Harlow has extensive experience in coaching, having served as FIS head coach at Burke Mountain Academy and women's head coach at both Stratton...

Krill Hired as Club Development Manager

05/02/2013

PARK CITY, UT (May 2) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is continuing to expand its focus on local USSA clubs being the delivery point for athlete development naming Brian Krill as Club Development Manager in its Sport Education Department. Krill has worked in education, competitive mountain athletics, and the nonprofit sector throughout...

Adaptive Pioneer Jack Benedick Passes Away

03/21/2013

DENVER (March 21) – One of Paralympic skiing’s greatest pioneers, Jack Benedick, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (March 19) at his home in Denver. A relentless advocate for adaptive skiing over four decades, his efforts resulted in U.S. athletes achieving hundreds of Paralympic and World Championship medals and the elevation of his sport to...

U.S. Ski Team Sweeps USOC Awards

03/08/2013

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (March 7) – The U.S. Ski Team swept the U.S. Olympic Committee's monthly awards as Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) earned Athlete of the Month honors for their stunning gold medal performances at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February. Cross Country duo Kikkan...

LIVE Streaming All Week

01/31/2013

Don't miss any of the action this weekend! Snowboarding, freeskiing and freestyle skiing events will be streaming LIVE from the USSA Network all week long.

Thursday, January 31
8:50 p.m. EST, Deer Valley, Visa Freestyle International moguls, USSA Network

POC Sports Honored for Work with U.S. Ski Team

01/31/2013

DENVER (Jan. 31) – POC Sports, a leading supplier of helmets, goggles and alpine accessories, was honored by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) with the Doc DesRoches Award. The award is presented annually by SIA and the USSA to recognize a national team supplier for innovation in marketing the...

Athletes Give Back in NYC

11/19/2012

For nearly half a decade, New York City has gathered to salute the U.S. Ski Team and send America's skiers and snowboarders off onto the global circuit. This past week, nearly 20 Olympic medalists were among athletes at Gotham Hall for the 46th annual sendoff. But it was a different atmosphere this year as New York was grappling with the havoc...

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