USSA Programs


PSIA-AASI and USSA Sign Agreement for Collaboration


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, the No. 1 online sports funding platform.

USSA Hosts Navy and Air Force Military Mentors


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


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


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


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.


Tempur-Pedic Announces Sponsorship With USSA Through 2016


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


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


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...