USSA Programs


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...

HKD Snowmaking Re-Signs With USSA


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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PRINOTH Supports USSA As Official Snowgroomer Through 2018


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


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...
uvex Sports Re-Joins USSA Pool


Narragansett, RI (Oct. 2, 2014) – uvex sports Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of German-based uvex sports GmbH & Co. KG, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) to officially make uvex ski goggles and helmets available to athletes on the elite and development...

New Global Rescue Service for USSA


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...