USSA Programs
 

Alpine Sport Committee

Organization & Purpose

The Alpine Sport Committee pursuant to USSA Bylaw Article VI (c) will work with the staff of USSA to develop plans, strategies, and policies for submission to the president and CEO for the development and operations of alpine skiing and to assist USSA in the operation of the alpine skiing programs consistent with FIS regulations, USSA bylaws and The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sport Act.

The authority and responsibility of the ASC is defined as working with the staff of USSA to develop competition rules, competition calendars, and advancement systems for International and National Level alpine activities. The committee will work to:

  • Contribute sport expertise leading toward the realization of the vision and mission of USSA in the alpine disciplines.
  • Support the USSA staff in the identification and training of young athletes with the potential to become elite international competitors, development and coordination of programs for competitor development keeping in mind the participation elements and athletic excellence components of the sport and aspects of a national athlete development plan.
  • Enhance public awareness and favorable perception of USSA and competitive alpine programs in all forms and at all levels.
  • Nominate a representative to the USSA board of directors.

 

Government

The Alpine Sport Committee is comprised of and will strive to represent the interests of the alpine ski community within the United States. Only current USSA members will be eligible for election or appointment to the Alpine Sport Committee, subcommittees, technical working groups and task forces.

The Alpine Sport Committee will be composed of the following members who will be selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The vote for representation to the Alpine Sport Committee will occur at the USSA Congress. Regardless of the number of positions held, each ASC member has one vote. All referenced representatives shall be subject to election or re-election every two years by members of the various committees or membership groups, except the Alpine Athlete Representative elected to the USSA Board who serves a three-year term.

  • A chair, elected by the Alpine Sport Committee membership every two years. The chair may serve a maximum of four two-year terms.
  • The immediate past-chair of the Alpine Sport Committee.
  • USSA board representative, elected every two years. The board representative may serve a maximum of six two-year terms.
  • One rules and technical representative, who is the chair of the subcommittee.
  • One alpine program representative, who is the chair of the subcommittee.
  • One alpine development and education representative, who is the chair of the subcommittee.
  • Six alpine regional representatives, two elected from each of the three regions they serve.
  • One FIS representative, elected by the Alpine Sport Committee members.
  • Four athlete representatives, one serving as the athlete representative to the USSA board.
  • The USSA Athletic department vice president, appointed by the USSA president and CEO.
  • The USSA alpine director, appointed by the USSA president and CEO.
  • The alpine competition director, appointed by the USSA president and CEO.
  • One at-large representative may be appointed by the ASC annually.
     

The Alpine Sport Committee will annually confirm at the USSA Congress an executive committee of up to eleven members, each with vote. The executive committee (ASEC) will consist of the following representation:

  • The Alpine Sport Committee chair
  • The Alpine USSA board representative
  • The immediate past-chair of the Alpine Sport Committee
  • The rules and technical chair
  • The program chair
  • The development and education chair
  • The regional representative
  • Two athlete representatives
  • The USSA alpine director
  • The USSA competition director
  • The FIS representative (non-voting)
  • The Committee secretary (non-voting)
     

Alpine Sport Committee

Alpine Executive Committee

Chair: Darryl Landstrom, Wayzata, MN (ASC Chair)

Charles Christianson, Anchorage, AK (Athlete and Alpine Athlete Rep to the USSA BOD)

Bob Dart, Winter Park, CO (Immediate Past Chair and Alpine Rep. to the USSA BOD)

Michelle Demschar, Park City, UT (USSA Alpine Domestic Program Manager)

Craig Krueger, Helena, MT (Regional Representative)

Chip Knight, Stowe, VT (Athlete Representative)

Mike Morin, Stratton, VT (Development and Education Chair)

Patrick Riml, Park City, UT (USSA Alpine Director)

Bill Slattery, Buffalo Grove, IL (At large non-voting)

Paul Van Slyke, Lake Placid, NY (Rules and Technical Chair)

Jeff Weinman, Park City, UT (Secretary non-voting)

Tom Winters, Tucson, AZ (FIS non-voting)

 

Alpine Sport Committee

Chair: Darryl Landstrom, Wayzata, MN (ASC Chair)

Luke Bodensteiner, Heber, UT (USSA Vice President Athletics)

Charles Christianson, Anchorage, AK (Athlete and Alpine Athlete Rep to the USSA BOD)

Bob Dart, Winter Park, CO (Immediate Past Chair and Alpine Rep. to the USSA BOD)

Michelle Demschar, Park City, UT (USSA Alpine Domestic Program Manager)

Gina Gassman, Loveland, CO (Athlete Representative)

Chuck Hughes, Killington, VT (Eastern Region Representative)

Beat Hupfer, Mammoth Lakes, CA (Program Subcommittee Chair)

Todd Kelly, Truckee, CA (Western Region Representative)

Chip Knight, Hanover, NH (Athlete Representative)

Karen Korfanta, Heber City, UT (At large)

Craig Krueger, Helena, MT (Western Region Representative)

Mike Morin, Stratton Mtn, VT (Development/Education Chair)

Joe Paul, Bloomington, MN (Rocky/Central Region Representative)

Roger Perricone, Steamboat Springs, CO (Rocky/Central Region Representative)

Patrick Riml, Park City, UT (USSA Alpine Director)

Bill Slattery, Buffalo Grove, IL (At large)

Paul Van Slyke, Lake Placid, NY (Rules and Technical Chair)

Connie Webster, Cazenovia, NY (Eastern Region Representative)

Jeff Weinman, Park City, UT (Secretary - non-voting)

Tom Winters, Tucson, AZ (FIS Representative)

 

Alpine Judicial Committee

Chair: Bill Slattery, Buffalo Grove, IL

Vice Chair: Tom Winters, Tucson, AZ

Charles Christianson, Anchorage, AK

Bob Dart, Winter Park, CO

Mike Hammer, Jackson, WY

Alex Natt, Park City, UT (Ex officio)

TBD (USSA Staff)

 

(Governance revised 7/1/13)

 

 

 

Alpine Sport Committee Operating Procedures