USSA Programs

Event Accreditation

Media Accreditation

Media accreditation at events is always managed by the individual event organizer. Links are provided here for accreditation at major USSA domestic events. For international events outside the USA, simply go into the FIS competition calendar to find the event and make contact with the local organizing committee.

Major USSA Domestic Events

Nature Valley First Tracks - Team Naming Event
Nov. 8, 2014 - Vail, CO

Nature Valley Raptor
Nov. 29- Dec 1, 2013 – Beaver Creek, CO
The annual American swing of the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup featuring Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso.

Audi Birds of Prey Race Week
Dec. 6-8 2013 – Beaver Creek, CO
Widely considered one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, the Birds of Prey races feature Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller and Ted Ligety.

Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships
March 19-23, 2014 – Squaw Valley, CA
The U.S. Downhill Championship will be determined Feb. 15 in Copper Mountain, CO


Cross Country
U.S. Cross Country Championships
Jan. 2-8, 2014 – Soldier Hollow, UT


Lake Placid Freestyle Cup
Jan. 15 & 18, 2014 - Lake Placid, NY
Media Contact:

Visa Freestyle International
Jan. 9-11, 2014 - Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT
Media Contact: Emily Summers

U.S. Freestyle Championships
March 27-30, 2014 - Heavenly, CA

Jumping/Nordic Combined
U.S. Championships
Aug. 4 and Oct. 12-13, 2013 - Park City, UT
Utah Olympic Park Media Contact: Jennifer Clarke 435.658.9120


Sprint U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix
Dec. 21-22, 2013 - Copper Mountain, CO

Sprint U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix
Jan. 17-18, 2013 – Park City, UT

Spring U.S. Grand Prix
Jan. 16-19, 2013 - Mammoth, CA

Other Major Events

FIS World Cup Events (outside of USA) - Find an event in the FIS calendar and contact local organizer for info.

The U.S. Olympic Committee has the responsibility to accredit U.S. media for the Olympic Games. The accreditation process for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia is presently underway with an initial deadline of August 31, 2012 for application. Only media companies, not individuals, may apply for accreditation. Media eligible for IOC accreditation through media companies include writers, editors and photographers from newspapers, magazines, online sites that provide original editorial content, news agencies (excluding Associated Press) and photo agencies. All media are accredited by organization and must represent that organization. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document below gives a good overview of the accreditation process.

Olympic Media Accreditation FAQ
USOC Sochi 2014 Media Accreditation Advisory
USOC Sochi 2014 Media Accreditation Registration

World Championships
2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Schladming 2013: Jo Schmid

2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Voss 2013: Per Berge

2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
Val di Fiemme 2013: Mario Facchini

2013 FIS Snowboard World Championships
Stoneham 2013: Patrice Drouin