Membership revenue helps the USSMA grow the sport of ski mountaineering racing in the United States. An annual USSMA license is now available for purchase online. Cost is $40. Once you have purchased the membership you will be provided a license number that will be required for registration of USSMA sanctioned races.
NOTE: new USSMA license numbers will be assigned for the 2019/2020 season. Please disregard your OLD license number and use the newly assigned one going forward.
Thank you for being a USSMA Member!
Cadet (Birth year 2003 or later): Shortened course, with a maximum age of 17 years.
Junior (Birth year 2000-2002): Full distance race course with a maximum age of 20 years.
Espoir (Birth year 1997-1999): Full distance race course with a maximum age of 23 years
Open (Birth year 1976-1996): Open category for all men and women 21 years old and older, full course.
Masters (Birth year 1975 or prior): Full course, minimum age is 45 years.
Recreation: Reduced distance/vert category. Ski/binding weight must be a minimum of 750 grams per ski/binding or 1500 grams for the pair.
Note: It is possible for an athlete to obtain points in their age category as well as podium in the open category (e.g. win the Espoir, but also place in the open).
Athletes will be assigned a membership division based on birth year. The assigned division must be used during registration for USSMA sanctioned events to determine points scoring of all sanctioned races for the season.
What is the cost for a membership?
$40 per person for an annual membership
What do I get for being a member?
A 10% discount to all USSMA sanctioned Races!USSMA license number
Eligible to compete and accumulate points for the national rankings determined by placement in USSMA sanctioned races
Eligible to make national team (US Citizens only)
Be part of a great organization
Contribute to the improvement and sustainability of USSMA and Ski Mountaineering
Great Website – that includes updated race info and results, along with points and series standings.
Send us your ideas! We’re working to add more. Some ideas we’ve heard include…Hat/Shirt/Sticker/Patch at time of registration, Clinics and camps, what else???
Where does my money go?
Money goes directly back into USSMA for:
ISMF Membership annual dues
Grow and support Ski Mountaineering across the USA
USSMA Sanctioned Camps and Clinics
Sanctioned National Series Races
ISMF Referee clinic
Thank you for being a USSMA Member and helping grow and support ski mountaineering across the USA!