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The mornings are getting colder, the peaks are capped with snow and that means ski mountaineering season is approaching!  It is officially autumn and the first skimo race is less than two months away! Are you getting excited? We are too! Here’s a look at the Race Calendar as of now.  We’ll continue to add races as we get information from race directors. The National Championships:...

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Shorter days = we’re getting closer to skimo season! As mentioned in the last email, the board has been updated.  The new members bring diversity, new energy, expertise, and new / fresh perspectives.  Here’s a look at the updated USSMA board.  Please welcome the new board members! Ram Mikulas (President)   Matt Hickey (VP) Jonathan Shefftz (Treasurer) – NEW Nick Francis (...

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Ski Mountaineering Community: In August 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially ‘recognized’ the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF), an important step into future Olympic inclusion. https://www.olympic.org/international-ski-mountaineering-federation In July 2017, the IOC announced that the sport of Ski Mountaineering Racing was going to be included i...

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Happy New Year! As we move into the new year the USSMA has many initiatives we’ll be working on.  We plan to be communicating more frequently to keep the ball rolling, so keep your eyes and ears open. Would you like to be involved in the USSMA? We are actively soliciting assistance for some new and existing committees, which are based on our new bylaws.   Current Committees Seeking Assis...

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Who’s ready for the winter skimo season?!?! I’m going to keep this communication short and sweet and encourage you to check out information on the new website. That’s right, you heard me NEW WEBSITE!   2017/18 Online Membership / license sign up NOW OPEN – Starting this season an annual membership / license will be required. $40 – Please read details and SIGN UP her...

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