Nationals Update Due to unfortunate snow conditions, the Ski Santa Fe and Taos Ski Valley races have been cancelled. We’ll miss these great races and look forward to getting back there next season! >>> NATIONALS will now be held at the Wasatch Powderkeg at Brighton, UT on Feb 23-25. Visit their website for more info! Other upcoming USSMA events: The Beast – Berksh...

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Voting is OPEN for the Athlete Advisory Committee! >>>VOTE NOW<<< * You must be a current USSMA member (with active license) to vote, you may only vote once, and can vote for up to five people. * Voting will be open until midnight Monday, Feb 12th, 2018. The new committee, based on our new bylaws, will be made up of five USSMA athlete members.  Once five members are voted in,...

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As the sport of skimo continues to grow across the US, we want to make sure your voice as an athlete is heard. The newly formed Athlete Advisory Committee (AAC) is a diverse group of skimo athletes, elected by our peer members, to impartially review and represent the interests of all athletes. We invite all USSMA members & non-members to share your thoughts, ideas and concerns with us and toge...

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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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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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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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Do you want to be on the USSMA Athlete Advisory Committee? We are reaching out again to solicit interest… The new committee, based on our new bylaws, will be made up of five USSMA athlete members.  The USSMA is helping to establish the new committee by first finding interested athletes and then conducting a USSMA member athlete vote. Once five members are voted in, the members will vote ...

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Spring Greetings! The 2017/18 Ski Mountaineering Race Season is almost over.  The final race is May 5th, the Mammoth Cinco de Skimo. Well done to all USSMA members and future members on another incredible race season.  A special thanks to all the race directors, organizers and volunteers. During this past season the USSMA sanctioned 15 races across the country.  Our new Race Director Guidelines...

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Summer Greetings!!! While many of you have kids returning to school already, don’t forget summer doesn’t end until September 22nd.  That means you still have plenty of time to run, bike, hike, and play before the winter skimo season begins. That said, the USSMA board and others have been working over the summer on many items.  Updates below… 2020 Youth Olympic Games If you have...

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Summer Salutations! While Summer may seem like the off-season for skimo its been full speed ahead for the USSMA Board.  A few administrative highlights of the Summer have included attendance at the ISMF Plenary Assembly in Zakopane, Poland and the USSMA Annual Board Meeting (which ironically occurred in the 100-degree scorcher of Moab). Here is what has transpired over the Summer. ISMF Plenary As...

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