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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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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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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Winter Update Here we are in the thick of the winter and there have already been dozens of races all over the country.  It’s been quite the interesting snow / weather season, but the race scene continues to grow.  Congrats to all the athletes, race directors, fans, etc!  I hope you’re all enjoying the race season!    2018 National Champions Thanks to the Powder Keg team for hostin...

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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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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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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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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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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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