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The USSMA sanctions and governs competitive ski mountaineering racing in the US and promotes and fosters recreational ski mountaineering through access, resources, education and community.


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The Youth Olympic Games Team Has Been Named!

Samantha Paisley (Utah), Grace Staberg (Summit County), George Beck (Aspen, CO ) and Jeremiah Vaille (Summit County) will be headed to Lausanne, Switzerland in January along with three USSMA staff members. USSMA would love your support to get the youth team to the Youth Olympic Games. Learn more about the YOG 2020 in Lausanne and please consider supporting the USSMA Youth Olympic Games team on our GoFundMe page.


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2020 March Update

March 2020 Update Wow…where has the time gone?! Daylight savings in next weekend and it will be spring in about 2 1/2 weeks! Hopefully everyone is having a great winter season. Here’s some updates… RACE UPDATES Lots of races have been ha...

Happy New Year from USSMA!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The USSMA wishes you and your family a Happy New Year! 2019 Recap 2019 was a great year for the USSMA and much was accomplished.  Membership has grown strong as well as many new committee and board members.  A 2019/20 National Team was s...

November 2019 Update

USSMA – Nov 2019 Update: The snow is here!  Are you getting excited for the race season?!?  Did you know there are thirty people actively involved in the USSMA as members of various committees?  We have an amazing community dedicated towards gro...