The National Team will be made up of team members that qualify for the Worlds Team.
2019 Worlds Team members will automatically be on the National Team. If an athlete is qualifies for a spot on the Worlds Team and declines to attend the World Championships, the athlete will still be named to the National Team.
The purpose of the World’s Team most closely represents the third tenet of USSMA’s mission – endeavors to enable United States athletes to achieve competitive excellence in the sport of ski mountaineering.
The National Team most closely represents the first and second tenets – to promote and grow the sport of ski mountaineering racing in the United States. 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.