A USSMA Membership will provide a 10% discount to all USSMA sanctioned Races. As a part of the membership you will accumulate points for the national rankings determined by placement in USSMA sanctioned races. We will be working on additional member benefits, so stay tuned!
An annual USSMA license is available for purchase online. Cost is $40. Once you have purchased the membership you will be provided a license number that will be required for registration of USSMA sanctioned races.
NEW License numbers will be assigned for the 2019/2020 season. Please disregard your OLD license number and use the newly assigned one going forward. Thanks!
Membership revenue will help the USSMA grow the sport of Ski Mountaineering Racing in the US. Thanks for being a USSMA Member!
Athletes will be assigned a membership division based on birth year. The assigned division must be used during registration for USSMA sanctioned events to determine points scoring of all sanctioned races for the season.
Cadet (Birth year 2003 or later): Shortened course, with a maximum age of 17 years.
Junior (Birth year 2000-2002): Full distance race course with a maximum age of 20 years.
Espoir (Birth year 1997-1999): Full distance race course with a maximum age of 23 years
Open (Birth year 1976-1996): Open category for all men and women 21 years old and older, full course.
Masters (Birth year 1975 or prior): Full course, minimum age is 45 years.
Recreation: Reduced distance/vert category. Ski/binding weight must be a minimum of 750 grams per ski/binding or 1500 grams for the pair.
Note: It is possible for an athlete to obtain points in their age category as well as podium in the open category (e.g. win the Espoir, but also place in the open).