US National Ski Mountaineering Team
2017 US World Championship Team Selection FAQ
Top skimo racers in the US will have the opportunity to participate in the 2015 World Championship in Verbier, Switzerland in 2015.
- When will “Worlds” take place? February 23-30, 2017 in Transcavallo, Italy
- What must I do to be considered for the US “Worlds” Team?
- Be a US citizen.
- Race in USSMA events! (See No. 9.)
- Who determines composition of the US “Worlds” Team? Qualifying athletes will be selected based on results in the four qualifying events (Individual and vert qualifier to be held at Brundage Mountain 17-18 December 2016, and Team and sprint events to be held at Sunlight Mountain 14-15 January 2017).
- What criteria is used to determine composition of the US “Worlds” Team? Selection will be determined on merit and race performance.
- How many people comprise the US “Worlds” Team? The US “Worlds” Team will most likely be comprised of 8 male racers and 8 female racers, although it is possible to take up to 12 male racers and 12 female racers.
- How can I secure a spot on the US “Worlds” Team? See the 2017 Team Qualification document.
- If I make the US “Worlds” Team, can I expect financial support from USSMA? Honest answer: not much. Sorry. Still, it’s WORLDS! You should expect to pay for your ISMF license, your lodging, and airfare. In the past, USSMA has offset some lodging and travel expenses and hopes to continue to do so.
- What events qualify as “USSMA events”? See the2017 Team Qualification document for the qualification events and events pagefor details on each race.