Happy Summer Skimo Friends! We hope you all are enjoying the summer and getting outside to enjoy the warmer weather. The summer is a busy time for the USSMA with many initiatives being worked and a lot of planning. The very noticeable elephant in the room is of course COVID19. While we recognize there will likely be impacts to the upcoming season, we have continued to plan for a normal season alon...

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Season Wrap up and Review: The 2019-2020 skimo season started off strong with the Youth Olympic Games selections at Eldora, which also included the Sprint National Championships! Jan and Feb were full of many races around the country, as well as the Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland! The Teams National Championship was at Aspen, the Youth National Championships were at Brighton and the Individual...

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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 happening all over the World. The US had 5 athletes at the World Cup in Andora and then 6 athletes at the World Cup in Germany. The next World Cup ...

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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 selected and competed in the World Championships, in Switzerland, placing 7th place overall.  There were many USSMA sanctioned races and our pro...

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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 growing our sport and supporting our athletes. THANK YOU to all our athletes, parents, community supporters, race organizers, and the members of all...

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There has been a lot of activity this summer within the USSMA.  We have 30+ volunteers assisting on various committees and projects to keep the momentum and growth continuing.  Thank you to all that are helping and to all the members!  Below is a quick summary of some of the activity happening this summer. New Board Members After losing some board members over the summer, the Nominating & G...

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Want to get involved with the USSMA? Open Board Positions If you are interested, please email ram@ussma.org with a letter of interest.  Per our bylaws, the Nominating & Governance Committee is responsible for Board positions.  If you express interest the N&G Committee will reach out to you for next steps.  For more information on the USSMA structure and organization, you can review o...

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May 31 Update – Lot’s going on! Youth Olympic Games – Selection Procedures: Ski Mountaineering Racing will be participating in the Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland, in January 2020!  USSMA solicited interest to assist and formed a committee to organize the US Team.  The committee consists of coaches, athletes, USSMA directors and parents of  athletes, all focused on organi...

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Spring Update & Future Focus… As you all know, the world championships wrapped up last month. We ended up having 35 athletes along with another 60ish family and friends. The venue was great for logistics and viewing but a little lack luster for actual courses (although there was one amazing tight and spicy couloir boot pack). The athletes worked hard and produced some very good results a...

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Team USA wraps up the 2019 World Championships in Villars Switzerland! It was a very successful week of many races.  Congratulations to all the athletes! Cadet Nation Rankings – For Youth Olympic Games: Swiss Italy France Spain USA 5th! * USA earns two more spots to the 2020 Youth Olympic Games, for a total of four spots – 2 female / 2 male (max number of spots able to be earned). Na...

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