Skimo Olympic Announcement – USSMA Press Release Ski Mountaineering (Skimo) is now an Olympic sport! Today the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously approved to add Ski Mountaineering to the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics.   From the President of the US Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA), Ram Mikulas, “This is fantastic news!  We are very excited to hear about t...

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USSMA 2021/22 National Team Selection 2021/22 US Skimo National Team  The United States Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA) announces the 2021/22 winter ski season, national team selection process & criteria. This will be a one-year term from December 2021 to November 2022. In addition to qualifying athletes to the team, there will be a limited number of top finisher spots that will have t...

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November 2020 Newsletter All your USA Skimo News here! The snow is flying and ski season is just about here! We hope you are getting excited for whatever this season brings. We have a lot of updates for you in this newsletter. Although the season is still up in the air in many respects we are doing our best to get you the most up to date information as we get it.  Stay safe and positive!   US N...

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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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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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2019/20 USSMA National Team Now that the dust has settled from the selection race weekends…  The USSMA is excited to announce the 2019/20 USSMA National Team! Senior Women (Open) Michela Adrian – Bozeman, MT Sierra Anderson – Breckenridge, CO Jamie Brede – Breckenridge, CO Sarah Cookler – Silver Fork, UT Annamae Flynn* – Marble, CO Sara Kadlec* – Boulder,...

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Please welcome the 2019 Sprint & Individual National Champions!  SPRINT RACE Senior Men – Cam Smith Senior Women – Sierra Anderson Espoir Men – Jeshurun Small Espoir Women – Hailey Fortin Junior Men- Finnegan Remias Junior Women – Morgan Fortin Cadet Men – Rush Peterson Cadet Women – Grace Staberg Master Men – Brian Johnson Master Women – Andrea Koenig INDIVIDUAL RACE Se...

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Happy New Year and Reflections! We all made it too the finish line of another year. We hope you’ve had a wonderful year of adventuring and racing.  It’s been another great year for the USSMA as we continue to grow with the sport. What we’ve been up to… 2017-2018 USSMA Accomplishments: Formal Board Creation Updated Colorado Incorporation 501c3 Non-Profit Tax Exempt Status A...

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November Update BIG NEWS!!! 2020 Youth Olympic Games: WE JUST HEARD FROM THE USOC, AND THE USSMA WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 YOG’S! Athletes must be born between 2002-2003.  The max number of athlete spots a nation can earn is 4 (2 female, 2 male).  The USSMA did already earn 2 spots (1 female, 1 male) from the results of the Pan American Championships (Huge thanks to Henry and...

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The mornings are getting colder, the peaks are capped with snow and that means ski mountaineering season is approaching!  It is officially autumn and the first skimo race is less than two months away! Are you getting excited? We are too! Here’s a look at the Race Calendar as of now.  We’ll continue to add races as we get information from race directors. The National Championships:...

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