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Teams & Vertical National Championships >>> Audi Power of Four <<< The USSMA and Aspen Snowmass are excited that this years Audi Power of Four event will play host to the 2019 USSMA Ski Mountaineering National Championships for the team and vertical challenge disciplines.  Because of the USSMA Sanctioning, this year you will need a USSMA Membership / License to race th...

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Nationals Update Due to unfortunate snow conditions, the Ski Santa Fe and Taos Ski Valley races have been cancelled. We’ll miss these great races and look forward to getting back there next season! >>> NATIONALS will now be held at the Wasatch Powderkeg at Brighton, UT on Feb 23-25. Visit their website for more info! Other upcoming USSMA events: The Beast – Berksh...

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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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Voting is OPEN for the Athlete Advisory Committee! >>>VOTE NOW<<< * You must be a current USSMA member (with active license) to vote, you may only vote once, and can vote for up to five people. * Voting will be open until midnight Monday, Feb 12th, 2018. The new committee, based on our new bylaws, will be made up of five USSMA athlete members.  Once five members are voted in,...

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As the sport of skimo continues to grow across the US, we want to make sure your voice as an athlete is heard. The newly formed Athlete Advisory Committee (AAC) is a diverse group of skimo athletes, elected by our peer members, to impartially review and represent the interests of all athletes. We invite all USSMA members & non-members to share your thoughts, ideas and concerns with us and toge...

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Shorter days = we’re getting closer to skimo season! As mentioned in the last email, the board has been updated.  The new members bring diversity, new energy, expertise, and new / fresh perspectives.  Here’s a look at the updated USSMA board.  Please welcome the new board members! Ram Mikulas (President)   Matt Hickey (VP) Jonathan Shefftz (Treasurer) – NEW Nick Francis (...

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The season has started! The Race Calendar is up to date with races we’ve been informed of.   Abasin Worlds Qualifiers: The first national/worlds team qualifier races will take place on Dec 14/15.  The youth clinic will take place on Dec 16. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN.  NO REG ON SATURDAY for the Individual race – must reg no later than Fri at 3:30pm. 2018-19 Membership License Requir...

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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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