The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of
Olympic skiing and snowboarding. The USSA provides leadership and direction for tens
of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share common core values and
the USSA’s vision of being Best in the World. From grassroots programs to governance
of sport, competition management and athletic rankings, the USSA is committed to
the progression of its sports and elite athlete success, with the ultimate goal of helping
athletes reach the Olympic podium.
Established in 1905, the USSA receives no direct government support, operating solely
through private donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to fund athletic
programs to assist athletes in reaching their dreams.
The USSA is fueled by the passion of Olympism – family, friends, volunteers and
partners united in the spirit of the values and ideals symbolic of the Olympics to help
young athletes at every level follow their dreams.
Local USSA clubs are the foundation of athletic excellence. These clubs provide
nurturing and challenging environments that feed the elite pipeline and provide a system
in which competitors of all abilities can pursue their dreams. The USSA is education
focused and athletically driven, providing sport education to club coaches so that they
can engage optimal training for developing athletes. The USSA’s National Training
System provides a roadmap through the athletic pipeline with USSA talent identification
and development projects providing a pathway to excellence.
Elite development and national team athletes benefit from the USSA’s high performance
athletic programs with access to world class coaching, sports science, sports medicine,
nutrition programs and the USSA Center of Excellence, a national training and education
center at the organization’s home in Park City, UT.
The USSA is a large and diverse organization, encompassing skiing and snowboarding
competition programs at all levels. From the slopes of a local mountain to the Olympic
podium, the USSA supports the development of great individuals and enables all
to develop and pursue their passion. It is the organization of USSA sports and a
commitment to character development and personal dedication that drives excellence,
world-class events and Best in the World performances.