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, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By
empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, the USSA
is committed to the progression of its sports and athlete success.
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.
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, sport science, sport medicine, nutrition
programs and the USSA Center of Excellence, a national training and education center at the
organization’s home in Park City, UT.
It is the organization of and the simple pursuit of USSA sports that drives excellence, world-class
events and Best in the World performances. The USSA community – family, friends, coaches,
volunteers – is united to help young athletes follow their dreams. 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 of skiing and snowboarding.
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