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U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Outside Join Forces to Create North America’s Preeminent Snowsports Hub

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
October, 16 2022
Outside and U.S. Ski & Snowboard logo
Outside and U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Innovative, multi-revenue-stream partnership will bring Olympic athletes, domestic World Cup events, and instructional content streaming to 250 million active users.

BOULDER, Colorado OR PARK CITY, Utah (October 17, 2022) – In a move that links America’s snowsports governing body and the country’s largest creator of outdoor recreation media and services, U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Outside Interactive, Inc., today announced a longterm strategic partnership to create and broadcast snowsports content. For the first time, FIS World Cup alpine, cross country, freestyle, snowboard, and freeski events held in the United States will be available to stream on all Outside platforms, including OutsideOnline.com, SkiMag.com, the Outside App, and Outside Watch. The partnership will also launch a bundled Outside+ and U.S. Ski & Snowboard consumer membership, as well as business partnerships in competition registration, photography services, Web3 innovation, and sponsorship sales.

As part of the partnership, Outside becomes the streaming broadcaster of domestic U.S. World Cups, with more than 90 hours of competition in the 2022-23 season. The season’s eight alpine, freestyle, snowboard, and freeski domestic FIS World Cup events include the Killington Cup, Xfinity Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek, Aspen World Cup, Palisades Tahoe World Cup, Freestyle International at Deer Valley, the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth and Copper, and the Visa Big Air at Copper. The coverage will also feature never-before-televised snowboard and freeski qualifiers at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air. In addition to these events, Outside will air new and archival non-event programming. 

“We are delighted about this new partnership with Outside,” said Sophie Goldschmidt, U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO. “It enables the passionate fans of skiing and snowboarding in the United States to watch our major domestic events and to combine the U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Outside communities in an innovative multi-platform partnership. We have the most FIS World Cups on U.S. soil in history this winter, and we are proud to showcase those incredible events with Outside to inspire new and seasoned ski and snowboard fans. Outside is more than a distribution partner with incredible channels and scale; what really attracted us was the opportunity to build a strategic alliance to allow our community to more deeply engage with our athletes, content and other new offerings.”

“First and foremost, we’re honored to support the Olympic movement and help U.S. Ski & Snowboard nurture the next generation of American medal hopefuls,” said Robin Thurston, CEO of Outside. “Nothing could be more inspiring for a young skier than to watch champions come up through the ranks, dominate and take gold with the national anthem playing. This partnership will bring those special moments to more eyeballs, along with hundreds of hours of exciting video content from Outside Watch, Warren Miller and our brand partners. With U.S. Ski & Snowboard, we’re creating a one-stop resource where skiers and snowboarders will find motivation along with the world’s richest archive of gear, travel, and instructional content.”

The partnership will also lead to the creation of a unique membership bundle for U.S. Ski & Snowboard members, one that provides access to Outside+ premium content, educational videos, SKI Magazine content, GPS mapping services, outdoor industry gear discounts and NASTAR, the largest public grassroots ski racing program in the world.

In addition to airing races, Outside will have access to an extensive archive of ski and snowboard footage, as well as the opportunity to produce original content franchises with the team’s athletes, coaches and other experts. U.S. Ski & Snowboard will also utilize Outside’s expertise in competition software and Web3 to develop innovative services for its membership and fans of the sports.

Further streaming and televised coverage of international FIS races in the United States will be announced in the following weeks leading up to the FIS World Cup season. 

2022-23 DOMESTIC WORLD CUPS

Alpine

Nov. 26-27: Killington Cup, Killington, Vermont; women’s slalom/giant slalom

Dec. 2-4: Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill/downhill

Feb. 25-26: Palisades Tahoe, California; men’s slalom/giant slalom

March 3-5: America’s Downhill, Aspen, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill

Freestyle

Feb. 2-4: Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International, Deer Valley, Utah; men’s and women’s aerials/moguls

Freeski and Snowboard

Dec. 16-17: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s halfpipe

Dec. 16-17: Visa Big Air Presented by Toyota, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s big air

Feb. 2-4: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, California; men’s and women’s halfpipe/slopestyle

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About Outside Interactive, Inc.

Outside is the premier destination for active lifestyle enthusiasts and home to leading brands in the endurance sports, outdoor, and healthy living spaces. Each month, Outside reaches 80 million of the most active consumers in the world across its 30+ media, digital, and technology platforms, creating an experience for both longtime adventurers and those just getting started. Outside’s mission is to get everyone outdoors, experiencing healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives. Outside’s membership offering, Outside+, bundles best-in-class storytelling, meal plans, gear reviews, online courses, discounted event access, magazines, and more. Learn more at OutsideInc.com.

About U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2022, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined, and ski jumping. In addition to the fully-funded elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success, and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org.

Media inquiries, please contact:

Outside: Jon Dorn, pr@outsideinc.com

U.S. Ski & Snowboard: Courtney Harkins, courtney.harkins@usskiandsnowboard.org 

 

 

Join the U.S. Cross Country & Biathlon Ski Team at the Schutzenski Festival at Solider Hollow Nordic Center

By Leann Bentley
October, 13 2022
Solider Hollow Nordic Center
Solider Hollow Nordic Center. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

Join the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and the U.S. Biathlon Team for the Second Annual Schutzenski Festival at Solider Hollow on October 15 and 16, 2022. The Schutzenski Festival is a great opportunity to watch elite-level Biathlon and Cross Country athletes train and race on the storied 2022 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games course. 

Throughout the day, spectators will have a front-row seat to cheer on some of the best cross country and biathlon racers in the country. For the elite XC ski races, several U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes will race including Olympic gold and silver medalist Jessie Diggins, University of Utah Ski Team athletes Luke Jager and Novie McCabe, and many more. 

Public activities include biathlon and roller ski clinics, meet-and-greets with elite athletes, vendor villages, industry demos and more. Don’t miss out on this unique event at the iconic Solider Hollow Nordic Center, the site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games!

EVENT SCHEDULE for Saturday, October 15:

  • 6:30 AM: Race Registration Opens
  • 8:15 AM: XC Rollerski Open Race
  • 8:30 AM: FREE 1km Dino Fun Run Begins
  • 8:40 AM: 5/10km Run/Walk Begins
  • 9:00 – 11:00 AM: Coffee & Breakfast Food Trucks available
  • 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Elite Biathlon & XC Ski Races (Spectators Welcome!)
  • 11:00 AM: Beer Garden Opens
  • 12:15 PM: Wild West Shootout
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Open Biathlon and Ski Races
  • 12:45 PM: Awards
  • 1:14 PM: Athlete Meet & Greet
  • 1:30 PM: Open Biathlon Race
  • 2:00 PM: Public Biathlon Sessions
  • 2:15-4:15 PM: Industry Demos
  • 4:00 PM: Beer Garden Closes

Learn more from the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. 

Sun Valley and Waterville Valley to Host the Toyota U.S. Alpine and Freestyle Ski National Championships

By Leann Bentley
October, 10 2022
2018 Alpine National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.
2018 Alpine National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

PARK CITY, UTAH (October 10, 2022) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard confirms a two-year deal with resorts in Sun Valley, Idaho, and Waterville Valley, New Hampshire to host the Toyota U.S. Alpine National Championships and the Toyota U.S. Freestyle National Championships through the 2024 season. 

“Sun Valley and Waterville have a proven track record of hosting competitions and we could not be more excited to have them on board for the next two years,” says Eric Webster, Director of Events at U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “U.S. Ski & Snowboard is excited to support the organizing committees and look forward to cheering on the athletes, many of whom are currently on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team rosters.”

Each year, the Toyota U.S. National Championships bring top athletes from each division and a handful of international racers to storied national venues. Both locations have experienced organizing committees and involved ski clubs that have put on large-scale events in the past, including NorAm Championships, World Cups, Junior Nationals and other notable winter competitions.   

Alpine Nationals in the West 

From April 2-5, Sun Valley Resort will host the 2023 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships with both men and women competing in slalom, giant slalom and super-G events. The course in Sun Valley has a storied history of alpine racing, along with technical and challenging terrain, and will feature local U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes such as Ryder Sarchett, Jack Smith and Dasha Romanov.

“As the first destination ski resort in North America, we are proud to be a location where history and memories are made. We last hosted the U.S. Alpine Championships in 2018, and we are looking forward to welcoming back athletes to our beautiful community, where people have come to enjoy the incredible terrain and experience since 1936," said Sun Valley Resort Director of Marketing & PR Bridget Higgins. "Sun Valley's history is steeped in unifying competition and team camaraderie, and we're looking forward to seeing friendly and healthy competition foster incredible performances. We are so proud that three Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation members are on the team.”

Freestyle Champs in the East 

Freestyle skiing lies at the heart of the Waterville Valley and the community of Mount Tecumseh is excited to welcome back world-class freestyle athletes to the “Birthplace of Freestyle Skiing.” Waterville Valley has hosted several competitions in years past and many legendary freestyle skiers have competed on this mountain, namely Wayne Wong, Doug Pfeiffer, Nick Preston and 2x Olympic medalist Hannah Kearney. 

“Waterville Valley is home to a thriving community of young athletes, from the BBTS Snowsports Club to the Waterville Valley Academy,” says Sarah Van Kralingen, Marketing and Communications Manager at Waterville Valley Resort. “We hope events like this will inspire and influence aspiring young athletes, demonstrating the phenomenal skill, athleticism and sportsmanship involved in freestyle skiing.” 

The moguls and dual moguls events will take place at Waterville Valley Resort on locals’ favorite Lower Bobby’s Run—a steep and technical track perfectly positioned for spectators at the base.

The full schedule of races will be available closer to the event. 

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About Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Resort was founded in 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort. Located in the Idaho mountains, it is truly a four-season resort with a wide array of activities. With more than 3,400 vertical feet and over 2,300 acres of skiable terrain, Sun Valley offers skiers and boarders an exceptional and varied experience. Bald Mountain has 12 chairlifts, 100 runs, and family and beginner-friendly Dollar Mountain offers two high-speed quads, a terrain park- and the Silver Dollar Carpet for ease of access and learning appeal. Sun Valley is a member of The Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, The Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo.  

Sun Valley is served by Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN). The airport is located 14 miles from the resort and is easily accessed from six major cities: San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Salt Lake City (SLC), Denver (DEN), and Chicago (ORD). All Sun Valley Resort guests receive complimentary roundtrip airport transportation.

www.sunvalley.com | 800.786.8259 | @sunvalley | #sunvalley

About Waterville Valley Resort

Home of the Kids Ski Free Pass, Waterville Valley Resort is New Hampshire’s Family Resort, offering a plethora of year-round family-friendly activities. With 265 acres of alpine skiing terrain, 72 kilometers of Nordic Ski trails, and 125 miles of hiking trails, the potential for exploration is endless. Enjoy slopeside family-friendly après-ski, specialty cocktails, live music, and fireworks; or discover the serenity of the White Mountains via alpine skiing, hiking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, or mountain biking! 

About U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2022, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined, and ski jumping. In addition to the fully-funded elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success, and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org.


 

Shiffrin and St. Louis Community Raise over $800k

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
October, 4 2022
Mikaela Shiffrin and Ron Kruszewski stand outside of the 6th Annual St. Louis Aprés Ski Party, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mikaela Shiffrin and Ron Kruszewski stand outside of the 6th Annual St. Louis Aprés Ski Party in St. Louis, Missouri. (Rob Westrich / Westrich Photography)

St. Louis, Missouri may not be your typical ski town but it is filled with a community that continues to cheer on and support our athletes, year after year. At the 6th Annual St. Louis Aprés Ski Party, Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin and 400 stead-fast St. Louis fans dressed in this year’s theme of denim and ice and raised $800,000 for U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Ron Kruszewski, who serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corporation generously hosted the event at his home and stood with Mikaela at the doors of ‘Mikaela’s Saloon’ while greeting every supporter as they arrived.


As Mikaela shared on her personal Instagram profile, this fundraiser is very important to her and a tradition to kick off the season, “St. Louis, you have outdone yourselves. Some of the best sports fans in the world and I’m so happy to have connected with you all again before the season officially starts. On behalf of the entire U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, we can’t thank you enough for your support. It’s because of all of you that we’re able to do what we love.”


Through generous donations from Stifel and attendees, silent auctions featuring U.S. Ski Team and Olympic gear, local art and more, all funds collected from the evening directly benefit the athletes of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams. To all in attendance, both in person and those who supported from afar, your generosity and support offer the 180 athletes of the national U.S. Ski & Snowboard team the encouragement and funds they need to compete on the world’s biggest stage this winter. We could not be more grateful for the support from the St. Louis community. When you see an American flag on the podium this winter, know you played a part in making it happen. Thank you for being part of the team behind the Team. 

St. Louis fundraiser

Final U.S. World Cup Schedule Announced 

By Leann Bentley
October, 3 2022
killington cup crowd
A record crowd cheers on the women at the 2019 Killington Cup. (U.S Ski & Snowboard - Jack Arrix)

The U.S. to host the most FIS World Cups on American soil in history.

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2022

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (October 3, 2022) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard confirms the 2022-23 FIS World Cup schedule in the United States after the 2022 fall FIS meetings. U.S. Ski & Snowboard and its resort partners will host four alpine World Cups, one freestyle World Cup and three snowboard/freeski World Cups—the most ever on U.S. soil.  

“We could not be more excited to host eight World Cups at U.S. venues this season,” said Sophie Goldschmidt, President & CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “This is a pivotal moment for skiing and snowboarding in the United States, allowing sports fans to watch the best of the best compete on their home mountains and inspire generations to come.” 

Alpine World Cups

As is tradition, the 2022-23 U.S. FIS World Cup circuit will begin on the east coast with the women’s alpine team racing giant slalom and slalom at the fan-favorite Killington Cup. 40,000 fans are expected to cheer on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team women, including five-time Killington Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin. 

The week after Killington, the men are in Beaver Creek, Colorado for the annual Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup for super-G and downhill events starring 2022 Olympic silver medalist Ryan Cochran-Siegle. 

After a European stint, the World Cup tour returns to the United States at the end of February for giant slalom and slalom races at the Palisades Tahoe World Cup, with hometown racers and World Cup podium stars Bryce Bennett and Travis Ganong returning to race in front of their home crowd. To conclude the U.S. circuit, the men heads to Aspen, Colorado at the beginning of March for the Aspen World Cup speed events on the famed America’s Downhill course. 

Snowboard / Freeski World Cups

Copper Mountain will host two World Cups in December: the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and the Visa Big Air presented by Toyota. Both events will bring the best competitive freeskiers and snowboarders to world-class big air and halfpipe venues. Athletes, including 2022 Olympic medalists Alex Hall and Julia Marino, will compete. 

In February, the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix will return to Mammoth Mountain in California for slopestyle and halfpipe competitions. 

Freestyle World Cups 

From February 2-4, the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup returns to Deer Valley Resort for its 25th year and will host moguls, aerials and dual moguls on the famous 2002 Olympic course. In the aerials event, 2022 Olympic champion aerialists Ashley Caldwell, Chris Lillis, and Justin Schoenfeld will be competing, while 2022 Olympic silver medalist Jaelin Kauf headlines the moguls competition. 

2022-23 World Cup Schedule

Freeski and Snowboard

  • Dec. 16-17: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s halfpipe
  • Dec. 16-17: Visa Big Air presented by Toyota, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s big air
  • Feb. 2-4: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, California; men’s and women’s halfpipe/slopestyle

Freestyle

  • Feb. 2-4: Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International, Deer Valley, Utah; men’s and women’s aerials/mogul

Alpine

  • Nov. 26-27: Killington Cup, Vermont; women’s slalom/giant slalom
  • Dec. 2-4: Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill/downhill
  • Feb. 25-26: Palisades Tahoe, California; men’s slalom/giant slalom
  • March 3-5: Aspen World Cup, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill

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QUOTES

Aspen World Cup - Aspen Snowmass, Colorado
John Rigney, Senior Vice President, Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort

"It’s thrilling to see World Cup racing back in Aspen. Our community’s alpine heritage and love of skiing runs deep and everyone pitches in to support events that bring the best in the world to Aspen. Having the men on our iconic America’s Downhill track will be incredible. World Cup Finals in 2017 was amazing, but we haven’t seen this level of racing on that course in years. The energy, the excitement, the crowds lining the course, and the speedI believe people will be blown away by what they see on one of the world’s most exciting downhill venues."

Xfinity Birds of Prey - Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado
Nadia Guerriero, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Beaver Creek Resort
"We are so excited to host the Birds of Prey World Cup again this season at Beaver Creek. As a favorite course of U.S. racers and coaches, we are counting down the days until we welcome the world to our incredible steep terrain, intimate alpine village and exceptional guest service.”

Ross Leonhart, Marketing and Multi-Media Manager, Vail Valley Foundation
“As a staple on the World Cup circuit since 1997, we are excited to see more ski racing on American soil this year. We know there is an appetite for ski racing in the United States and can’t wait to see more of it. The annual Birds of Prey races in Beaver Creek have become known as the kickoff to winter in North America and a celebration of exciting speed events. There’s nothing quite like World Cup ski racing and the atmosphere that comes along with it, especially here in the United States.”

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix & Visa Big Air present by Toyota - Copper Mountain, Colorado 
Dustin Lyman, President and General Manager, Copper Mountain
"As Copper embarks on its 50th anniversary season, we are thrilled to honor our longstanding partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and welcome the return of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, and the Visa Big Air presented by Toyota event. Hosting elite-level competitions is in Copper’s DNA and there’s truly no better way to celebrate this monumental season than to unite some of the most passionate athletes and fans in the sport at these world-class events. We look forward to another great year ahead."

Killington Cup - Killington Ski Resort, Vermont
Mike Solimano, President & General Manager, Killington Resort and Pico Mountain
“It is truly an honor to welcome the World Cup each year to Killington. Watching world-class athletes racing down Superstar, encouraged by such a passionate crowd, is an unmatched experience. The Killington Cup is about the community as much as the competition and in the past, the number of fans in attendance has broken records. We're excited to return this year with Friday night festivities like the bib draw and fireworks and the new K-1 Lodge to welcome them all. I personally can't wait to see if Mikaela Shiffrin will be able to hold on to her title for the sixth time or if a new face will claim the crown." 

Toyota U.S. Grand Prix - Mammoth Mountain, California
Michelle Tomaier, Director, Events, Sponsorships and Athletes

“Mammoth is proud to host our 17th Toyota U.S. Grand Prix here in our Unbound Terrain Parks. Our 20+ year partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and our commitment to all levels of athletic training and competition, are at the core of the Mammoth brand. We look forward to watching hometown heroes like Maddie Mastro, Dusty Henricksen and Brock Crouch, as well as the rest of the field, compete at the highest level this February.” 

Palisades Tahoe World Cup - Palisades Tahoe, California 
Communications and Public Relations Team, Palisades Tahoe
“Palisades Tahoe looks forward to continuing our tradition of hosting the greatest international winter events and we couldn’t be more proud to welcome the international ski community back to our resort. This year, the resort is hosting a men’s event for the first time since 1969. The event will be held on the same trail used in 2017 for the women’s alpine cup races; the course was described as one of the toughest venues on the women’s circuit. Palisades Tahoe is honored to host a world cup event and eagerly awaits the positive energy brought to the community by a World Cup event.” 

Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup - Deer Valley, Utah
Susie English, Vice President of Marketing, Deer Valley Resort 
"The 2023 Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International in February will mark 25 years that Deer Valley Resort has hosted elite international ski competitions. Our continued commitment to hosting these world-class events is a hallmark of Deer Valley’s legacy and we are excited to welcome the athletes and spectators back to our venue as nighttime events are planned to return this year."

Early Bird Registration Deadline Oct. 15

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
September, 28 2022
Early Registration Deadline

Don’t delay! The early bird registration deadline is 5 p.m. (MDT), Saturday, Oct 15. Register now to beat the rush!  

Price increases go into effect beginning Oct. 16. Members may renew online at my.usskiandsnowboard.org today! This deadline only applies to individual members.

Important reminders:

• Please remember to check the cart on the right to see if the membership has been pre-populated based on the membership held last season.

• Membership information including categories, descriptions, pricing and benefits may be found under the membership link at http://my.ussa.org/membership/start

• A U.S. Ski & Snowboard Family Membership cap of $500 is provided for immediate family members registering at once. If your family’s U.S. Ski & Snowboard memberships total more than $500, please contact Member Services for a rebate by email, chat or phone with the names and membership numbers for your family. A refund check will be sent via mail. (Division dues, FIS registration and merchandise not included.) 

• Add additional U.S. Ski & Snowboard memberships for only the cost of the highest membership. For example, a freestyle competitor may add an alpine competitor membership at no additional charge. An alpine coach may add an alpine master’s membership at no additional charge. (Division dues and FIS registration not included.)

We encourage you to reach out to Member Services for assistance. We're here to help! 

Member Services
435.647.2666
membership@usskiandsnowboard.org
www.usskiandsnowboard.org

                                                                                                                                   

Killington Cup Tickets On Sale Oct. 6

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
September, 23 2022
Killington Cup
Finish area at the 2021 FIS Ski World Cup - Homelight Killington Cup at Killington Resort (U.S. Ski & Snowboard, @dustinsatloff)

Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and a POWDR resort, has announced that tickets for the 2022 Killington Cup will be available for purchase starting October 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET at killington.com.

Taking place November 25-27, the FIS Ski World Cup will once again bring the women’s giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont. The event is expected to attract U.S. Ski Team superstars, including five-time Killington Cup slalom victor and last season’s overall World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin, former University of Vermont skier Paula Moltzan and Burke Mountain graduate and Dartmouth student Nina O’Brien. 

Returning this year is the athlete bib presentation, fireworks display and vendor village to kick things off on Friday night. There is no ticket required for the Friday night activities, which are free to the public. In addition, Killington Resort will be unveiling its state-of-the-art K-1 base lodge this season, where fans will be able to warm up and enjoy a variety of refreshments throughout the weekend.  

“It is truly an honor to welcome the World Cup each year to Killington. Watching world-class athletes racing down Superstar, encouraged by such a passionate crowd, is an unmatched experience,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “The Killington Cup is about the community as much as the competition. Last year, we raised over $449,000 to support the regional winter sports community through the Killington World Cup Foundation, and we are proud to continue this tradition and donate a portion of ticket sales, including 100% of general admission and VIP packages, again in 2022. We are also thrilled to debut the new K-1 Lodge, which is truly the icing on the cake.”  

Again this year, a percentage from all ticket options benefit the Killington World Cup Foundation, which supports athlete hospitality and provides grants to bolster winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports throughout the region. Proceeds from 2021 ticket sales supported over 31 winter sports programs in eight states. Ticket offerings for the 2022 Killington Cup include: 

General Admission - $5 per day  

All proceeds of general admission tickets benefit the Killington World Cup Foundation - viewing areas are located all around the base of Superstar Trail and adjacent to the racecourse. Two video boards will provide top-to-bottom race coverage while approximately 35% of the course will be visible from these areas.  

VIP Packages – Sold in Partnership with the Killington World Cup Foundation 

The Killington World Cup Foundation is currently pre-selling Silver, Gold and Platinum packages only. Information about VIP package options or getting on the waitlist for individual tickets can be found at kwcfgivesback.org

Premier Grandstand – $100 Sat / $90 Sun  

The Premier Grandstand offers guaranteed access to the highest five rows of the grandstands at the base of Superstar trail, providing one of the best vantage points of the course.  

Grandstand – $45 Sat / $40 Sun 

Ticketed Grandstands are located at the base of the Superstar trail, adjacent to the racecourse, and are general admission for all rows except the top five. The grandstand provides an elevated view of the racecourse, along with two jumbo screens broadcasting top-to-bottom race coverage.  

Parking 

K-1 preferred parking is available again this year. Preferred parking is $80 per day and entitles purchasers access to the K-1 parking lots for one vehicle. Free parking and shuttles will continue to be available around Killington Resort.  

For additional information about the 2022 Killington Cup, please visit killington.com/worldcup and sign-up Killington Cup text updates here.  

Smith Named to U.S. World Cup Soccer Team

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
September, 23 2022
Sammy Smith
Sammy Smith, who finished fifth in the freestyle sprint at the 2022 FIS Junior World Nordic Championships, will represent the United States at the U-17 Soccer World Cup in India. (@Flyingpoint)

Sammy Smith will soon suit up for the United States in a second sport.

The U.S. women’s soccer team on Thursday selected the Boise High junior for next month’s U-17 World Cup in India, adding to a breakthrough year for the multisport star — on her 17th birthday.

“I was really shocked, especially after not being invited to some of the recent events. I’m super excited. I can’t wait. It’s going to be a great opportunity.”
- Sammy Smith

The U-17 Women’s World Cup kicks off Oct. 11, when the United States takes on host India at 8:30 a.m. Mountain time. The U.S. also drew Brazil and Morocco in Group A. Fox Sports 2 will broadcast all U.S. games during the group stage, and the 16-team tournament crowns its champion Oct. 30.

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Partners With GMTM For Future Athlete Identification

By Leann Bentley
September, 14 2022

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Partners With GMTM For Future Athlete Identification and gives young athletes around the country an opportunity to try out for the U.S. Aerials Ski Team team virtually. 

Have you watched the Olympic Winter Games and thought, ‘I want to do that’? Now you have the opportunity. U.S. Ski & Snowboard has partnered with GMTM to recruit young athletes and Olympic hopefuls to gain attention from Olympic coaches in aerials skiing through the U.S. Aerials Ski Team Pipeline: Digital Combine

Aerials skiing became an Olympic sport at the 1994 Games and consists of a skier performing flips and spins off a jump and landing on an inclined hill. Aerialists’ scores are based on their jumps, air time, form, landing and degree of difficulty of the jump performed. 

Aerials skiers come from various backgrounds, including gymnastics, diving, trampolining, BMX biking and more. And the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team is looking to recruit athletes to join the pipeline for the Olympic Winter Games. 

Through U.S. Ski & Snowboard on GMTM, athletes can participate in activities hosted by Team USA scouts and coaches to gain exposure and be seen by the best in the sport. Through questionnaires, video uploads and messaging to connect athletes to coaches, young skiers will be one step closer to competing for the nation's national team. 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the United States’ National Governing Body (NGB) for skiing and snowboarding and hosts national and international competitions while helping athletes compete. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is also responsible for nominating athletes to Team USA—the nation's team for the Olympic Games.

The U.S Aerials Ski Team Pipeline: Digital Combine offers experienced skiers and new athletes from other sports backgrounds a step-by-step process to begin participating in the sport. Through the event page, five unique activities allow participants to showcase a variety of talents from different disciplines. Those activities include:

1. Athlete Background - Build your ATHLETE profile and share what interests you about the U.S. Aerials Ski Team.

2. Highlight Reel - Upload a highlight reel or a video of your highest sporting achievement.

3. Standing Backflip - Upload a video of your standing backflip, aerial training or trampoline work so that our team can review your submission.

4. 40-Yard Dash - Upload your 40-yard dash time below and a video recording of your sprint so our team can review your submission.

5. Vertical Jump - Upload your vertical jump measurement below and a video recording of your jump so our team can review your submission.

The partnership between GMTM and U.S. Ski & Snowboard allows youth skiers to interact in real-time and build a profile that organizes accomplishments, metrics and content, which is visible to coaches.

If you are a skier or an athlete from another sport hoping to find an opportunity with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, create a profile now and stay tuned for new events coming to GMTM.

 

About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2022, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined, and ski jumping. In addition to the fully-funded elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success, and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org.

Grill & Chill Aerials Team Fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
September, 7 2022
 Aerials athlete
U.S. Aerials Ski Team athlete practicing at the Utah Olympic Park. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team)

The U.S. Aerials Ski Team is hosting the annual Grill & Chill fundraiser Thursday, September 15, at the Utah Olympic Park (UOC). Attendees, virtually and in-person, will get a behind-the-scenes look at our aerials athletes practicing their spectacular tricks in the Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. All proceeds benefit the team as they gear up for the 2022-2023 season. 

Attend

Join us at 10:00 a.m., MST, on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Facebook page to hear from 1995 moguls Olympian Sean Smith, who will be live from the water ramps to give a first-hand look into the athlete's practice while talking to them before they take another lap. In the afternoon, RSVP (spots are limited) to snag a front-row seat on the deck to watch their second practice of the day. 

Donate

All donations will support critical needs for coaching, travel, and training costs throughout the 2022-23 season. RSVP is required to attend the afternoon session, but all virtual and in-person attendees are encouraged to enter the raffle, check out our online auction and donate. 

Who will be there?

Take a look at the 2022-23 aerials athletes who will be in attendance at the event:

Ashley Caldwell, 29, Ashburn, VA. - U.S. aerial skier; 2022 Olympic gold medalist, 4x Olympian, on the team that won the inaugural gold medal during the mixed team aerials event at the 2022 Winter Olympics

Chris Lillis, 24, Pittsford, NY. – 2022 Olympic gold medalist; first American aerial skier to land a quint in competition in over a decade

Justin Schoenefeld, 24, Lawrenceburg, IN. – 2022 Olympic gold medalist; first athlete from Indiana to win a gold medal at the Winter Games

Megan Nick, 25, Shelburne, VT. – 2022 Olympic bronze medalist; first American to win an individual aerials Olympic medal since 1998

Winter Vinecki, 24, Gaylord, MI.  – U.S. aerial skier; 4 FIS World Cup podiums; has completed a marathon on seven different continents

Eric Loughran, 25, Pelham, N.H. – U.S. aerial skier; 2x Olympian and 2020 National Champion

Quinn Dehlinger, 20, Cincinnati, OH. – U.S. aerial skier; 2x Junior National Champion and 2018-19 NorAm Cup Champion

Derek Krueger, 19, Cleveland, OH. – U.S. aerial skier; top-10 finish in 2022 World Cup Finals

Kaila Kuhn, 19, Boyne City, MI. – U.S aerial skier; finished the 2018-19 World Cup season ranked 15th overall

Dani Loeb, 21, Pintala, AL. – U.S aerial skier; first Alabamian ever to make the team[CH3] 

Karenna Elliot, 22, Cincinnati, OH. - U.S. aerial skier; started skiing when she was 14 and is now the second person, and the first woman, to do a double back pike on snow

Megan Smallhouse, 21, Reno, NV. - U.S. aerial skier; 2018-19 NorAm Cup Overall Champion, started skiing at 11 months old and has a twin brother who is also a ski racer

Tasia Tanner, 20, Salt Lake City, UT. - U.S. aerial skier; two 11th place finishes at the World Cup, and 8 NorAm Cup podiums, before deciding to specialize in aerial skiing, she competed in Big Mountain and Big Air

Donate to the Aerials Team Today!