The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Founded in 1905, the century-old organization provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders from over 400 member clubs who share an Olympic dream.
The USSA and its local clubs coordinate nationwide programs in seven distinctly different Olympic sports -- alpine, cross country, disabled, freestyle, ski jumping, Nordic combined, and snowboarding. It is responsible for all aspects of competitive skiing and snowboarding from grassroots programs through elite international teams, including training and fielding the annual U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding, as well as the Olympic teams in skiing and snowboarding.
The USSA is composed of over 30,000 athletes, officials and coaches, with a network of over 100,000 parents, volunteers and supporters helping create opportunities for young athletes.
The USSA is the most diverse of any Olympic Sports organization with six different athletic sport programs that account for nearly 50 percent of the Olympic Winter Games events.