The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. It is the parent organization of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing.  SARA is affiliated with USSA through its Eastern Division and complies with USSA’s competition regulations.  SARA members are also USSA members and our U16-U21 racers are able to earn USSA points at designated SARA races.  Please see the USSA Points page under “USSA” for more details.

More information on age class breakdowns for USSA, which is what SARA races follow can be found here.

USSA was developed to facilitate participation in national and international competition, the Olympic sports organization provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. From grassroots programs to governance of sport, management of rules, competitions and athletic rankings, the USSA oversees athletic pipelines for development in the sports. With a vision to make the USA the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to core values. The USSA, established in 1905, operates out of the national training and education facility, the Center of Excellence, in Park City, UT.