How to complete a U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Far West Membership
How to find an athletes membership number/card
How to register for a U.S. Ski & Snowboard race
- Online entries
- Fax or mailed in entries - During the 2021 season this method of entry is unavailable due to COVID restrictions
- Qualifying for races/Selection Boards
- Registering for a FIS event
- Tiers of FIS racing
- What is Western Region?
- How to apply for entry to an out of division U.S. Ski & Snowboard race
All athletes in the Far West Division must hold a U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Far West Membership in order to compete in sanctioned events. In order to obtain that membership, please follow these few steps.
- visit www.ussa.org
- click on 'Become a Member'
- either 'Create an Account' or 'Log In' to your My U.S. Ski & Snowboard account.
- from you 'My Account' box choose 'Register a new U.S. Ski & Snowboard member'
- you will need to choose a competitor license based on your age and choose the Far West Division, plus include your club.
- you will complete all steps and check out at the end.
- Questions? contact [email protected], your team administration or [email protected]
How to find an athletes membership number/card
1. go to www.ussa.org
2. log into your "My U.S. Ski & Snowboard Account"
3. your number will show up on your dashboard.
- Download the race announcement and waiver from the race schedule and results page. Read the announcement for date and registration details.
- Download an alpine entry card from the top of the race schedule and results page.
- Fill out the information on the alpine entry card.
- To pay for the race you can either create your own credit card authorization form, or place it on the 'date paid' line, or send in a check. Please write legibly.
- Fill out the waiver for this event location
- Fax/mail in the waiver, payment and the alpine entry card to the race organizer.
The world seems to change and many questions come up when your child becomes a first year U19 and a FIS athlete. Hopefully this will help during the transition. Please remember that this is a guide and for detailed information regarding your athletes FIS participation and schedule you will need to contact your coach.
First item when becoming a FIS athlete is to make sure that the athlete has both a U.S. Ski & Snowboard /Far West membership and a FIS membership. All memberships can be taken care of at one time through the membership department at USSA. FIS memberships must be completed by August 15th in order to be on time, a U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Divisional membership are also required. All three of these memberships can be completed through your 'My U.S. Ski & Snowboard ' account. Please contact [email protected] with further questions.
Qualifying for races/Selection Boards:
Registration for U.S. Ski & Snowboard /Far West races remains the same. For FIS events athletes must qualify in order to participate in these events. Qualifications are based on the current U.S. Ski & Snowboard points list. The points list that will be used to create selection boards for each event are posted on the U19/U21/SRs Schedule and Results page, along with the quota and date the selections will open.
|December 8-11, 2016||Mammoth||2 SL.2 GS||WR FIS||U19+||Registration Package
Open on 11.21.19
|Quota 25M/25W||Points List 5||Men Ladies|
These selection boards open approximately 2 ot 3 weeks prior to an event. An email will go out to the U19+ hotline, and a posting will be made on the homepage of the Far West Skiing website as a notification that the selection boards are open. Athletes have 72 hours to respond to an open selection board. Selections continue down the alternate list until all selection spots have been filled. Many times alternate spots will become filled close to the the event date.
Registering for a FIS event:
Once selections have been made an athlete will have 72 hours to respond to the Far West office if they 'will' or 'will not' be filling that selection/alternate spot, along with all registration paperwork, please follow the directions listed for that specific event. No athlete can register directly with the race organizer for a FIS event. All selected and alternate athletes that respond with a yes must send in their registration pages to the Far West office within that 72 hour time period.
Different tiers of FIS races:
There are tiers of FIS racing that the Far West helps select athletes for.
*Elite FIS series is the top tier of FIS racing in the Western Region. Invitations are open to Far West Divisional quota with no quota expansion.
*The WR FIS series is a level of FIS racing in the Western Region. Invitations are open to the Far West Divisional Quota and allows for quota expansion.
*WR NJR FIS Invitations are open to U19 and U21 athletes only.
What is Western Region?:
Western Region is one of three U.S. Ski & Snowboard regions and is responsible for the regulation of the Alpine Ski Competition within the geographical area of the Western United States. It consists of the five Western Divisions: Alaska, Far West, Intermountain(IMD), Northern and Pacific Northwest(PNSA).
How to apply for an Out of Division U.S. Ski & Snowboard race -
During the 2021 season no U14 or younger will be allowed to race outside of the Far West Division, U16's are not prior to Feb 1 and FIS athletes based on quotas.
No one (competitor, coach, parent, legal guardian) may enter an athlete in a race in another division/region without prior approval from the Far West office. The philosophy of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard is to discourage unnecessary out-of-division travel. The following policy will apply:
- All requests must be made by the athlete’s coach.
- All requests must be submitted to the Far West office, in writing, at least three weeks (21 days) prior to the race
- Racers must meet all qualifications of the host division/region
- Out-of-Division races will only be considered when the Far West is not sponsoring a race of equal caliber, at or about the same time
- Exceptions may be applied for through the FWS office and will be considered by the FWS ACC
- If a request is granted, entries and fees must be submitted to the race organizer before the established deadline