Created: 21 May 2020


USASA is committed to assisting series directors, athletes, coaches, and parents navigate the 2020-21 USASA competition season during the COVID-19 global pandemic. We recognize that COVID-19 has impacted different parts of the country in varying degrees at different times and remains fluid. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact and can lead to severe illness and death. 

You can view the USASA Return To Play Plan (RTPP) here.  This has been developed following the guidance of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s COVID-19 Task Force and Domestic Competition Guidance Plan along with guidance from CDC best practices. 


All USASA members who would like to participate in a USASA competition (athletes, coaches, judges, volunteers, officials) must register via the USASA online event registration.


STEP 1 - Each event registration will open two weeks before and close 72-96 hrs before the day of the event. 

STEP 2 - Once the competition registration is confirmed each participant listed must log back in and complete a health screen. USASA will send an email reminder with a link to the email used to register, or the member may simply log back in and complete the screen within 72 hours before the event.

A pre-event Health Screen must be completed from the time period not more than 96 hours before the event.

  1. No late add-ins, or registrations within the 96 hr window of the event.
  2. No onsite registrations or health screens will be allowed.
  3. Compliance will be verified by USASA Covid-19 Coordinator for competition participation.

As a reminder do not compete/travel to a USASA event if you:

  1. Are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms range from mild to severe illness and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, including: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  2. Have been in close, sustained contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. If you are at higher risk of developing a serious disease based on an existing autoimmune deficiency or previous medical history

All USASA members and participants are expected to follow local, state, and federal public health mandates before, during, and after USASA competition participation. Everyone working together and adhering to local policies is needed in order to ensure a safe competitive environment and running a USASA 2020-21 competitive season.

Key Points

USASA COVID-19 Guest and Resort Safety Measures

    • 100% Online Registration- No need to meet in the lodge or check-in, just sign up
      online, and away you go. We will meet you on the hill at your start time.
    • Electronic Information Sharing- (Team App) - Everything you need for information on event days right on your phone.  Bib Pickup, Heat Times, Start Lists, Inspection and Training times. Resort partners can share advertising space here as well!
    • Heat Formatting- This allows us to make smaller heats of 25 or less to help navigate the event day and keep crowds down at the start. Show up at your scheduled heat time, inspect, train, practice, take your (2) runs and call it a day! 
    • Expanded Start Areas- We will be working with resort partners to provide additional start area space where applicable to ensure adequate room for proper distancing.
    • Face Coverings- This is pretty common already in our winter sports. We will require these by all staff and for athletes when social distancing is not possible.
    • Awards Ceremonies- Awards will be done virtually when required and medals will be transferred by heat or team to keep person to person contact to a minimum.


  • Contact Tracing- Athletes, coaches, judges, and officials will be registered and tracked for each event. Health assessments will be completed and participant information recorded.
  • CDC Best Practices- All USASA events will be held within state local and federal guidelines as suggested by regional health administrators and authorities.


Thank you for being a valued USASA member and we look forward to seeing you at your next USASA regional event.

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1/14/2021 * Updated

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