Discounted rates for USASA Members

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Global Rescue recommended for traveling athletes

There is nothing more important to us at the USASA than the health and safety of our athletes. Although equipment is better designed, and we take extensive safety precautions, accidents do happen. This is why we have partnered with Global Rescue to offer their services at a special member rate to USASA athletes and families. 

Typical medical insurance does not cover emergency medical evacuation; it covers hospital and doctor costs once you are in a hospital. These evacuations can often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Global Rescue provides worldwide medical evacuation from the slopes back to the member's home hospital of choice, with all transportation costs covered when you become a member. Global Rescue is also the preferred provider of World Championship Snowboarding, USSA and many snow sports academies and clubs across the globe. 

Memberships start at $119 and offer coverage anywhere in the world, including the United States. USASA athletes and their families will receive a 5% discount at the time of purchase. 

Benefits include: 

  • Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
  • Evacuation back to the member's home hospital of choice
  • 24 hour medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
  • Deployable medical teams to the patient's bedside
  • Specialists at the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations reviewing every case to ensure the best outcome
  • Global network of medical Centers of Excellence
  • Services provided up to a cost of $500,000

USASA athletes traveling internationally should have medical evacuation insurance in place prior to travel and we highly recommend Global Rescue. We also strongly recommend that USASA athletes traveling domestically, (100+ miles from home) also consider enrolling. 

Please visit www.globalrescue.com/partner/usasa online to sign up directly online. If you have questions, or would like to sign up on the telephone, you can call Global Rescue at (617) 459-4200.

Skier and Snowboard Age Groups

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New for the 2016 / 17 season, we've expanded the Skier Age classes to exactly match the existing snowboard age classes.  So yes, we will now have Ruggie Skier age class along with Kahuna and Methuselah Skiers too, how awesome is that?

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Ready for Winter  ?    We are  !!

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The 2016 / 2017 USASA season has begun!

Please take a moment to view the short video shown below to help you understand the changes that we've made to our membership structure. Login to your account to renew your membership or become a new member today.

 

Amazon Smile

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Shop on Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate to the

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A perfect way to support the USASA everytime you shop on Amazon.com

amazonsmileAmazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. We were pleased to announce that Amazon customers can now elect to donate 0.5% of their purchase to the charity of their choice. This is all made possible by shopping on smile.amazon.com.

If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we invite you to shop at smile.amazon.com and choose United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association as your charity of choice. Please click here so you can read about how to use Amazon Smile.

Thank you We Are Camp

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While USASA was makin' the rounds at Mt. Hood Executive Director Mike Mallon (center) and Director of Administration, Zippy Neil (far left) presented a gift of thanks to the folks of WeRCamp for their wonderful partnership.

Also pictured is Kevin English, CEO of We Are Camp (2nd from left), Chris Hargrave, President of Windells, VP We Are Camp (2nd from right) and Thomas Johnson Director of Marketing, We Are Camp (far right). #weareusasa #wercamp #hcsc #windellscamp Windells Camp High Cascade Snowboard Camp

WSF INSTALLS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The World Snowboard Federation & TTR held their General Assembly, June 24th-26th, in Kleinarl, Austria. Delegates from 22 Nations joined the two day long meetings, representing National Snowboard Associations, Riders, Event Organizers and Boardsports Media.

The results of the last days of joint sessions between WSF and TTR moves snowboarding forward in an unrivaled way. During their meetings, WSF and TTR agreed to collectively pave the way to create a new governing structure for International Snowboarding. The new organization will serve Snowboarding on all levels, in a completely neutral way, smashing down walls that have built up over years adding to an already splintered landscape for competition snowboarding. The future will provide a transparent non-confrontational and unified sports system that will be extremely easy for the world to navigate.