Membership

All Far West competitors, coaches and officials involved in U.S. Ski & Snowboard junior racing must be members in good standing of FWS, and appropriately licensed by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in order to participate in any U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS races. Be aware that U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FWS each charge a late penalty for memberships not received by October 15; this does NOT apply to new members. Memberships will not be processed until complete, including all paperwork and fees (including penalties where applicable).

FWS members will receive ONE consolidated bill from U.S. Ski & Snowboard for U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FWS dues. Members will receive one U.S. Ski & Snowboard card, indicating U.S. Ski & Snowboard license and FWS membership status. Memberships expire annually on June 30th.

Sr-U16 athletes who have not completed membership and license requirements by the points list deadline will not appear on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard points list and, consequently, will be seeded 999.99 in all U.S. Ski & Snowboard races until the the next points list opening. Points can not be reinstated or confirmed in between lists; this rule has always applied to FIS and has been adopted by USSA. Additionally, there will be NO retroactive posting of results acquired between lists and NO recalculation of race penalties with updated points for top athletes in a competition.

Athletes must be able to present their current U.S. Ski & Snowboard card, indicating appropriate age class and license/membership status, to race organizers in order to compete in any U.S. Ski & Snowboard race. 

U.S. Ski & Snwoboard and Far West Alpine Membership - external link to online registration
U.S. Ski & Snowboard contact info:

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Resources and Policies:
Resources:

  • Website update - For the moment, all Member Services resources remain under the Membership Icon at http://my.ussa.org/membership/start. This will likely shift with the introduction of the new website. However, the website change is tentatively scheduled after the Oct 15 registration deadline.
  • The knowledge base is accessible through the membership start page or at https://memberhelp.ussa.org/phpkb/. It contains almost 300 articles and we’ll continue to add more. I encourage you to send article suggestions!
  • FIS Licenses – New this season, those athletes who forget to purchase a FIS license through online registration may still purchase a FIS license online. No more paper forms! FIS registration can be accessed through a link in the member’s online account or at http://my.ussa.org/node/3971 under the Membership Icon on the homepage.
  • Comp Guides begin shipping to coaches and officials in mid to late October. They will also be posted online. Members will be notified of the location upon posting.
  • Member Benefits (including Experticity) are accessible through member’s online accounts by clicking the Member Discounts button on the right.
  • Member Lookup – General members in all sports will appear in green as “current”. However, general members are not eligible to participate in U.S. Ski & Snowboard events, excluding cross country general members. We’ll be working with IT to improve the general member color coding issue in the future. In the meantime, please reference the following color coding below and on the Member Lookup tool to determine a member’s status and eligibility to participate.

Policies:

  • Short-Term membership guidelines – PLEASE READ
  • Limit of 2 short term membership purchases/events per person per season
  • Additional participation will require upgrade to regular membership
  • The amount previously paid for the short-term memberships will be applied towards the upgrade in the same season
  • Additional Short-Term memberships may be purchased directly through Member Services.
    • Call Member Services at 435.647.2666, send us email to membership@ussa.org or send us a chat
    • Please purchase your short-term membership at least 24 hours prior to the event
  • Family Cap Refund – Members seeking a Family Membership Cap refund will be required to contact Member Services to obtain a credit or refund check. Member Services will need the names and membership numbers of each family member registered. Only immediate family members registering at the same time will be eligible. NOTE: The refund applies to U.S. Ski & Snowboard memberships only. (Division dues, FIS and merchandise not included)
  • Coaches, officials and club volunteer members must complete periodic background screening and coaches without a Level 100 certification or greater must periodically complete the Fast Start Coaching course requirement. Member Services updates a listing of those ineligible to participate weekly. If you’re receiving this communication, you are eligible to access the “inactive tracking log”. Please contact Member Services if you are unable to access the document. Your help in ensuring these individuals complete their requirements prior to participation is appreciated and critical to maintaining a SafeSport environment for athletes.

Membership dues structure for 2017-2018 

*Age Classification is based on your age as of December 31st.

 

Membership dues structure for

2017-2018

   
 

Domestic & Foreign

   

 

   

SRS/U21/U18 FIS membership

 

By 8.15

After 8.15

 

 

$85

$155

Competitor U16 and older

Competitor License

By 10.15

After 10.15

 

USSA Fees

$150

$175

 

Far West Fees

$53

$81

Competitor U14

Competitor License

By 10.15

After 10.15

 

USSA Fees

$75

$75

 

Far West Fees

$53

$81

Competitor U12

Competitor License

By 10.15

After 10.15

 

USSA Fees

$50

$50

 

Far West Fees

$38

$66

Competitor U10

Competitor License

By 10.15

After 10.15

 

USSA Fees

$25

$25

 

Far West Fees

$38

$66

Short Term  Athlete

 

24 hrs prior to team captains meeting

 

U11 and Under

USSA Fees

$15/day

FW $5/day

U13 and Older

USSA Fees

$25/day

FW $5/day

Coaches

Coaches License

By 10.15

After 10.15

 

USSA

$135

$160

 

Far West

$38

$66

 

 

By 10.15

After 10.15

Officials

USSA

$60

 $60                 

 

Far West

$38

$66

General Membership

USSA

$15

 $15                  

Not eligible for USSA events

Far West

$10

 $10                    

Club Volunteer

USSA

$45

$45

 

Far West

$10

 $10

Race Organizer

USSA

See USSA Site

 

 

Far West**

$150

 

Club

USSA

See USSA Site

 

 

Far West**

$150

 

**invoiced directly from the Far West Office.

   

 If a volunteer is not a member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, they must complete the non-member U.S. Ski & Snowboard worker form.

 


Collegiate Racing
FWS supports racing at the collegiate level. For information, contact the FWS office, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard WR office, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard/Alpine (USSA/Alp) office, the FWS ACC Collegiate Rep or your local college.

FIS Registration
Entry into FIS races is by selection only. Athletes selected and intending to compete must be age-eligible U.S. Ski & Snowboard, FIS and FWS members in good standing. 

Any competitor 16 years and older, as of December 31, is eligible to apply to race FIS, which allows an athlete to participate, if selected, in FIS races in the U.S. and Canada. The form, entitled “Athletes Declaration for an International (FIS) Licence (CAN/USA)” must be completed annually and the original submitted to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard member services prior to racing in FIS events. This can be completed online when signing up for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. A U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership is required for US, Non-Foreign athletes, to participate in FIS racing.

FIS registration means the competitor will appear on the FIS list for the season.

The following athletes must be members of FWS, U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS, and FIS-registered: 
1. Competitors who compete on a regional, national or international level on a regular basis 
2. Athletes who will be Srs, U21's or U19's in the following season and wish to be included on the selection board for Western Region Automatics 
3. Western Region Automatics 

Application for FIS registration is made annually through the USSA office on the “FIS Racer Registration for FIS Points List” form. Please see USSA.org for current fees.

Attention Prospective FIS racers: All athletes who wish to compete in a FIS-sanctioned event must have a FIS member number prior to entering.

International FIS memberships are issued by U.S. Ski & Snowboard for verification of memberships according to FIS ICR 208. International memberships are required for entry, but do not guarantee entry, into FIS races outside of the United States and Canada; this rule does not apply to members of the U.S. Ski Team (USST) and USST/U.S. Ski & Snowboard Development Program groups who are entered in FIS races by the USST or U.S. Ski & Snowboard directly. U.S. racers who are not appropriately members/registered but enter, or attempt to enter, events under conditions where U.S. Ski & SnowboardSSA requires such memberships may be subject to disciplinary sanction including revocation of U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership, forfeiture of results, etc. 

Age-eligible athletes hoping to compete in FIS races in the southern hemisphere in our summer must submit to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard/Alpine office in Park City a completed multi-page form, available from U.S. Ski & Snowboard, along with personal itinerary, thirty (30) days prior to competition. A fee may be applied. Submission of an application does not guarantee issuance of a membership. 

More information can be found in the current U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Competition Guide under “Competitions outside of the U.S.” For International Membership Guidelines and application forms, contact the U.S. Ski & Snowboard/Alpine office in Park City. Entry into FIS races is by selection only. Athletes selected and intending to compete must be age-eligible U.S. Ski & Snowboard, FIS and FWS members in good standing.