No team at your school? We can help!
Students enrolled in college sometimes don’t realize that there is a place for them to compete in intercollegiate competition in skiing and snowboarding. More than 180 colleges across the United States have established alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing and/or snowboarding programs. Many universities offer collegiate programs, but they don’t fall under the department of athletics, so they go without notice until after you have entered college.
You must be on a team to compete with the USCSA; we do not allow individual/independent competitors.
Where do I start?
Check to see if your school is already a member of USCSA. The Member Institutions webpage has a list of all institutions and teams that were active in the 2021-2022 season. If you attend a college or university that is not listed as a member institution, you can easily start a team at your school!
There are three common areas where ski and snowboard teams reside at universities:
All three levels compete together in the USCSA under NCAA Division II rules. (If your program is NCAA Division I, your team will be required to abide by policies that are more stringent than some of your counterparts, but it will not have any bearing on the actual competitions themselves).
Talk to the appropriate department or people at your school to make sure they approve of a new USCSA team.
Once you've obtained approval from your school, reach out to us at the USCSA, and we will connect you to the right Conference Coordinator (and Division Coordinator, where applicable). Then we'll go through the necessary steps to get you registered and ensure your team(s) meet(s) the eligibility requirements.
Please remember, regardless of which college or university you attend, there is a place for you to ski or snowboard competitively, and we can help!