HomeBoard & RegulationsTeamsRaceFees & PaymentAwardsResourcesOur SponsorsStaffingSite Map

 

United States Ski Association Northern Division

Welcome to the USSA Northern Division Pages, where you'll find information on alpine skiing and ski racing, including event schedules and the latest racing results.

The USSA Northern Division organizes alpine competition in Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and in the northern Wyoming counties of Park, Hot Springs, Big Horn, Washakie, Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook Weston, Natrona, Converse and South Dakota west of the Missouri River, within the framework of USSA, FIS and Western Region Programs, procedures and rules.

The USSA Northern Division Board of Directors, through its Alpine Competition Committee, coordinates and supervises activities in the area.  For the name of the ski program in your area contact the Northern ACC Division Chairman or President at the address and telephone number listed below.  USSA Northern programs are conducted by volunteers working with USSA staff in the Western Regional office.

New as of June 27, 2014:

  • The rough draft of next year's schedule has been posted.  As it becomes firmer, it will be converted, but for now, it's only in Excel format.
  • Another summer camp at Hood has been posted, this one Bridger Ski Foundation's, July 6 - 13.  They are traveling from Bozeman on July 6th, training 3 days of slalom, surfing at the coast for the day off, then training 3 days of GS and traveling home.  They will stay in the Collins Lake condos right in Government Camp.  This camp is for ages 12 and older.  If younger athletes are interested, they must stay separately with a parent or chaperone.
  • New staffing opportunities have been posted for McCall, ID.  
  • A head coach is needed for the Missoula ski team.  Read about it here.  
  • More camp opportunities!  G2R camps and some from FVSEF.  FVSEF also has provided an overview of their camps.  
  • Information on the Silver Run summer race camp has been posted.
  • We now have a Sponsor page to honor those whose help is so important to us.  
  • It's a new season, so we have a new list of missing clothing starting.
    • From Whitefish YSL:  YSL size, full zip Spyder pants.  They have yellow accents on the sides.  Boys 14 or large size.  Please message Sherri if you have them!
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Race Administrators throughout the division have asked us to remind you of proper entry procedures:
    • Use ONLY the USSA Team Entry form.  A sample of that form, filled out, is here.  Do NOT use a copied Google form or Excel spreadsheet.
    • Fill out the form completely using the event columns
    • Use a separate form for EACH gender!  
    • Put coaches names and USSA #'s on the bottom and any additional info the RA might need.  
    • Do NOT enter, pull, add or change the entry WITHOUT using this form as an ATTACHMENT.  In the subject line of your email, put your team's name and what event they are for, i.e, MSEF Entries for Stano Cup.  
    • Once again DO NOT use emails for changes, pulls or adds.  Too many emails back and forth are too difficult to follow.  
    • IF there is a deadline and a late fee, you WILL be charged.  
    • If after you submit your entries, something changes - make the changes in RED and attach the same form with the changes and date the changes!  This clarifies things much easier for the RA.  
    • Northern Policy is that you must pull athletes by 5 pm the night prior to the event (except in cases of illness or injury) or PAY the full entry fee for all days.
  • The team list has been updated with the "official" abbreviations for clubs.  Please use these to make it easier for USSA and the Division Manager.  A printable copy has been posted as well.
  • The Northern Division Handbook has been posted.  
  • We now have a Payment method to accept Donations (see orange button at the bottom of the page).  We also have a Intuit Payment Network page to accept your race payments.  Please note that the Intuit method presents you with two options -- the use of your credit card or the use of your bank account.  If you decide to use your credit card, you must still add on the 4% credit card processing fees.  
  • The latest Master Packet of USSA forms is here.
  • The new points list dates have been posted.
  • USSA is insisting that coaches be members of USSA.  Coaches without current USSA membership must not be allowed to participate in the event in any capacity.  This includes on-hill coaching for their teams.  (This does not apply to foreign coaches at FIS events.)  ROC's/RA's will not only have to verify status of membership/Officials' certifications (RF, CR, JA, etc.), they will now have to verify membership for all coaches who wish to be involved with an event.  Some suggestions are:
    1. Print a list of current coaches and verify against it.  This might be easier than having a computer available at registration and verifying coaches' memberships one at a time
    2. Require that coaches present their membership card prior to being issued event credentials/lift tickets.
    3. Require that teams submit a list of coaches accompanying their athletes 24 hours prior to the event

    (If an ROC/RA chooses to use either suggestion 2 or 3, Sherry recommends that they make note of the requirement in their Race Announcement.)
    USSA Coach Membership will not be required for Canadian coaches accompanying competitors entered in CAN-AM events; however, if any of the Coaches wish to serve as Course Setters, etc., the USSA membership requirement will apply.

  • Big Sky has set up a site for racers in Northern Division to swap/sell/buy skis and other racing equipment.  
  • Reminder:  U14's only need a YOUTH license to compete in our division.  They will be able to enter two events with our Juniors (Speed at Big Sky and tech at OHG), but will be able to do that with their YOUTH license.
  • There are changes to the current USSA Comp Guide.  
  • Dave Bayliss has put together a website for Northern Division for collaborative learning for ski race officials, coaches, and parents.  Learn from and teach your peers from across the USSA about managing and officiating a successful ski race.  Ask questions; get answers.  Check it out, here.
  • A reminder of the Travel Policy, found here.  Lodging and transportation arrangements are made with a certain number of athletes in mind.  Please acquaint yourself with the Travel Policy for Northern Division when it comes to payments and refunds.  
  • USSA now has online events scheduling for sanctioned events.  Coaches or club presidents will need to register and have your Club ID # ready.  Note there is a late fee after November 15th!  Please note that events fees increased this year.
  • Teams providing "comps" to selected racers will need to send in the Division Head Tax form, located here.

2013 - 2014 USSA Deadlines and Form

It's time to get your racing license for next season!  You need to renew by October 15th to avoid paying late fees.  To compete in a USSA Sanctioned Event, an athlete must be a member of USSA.  This year you can apply for your license ONLINE.  

Please note completed applications will only be processed with proper payment.   USSA accepts Visa, Mastercard, personal and cashiers checks.   The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association prefers Visa.

The deadline to be included on the first alpine FIS points lists is May 31st.  To assure that your membership is processed for inclusion on any list, your membership materials must be received by USSA at least seven days prior to the closing date for that list.  Registrations are not considered received until they are complete.  It is the athlete's responsibility to ensure that his or her USSA and/or FIS membership registration is received.  You can contact USSA member services (435-647-2666) to check the status of your application.  Remember to include your Northern Division fees.

Please note:  USSA and FIS points are not continually being updated they are recalculated for each new list.   For more information on how points are calculated, see chapter 3 of your USSA Alpine Competition Guide.

FIS License Applications

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association alpine competitors registering for FIS who have not sent in their FIS registration by August 15, 2013 will have to pay $155, compared to $85.  To complete registration USSA must have a completed USSA Alpine Competitor application or renewal form, a completed FIS declaration and payment for USSA, FIS and any other applicable division or state dues.  This year, you can register online.  Or click here to go and download the Adobe registration application.

The FIS and USSA hardcopy forms require the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free here.

Northern Division Handbook 2013 - 2014

Download this useful guide to racing rules for the Northern Division.  

Payment

Payments for racing fees can be made to the following.  If you are using credit card payment, please note that we only accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.  

    Sherri Hale
    Northern Division USSA Manager
    P.O. Box 217
    Whitefish, MT  59937
    (Home) 406-225-2432
    (FAX) 406-545-2289
    (Cell)
    (406) 871-7429
    nodivmanager@northernussa.org

You can also use our direct payment page.  The direct payment option is done though our Quickbooks/Intuit Payment Network.  Intuit safely handles financial data and transactions for millions of customers.  Payment Network adheres to rigorous online banking industry protection standard and works hard to protect your information.  Please note that if you use this method and select a Credit Card (as opposed the Bank Account) option, you must add 4% to cover our credit card processing fees.  

Donations

Like any organization which supports youth athletics, we are always happy to get donations to help with the staging of events, prizes, etc.  Should you wish to help out, click here:  

We are a 501 (c) 3 NonProfit

    Sherri Hale
    Northern Division USSA Manager
    P.O. Box 217
    Whitefish, MT  59937
    (Home) 406-225-2432
    (FAX) 406-545-2289
    (Cell)
    (406) 871-7429
    nodivmanager@northernussa.org

Northern ACC Chairman

Jeremy Ueland
(406) 579-7005
acc-chair@northernussa.org Jeremy Ueland
(406) 579-7005
acc-chair@northernussa.org

 

Northern Division President

Rick Duncan
2248 West River Rd
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
406-846-9631 (H)
406-846-2757, ext. 26(W)
406-560-5021 (C)
pres@northernussa.org

 

Join our mailing list to learn more about upcoming events and racing results from the Northern Division USSA!

Contact Sherri Hale to get on the E-mail list.

 
 

Copyright © Northern Division, 1998-2014
Please contact our Web Master with questions and comments about this site.
When reporting problems with LINKS, I need the exact page you are on AND the exact link you are clicking on.  
Browser information would also be nice to have.