Membership

All Far West competitors, coaches and officials involved in USSA junior racing must be members in good standing of FWS, and appropriately licensed by USSA, in order to participate in any USSA or FIS races. Be aware that USSA 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 USSA for USSA and FWS dues. Members will receive one USSA card, indicating USSA 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 USSA points list and, consequently, will be seeded 999.99 in all USSA 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 USSA card, indicating appropriate age class and license/membership status, to race organizers in order to compete in any USSA race. 

USSA and Far West Alpine Membership - external link to online registration

Membership dues structure for 2016-2017 

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

 

Membership dues structure for

2016-2017

   
 

Domestic & Foreign

   

membership dues structure for 2016-2017

   

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 USSA, they must complete the non-member USSA worker form.

Questions regarding membership can be directly sent to

USSA Membership Department
PO Box 100 / 1 Victory Lane
Park City, UT 84060
tel: 435 647-2666
fax: 435 647-2052
email: membership@ussa.org

Web site: www.ussa.org


Collegiate Racing
FWS supports racing at the collegiate level. For information, contact the FWS office, the USSA WR office, the USSA/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 USSA, 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 USSA member services prior to racing in FIS events. This can be completed online when signing up for USSA. A USSA 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, USSA 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 USSA 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/USSA Development Program groups who are entered in FIS races by the USST or USSA directly. U.S. racers who are not appropriately members/registered but enter, or attempt to enter, events under conditions where USSA requires such memberships may be subject to disciplinary sanction including revocation of USSA 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 USSA/Alpine office in Park City a completed multi-page form, available from USSA, 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 USSA Alpine Competition Guide under “Competitions outside of the U.S.” For International Membership Guidelines and application forms, contact the USSA/Alpine office in Park City. Entry into FIS races is by selection only. Athletes selected and intending to compete must be age-eligible USSA, FIS and FWS members in good standing.

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