UNITED STATES SKI & SNOWBOARD ASSOCIATION
By organizing development programs and athletic competitions, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is able to provide unique opportunities for winter athletes of various levels. From aspiring athletes to Olympians, the USSA emphasizes not only skill building, but character building as well. The USSA is the parent organization for the US Ski Team, US Snowboarding, and US Freeskiing.
PROFESSIONAL SKI INSTRUCTORS OF AMERICA & THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS
The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of
Snowboard Instructors (AASI) are the two largest divisions of the American Snowsports
Education Association (ASEA). These two groups provide training, certification, and
other educational programming for members to enhance their knowledge and skill
on the slopes.
Polar explorer Eric Larsen leads expeditions and adventures in remote territories such as the Poles, the Canadian Arctic, and many other frigid regions most people would consider inhospitable. Larsen has put a modern tone on the word "explore" and has been able to inspire others by discussing his passion with universities, schools, non-profit organizations, and corporations. When he's not globetrotting, Eric spends his time in Boulder Colorado and Grand Marais, Minnesota.
TEAM PEARL IZUMI
The Pearl Izumi Ultra Run Team is a group of athletes that share the same mission of achieving ultimate endurance. Together, this team has run hundreds of miles by competing in races such as the Mesquite Canyon 50k in Arizona and the Hardrock 100-miler in Colorado.
NATIONAL SKI PATROL
Since 1938, the National Ski Patrol (NSP) has believed in its creed: "Service and Safety". The NSP was developed in order to keep the slopes safe for all who enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other emerging snow sports and activities. NSP members endure extensive training including rescue techniques, emergency procedures, and much more to ensure the safety of all winter enthusiasts.