USCSA gears up for a fast paced 2010 season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 29, 2009 11:26 am

The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s 187 schools and 4500+ skiers will begin taking the slopes for their 2010 season this December in California. Competition will take place across three progressive tiers where qualifiers determine who will be invited to participate at the USCSA regional championships near the end of the season. Students who rank at the regional competition are invited to compete at the annual United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championship. Over 200 races will take place this season which will conclude at the 2010 USCSA Champtionships at Sunday River in Maine. Last year’s championship took place over 6 days at Winter Park in Colorado and had 450 participants from over 40 schools.

The USCSA believes that their atheletes should be successful not only on the mountains, but also in the classrooms. Awards based in acedemics are given to students who excell in an effort to make sure that the student’s “academics take priority over skisport competition.” According to the USCSA, “Team performance is also emphasized, and the USCSA’s team orientation has been the seed for developing and nurturing a team approach in other aspects of their lives and careers.” Students from any college, even those not currently partnered with the USCSA, are invited to join one of their 11 nationwide conferences.