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Cross Country Athlete Membership

Cross Country Athlete Membership

It’s important your athlete has the correct membership for his/her sport. Please review the options below and the Cross Country Membership & Benefits outline to determine which membership is best for your child.

SafeSport and Background Screening Requirements

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Members who are turning 18 years of age during the season or older who are in regular contact with or in a position of authority over athletes are required to complete periodic background screening and annual SafeSport training prior to being issued a U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership. (Short term members are excluded)

Introduction to Avalanches Course Requirement:

  • The Introduction to Avalanches Course is completed through your online account

    • Members 17 years of age and older must have their own online account to gain access to the course

    • Linked members will not have access to this course

  • A link to the Introduction to Avalanches Course will be provided on the confirmation page


Option 1 – General Membership: AGE 0-17 // PRICE $20

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard general membership is a great option for your athlete to train with his/her club throughout the season and may be competing in both U.S. Ski & Snowboard and non- U.S. Ski & Snowboard competitions without earning points or ranking on the National Ranking list. 


Option 2 – Competitor Membership:

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Competitor membership includes participation in U.S. Ski & Snowboard sanctioned events and scoring to the national points list for scored events. You may upgrade your child to a competitor membership for his/her age class by calling Member Services on 435.647.2666. The $20 paid for the general membership and any applicable division dues will be applied to the upgrade. Additional division dues may apply.

COMPETITOR U14 and Under // AGE 0-13 // PRICE $115

COMPETITOR U16 and Over // AGE 14 and Over // PRICE $115 - Required for FIS registration


Option 3 - Cross Country Non-Scored Athlete: AGE 18 and Over // PRICE $85

The Non-Scored Athlete membership provides access to all levels of U.S. Ski & Snowboard scored and non-scored competitions at the local, divisional, regional and national level. However, as the name implies it does not include access to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard points list.


Option 4 - Cross Country Adaptive Competitor: AGE 0-100 // PRICE $80

An adaptive athlete competing in U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country or Adaptive Cross Country events for national points. FIS license required for Cross Country FIS events and IPC license required for IPC sanctioned events.


Option 5 – Short-Term Membership: AGE 0-17 // PRICE $15/event

U.S. Ski & Snowboard short-term memberships are designed for those 17 and under who wish to participate in a single event. Short-term memberships are available for all sports.

Short-Term Membership Guidelines:

  • Short-term memberships are $15 per event and may be purchased for up to five consecutive days
  • Limit of one short-term membership purchase permitted per person per season
  • Additional participation will require an upgrade to regular membership
  • The amount previously paid for the short-term memberships will be applied towards the upgrade during the same season

If you are still unsure of which membership to purchase please contact your child’s coach or club for directions. Or contact Member Services:

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