The Judicial Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors to serve for fixed terms. Decisions of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Judicial Committee are final and non-appealable within U.S. Ski & Snowboard. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Judicial Committee establishes policies and procedures not inconsistent with the Bylaws, approved by the Board.
The composition of the Judicial Committee is as follows:
- A member at large of U.S. Ski & Snowboard who is the Judicial Committee’s Chair and who has some legal training as a prerequisite for consideration;
- One eligible athlete member selected by the Athletes’ Council;
- One discipline representative from the discipline most closely involved in the particular issue before the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Judicial Committee, which representative is drawn from the discipline’s judicial committee and appointed by the Chair of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Judicial Committee and who has not participated in the decision at the Sport Committee level.
Nominations for appointment to the Judicial Committee are provided to the Board by the Nomination and Governance Committee. In preparing to present such nominations, the Nomination and Governance Committee will place significant weight on the availability of members under consideration to be located and contacted on short notice during the competition season as well as the members’ knowledge of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and of the judicial process in general. Members of the Judicial Committee are considered every two years for retention and there is no limit on the number of terms that can be served.
The Judicial Committee is a permanent standing committee.
(Each Sport Committee forms a Judicial Committee composed of at least three members. Each discipline’s Judicial Committee is responsible for considering matters referred to it by the NGB Judicial Committee. Each discipline’s Judicial Committee also presides over proceedings conducted in accordance with Article IX, concerning suspension or revocation of the right of members to participate in protected competition, if referred by the NGB Judicial Committee.)
Carl Swenson, chair
Scott Macartney, athlete rep
Rotating member from sport committee
Staff Liaison: Alison Pitt – U.S. Ski & Snowboard General Counsel
Rotating members from sport committees
Alpine - Paul Van Slyke │ Cross Country - Amie Smith │ Freestyle - Jay Simson │ Freeskiing - Tom Yaps │ Snowboarding - Dylan Omlin │ Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined - Paul Jastrow
- Revised 3/25/20