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 but may have other avenues of appeal by statute and by the USOPC Bylaws. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Judicial Committee establishes policies and procedures not inconsistent with the Bylaws, approved by the Board. All members of the Judicial Committee shall be disinterested individuals without a conflict of interest to the individuals or situations being heard.
The composition of the Judicial Committee shall be composed of at least thirty-three and three-tenths percent (33.3%) eligible athletes as that 39 term is defined in Article IV, Section E above and shall be 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;
- Two (2) eligible athlete members selected by the Athletes’ Council; and
- Two members at large of the NGB.
Sport Judicial Panel: Each Sport Committee shall form a Judicial Panel composed of at least three disinterested and impartial members. At least thirty-three and three-tenths percent (33.3%) of the Judicial Panel shall be composed of eligible athletes. Each discipline’s Judicial Panel shall be responsible for providing up to two (2) members to the NGB Judicial Committee to provide expert review within the sport discipline, concerning suspension or revocation of the right of members to participate in Protected Competition.
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.
Carl Swenson, Chair
Scott Macartney, Athlete Representative
Travis Mayer, Athlete Representative
Staff Liaison: Alison Pitt – U.S. Ski & Snowboard General Counsel
- Revised 03/30/2022