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Medical Emergencies in Skiing & Snowboarding [MESS]

The MESS course is hosted in the winter for physicians and in spring for allied healthcare practitioners. For more information, please contact the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Department.


Physician MESS Course

Thank you to all who attended MESS (MD/DO) 23/24. We look froward to next year!

Anticipated dates: Jan 9-11th, 2025

Updates in early summer.



Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer MESS Course


Hello All!


There are 50 spots for this course. Once it is full, there will be a waitlist. 


Registration Link:


Cost: $350

When: June 6 and 7th, 2024


Where: Center of Excellence (COE) in Park City, Ut. 

Location for both days will be the COE:  1 Victory Lane, Park City Utah 84060

Parking: if you are looking at the entrance to the building, park in any spot to the left, no pass needed


Refund: Full refund issued for cancellations before May 1, 2024, 50% refund between May 1 and May 15, 2024. No Refund after May 15th.

Hotels: There are no blocks. Staying in Park City/Kimball Junction are the closest. Salt Lake City is about a 30-40 min drive to the COE by car. There are many AirB&B's and hotel options. 

Attire: Casual, you will be on a gym floor for some of this event.

General Schedule:

DAY 1 June 6, 2024

Check-in (11:30-12:00)

Introduction to and Expectations of the Medical Pool [MESS] (12:00-1:30)

Topic Lectures: (1:45-4:45)

  1. Concussion

  2. Can't Miss - On-Field Trauma 

  3. Review of Injuries in the Para Snowsport Athlete 

  4. Snow Abrasion and Cold Injury Management 

  5. Equipment Review and Removal 

  6. Question & Answer Panel with Speaker. 


Networking  (5:15-6:45PM): Offset Bier: 1755 Bonanza Dr Unit C, Park City, UT 84060


DAY 2 June 7, 2024 

Check-In, Policies (8-8:30AM)

Skills stations (30 min each rotation) (8:30-12:00 PM)

LUNCH  (12:00-1:00PM)

Simulation  (1:00PM - 3:30PM )

Closing Remarks and Thank You (3:30-4pm)






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