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Friday, Oct. 17, 2014


    The October 2014 issue of Sierra Ski News is now available for download. For the 2014-15 season, Sierra Ski News is being produced as an online-only publication in full color and in PDF format. We hope to return to a print format for the 2015-16 season. Click HERE to download the October issue.



    SACRAMENTO, Spain (Oct. 17, 2014) - The California State University, Sacramento Ski & Snowboard Club will hold its 49th Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap on Sunday, Oct. 19.
    The club fundraiser will feature new and used equipment and is the largest college fundraiser in Northern California. The swap will take place in the Sacramento State Union Ballroom.
    Early Bird admission is $20 from 9-10 a.m. General admission is $10 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Students and seniors are $5 and children 10 & under are free.
    Equipment drop off and registration for the public will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Pick up of unsold equipment will take place after the swap on Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m.
    Swap sponsors include Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, Ground Zero Boardshop, The Reason Snowboard, Noah’s New York Bagels, Northstar California and Heavenly. For more information, visit



    BARCELONA, Spain (June 5, 2014) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, in partnership with the Olympic community of Park City and State of Utah, has been awarded the International Ski Federation’s 2019 World Championships for freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding. The decision of the governing FIS Council was announced Thursday during the FIS Congress in Barcelona. The innovative bid featured a partnership of three resorts – Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort – for an event that is expected to attract the very best skiers and snowboarders in the world for a minimum of 12 competitions over 10 days in February, 2019.


    BARCELONA, Spain (June 3, 2014) - On the heels of the successful debut of new Olympic events like slopestyle snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing the addition of two new Olympic snowboarding events. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the sport’s governing body, when its entire membership meets June 1-6 in Barcelona for its FIS Congress for the inclusion of big air snowboarding and team snowboardcross. Big air has been contested at the FIS World Championships since 2003 while SBX has been an integral and popular Olympic event since 2006.



    PARK CITY, Utah (June 3, 2014) - World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. All five A Team women reached the World Cup podium during the 2014 season. On the men’s side, veteran sprinter Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and rising talent Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO), who won a Tour de Ski stage last season, anchor the American men for the 2015 World Championship season.

    Three-time World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) highlights a powerhouse team of six women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.
    Randall, along with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), are the defending team sprint World Champions.
    Veteran Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) anchors a men’s team of six athletes including Olympians Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO).
    The 2015 Cross Country World Cup season is slated to open Nov. 29-30, 2014 in Kuusamo, Finland.
    The 2015 Cross Country World Ski Championships will take place Feb. 18 – March 1, 2015 in Falun, Sweden.
2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominated Athletes
(Name, Hometown, Club, Date of Birth)
* Denotes Olympian
Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, CO; SMS T2, 5/14/87)*
Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, VT; SMS T2, 11/30/83)*
Jessica Diggins (Afton, MN; SMS T2, 8/26/91)*
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 12/31/82)*
Elizabeth Stephen (East Montpelier, VT; Burke Mountain Academy, 1/12/87)*
Sadie Bjornsen (Mazama, WA; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, 11/21/89)*
Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT; SMS T2, 3/22/90)*


    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2014) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the Sacramento Kings ownership group – Sacramento Basketball Holdings LLC, have announced a unique partnership where the Kings will serve as a sales representative for the USSA’s popular Sprint U.S. Grand Prix freeskiing and snowboarding tour. The deal includes global sponsorship sales representation to market and sell property and intellectual rights within Grand Prix, one of the world’s longest running action sports series’. The series is run under the USSA’s U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding brands and this past season served as the Olympic qualifying series.

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