Dear U.S. Ski and Snowboard Alpine Athletes and Parents,
U.S. Ski and Snowboard is sending informational emails to first year FIS athletes and parents including those who have renewed as well as those who have yet to renew.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard would like to take this opportunity to introduce the following requirements for FIS registration. In order to compete in a FIS race, eligible athletes must have the following: 1) A valid U.S. Ski and Snowboard Alpine Competitor membership, including any division or state dues and 2) A valid FIS license (explained below).
A FIS license means an athlete will appear on the FIS points list and be seeded by their FIS points. The cost of the license is $85 if paid by August 15th, $155 anytime after. No exceptions are made to the late fee. Please remember that U.S. Ski and Snowboard and FIS registrations are due prior to the August 15th deadline.
To obtain a FIS registration through the U.S. Ski and Snowboard, athletes must hold a current U.S. Ski and Snowboard Alpine Competitor membership and be a U.S. citizen. Foreign athletes must register for FIS through their home nation's ski federation. It is best to register for both U.S. Ski and Snowboard and FIS together. Athletes may not register for FIS without a current U.S. Ski and Snowboard Competitor membership. Eligible athletes may register for both U.S. Ski and Snowboard and FIS at www.ussa.org.
After registering for a FIS License, athletes must wait for the next valid FIS list to obtain their FIS number and to be able to enter any FIS event. To be assured of appearing on the next available FIS list, completed registrations must be received by U.S. Ski and Snowboard Member Services at least 7 days prior to the closing date of that list. Registrations received inside that 7-day period are not guaranteed to appear on the next list.
FIS does not send out a membership card. FIS numbers may be found in your account at www.ussa.org once issued. The FIS number will also appear on your membership card once issued. Please allow at least a week from registration until your FIS number is assigned.
Athletes who have registered for FIS are not guaranteed access to FIS events. Athletes must qualify through their home state, division or region; each local entity has its own procedures. Questions should be directed to your local entity. However, if you can’t get an answer contact your division office or let me know, but please check with your local entity first.
Thank you and good luck this season,
Alpine Domestic Development Director
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org