March 5-9, 2013 Sun Valley, Idaho
The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) will host its 35th Annual USCSA National Championships, March 5-9, 2013 in Sun Valley,Idaho. This year, over 500 competitors roll into the Wood River Valley and the Sun Valley Resort, to compete for National collegiate titles in alpine, nordic, and snowboard events.
Scott "Boss" Hogg returns to lead the USCSA Broadcast Team, as the USCSA Broadcast Network brings you over 22 hours of live, multi-camera HD video coverage of this year's National Championships. We hope you enjoy these exciting broadcasts.
Visit www.uscsa.com for more information.
The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America.
The USCSA assures that student/athletes, of all levels and abilities should have access to a quality and exciting venue of competition. The USCSA also recognizes, that for athletes to be truly successful individuals, academics should take priority over skisport competition. To help foster this, the USCSA stresses education first and offers a variety of academic based awards.
In excess of 178 colleges from coast to coast, field some 4,700 men and women, alpine, cross country and snowboarding athletes in over 200 race events annually. Competition takes place across three progressive tiers. Conference qualifiers determine the participants at the six USCSA Regional Championships. The Regionals are the last step on the road to the annual U. S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboard Championships, the showcase event in college ski and snowboard competition.
Team performance is emphasized within the USCSA, a departure form the typical individual or world cup scoring format in skiing. Teams field five racers with the top three performances being used for the team score. Most former USCSA athletes agree that the USCSA's team orientation has been the seed for developing and nurturing a team approach in other aspects of their lives and careers.
Overall team performance is considered separately for each discipline, so a college can field any single or combination of a women's alpine, men's alpine, women's cross country, men's cross country, women's snowboarding, men's snowboarding, women's freestyle, men's freestyle, women's jumping and men's jumping.