Discounted rates for USASA Members

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Global Rescue recommended for traveling athletes

There is nothing more important to us at the USASA than the health and safety of our athletes. Although equipment is better designed, and we take extensive safety precautions, accidents do happen. This is why we have partnered with Global Rescue to offer their services at a special member rate to USASA athletes and families. 

Typical medical insurance does not cover emergency medical evacuation; it covers hospital and doctor costs once you are in a hospital. These evacuations can often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Global Rescue provides worldwide medical evacuation from the slopes back to the member's home hospital of choice, with all transportation costs covered when you become a member. Global Rescue is also the preferred provider of World Championship Snowboarding, USSA and many snow sports academies and clubs across the globe. 

Memberships start at $119 and offer coverage anywhere in the world, including the United States. USASA athletes and their families will receive a 5% discount at the time of purchase. 

Benefits include: 

  • Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
  • Evacuation back to the member's home hospital of choice
  • 24 hour medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
  • Deployable medical teams to the patient's bedside
  • Specialists at the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations reviewing every case to ensure the best outcome
  • Global network of medical Centers of Excellence
  • Services provided up to a cost of $500,000

USASA athletes traveling internationally should have medical evacuation insurance in place prior to travel and we highly recommend Global Rescue. We also strongly recommend that USASA athletes traveling domestically, (100+ miles from home) also consider enrolling. 

Please visit www.globalrescue.com/partner/usasa online to sign up directly online. If you have questions, or would like to sign up on the telephone, you can call Global Rescue at (617) 459-4200.


World Rookie Tour Events for 2017

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The USASA Rocky Mountain Series will host at least one World Rookie Tour / World Snowboard Points List slopestyle, big air and halfpipe for the 2017 season.  Tentative host resorts will be Copper Mountain for HP / BA and Keystone for the slopestyle contest.

There are quite a few new USASA membership intiatives too. Skier age classes are now exactly the same as the snowboard age classes, so yes we'll have both Ruggie skiers now as well as Ruggie snowboarders.

Speaking of Ruggies, their USASA membership is $0.00, yep FREE and Grommet USASA membership is now only $50 a reduction of 50% in price.  They've also begun a new Parent supporting membership, which is not eligible to register as a competitor but gets you an exclusive t-shirt, access informational webinbars and parent sessions at Nationals.  Sign up for a new parent membership for yourself today!

There are also a few other initiatives that we're working on for this up coming season so please stay tuned.

Hope you're having an amazing summer!