2021/22 National Team Selection Information

The United States Ski Mountaineering Association (USA Skimo) announces the 2021/22 winter ski season, national team selection process & criteria. The term will be from December 2021 through April 2022. In addition to qualifying athletes to the team, there will be a limited number of top finisher spots that will have the opportunity to join a select group of USNT athletes to travel to Spain in early February to participate in the European Championships.

Each individual who is interested in selection to the USNT must read and electronically sign and adhere to all documents included in the 2021/22 USA Skimo National Team Selection Criteria & Guide, no later then November 28, 2021.

2021/22 USA Skimo National Team Selection Criteria & Guide

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The following is a summary of the requirements and details for selection and participation with the USNT.

2021/22 National Team Goals and Focus:

  • Promote and participate in the sport of ski mountaineering racing!
  • Promote USA Skimo as skimo’s National Governing Body.
  • Create a positive influence on the growth of the sport and development of the Skimo community.
  • Additional Goals and Focus as determined by the USNT members.


  • December 2021 through April 2022

Qualification Races:

  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Summit County, CO
    • Vertical – Friday, December 10, 2021
    • Individual – Sunday, December 12, 2021

Age Categories:

  • Senior
  • U23, U20, U18
  • U16 – Not included in USNT. A separate Youth Program will be created.
  • Masters – Not included in USNT. A separate Masters Program will be created.

Qualification Spots:

  • Vertical
    • Senior – 5 USNT Spots / 2 Euro Tour Spots
    • U23, U20, U18 – 3 USNT Spots / 1 Euro Tour Spot
  • Individual
    • Senior – 5 USNT Spots / 3 Euro Tour Spots
    • U23, U20, U18 – 3 USNT Spots / 1 Euro Tour Spot

European Training & Racing Tour:

  • USA Skimo will be facilitating a race and training tour to Europe to participate in the following ISMF Races.
  • European Championships – Boi Taull, Spain – February 9-13, 2022
  • This is only available to a limited number of top qualifying USNT athletes, in the Senior, U23, U20, and U18 age categories.

USA Skimo looks forward to your participation. Please contact us with any any questions.

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