Become A USA Skimo Member

Membership revenue helps USA Skimo grow the sport of ski mountaineering racing in the United States. An annual USA Skimo license is now available for purchase online. Once you have purchased the membership you will be provided a license number that will be required for registration of USA Skimo-sanctioned races.

Thank you for being a USA Skimo Member!

Age Divisions

U14 – Shortened race course.
U16 – Shortened race course.
U18 – Shortened race course.
U20 – Full distance race course.
U23 – Full distance race course.
Senior – Full distance race course.
Masters – Full distance race course.
Recreation – Reduced distance/vert category. Recommended minimum combined weight of ski/boot/binding is 4500g for the pair.

Note: It is possible for an athlete to obtain points in their age category as well as podium in the open category (e.g. win the U23, but also place in the Senior/Open division).

Athletes will be assigned a membership division based on birth year. Age is determined on December 31, N+1, where the race year is N/N+1. The assigned division must be used during registration for USA Skimo-sanctioned events to determine points scoring of all sanctioned races for the season.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I update my payment method, manually renew my membership, cancel auto-renew, or sign waivers?
Update your payment method
Manually renew your membership
Change Auto-renew settings
Sign Pending Waivers

What is the cost for a membership?

  • $40 per person for an annual membership (Open/Senior), $25 for all other age divisions.

What are the USA Skimo benefits for being a member?

  • USA Skimo license number
  • Eligible to compete and accumulate points for the national rankings determined by placement in USA Skimo sanctioned races
  • Eligible to make national team (US Citizens only)
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Benefits with USA Skimo partners
  • Be part of a great organization
  • Contribute to the improvement and sustainability of USA Skimo and ski mountaineering
  • USA SKIMO Pride!

What are the partner benefits for being a USA Skimo member?
Discounts on Coaching, Training Materials, and Equipment
We are always working to add more, send us your ideas! Some ideas we’ve heard include…Hat/Shirt/Sticker/Patch at time of registration, clinics and camps. What else would you like to receive?

Where does my money go?
USA Skimo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the money from memberships goes directly back into USA Skimo for:

  • Athlete support
  • High Performance programs
  • Operational costs
  • Website
  • Attorney
  • Marketing
  • ISMF Membership annual dues
  • Grow and support Ski Mountaineering across the USA
  • USA Skimo-Sanctioned Camps and Clinics
  • Sanctioned National Series Races
  • ISMF Referee clinic


Thank you for being a USA Skimo Member and helping grow and support ski mountaineering across the USA!