The National Team most closely represents the first and second tenets – to promote and grow the sport of ski mountaineering racing in the United States. USA Skimo sanctions and governs competitive ski mountaineering racing in the US and promotes and fosters recreational ski mountaineering through access, resources, education and community.

The United States Ski Mountaineering Association (USA Skimo) named 31 athletes to its 2022-2023 National Team. The qualifying races included the ISMF World Cup circuit, USA Skimo National Championships in Vail, Colorado, Wasatch PowderKeg, which was also the Junior National Championships, in Brighton, Utah, and the North American Championships at Kicking Horse, British Columbia, Canada. The following athletes will represent USA Skimo next season:

2022-2023 National Team

Senior:

Female

Rea Kolbl – CO
Kate Zander – CO
Christina Volken – CO
Kristin Layne – CO
Nikki LaRochelle – CO
Katie Schide – ME
Emmiliese Von Avis – MT
Josie Fisher – MA

Male

Cam Smith – CO
Tom Goth – UT
Logan Greydanus – CO
Arthur Whitehead – CO
John Gaston – CO
Adam Loomis – UT
Chris Jones – OR
Jules Goguely – UT
Jacob Dewey – CO

U23:

Female

Grace Staberg – CO

Male

Samuel Wescott – CO
George Beck – CO
Jeremiah Vaille – CO
Mario Cacciola – MT

U20:

Male

Ethan Romer – UT
Wesley Perkins – UT
Jack Breezley – UT
Sam Burke – CO

U18:

Female

Corrine Higgins – UT
Carson Leys – UT

Male

Bryce Ostermiller – UT
Kai Ostermiller – UT
Tiernan Pittz – CO
Griffin Briley – UT

The season was one of the most competitive in US history. Congratulations to the new US National Team athletes!


USA Skimo National Team Qualifier Start Line

National Team Coach Joe Howdyshell commented on the event saying “I’m excited to have a team with lots of youth but also with lots of experienced racers. Tom and Cam who have been on the national team for years, Lindsay and Kate who have raced for many years at the national and international level. This is going to be one of the most balanced teams we have had: really good seniors and really good youth. Excited by what the youth clubs are doing right now. There are some really fast kids coming out of those clubs.”