Registration for all DCWST members is completed through two online steps:
(1) Registering with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association; and
(2) Registering with DCWST.
Skiers and snowboarders who wish to compete in events organized by the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) must also obtain a membership with USASA, which is discussed in more detail in Step 3 below. (Fee information is available HERE.)
Each of these steps is explained in detail below, with links to the appropriate registration materials.
Step 1: USSA Registration
DCWST is a club team affiliated with the Pennsylvania Alpine Racing Association (PARA) of USSA. These affiliations allow the team to purchase liability insurance through USSA under its club program. One of the requirements of the insurance is that all members of each club team must join USSA. As such, all DCWST team members (alpine skiers, freestyle skiers, and snowboarders) must become members of USSA.
USSA membership also allows alpine ski racers to compete in USSA and PARA events.
USSA registration for new and returning members is accomplished through USSA's online registration system, which is accessible at http://ussa.org/membership/start. Click on the appropriate button to either "Renew a Member" or "Become a Member." Please complete all required fields, and read closely all release and acknowledgement information. The fields are, for the most part, self-explanatory. For returning members, much of the information will self-populate based on prior years' information. Key information new members will need to enter includes:
(1) Primary Medical Insurance information
(2) State, which for DCWST is "Pennsylvania" (as noted above, DCWST is affiliated with PARA; do NOT choose Maryland)
(3) Club, which is "Deep Creek Winter Sports Team"
(4) Sport, which for skiers is "Alpine," with the Membership Type for All Members of the Developmental and Competition Teams being "Competitor"; and which for snowboarders is "Snowboard," with the Membership type being "General."
Please print a copy of each member's USSA registration card and/or write down his or her USSA number. You will need the USSA number when completing the DCWST registration.
Step 2: DCWST Registration
DCWST registration for new and returning members is accomplished through our online registration system, which is accessible at http://dcwst.org.leag1.com. Please complete all required fields, and read closely all release and acknowledgement information. Returning members should use their prior log-in credentials. If you have forgotten your password, you will be provided a means to re-set it using your log-in email address.
As part of your registration, you must carefully review and accept and agree to (1) DCWST's Concussion Policy, (2) a Waiver and Release for DCWST, and (3) Wisp Resort's Snow Sports Event Release Form.
Step 3: USASA Registration (Optional)
While USSA membership is required for all DCWST members, USSA membership does not provide competition opportunities for freestyle skiers and/or snowboarders; these athletes compete in events organized by USASA. As such, all skiers and snowboarders who wish to compete in USASA events must join USASA in addition to USSA.
If you have not previously registered with USASA, you may obtain a one-day (one event) membership for free. Subsequently, one-day (one event) memberships are available from USASA for a daily fee. A full season membership is also available online. For further details and registration instructions, please visit USASA's on-line registration system, which is accessible at https://usasa.org/index.php/members/join-renew. Please note that you should register for the Appalachian Series.
If you have any trouble or questions regarding registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.