Step 1:  USSS Registration

DCWST is a club team affiliated with the Pennsylvania Alpine Racing Association (PARA) of USSS.  These affiliations allow the team to purchase liability insurance through USSS under its club program.  One of the requirements of the insurance is that all members of each club team must join USSS.  As such, all DCWST team members (alpine skiers and snowboarders) must become members of USSS.

USSS membership also allows alpine ski racers to compete in USSS and PARA events. 

USSS registration for new and returning members is accomplished through USSS's online registration system, which is accessible at Click on the "Join/Renew" button.  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 the appropriate age-class of "Competitor" and for Masters members being "Masters"; 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 USSS number.  You will need the USSS 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  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, (3) a COVID-19 Waiver and Release for DCWST, and (4) Wisp Resort's Snow Sports Event Release Form.  

Installment Option:  When making your payment, please note that you have the option of paying in full at registration or paying in two installments.  If you choose the installment option, you will be charged $350.00 per registration at the time of registration; the balance will be charged automatically on December 14, 2020 to the credit card you used during registration.

Optional Step 3:  USASA Registration

While USSS membership is required for all DCWST members, USSS membership does not provide competition opportunities for snowboarders; these athletes compete in events organized by USASA.  As such, all snowboarders who wish to compete in USASA events must join USASA in addition to USSS.  

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  Please note that you should register for the Appalachian Series.


If you have any trouble or questions regarding registration, please email


Registration for all DCWST members is completed through two steps: 

(1) Registering online with U.S. Ski and Snowboard (USSS); and

DCWST Code of Conduct and Discipline.pdf

(2) Registering online with DCWST

Each of these steps is explained in detail below, with links to the appropriate registration materials.

Members -- particularly Snowboard Team members -- 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, as discussed in  detail in Optional Step 3 below. 

All members must comply with the DCWST Code of Conduct, available HERE.