The U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Congress, the annual meeting of the organisation, took place from 1st-5th May 2018 in Park City, Utah (USA). The five-day gathering featured meetings of the various Sport Committees and Sub-Committees, as well as the Board of Directors.
During the opening address by CEO Tiger Shaw, the participants looked back on a highly successful season and dealt with key topics including athlete safety and transparency.
At the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner on 3rd May, U.S. Ski & Snowboard recognised more than 50 athletes, coaches, clubs and leaders who have supported skiing and snowboarding.
Athlete Award winners include:
- Beck International Award: Jessie Diggins
- Alpine Athlete of the Year: Mikaela Shiffrin
- Adaptive Athlete of the Year: Tyler Walker
- Cross Country Athlete of the Year: Jessie Diggins
- Freestyle Athlete of the Year: Jaelin Kauf
- Freeskiing Athlete of the Year: David Wise
- Nordic Combined Athlete of the Year: Ben Loomis
- Ski Jumping Athlete of the Year: Kevin Bickner
- Snowboarding Athlete of the Year: Jamie Anderson
- Buddy Werner Award (athlete sportsmanship, leadership) and Team Athlete Giving Back Award: Kikkan Randall