UPDATED: In May 2015, Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) was named a USSA Gold Certified Club.
Bridger Ski Foundation is a Member Club of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding.
In 2014, USSA rolled out a new Club Certification program for its member clubs. Certification is a process ensuring that all clubs strive to follow best principles and practices. Clubs can achieve increasing levels of certification as they demonstrate excellence.
BSF went through a comprehensive self- and peer-based organizational assessment. This process assesses both organizational and athletic performance, using approximately 140 elements and multiple submittals that represent club success. Please see links below for more details on the criteria and process.
Why get certified? USSA club certification will raise Bridger Ski Foundation's profile in the skiing community. Our athletes and families will experience even more focused and efficient athletic programming that will result in attracting more young people and keeping them in the club longer. With the help of USSA, we have developed assessment tools to track and evaluate club progress that will facilitate planning, and we will have access to resources that will enhance our operations and ensure business sustainability.
A big thank you to everyone involved in this process: parents, athletes, members, and community partners. We thank you for your support and for all that you do to make BSF a Gold Club!