As a condition of membership, all U.S. Ski & Snowboard members agree to abide by the SafeSport Code.
The SafeSport Code can be found here: https://www.safesport.org/files/index/category/response-resolution
U.S. Ski & Snowboard prohibits the following conduct:
- Sexual Misconduct
- Physical Misconduct
- Emotional Misconduct
- Bullying, Threats and Harassment
- Willfully Tolerating Misconduct
Any member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard who is appointed to a position of authority over, or who has frequent contact with athletes must clear criminal background screening and complete SafeSport education every two years with a refresher required every other year. This includes, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Staff, U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard coaching license, U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard officials license, U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard club volunteer membership and U.S. Ski & Snowboard members at U.S. Ski & Snowboard clubs whom the club formally designates to be in a position of authority over athletes, and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Governance Board members.
Every U.S. Ski & Snowboard member must report suspected violations of the SafeSport Code. If you suspect that a child is experiencing misconduct of a sexual nature, don’t investigate yourself. Call the SafeSport hotline and local child protection authorities (Police or Child Welfare Office) and report it to the experts who have the skills to investigate the matter. If you have a doubt on whether conduct is occurring, please err on the side of reporting. Conduct which does not involve sexualized conduct but which may violate one of the six categories of prohibited conduct may be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for SafeSport provides 24-hour support via safesporthelpline.org or by calling 866.200.0796.
Reporting Suspected Violations of Sexualized Conduct