Beginning with the 2017-18 membership season, U.S. Ski & Snowboard member clubs will be required to meet the following minimum standards.
· Agree to support and align with U.S. Ski & Snowboard's mission, values and code of conduct.
· Agree to adhere to SafeSport guidelines, U.S. Ski & Snowboard's concussion policy and background screening protocol for all those in a position of authority over athletes.
· Demonstrate that club leadership and those whom the club appoints to positions of authority over athletes are U.S. Ski & Snowboard members.
· Provide evidence of legal existence in their state of primary business operations. For example, clubs must show that they are a licensed business entity in good standing. Examples of documentation may include a current business license, certificate of good standing from state of incorporation, a link to the business' page in the Secretary of State's business lookup in the state you are incorporated or other proof of business existence.
- There are significant advantages to club leaders for incorporating as a legal business entity. First and foremost is that if you do not operate under a corporate form, the personal assets of the club leaders can be subject to legal seizure should there be a lawsuit filed.
· Demonstrate that they possess general liability insurance. This requirement may be satisfied either by joining U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s CLIP program or providing U.S. Ski & Snowboard with evidence of coverage similar to that provided by CLIP.
- If an organization under the U.S. Ski & Snowboard umbrella is not insured, the club’s assets are in jeopardy as are U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s. In addition, in order to continue appropriate business relationships with our host venues, having insurance while operating on ski area venues is appropriate. U.S. Ski & Snowboard has provided a very cost effective insurance mechanism to insure club risk. Clubs are free to seek their own coverage as well. The only requirement is that it meets U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s coverage standards.