The USSMA is a non-profit membership organization. Founded in 2003, it is the governing body for competitive ski mountaineering racing as recognized by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF).   Along with its affinity partners, which include the American Alpine Club, the USSMA promotes the sport of ski mountaineering at all levels. It is funded by its members, permitting fees, supporting sponsors and by contributions from The United States Ski Mountaineering Foundation.

The United States Ski Mountaineering Foundation

The United States Ski Mountaineering Foundation was created to support and build American athlete development programs in competitive ski mountaineering racing. Its donors fund the athlete development programs for juniors and other future athletes with their gifts. Its mission is to assist the USSMA through the implementation of consistent and sustained development programs for young American ski mountaineering racers.