What is the SCCSC?
The Southern California Collegiate Snowsport Conference, Inc. is Southern California, Southern Neveada, and Arizona’s outlet for collegiate ski and snowboard competition. Part of the Far West region of the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association, the governing body of ski and snowboard racing at the collegiate level, the SCCSC brings competition to the So Cal area. Since its inception in the 1970’s, the SCCSC has been the regional stepping stone to the USCSA National Championships, which brings together top caliber athletes and Olympic hopefuls from all over the United States and Southern Canada.
InterCollegiate Ski & Snowboard Competitions
The USCSA is the collegiate home for all Colleges and Universities who are not currently competing in an NCAA conference program. The organization is comprised of over 500 member schools nationwide, and offers competitions ranging from Alpine Skiing to Nordic Ski Jumping. The full list includes Slalom, Giant Slalom, Snowboard Giant Slalom, Boarder & Skier Cross, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Nordic Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Nordic Sprint and Classic races and relays.
The SCCSC holds local conference competitions at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, located in Mammoth Lakes, CA, approximately five hours north of Los Angeles. With thirty lifts and unparalleled skiing terrain, Mammoth Mountain is Southern California’s most popular ski resort, averaging 12,000 ski and snowboard visitors every weekend. The SCCSC offers Slalom, Giant Slalom, Boarder/Skier Cross, Halfpipe, and Slopestyle competitions, held over 6 race weekends from December to April. Nordic competitions can be arranged upon request.
Other races held during the season include the Western Regional Championships which alternate from northern to southern California annually, and the USCSA National Championships which rotates east-west on an annual basis.
What schools compete in the SCCSC?
The SCCSC is currently represented by nearly 400 student athletess from 11 universities in California.
- California Polytechnic University
- California State University, Fullerton
- California State University, Fresno
- California State University, Long Beach
- Loyola Marymount University
- San Diego State University
- University of California, Irvine
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of California, San Diego
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of Southern California
Plans to add additional Central and Southern California schools to the SCCSC are currently underway, including the addition of three new schools to the SCCSC roster. Any school in the California, Nevada or Arizona area that offers a minimum of an Associate or Bachelor’s degree is eligible for regular membership in the SCCSC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on starting a team at your school.
What benefits are there for athletes?
Aside from participating in intercollegiate athletics in action sports such as Alpine and Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, SCCSC athletes enjoy great benefits such as reduced lift ticket prices, great deals on ski and snowboard equipment, an annual awards banquet in Las Vegas, NV and the chance to meet skiers and snowboarders from all over Southern California.
How do I join the SCCSC?
Interested in starting a new team at your school? It’s easy; just contact the SCCSC by sending us an email at email@example.com to find out how. You can also get in touch with any of the officers and they will be able to help you. Check out our contact information. The SCCSC will work with you to make starting a team and joining the USCSA and SCCSC as easy as possible.
Who is eligible to compete?
Any full time undergraduate student of any skill level, from beginners to expert is eligible to participate. The SCCSC also offers restricted memberships to students at the graduate level. As an intercollegiate athletic program, to participate all members must be eligible under NCAA Divison II guidelines. For more information, visit www.uscsa.com.