Global Rescue has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the company announced today. Global Rescue has been the official provider of medical evacuation services  to the USSA since 2006.

In renewing their agreement, Global Rescue and the USSA will continue to provide medical evacuation, consultation and support to the teams’ top athletes, including Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso. The company contributes to the teams a portion of all memberships sold to their athletes and coaches nationwide.

Global Rescue has performed dozens of missions for USSA athletes over the years, including the evacuation of racer TJ Lanning who crashed in Lake Louise last year and fractured vertebrae in his neck. In February, the company had air assets on standby in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but fortunately no injuries required evacuation.

“Our association with Global Rescue has been superb,” Chief Operating Officer for the USSA, Dick Coe, wrote in a letter to all its members. “The response is immediate and the service is perfect.”

About USSA

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Founded in 1905, the USSA manages year-round nationwide development and elite programs, including the national teams, in five distinctly different Olympic sports: alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined,  and snowboarding, as well as two Paralympic sports – adaptive alpine and adaptive cross country. The USSA is based in Park City, Utah. For more information, visit or