San Francisco Snow Ball

Dig out your best retro snow gear and join us this November 7 for the 2015 San Francisco Snow Ball!

2015 San Francisco Snow Ball
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Bimbo's 365 Club

Ticketing and sponsorhsip information will be posted shortly.

For more information about the 2015 Snow Ball, please contact Kim Wysocki at 435.647.2092 or

2014 San Francisco Snow Ball at Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA. Photo: USSA
USSA athletes arrive in style at the 2014 San Francisco Snow Ball


HIGHLIGHTS from the 2014 Snow Ball

·      Over 300 Bay Area ski and snowboarding fans turned out at Bimbo’s 365 Saturday night (Oct. 18) to meet over a dozen Olympians, raising money to support athletes of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

·      Let’s Go Retro! In total Bimbo’s style, guests turned out in full-on retro ski gear, including local hero Jonny Moseley who dressed up as the legendary British ski jumper Eddie the Eagle. Olympian Trace        Worthington – himself a World Champion – emceed the evening, which included a retro fashion show.

·      How it Helped? Unlike their competitors, USSA athletes get no government support. The hundreds of thousands of dollars raised at the Snow Ball go directly to help athletes achieve their Olympic goals.

·      Ski with an Olympian! USSA’s auctioneer Tom Kelly gave the audience plenty of bidding action including ski outings with Warren Miller film star Charlotte Moats to Jonny Moseley and Tamara McKinney, with over $100,000 raised from the audience.

·      History: The retro ski party at Bimbo’s was one of the liveliest ever in the 30 year history of the event, begun by San Francisco financial leader Thom Weisel.

·      Organization: A Snow Ball Committee of two dozen Bay Area leaders organized the gala, chaired by Christine Aylward, Geoff Yang and Dave Morin.  

·      How You Can Help? Did you miss the big pre-season party? You can still help by purchasing a U.S. Ski Team Gold Pass, a fully transferable ski pass good at any U.S. resort, or simply make a donation. Go to to learn more.


2014 San Francisco Snow Ball at Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA. Photo: USSA
Olympians Steven Nyman and Travis Ganong decked out in
their finest ski gear at the 2014 Snow Ball

2014 Attending Olympic and World Champions:

Jonny Moseley, 1998 Olympic Champion, freestyle moguls
David Wise, 2014 Olympic Champion, halfpipe skiing
Jeremy Bloom, 2005 World Champion, freestyle moguls
Jessie Diggins 2013 World Champion, cross country team sprint
Trace Worthington, 1995 two-time World Champion, freestyle aerials, combined
Tamara McKinney, 1989 World Champion, alpine combined, and 1983 World Cup Champion

Additional Olympians:

Travis Ganong, alpine
Steven Nyman, alpine
Laurenne Ross, alpine
Liz Stephen, cross country

Athlete Attendees:

Cross Country: Jessie Diggins & Liz Stephen
Freeskiing: David Wise & Brita Sigourney
Alpine: Bryce Bennett, Tommy Ford, Travis Ganong, Steve Nyman & Laurenne Ross
Alumni: Jonny Moseley, Trace Worthington, Tamara McKinney, Charlotte Moats & Jeremy Bloom

Event Corporate Partners : 

Liberty Mutual 

San Francisco Snow Ball Committee in Attendance:

Jeremy Bloom
Allison Bhusri
Nate Bosshard
J. Taylor Crandall
Jan D’Alessandro
Tod Francis
Porter Gale
Christine & Curtis Gardner
Kent Goldman
Karen John
Thomas Laffont
Liz Larned
Stephanie Mellin
Jonny Moseley
Jordan Ormont
Victoria and Philip Raiser
Evan Reece
Mathias Shilling
Marc Stad
Josh Stein
Rob Webb
Will Wick

Tiger Shaw, President and CEO, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association
What does it take to win 17 medals in Sochi? Events like the San Francisco Snow Ball are pivotal to fund programs that help our athletes become Best in the World. We’re unique amongst our competitors in that we have no government support. Our success is based on support from Americans!

Jessie Diggins, 2013 World Champion, Cross Country Team Sprint
When I was a junior racer I won an event and had an opportunity to get an autorgraph from my hero, Kikkan Randall. It motivated me. Six years later I found myself racing with Kikkan and winning a World Championship. I couldn’t have done that without the support from people like you. Thank you for making this opportunity possible.

2014 San Francisco Snow Ball at Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA. Photo: USSA
The Crossroads perform at the 2014 Snow Ball

Thank you to our 2014 Event Sponsors:

Olympic Sponsors
Diana & Steve Strandberg
Suzanne & J. Crandall

Gold Sponsors
Stephanie & Fred Harman
Liz Larned

Silver Sponsors
Liz & Thomas Laffont

Lee & Justin Sadrian
Amy & Geoff Yang

Bronze Sponsors
Christine Aylward
Allison & Aneel Bhusri
Christine & Curtis Gardner
Stephanie & Bill Mellin
Mary Ann & Steven Read
Jennifer & Josh Stein

Thom Weisel, Stifel

Squaw Valley – Alpine Meadows
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Click here for photos from 2014.