U.S. Ski & Snowboard have replaced Delta with United Airlines as its official airline partner ©U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the national governing body of skiing and snowboarding, has announced United Airlines as its official airline partner in a deal that will last until 2027.

United will replace Delta Air Lines, who had signed a similar deal with U.S. Ski & Snowboard in January 2022.

United will now fly the team around the world to train and compete in major events, while also supporting U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s women empowerment and climate initiatives.

"We could not be more excited to partner with United," said Sophie Goldschmidt, President and chief executive of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

"Airline travel is key to the success of our athletes and without it, we would not have the opportunity to compete at the highest levels around the world.

“United is already a key asset to our team and we are thrilled to establish a strong relationship as our athletes continue to make history."

As part of the deal, United will support athletes through travel credits, status and baggage benefits related to training and traveling.

United, ranked as the third biggest airline in the world, will also support U.S. Ski & Snowboard at World Cup events held in the United States as the presenting and associate partner of several events.

In addition to travel benefits, United will support U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s women’s empowerment programming like the HERoic initiative unveiled earlier this season as a movement celebrating and empowering women in skiing and snowboarding.

We are proud to launch this new relationship with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and cheer on these athletes as they chase their dreams,” said Doreen Burse, United’s senior vice-president of worldwide sales.

“United and U.S. Ski & Snowboard share many common values, which spectators and travellers will take notice of as we activate this strategically important partnership together in the years ahead.”