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Under One Roof - Certified Center of Excellence

Given Barton Health's strong partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard since 2003, and with Barton's commitment to advancing the continuum of care for athletes, the timing was right to designate the Center for Orthopedics & Wellness as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Certified Center for Excellence.

This partnership allows U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes to train in Barton's Center with confidence knowing they will receive the same level treatment and training as they have come to expect in Park City.

Collaboration and training between coaches ensures the quality of the program meets the U.S. Ski & Snowboard parameters. Athletes will be able to enjoy the convenience and flexibility of training closer to home.

“The Sierra Nevada is a hotbed of ski and snowboard sports, home to many elite athletes and more than 2,000 young skiers and snowboarders who represent the future generations of American Olympians. The Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness gives them access to a world-class facility and support to achieve their goals of competing,” said Luke Bodensteiner, U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Chief of Sport.

A Brief History:

Dr. Paul Fry II and Tahoe Fracture played a definitive role in developing the physician medical program for the U.S. Ski Team in the 1960s.

  • 1980s-2003: Tahoe Fracture physicians provided medical coverage for U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
  • 2003-2012: Tahoe Fracture orthopedic physicians (now Tahoe Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physicians) became an Official Medical Providers for U.S. Ski & Snowboard (formally USSA) with Barton Health as an Official Partner.
  • 2012-2015: The partnership expanded to include physical therapists and athletic trainers.
  • 2014-2016: As the new Center for Orthopedics & Wellness broke ground, the concept of a U.S. Ski & Snowboard designated center arose. With Park City serving the U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes, having a second location in the western region for additional training would offer convenience without compromising quality. A licensing partnership and a medical provider partnership was formed, which designates the Center for Orthopedics & Wellness as an official U.S. Ski & Snowboard Center of Excellence.
  • 2018: Barton's Center for Orthopedics & Wellness opened its doors and began offering training and care for U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes in South Lake Tahoe, CA. 

US Ski and Snowboard Certified Center of Excellence

An excerpt from "Orthopedics & Wellness" published by Barton Health for the 2018 opening of the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness. Incline Village-based freelance writer Kayla Anderson contributed to this article.