WSF INSTALLS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The World Snowboard Federation & TTR held their General Assembly, June 24th-26th, in Kleinarl, Austria. Delegates from 22 Nations joined the two day long meetings, representing National Snowboard Associations, Riders, Event Organizers and Boardsports Media.

The results of the last days of joint sessions between WSF and TTR moves snowboarding forward in an unrivaled way. During their meetings, WSF and TTR agreed to collectively pave the way to create a new governing structure for International Snowboarding. The new organization will serve Snowboarding on all levels, in a completely neutral way, smashing down walls that have built up over years adding to an already splintered landscape for competition snowboarding. The future will provide a transparent non-confrontational and unified sports system that will be extremely easy for the world to navigate.

With immediate effect, Nations Representatives, Event Organizer Representatives and a Rider Representative will develop necessary structural details under the leadership of TTR President Reto Lamm.

Working Groups and Consultants appointed during the GA contribute and oversee the developments, and reports will be provided to the public on a regular basis.  WCS GmbH, the joint company owned by WSF and TTR, will act as executional body for all commercial matters. In the near future the final structure will be proposed that combines a global Snowboard Association and a company to serve the changed world of snowboarding. The leverage on moving with the needs of the industry will have a huge impact on Snowboarding now and in the future.

  • “Adapting to the current needs of the riders, national associations and industry is our primary goal.” says Meinhard Trojer, President of WSF.
  • TTR President Reto Lamm concludes: “The way riders and organisers are included gives everyone a clear responsibility, and things will improve even more based on our new ideas.”

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The 2016/17 WSF eBoard Members from left to right: Marco Sampaoli, Meinhard Trojer, Sacha Giger, Miram Deller, Gian Luca Zanetti, Shigeru Ishihara & Paul Krahulec.

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Copper Mtn Resort Offers Discounted Summer Fun

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Congrats to Award Winning USASA Partners

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 The entire USASA family congratulates two of our partners who were recently recognized at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) annual Chairman's Awards Dinner during the recent USSA Congress (May 11-15, 2016).  The awards presented at the dinner included USSA gold awards, silver awards and athlete, coach and club of the year awards in each sport.

Carabasset Valley Academy (CVA) was selected as the USSA Club of the Year. CVA runs strong programs across allMallon  Kate Club of the Year - ADJ USSA sports. Alumni include 12 Olympians and 39 national team members, many of whom started their careers by competing in USASA events.  CVA was also honored as the Snowboard Club of the Year.  Under the leadership of USASA Executive Director Elect, Michael Mallon, the CVA snowboarding program has achieved tremendous success on the local, regional and international stages. CVA has consistently produced some of the top riders with a continued focus on academics.  Some highlights included  CVA BX athletes landed 27 top tens on the Nor-am tour combined with four podiums.  Five team members were selected for FIS Jr world championships and the number one and two finishers in Junior mens slopestyle at USASA nationals were both from CVA. In partnership with Sugarloaf CVA hosted a snowboardcross Nor-Am and Rev Tour stop during the 2015-16 season.

Photo:  CVA head of school, Kate Punderson with the USSA's Club of the Year Award and CVA snowboard program director Michael Mallon with the USSA's Snowboard Club of the Year Award. (picture from the CVA website)

 

Additionally, Ben Wisner, USASA Director of The Unbound Series and program director for the Mammoth Snowboard Team, was honored three times at the USSA Chairman's Awards Dinner including:

USSA Development Coach of the Year and Snowboarding Domestic Coach of the Year - Wisner has helped put numerous riders on U.S. Snowboarding's pro and rookie teams, including young phenom Chloe Kim. Kim made the national team last year.  Wisner is consistently feeding the pipeline with a great team of young athletes ready to jump to the next level.  Wisner's Unbound Series competitors are always formidable at the annual USASA National Championships.  

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Freeskiing Club of the Year - Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club - Under Ben Wisner and Ryan Carey's leadership, the Mammoth Mountain Freeskiing Team has achieved tremendous success. The Elite Team has put five athletes on the U.S. Freeskiing North Face Rookie Team in the past year. Mammoth not only produces high level athletes but also is successful in developing well rounded competitors.  They are also supporters of the Mammoth Race Department which runs the U.S. Grand Prix and Revolution Tour events each season.

Photo: Ben Wisner (center) with Mammoth competitors Kelly Clark (left) and Chloe Kim (right) who finished 1-2 in a women's superpipe event at their home mountain.