It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you today.

USASA Alumni Bibian Mentel, who spent two decades fighting cancer while dominating her sport, including becoming the first Paralympic snowboarding champion in 2014, died Monday at age 48 from the effects of widespread bone cancer.

 

By Andrew Gauthier

U.S. Ski & Snowboard and USASA continue their fruitful relationship with major improvements to the event pipeline. USASA will now serve as the sole event entry point for both freeskiing and snowboarding events.

This vastly improves the clarity of the layout in the United States and makes it easier to access grassroots competitions through USASA’s 31 regional series and 500-event network. Highlighting this shift, USASA will also take on a new role in the running of "The Futures Tour" for the 2019-20 competition season.


U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s new slopestyle and big air national development coach Nichole Mason is set to host the first ever all-female USASA freeski and snowboard Level 100 and 200 clinics from Dec. 3-6 at Copper Mountain, Colo. The Level 100 clinic will take place Dec. 3-4 and will target intro level coaches who will be working with Phase 1 and Phase 2 athletes. The Level 200 Clinic will take place Dec. 5-6 and will target more experienced coaches who have been working with athletes for a number of years and whose goals are to expand their knowledge and skill set to better work with Phase 3, 4 and 5 athletes.

USASA and our camp partners want the snowboarding and freeskiing fun to carry on all year long. Below are a few amazing deals from our camp partners with opportunities to snowboard and ski across the US and in the southern hemisphere too!

Save $300 on Ski or Snowboard Summer Camp at Woodward Copper and Woodward Tahoe with promo code USASASNOW2018. (Valid for any week during the 2018 Summer Camp season, can not be combined with other discounts or promotions).
 
 

2018 is here and USASA is firing on all cylinders. In the first weekend of January alone, USASA regional series are hosting over 50 events and we've got over 420 more events nationwide before USASA National Championships the April!


USASA was front and center at the 2018 Potato Drop at the Boise State Capitol in Idaho this New Year's Eve.

WEND Wax is USASA's Official Wax Supplier and in honor of this new partnership WEND is offering an exclusive USASA Wax Kit which to our members. The includes: Universal Bit Bars, Liquid Juice Towelettes, MF Natural Cleaner/Conditioner Towelettes, bulk bars and more. This $145 wax kit is just $91 to USASA members with %5  of the sales going directly to the USASA Foundation to benefit the USASA Chuck Allen Scholarship fund or scholarships.

Click here to purchase the USASA WEND Wax kit and enter USASA30 at checkout for your exclusive member discount.

(Rocky Mountain Series alum, Aaron Blunck, on his way to winning his first X Games Gold. Photo: X Games)

Eleven X Games medals were won by ten USASA series alumni at the 2017 X Games Aspen. Aaron Blunck, Jules Marino, Elena Hight, and Hailey Langland all claimed their first X Games gold medals with all of them got their competitive start at USASA series events. X Games vetern and South Tahoe Series alum, Jamie Anderson, grabbed her 11 X Games medal with a silver in women's snowboard slopestyle and McRae Williams, from Big Mountain West, grabbed his first with a silver in men's freeski slopestyle.

(Steamboat local and Rocky Mountain Series alum, Taylor Gold, earned an X Games bronze under the lights. Photo: X Games)

Last year's Snowboard Superpipe gold medalist Matt Ladley, a Rocky Mountain Series alum, took home silver and  Maddie Bowman, Chloe Kim and Taylor Gold walked away with bronzes freeski and snowboard superpipe respectively.

(Jules Marino having an emotional gold medal moment. Photo: X Games)

Nineteen-year-old Jules Mario, an X Games rookie and Southern Vermont Series alum, was the superstar and story of X Games Aspen. Marino walked away with two X Games medals, taking home an a silver medal in the women's big air on Thursday night with a cab double underflip and a gold medal in women's snowboard slopestyle on Saturday. 

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