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The United States of America Snowboard Association will hold the 22nd Annual National Championships at Copper Mountain, CO in Early April 2011


Nationals LogoSouth Lake Tahoe, CA – March 21, 2011 - The 22nd annual National Championships of the USASA will be held at Copper Mountain from April 2nd through April 12th, 2011. The competition is expected to attract nearly 1,800 competitors ranging from 4 through 64 years of age, their friends, and families, for both snowboard and ski competitions.


USASA Scholarship award renamed The Chuck Allen Scholarship Award


(South Lake Tahoe, CA 3/2/11) The United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) is renaming its annual scholarship program “The Chuck Allen Scholarship Award.” Our Founder and dear friend, Chuck Allen, passed away Feb. 14, 2011 so to honor Chuck and his dedication to the USASA and the sport of snowboarding, the USASA and Chuck’s family will proudly remember Chuck through the USASA Chuck Allen Scholarship Award.

Each year USASA members who qualify for the National Championships can apply for The Chuck Allen Scholarship by completing the application requirements. The applicants are evaluated for various criteria including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and snowboarding results.


Linda "Zippy" Neil is the new Executive Assistant

After years of tireless work and commitment to the USASA, Karen Mertl has retired as the Administrative Assistant. With the rapid growth of the USASA it was time to expand the job duties and time commitment to keep up with the demands of the organization. Karen was a huge part of the USASA family and her daily involovement will be missed. She will continue to run the North Tahoe Series with her husband and will most likely still be a staff member at Nationals.


2011 PacSun USASA Snowboard Team Selected

Brett Esser, PacSun Team RiderIt was an exciting year for the PacSun USASA Team. For every rider, it was a year of intense training with tireless coaches in every weather condition imaginable. It was a year of competition and travel to the far mountains of the globe; testing skills, endurance and new tricks on the world stage.



TRUCKEE, Calif. (April 24, 2010) United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) awarded scholarship funds totaling $15,000 to 77 USASA members at the 2010 USASA National Championships.  The 21st Annual USASA National Championships were held at Copper Mountain, CO on April 3-9, 2010.  The week of snowboard and FreeSkiing competitions and festivities attracted over 1,500 riders between the ages of 3 to 66, from 32 Regional Series across the country, specializing in a variety of snowboard and FreeSki disciplines.


PacSun USASA Team going to Woodward at Copper

PacSun and USASA are excited to announce they are sponsoring Session One at Woodward at Copper this summer!  The first session kicks off June 17th with a camp focused on teams and adults. Stay tuned for more coverage of the USASA PacSun Team kids in action! In addition, if you or your team would like to join the riders in June, contact Woodward about space availability!


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