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A3/ USASA Road Trip Feb 3 thru 10

The SIA Trade show in Denver and associated travels to Summit County took up the bulk of this week, with out of office travel.  The indoor portion of the show lasted from Jan. 30-Feb. 2nd and our team arrived Jan. 29th for set up.  Following the show, the on-snow demo took place in Copper Feb. 3rd and 4th, during which time, Zippy Neil and I met with Copper and other groups in and around Summit County.  Bad weather across the nation delayed my return to Vermont until 2:00 AM, Thursday, Feb. 6tha3van

 The Empire State Games that took place over the weekend of Feb. 8 & 9th, is a statewide event that encompasses virtually all winter sports.  Hockey, Figure Skating, Alpine ski racing, Nordic races, snowboard, etc. are all presented for kids from all over the Empire State.  The USASA manages the snowboard events over the weekend, presenting Cross (skier and boarder cross racing) and Slopestyle.

 As Lake Placid and nearby Whiteface Mountain are Olympic venues ( 1932 and 1980 ), the energy and enthusiasm for the competitive events being presented was at an all time high.  The first day of Olympic results from Sochi,  with USA rider Sage Kostenburg winning men’s Slopestyle, generated quite a buzz around Whiteface.  The A3 van made the trip to Whiteface on Saturday for the Cross events and was afforded high-profile parking spot in a requested, pre-arranged location for maximum visibility of the branded van during the event.

A3 Bars and tee shirts were distributed during the Awards Ceremony at the end of the day and kids, parents and coaches were stoked.

RETAIL STOPS:

 THE SKI RACK, 85 Main Street, Burlington, VT 800-882-4530.  CONTACT:  Spike Clayton.

  • Ski Rack is one of the largest, most influential shops in Ski, Bike, Mountain category. Two boxes of product and tee shirts dropped off.

 NORTH STAR SPORTS, 100 Main Street, Burlington, VT.  802-863-3832.  Contact JP Coseno. 

  • Mainly a bike store, but with backcountry, XC skis in winter.  Dropped off bars, road rash and tee shirts.  JP and his staff loved the bars.

 

USASA and A3 Hit The Road

scaledA3January 16, 2014.  Charlotte, North Carolina.   The USASA and A3 are hitting the road this winter with a promotional van that will provide event support at USASA Regional Series events through the middle of March.   The van is a fully equipped “Sprinter”, loaded with A3 sample products and promotional giveaway items that will be distributed to competitors at USASA events. 

The exterior of the van is graphically striking with action photos of Jordan Romero, an A3 sponsored athlete who holds the world record as the youngest mountaineer to ascend all seven of the highest peaks in the world, on each continent, including Mount Everest, which he climbed with his father at age thirteen.  The van graphics also feature action photos of USASA snowboard and ski athletes from the 2013 USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain. 

The first stop for the van will be at the upcoming Midwest Best Regional Rail Jam and Slopestyle competition on January 18th and 19th at the Sunburst Ski Resort in Kewaskum, Wisconsin.  From there, the promo van will travel across the Midwest en route to New England where it will appear at events through the winter.   Commenting on the van and the partnership with A3, USASA Executive Director Pete Davis stated, “A3 really stepped up to support the USASA with the promotional van.  It has already generated a lot of excitement for A3 and the USASA.  We are all looking forward to introducing A3 product to our members as we travel to events in the Midwest and New England regions.” 

USASA and Dominator Wax

dominator_programFree Dominator kit upgrade for USASA members!  Buy a basic competition kit and get upgraded to the advanced competition kit, this is $45 of free waxes. So hurry up and stock up on the fastest wax out there for Nationals, this offer expires March 22, 2014. See photos for details and contact Tom Reinerth 801 8767807, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have questions.

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USASA Announces New Executive Director

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(SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA.  October 25, 2012)  The United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) has named Peter Miller Davis of Jericho, Vermont as the new Executive Director of the organization.  Mr. Davis was named after a nationwide search took place over the summer.  He will be based out of the USASA office in Northern Vermont, effective November 1.  This change comes after the decision by Jason Toutolmin to resign from the Executor Director position and become the USASA’s full time Marketing and IT Director.

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USASA Announces the 2012-2013 USASA Snowboard Team

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Benji Farrow(South Lake Tahoe, CA  5/30/12) USASA is proud to announce the 2012-2013 USASA Snowboard Team. Athletes were selected based on their results from the USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain, Colorado as well as their results throughout the season. They represent the best amateur riders in the country and will act as the ambassadors for the United States of America Snowboard Association for the upcoming season.

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The Burton Experience Presents Lil’ Rascals Rail Jam

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Burton Experience SnowboardingSouth Lake Tahoe, CA – March 10, 2012 –  On April 2, 2012 during the 23rd Annual USASA National Championships  snowboarders ages 9 and under will have the chance to compete in this premier rail jam event, presented by Burton Experience. The goal will be to foster the spirit of snowboarding within young riders by letting them compete against boarders of a similar age and skill level.

USASA team manager Miah Wheeler: “This is the first event of its kind. Instead of throwing all the riders together in a rail jam, Burton and USASA wanted this early age group to be able to have an event they could call their own.” The rail jam will allow riders, 9 and under, to session the park in open jam format and prizes will be awarded in categories such as best trick, style, and personal creativity.

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