Over 1,600 competitors from around the United States swarmed the Copper Mountain base village with the anticipation of the first day of events on Sunday, April 3rd. Announcer Jason Borgstede welcomed each series as they entered Burning Stone Plaza representing their regional series. Competitors are competing in 5 disciplines, to include Half-pipe, Slalom, Slopestyle, Boardercross, and Slalom. National champions will be crowned each day, and at the end of the week overall champions will be named. Stay tuned to www.usasa.org for the latest on the world’s largest ski and snowboard event!
This will be the first year that USASA will be breaking up competitions for skiers and snowboarders to allow for the growth in both sports that has happened over the years. “We are looking at record-breaking attendance this year due to the separation of snowboarding and skiing. This is truly a huge step forward for our organization” says Jason Toutolmin, Executive Director of USASA. The first week of competitions, April 2nd – 7th, will commence with opening ceremonies on the evening of the 2nd. Snowboard competition will take place in each of the five snowboard disciplines (slopestyle, halfpipe, boardercross, slalom, and giant slalom) each day during the week. Skier Nationals will follow with opening ceremonies on April 9th and competition in halfpipe, slopestyle, and skiercross taking place April 10th – 12th.