Winner of the Bud Keene Pro Camp is . . .

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Congratulations to 9 year old Ashlyn Overland, you have won the Bud Keene Pro Camp of your choice with world famous coach, Bud Keene!  Ashlyn started riding at the age of 6 with our Catskill Mountain Series, now into her fourth year of riding, with our Southern Vermont Series at Mt Snow.

Bud has been a huge inspiration and incredible partner and great friend of USASA for many years. With almost 25 years of experience guiding snow athletes to achieving their dreams, Bud Keene has led some of the greatest athletes of the action sports era to global success and Olympic Gold medals. Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Jake Blauvelt, Kyle Clancy, Duncan Adams, Gus Kenworthy, and Zach Leach are just a few of the list of world-class talents that Bud has nurtured, many from a young age. More than anyone else in the world, Bud knows how to help action sports athletes to get it done. 

Learn more about Bud Keene Pro Camp.

 

 

From Moms of Groms

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We love hearing from our members and parents and we especially love hearing the positivity that the USASA has bestowed on young groms.  We received this awesome letter from Michele, mother of 7 year old Jacob from our Rocky Mountain Series:

"Just have to say, we love USASA, we love Paul (in the Rocky Mountain Series), and we are grateful for everything you do for these kids!  My son is 7 and has been competing since he was 5…the skills he has developed through snowboarding (getting along with others, waiting his turn, learning to trust other grown ups (other team’s coaches) even if he doesn’t know them, and learning to both win and lose gracefully) have given him a tremendous boost in life.

Thanks for all that you and your team do!

Sincerely,
Michele Knight, mom of Jacob “

We would love to hear from YOU!

Win A Pair Of Ticket To AIR + STYLE LOS ANGELES!

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Here is your chance to win a pair of tickets to Air + Style presented by former USASA member Shaun White!  

Enter to Win on USASA Facebook page OR you can Enter on our Instagram page  @USASA_Snow, now thru Feb 14, 2016.   Good luck!   

Air + Style is back in LA for year two at Expo Park at the Coliseum.

Shaun White's Air + Style returns to Los Angeles on Feb 20-21 at EXPO Park at LA Coliseum! The two day festival features music on two stages along with art, fashion, and technology exhibits, and the world’s  best snowboarders going head to head on Air + Style’s signature 16 story high snowboard jump.

Full Line Up Includes: J. Cole, Incubus, Kaskade, HAIM, Big Grams, All Time Low, Action Bronson, Rudimental, A-Trak, Gramatik, Netsky, A$AP Ferg, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Travis Barker, The Struts, Migos, Allie X, Kaneholler and Bas, Cozz & Omen.

Event Date: February 20 -21

Location: EXPO Park at LA Coliseum

Tickets available NOW - this is an all ages event, kids under 10 are FREE with a ticketed adult.  https://airandstyle.frontgatetickets.com

USASA 2016 Season Kicks Off with Success!

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Despite the warm weather affecting majority of our East Coast series early in the season,  2016 is well underway with events across the rest of the country.  Members across the US are excited to put their skills to the test in all 5 disciplines:  Rail Jam, Boarder / Skiercross, Slopestyle, Slalom, and Halfpipe.  The excitement at the end of each event with distribution of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals as well as cool sponsored giveaways and other great swag prizes makes for a great event.  

Click here for upcoming events with your local series.  https://www.usasa.org/index.php/events/regional-events

With 31 series across the country, we definitely have one local to your area: Western, Rockies, Central, Eastern and New England states.   Whether you snowboard or freeski, beginner or advanced, we are all about producing fun and fair events for all to enjoy.

 Click here to sign up today! https://www.usasa.org/index.php/join-renew 

Polartec Big Air Tickets on sale NOW

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Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event on Thursday and Friday, February 11-12, 2016. Polartec Big Air at Fenway will feature a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at the ballpark.  As part of the International Ski Federation's (FIS) World Cup tour, the field will include many of the top big air competitors: Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympian Ty Walker.

As a friend of USSA, we wanted to make sure you were aware of ticketing information for this special event.

Please logon to www.redsox.com/bigair for further details and to purchase tickets for each individual day - Thursday will feature snowboard events with Freeskiing on Friday. Or, save by purchasing a package of both dates. 

Patrons who require accessible seating may call the Red Sox Ticket Office at 877-REDSOX9 (877-733-7699).

We look forward to seeing you at this historic occasion in February! 

US Freeskiing Team Named

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2016 U S  Freeskiing Team Named   USSA

The 2016 U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe, slopestyle and big air teams, led by Olympic champions David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), were officially announced today. This year’s team features a hard-hitting roster of decorated Olympians like Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), along with rookie skiers ready to make their mark on the international freeskiing scene. The halfpipe and slopestyle riders begin their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO Dec. 10-13.

HIGHLIGHTS

Seasoned Veterans: Six of the 39 athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Freeskiing team are Olympic medalists including Olympic champions David Wise, Maddie Bowman and Joss Christensen.

Upstarts: This year’s rookie team includes U.S. Revolution Tour superstars Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) and Willie Borm (Chaska, MN).

Season Kickoff: The halfpipe and slopestyle riders begin their competition season this week at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO Dec. 10-13.

QUOTES

Jeremy Forster, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Director

We’re really excited about the continued growth and depth of the U.S. Freeskiing program. We have a great group of returning coaches, and a super-talented group of athletes on both the Pro and Rookie Teams. I’m really happy to have Pete O'Brien from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail join the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team Coaching Staff. With the support of The North Face our Rookie Team continues to be a huge development opportunity for the Freeskiing athletes.All the programs are coming off some great recent training with the slopestyle team in Stubai and the halfpipe team in Copper. Everyone is excited to kick off the competition season.

Skogen Sprang, U.S. Freeskiing Pro Slopestyle Coach

With the World Cup in New Zealand this year we had an early start to the season in August. We had an amazing camp in Austria a few weeks ago and everyone is feeling great going into Dew Tour this week. We are looking forward to one of the best courses of the year here in Breckenridge and ready to get out there and have some fun.

Andy Woods, U.S. Freeskiing Pro Halfpipe Coach

We are excited about our team's potential this year.  We have a close-knit group that feed off of each other well, and they're charged up to start the competition season.  Everyone has worked fiercely to bring unique tricks to their runs, and we're eager to see the rewards at this year's contests.  Considering we have two X Games events on two different continents coupled with two domestic U.S. Grand Prixs, our veteran members will be able to show off their hard work and our young athletes will have ample opportunity to challenge them for big podium spots.

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Team Roster

Name (Birthdate; Hometown; Club; USASA series)

*Denotes Olympian

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Pro Team

Men

  • Wing Tai Barrymore (5/1/1992; Sun Valley, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation)
  • Aaron Blunck (4/12/1996; Crested Butte, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Lyman Currier (8/28/1994; Boulder, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Alex Ferreira (8/14/1994; Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Aspen/Snowmass Series)
  • Gus Kenworthy (8/1/1991; Telluride, CO; Southwest Colorado Series)*
  • David Wise (6/30/1990; Reno, NV)*
  • Torin Yater-Wallace (12/2/1995; Basalt, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club; Aspen/Snowmass Series)*

Women

  • Maddie Bowman (1/10/1994; South Lake Tahoe, CA; Sierra-at-Tahoe Education Foundation; South Tahoe Series)*
  • Annalisa Drew (5/28/1993; Andover, MA; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Southwest Colorado Series)*
  • Devin Logan (2/17/1993; West Dover, VT; Mount Snow Academy; Southern Vermont Series)*
  • Brita Sigourney (1/17/1990; Carmel, CA)*

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Slopestyle Pro Team

Men

  • Bobby Brown (6/5/1991; Breckenridge, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)*
  • Joss Christensen (12/20/1991; Park City, UT; Park City Freestyle Ski Team)*
  • Nick Goepper (3/14/1994; Lawrenceburg, IN)*
  • Gus Kenworthy (10/1/1991; Telluride, CO; Southwest Colorado Series)*
  • Chris Laker (6/23/1993; Cincinnati, OH)
  • Tom Wallisch (7/22/1987; Pittsburgh, PA; University of Utah)
  • McRae Williams (10/23/1990; Park City, UT)

Women

  • Ashley Battersby (1/27/1988; Park City, UT; The Winter Sports School in Park City)
  • Keri Herman (8/16/1983; Breckenridge, CO; University of Denver)*
  • Devin Logan (West Dover; VT, Mount Snow Academy; Southern Vermont Series)*
  • Maggie Voisin (12/14/1998; Whitefish, MT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)*
  • Emilia Wint (6/21/1994; Denver, CO; Hawks Freeride; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Julia Krass (6/7/1997; Hanover, NH; Team Park City United; New Hampshire Series)*

2016 U.S. Freeskiing Halfpipe Rookie Team

Men

  • Jacob Beebe (6/15/1999; Bend, OR; Sun Valley Education Foundation; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Birk Irving (7/26/1999; Winter Park, CO; Winter Park Freeride Team; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Jaxin Hoerter (7/17/2000; Breckenridge, CO; Rocky Mountain Series)
  • Cameron Brodrick (2/6/1998; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team; Mammoth Unbound Series)
  • Jake Mageau (11/25/1997; Bend, OR; MBSEF; Central Oregon Series)

Women

  • Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (6/5/1996; Park City, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Abigail Hansen (5/26/1998; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team)
  • Anna Gorham (7/22/2000; Bend OR; Central Oregon Series)

U.S. Freeskiing Slopestyle Rookie Team

Men

  • Willie Borm (5/21/1997; Chaska, MN; Midwest Freestyle Association)
  • Alex Hackel (Sunday River, ME; Hanley Consulting Inc.)
  • Andy Partridge (8/10/1996; Park City, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Colby Stevenson (10/3/1997; Park City, UT; Team Park City United; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Alex Hall (9/21/1998; Salt Lake City, UT; Big Mountain West Series)
  • Eddie Gildea (7/3/1997; Weston, MA; Southern Vermont Series)

Women

  • Jess Breda (9/23/1995; Marshfield, MA; Waterville Valley BBTS)
  • Darian Stevens (10/29/1996; Missoula, MT; Missoula Freestyle Ski Team)
  • Caroline Claire (2/2/2000; Wilmington, VT; Southern Vermont Series)