27th Opening Ceremonies

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The official commencement of the 27th Annual USASA National Championships took place Saturday, (April 2) following a full day of practice for the athletes across five disciplines - Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Boardercross.  A large throng lined the walkways of Copper Resort's Center Village to watch the opening ceremonies which began with a parade of athletes from the 31 Regional Series.  As of the start of the parade, USASA administration reported that 1235 snowboard athletes had registered to compete.  Six hundred and twenty-one skiers had also checked in for their National Championships which begin on Saturday, April 9 with practice.

Athletes from the 31 Regional Series who will participate in the 2016 edition of the National Championships represent 41 states, and eight foreign countries (Australia, New Zealand, Korea, France, Italy, Japan, Great Britain and Canada, with four of its 10 provinces representing).

(photo below) The Regional Series line-up for the opening parade

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  Burning Stone Plaza filling up with the athletes, coaches, parents, Series Directors and more (below)

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Kailey and Ashley Bogart from the USASA's Rocky Mountain Series delivered a powerful renditionof the National Anthem (photo left)

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USASA Executive Assistant, Zippy Neil (center) presented the Chuck Allen Lifetime Achievement Award to Sally and Gary Peherson for their years of contributions to USASA. (photo right)




Banked Slalom Charity Competition

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This 1st Annual Charity event, the Banked Slalom, is open to all.  You do not need to be a USASA member to participate.

Only 150 lucky individuals will be able to compete, two timed runs per gender, no age groups just the joy of fostering the brother & sister hood of snowboarding and freeskiing together!

Click on the poster below to register online today.  Your ticket is your entry into the charity event and spots will go quick!


2016 Video Games Presented by GoPro

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USASA and GoPro are excited to present the 2016 Video Games!

Enter your best edit for your chance to win prizes from GoPro, Camp Woodward and more. The top 5 videos will be chosen, the winners will be announced and the winning edits will be showcased the night of April 4th at Copper Mountain.



  • Enter your best edit by 11:59pm EST March 25, 2016 
  • Winners will be chosen by number of 'likes' on Vimeo.com
  • Keep it clean; no foul language
  • Have fun! Show us your best skiing and riding, but don't forget that it's all about the fun.
  • Click here to VOTE for your favorite video!

Noram Cup Finals

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NorAm Cup Finals will take place in conjunction with 2016 USASA National Championships

The 2016 USASA National Championships will host the NorAm Finals for PGS, PSL, Boardercross and Skiercross as part of the Open Class competitions. The dual sanctioning of these OPEN Class events represents a cooperative effort between the USASA, the USSA and Copper Mountain Resort.    An international roster of athletes is expected to compete at the events.  Details for these events can be found at www.usasa.org

Up to $10,000 (USD) of prize money is available to be awarded for the 2016 USASA National Championships Open Class events. Prize purse is based, by gender on the number of competitors in the field of the discipline.

Jake Pates and Chloe Kim Win Gold at Youth Olympics

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USASA Alumni 17 year old Jake Pates wins Mens Gold and 18 year old Nikolas Baden wins Mens Silver at Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in snowboard halfpipe (both originally from Rocky Mountain Series since 2006).



USASA Alumni 15 year old Chloe Kim (centered) wins Ladies Gold in Ladies Halfpipe at Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games Chloe Kim is originally from our So Cal Series and currently with our Unbound Series  She has been riding with USASA since her very early years.  16 year old Emily Arthur (left) of Australia wins Silver in Ladies Halfpipe.   Emily has been with the USASA Rocky Mountain Series since 2010.   

Big Air At Fenway Park: Homerun Hitter For USASA Members

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On Feb 11 and 12, 2016, Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, was converted into the Polartec Big Air, a 140-foot tall, 430-foot long man-made snow-covered ramp and landing area covering center field to home plate.  Thanks to US Snowboarding Association, members of the USASA Series in the New England and East Coast regions were invited to come out and for National Club Day including meet and greet with competitors and view qualifying events. 

Members from our Maine Mountain Series were lucky enough to be interviewed by local Channel 4 News.  We are very proud to have past USASA members such as Olympian Ty Walker and Chas Guldemond participating in the event.  Chas’ parents, Cindy and Paul Guldemond originally ran the USASA New Hampshire Series

Great reprsentation from Northern Vermont Series and Catskill Mountain Series enjoying the qualifing events as well as our USASA booth packed with snowboard and freeski enthusiasts managed by our Massachusetts Series.