Our Mission: To facilitate fun and fair events for all ages across the country, to attract snowboarders and freeskiers, promote their development, provide member education, and influence the future of our sports.
Our Vision: The vision of the USASA is to be the premier snowboard and freeski organization in the United States.
updated Oct 7th 2013 "Come ride with us!"
The Huck Finn Series covers Mid-Michigans lower peninsula. Serving the states Snowboarders as well as the Freestyle Ski scene.The HUCK FINN story: "One snowflake at a time!"
As the Huck Finn Series Director I was originally a USASA competitor in the late 80's as snowboarding was taking root across the U.S. Dean and Rocky, series directors at that time gave up the GLSS (Great Lakes Snowboard Series) and John Guba took it over, still a competitor, I made snowboarding my prime passion during the winter months. Taking this passion to a new level I was a sponsored rider on the National Airwalk team and traveled to competitons all over the U.S., with video footage in "Surf the Earth" and a spot on MTV's "Winter House" Shortly after that I was hired as the Mid West sales rep for Joyride, Switch , Sessions & Dragon. My love for the sport continued to grow. Don Grimmer had taken over the series and abandon the name GLSS. He changed the series name to Middle Earth. In a conversation about quitting the USASA series I convinced Don to stay on and explained that many of the kids counted on the series and he continued, the next season I approached him to take it over, The following year, 2003, I started Huck Finn with friend doOG (Doug Becker) and revived the GLSS name. In 2004 Don gave up the MESS to Mo Shorr. Huck Finn handeled all the event marketing and promotion of both series up to the 2008 season. Our intentions for Huck Finn is to preserve the integrity of the Great Lakes Snow Series as it was in the 80's. We know that each new season brings new developments and new challenges. We promise to create a Safe, Fair and Fun environment for our families and for our competitors, with a great organization like the USASA we will continue to grow and be a stepping stone for many Great riders that can say that "I AM Huck Finn".
Thanks for being a part of our family.
Greg Flowers & the Huck Finn Crew
We are 100% Michigan sponsored, we are proud of that and would like you to consider these fine products and services while enjoying our Stellar Mitten State!
Also Super excited to add TREETOPS resort to our 2014 schedule this season as well as adding our Friends from the "Michigan Ski / Snowboard Acadamy" as our official Trainers
Big Props to our long standing Home Mt.Brighton as they are buiilding an EPIC PLAYGROUND for us! Check out of Facebook Page for pics.
We are continuing the "Pay-at-Once" program for ANY USASA member, doesn't matter what series you ride in! What matters; is getting you to Nationals!
Helmets are required for all events, Including PRACTICE ! All USASA rules apply. All competitors under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature. A USASA competition membership is required, fees are $85 for complete 1yr membership. Membership can be purchased here online or at your first competition.
Early registration $75 before 10/31/13 and $85 after. Registration should be done online naming "Huck Finn" as your Home series. Check the USASA web site for more information. A VALID Lift ticket must be purchased at the resort! Age groups for men and woman from under 7 to over 60.
Event fee is $25.00 per event.(Competitor responsible for lift ticket). CHECK RESORT WEBSITES FOR LIFT TICKET PRICES. Great Products from our sponsors are raffled & awards will immediately follow after the competition results are tabulated. If your looking to reduce your entry fee this season? see www.boneheadx.com for our "Pay at once" season price that will include a discount~ Check boneheadX for detailed information, MUST be completed before/at our first 2014 event.
VIDEO TAPE FOOTAGE BY COMPETITORS, COACHES, ETC. ARE NOT PERMISSABLE REGARDING RESULTS AT ANY OF THE EVENTS. ALL PROTESTS MUST GO THROUGH THE SERIES DIRECTORHow do I Qualify for the Nationals?
2014 NATIONALS held at Copper Mtn, CO. March 29-April 8, 2014
TO QUALIFY FOR THE USASA 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS YOU MUST:
To qualify for the USASA National Championships you must either:
Be pre-qualified from last year (took 1st place at last years Nationals) and compete in at least 1 Huck Finn event the current season
Win the overall points champioship in your age division for a single discipline. This means you can qualify for National Championship in a single single discpline such as Half Pipe, or SlopeStyle, or Giant Salom, or Slalom, or BoarderCross®. and now Banked Slalom (Snowboards only)
All other National Championship spots will be awarded via the National Ranking System.
More invites will go out based on your National Rankings- these invites are awarded by the USASA National Office by email only.
We hold all events, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Boardercross & Skiercross, RailJam and snowboard only Slalom & Giant Slalom to allow our competitors to reach their goal of making it to the Nationals.
NOTICE: We have added USASA Certified "Clinics" to some stops, you must sign up at the event for these, They will be valuable on your quest for the Nationals.
Great Lakes Snow Series
Huck Finn series schedule: Posted MID-September 2014 schedule located on www.boneheadX.com
USASA 2014 NATIONALS held at Copper Mtn, CO. March 29-April 8, 2014
"day-of" Registration for the events 8:00-9:30am "DO NOT BE LATE", riders meeting and or clinics start as posted or immediately following riders meeting. Awards will follow the last event in pre-designated area. Cost for each event is $25.00. (Rail Jams, SL & GS is $10) All riders must be a current member of USASA to compete. (Competitors are responsible for lift ticket). CHECK RESORT WEBSITES FOR LIFT TICKET PRICES/DISCOUNTS
We have a "Pay-at-Once" program to pre-register for ALL events check www.boneheadx.com for detailed information.
Schedule and fees are subject to change, visit our web site to receive any new or updated information!
Coach Certification :Please see the Coach Section of the USASA.org website