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It is with a heavy heart that i share the news of the passing of our friend Gordon Robbins. Gordon was a wonderful man with a kind soul. He was an avid snowboarder who understood the soul and camarderie of the sport. He encouraged and supported in a subtle and understanding way, and touched many people in many special ways with his vibrancy and passion. He had valuabe insight and a comprehensive perspective and approach to the task at hand. He was an amazing mentor to many of us "young snowboarders" A long time member of the USASA family, when it was all just getting started Gordon was there. Gordon was instrumental in the development of the USASA technical commission, co-founder of the USASA foundation, former Nationals TS, former USASA executive board member. AASI examiner, the list goes on...Gordon's contagious smile may be gone, here, for now, but his kind spirit lives on in our souls, our powder turns, and our memories. Peace be with you my friend..
Okemo Halfpipe was off the hook! Perfect halfpipe, beautiful weather, and great event support from the Okemo crew. Thanks to the Okemo Parent volunteers! That place just gets it!
Magic was amazing! Thanks so much to Jim Sullivan and the race crew for stepping to the southern vermont beat. Solid race hill, great courses, perfect day. Sportsmanship, and camaraderie abound! Results are posted at very bottom of page. We are currently working on alpine rankings issue, and hope to have points from first races showing after Wednesday.
Sunday, March 8th Southern Vermont Snowboard Alpine Championships at Bromley. (make up from1/4 postpone) Slalom race followed by a GS race. Come join us for the season finale. Classic sunny east meadow racing. Slalom race will be first. Registration in the base lodge 7:30-8:30. Entry Fee is $55 per race (cash or check only for day-of sign up) Entry fee includes lift access for competitor.
March 15, 2015 Banked Slalom Stratton -qualifiers selected from VT OPEN results (age groups will be cross referenced and fasted in their usasa age class gets the spot)- (register at Stratton.com- vt open page)
schedule subject to change
- to register for events online, click events tab at top of this page. Click on Regional event schedules, select Southern Vermont Series from menu. seach all, or by month or discipline. USASA membership required to register online.
Online registration will close Thursday at midnight for the following weekend. If you don't see the green register tab you have missed the deadline you can register morning of- no problem, just maybe a little line. If you are not sure if you can make it, please wait and register day-of ,as online registration is non refundable and non-transferrable.
Southern Vermont series regional rankings are determined by:
best 2 of 3 results in Slalom, GS, pipe, and rail jam and best 3 of 4 results in bx/sx, and slope. rankings are run every Wednesday, and previous weeks results will show by Thursday am.
SVSS is one of the original grassroots snowboarding contest series. Many Olympians and top name pros got it all rolling in the hills of Southern Vermont, riding with frends and getting together for our contests. For 14 years we have fostered an environment to promote the development of snowboarders of all ages by providing fair and fun, well managed events.
All participants must be current USASA members prior to arrival at the contest. You can join online by clicking the "join" tab above. You must be a current member to register online. Online registration will close Thursday at midnight for events on the following weekend. If you miss the deadline, we will also offer day-of registration each event day from 7:30-8:30. We do not accept credit cards for day of registration, so please have cash or your checkbook handy. There is uaually a line for day-of registration, so please try to do it online and you won't miss out on any practice...
These events are centered on FUN and skill-development in a relaxed competitive environment. We offer a true grassroots competiton experience with safe,fun,and fair events which allow aspiring competitors of all ages to get together and have some fun.
Slopestyle is a judged event where riders take two judged runs through a terrain course. Best single run score counts towards final result. The course consists of 4-5 "feature" pads usually splt evenly between jumps and rails.. Each pad consists of 2-3 options for different ability levels. Skiers and Riders compete within age groups.Registration and bib pick up is always 7:30-8:30 day of event. Registration location is posted here 1 week prior to event. Each event starts with a 1 hour practice session, followed by the contest.
Rail Jam is a judged free form jam format event through a series of rails. The course consists of several feature pads of rails. Each pad consists of 2-3 options for different ability levels. The Riders and Skiers "jam" within age groups usually for 30-45 minutes, with a "finals" jam at the end of the day. Competitors are ranked within the age group based on the duration of the session. Registration is 7:30-8:30 in the Base lodge west wing. Each event starts with a 45 minute practice session.
BX/SX is head to head heat racing through a gated terrain course with the top skiers and riders advancing to the next round. The events consist of, first, a one run timed run. The timed run seeds the riders within their age groups. The competitors then race 4 at a time with the top two finishers advancing in a "round robin" tournament elinimation style. Registration and bib pick up is 7:30-8:30 day of event (or online). Registration location posted here 1 week prior to event. Event starts with a 15 minute inspection session and a 30-45 minute practice session.
Halfpipe is a judged event with each rider or skier taking two runs through the u-shaped tube. The competititors are judged overall impression on amplitude, difficulty, variety, and overall flow. Best single run score counts for overall ranking. Registration and bib pick up is 7:30-8:30 on event day. Registration location location posted here 1 week prior to event. Each event starts with a 1 hour warm- up/practice session.
A traditional timed racing event for riders only. Riders negotiate a medium/large radius gated course, racing against the clock. Two timed runs combined establishes overall ranking. Riders must complete both runs without a "fault" to receive overall ranking. Unlike other events, there is no practice session, but riders do have a period to "inspect" the setting of the course to devise a "line" strategy. Registration is 7:30-8:30 day of event and registration location posted here 1 week prior to event.
Same format as GS, however the gates are closer together 12-20 meter vertical spacing.
Who are these events for....
Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Boarder/skiercross and Rail Jams are open to both snowboarders and skiers. Slalom and Giant Slalom are Snowboard specific events. We encourage all ages, adaptive action sports athletes, wounded warriors, all abilities.
How do I qualify for Nationals?
First place finisher overall in each discipline in each age group automatically qualifies for Nationals. Any additional qualifying spots in the age group are granted to next highest points based on the National Ranking system. See rulebook for full explanation (103.06). Qualifiers from the National Rankings will be notified via email March 15th. The email address that your Nationals invitation is sent to is the address that was submitted with your USASA membership.
All coaches wishing to receive a complimentary coach ticket at the contests must be current USASA members and have at least a level 100 coaches certification. See Coaches page for more information. Also, please take some time to read the rulebook.
2014-2015 Event Results
1/31/2015 Slopestyle #3 Results
2/1/2015 Pipe #1Results
2/21/15 Slopestyle #4 Results