Jul
20

World Rookie Tour Events for 2017

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The USASA Rocky Mountain Series will host at least one World Rookie Tour / World Snowboard Points List slopestyle, big air and halfpipe for the 2017 season.  Tentative host resorts will be Copper Mountain for HP / BA and Keystone for the slopestyle contest.

We're also working on an early season, September 17th, 2016 Rail Jam at Copper Mountain and a September 18th fundraiser golf tournament also at Copper Mountain in support of our 9 & under Free / Adaptive Free program which we intend to expand this season to include membership & nationals assistance.

There are also a few other initiatives that we're working on for this up coming season so please stay tuned.

Hope you're having an amazing summer!

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Jun
28

WSF Installs New Board of Directors

The World Snowboard Federation & TTR held their General Assembly, June 24th-26th, in Kleinarl, Austria. Delegates from 22 Nations joined the two day long meetings, representing National Snowboard Associations, Riders, Event Organizers and Boardsports Media.

The results of the last days of joint sessions between WSF and TTR moves snowboarding forward in an unrivaled way. During their meetings, WSF and TTR agreed to collectively pave the way to create a new governing structure for International Snowboarding. The new organization will serve Snowboarding on all levels, in a completely neutral way, smashing down walls that have built up over years adding to an already splintered landscape for competition snowboarding. The future will provide a transparent non-confrontational and unified sports system that will be extremely easy for the world to navigate.

With immediate effect, Nations Representatives, Event Organizer Representatives and a Rider Representative will develop necessary structural details under the leadership of TTR President Reto Lamm.

Working Groups and Consultants appointed during the GA contribute and oversee the developments, and reports will be provided to the public on a regular basis.  WCS GmbH, the joint company owned by WSF and TTR, will act as executional body for all commercial matters. In the near future the final structure will be proposed that combines a global Snowboard Association and a company to serve the changed world of snowboarding. The leverage on moving with the needs of the industry will have a huge impact on Snowboarding now and in the future.

“Adapting to the current needs of the riders, national associations and industry is our primary goal.” says Meinhard Trojer, President of WSF.

TTR President Reto Lamm concludes: “The way riders and organisers are included gives everyone a clear responsibility, and things will improve even more based on our new ideas.”

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The 2016/17 WSF eBoard Members from left to right: Marco Sampaoli, Meinhard Trojer, Sacha Giger, Miram Deller, Gian Luca Zanetti, Shigeru Ishihara & Paul Krahulec.

About the World Snowboard Federation: The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the only international non-profit organisation exclusively dedicated to develop the sport of snowboarding on all levels including competitive snowboarding, education, adaptive snowboarding and developing activities for riders of any age. The Federation became operational end of November 2002 and currently represents a network of 50 National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with TTR Pro Snowboarding and coordinates events within the World Snowboard Tour. Through this collaboration WSF and the TTR create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Tour: TTR Pro Snowboarding strives to promote competitive snowboarding in representing the interests of a professional network of events, athletes, national sport associations and industry partners. A Non-Profit organization, TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the World Championships of Snowboarding in partnership with the WSF, and the global ranking system - the World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPLs). Through TTR’s four-tiered tour structure, it encourages, develops and supports rider progression from rookies to world-class athletes, where the Elite level, WST Pro Series events are the ultimate pinnacle of snowboarding.

Apr
28

11 Years in a Row

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The Rocky Mountain Series gets the job done like no other series on the planet. 

2016 Snowboard & Skier Medals

It's your hard work that makes us GREAT!!!!  41 Gold, 23 Silver & 24 Bronze totaling a 88 medals, more than any other USASA series in the nation.  For the eleventh consecutive season,  the Rocky Mountain Series snowboarders & skiers have set the bar high, adding another nationals to the record books and making this season one that you all should truly be proud of.

Lets not forget that each and every Rocky Series member contributed to this accomplishment.  Its not a "walk in the park" at our local events, every regional podium finish is hard fought, well earned & deserved.  Its no wonder that other series riders stop in at our events to see how the measure up against you!

Its because of your efforts all season long that we've been able to get into the record books season after season.

CONGRATULATIONS you all are awesome!

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Thanks again for a great 2015/16 season and to your continued support in 2016/17!