Grass Root Projects


WSF defines the kids, youngster and rookies in all nations as one of their main target groups. Therefore WSF is working towards its vision to develop grass root snowboarding all over world and bring more kids on the snowboards.

Photo by Eleonora Raggi

WSF Education Committee create a document “How to create a strong snowboard community in your country” which you can download here


Different kids recruiting projects are driven by the National Snowboard Associations (NSAs).

NSA Project Description
Austria Shred Sessions Shredschool Projekt cooperation with commercial actorsweekly freestyle workshops for snowboarders and skiers in Tirol (for free)
People’s Republic of China Snowboard Academy Center organizing a string of events (TTR starred, and grassroots) during the upcoming season
Canada Canada~Snowboard Riders a national event series that combines snowboarding basics with fun competition
Germany Rookie tours, camps cooperation with commercial camps like “Sprungbrett”, “Elooa”, “Shred Kids”, Junior Freestyle Tour
New Zealand FUNdamentals program with 6 levels, online community, attract, RETAIN and Develop
Norway Plan 5, camps, Parklife Plan 5: 6-12 years, 6 levelsPark Life: Local «snowboard days»

For more detailed information, please get in contact with the respective National Snowboard Associations  

Joint WSF and EuroSIMA Meetings

In cooperation with the Mountain Division of the European Surf Industry Manufactors Association (EuroSIMA), WSF is organizing annually a joint meeting during the ISPO in Munich, Germany.


The International Sporting Goods Trade Show (ISPO) offers the chance for the members of the World Snowboard Federation and the snowboard industry to come together and discuss topics of common interests.

The main topic of this common meeting is dealing with the question what could be done to attract more kids to snowboarding, and how the NSAs, industries and snow resorts could work together to achieve that.