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(Innsbruck, Austria)


About the World Snowboard Federation (WSF)

The WSF is the world umbrella organization for snowboarding with a membership comprising 48 national snowboard associations and promoters of snowboard events across the globe. The WSF is the international authority for grassroots and development of snowboarding. It offers guidance, tools and initiatives to increase the participation of snowboarding at all levels, focusing on health, youth, education and inclusion.

What does it mean to be a WSF Head Office Manager? 

  • to be a part of an enthusiastic team; 
  • to build and navigate in an international network of snowboard and sport passionates;
  • to represent the WSF in various events and activities;
  • to lead the WSF Headquarters in Innsbruck
  • to support the leadership to make visions perceptible
  • to work from the WSF office in Innsbruck, at the heart of the Austrian Alps with flexible time arrangements. 

Please note this is a part to full-time position (20 till 40 hours a week) located in Innsbruck, Austria that includes participation in activities abroad, mostly in Europe. The head office manager salary depends on the federal regulations. The position is expected to start in March 2023.

What is expected from a WSF project manager? 

In this position, the WSF Head Office Manager leads the WSF Headquarters in Innsbruck. The WSF HQ manages the day-to-day business of the Federation. It supports, plans and implements the visions and missions of the WSF leadership and manages the federations business activities. The main tasks are the following:

  • Lead the WSF HQ;
  • Membership management and administration (applications, information to/from BoD/Members)
  • Sport management and administration (Supporting events in the application and results administration, Athletes management, Organizer management)
  • Administration and Finance management (accounting, payments and invoicing and budget control, payroll, contracts administration and insurance)
  • Work closely with the President, Vice-President Finance and General Secretary
  • Coordination of other administrative staff
  • All preparation for GA / annual reports / presentation / logistics etc – procedures
  • Bookings and organization of meetings (for BOD meeting and for WSF GA)
  • Visits to NSAs / other meetings / presentations to be done 
  • Identification of meaningful international partners, preparation of MoU and maintaining relationships overtime
  • Project Management of key WSF activities
  • Other related tasks. 

Qualifications and skills needed: 

  • Excellent written and oral English and German; 
  • Knowledge and experience in international project management, especially projects funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union; 
  • Strong administrative and time management skills;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
  • Knowledge in the fields of sport or international federation management ;
  • Experience in snowboarding would be valuable assets


Deadline:  15 March 2023

Application process: CV and cover letter (no more than 500 words) should be submitted to Anna Negri, WSF Secretary General:

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted shortly after the application period.

News Uncategorized World Rookie Tour


World Rookie Fest 2023 went down at the Mottolino Snowpark, with more than 180 riders came to Livigno to live one of their best experiences of their life.

It was a week full of tricks, fun and adrenaline in Livigno! New and old friends gathered to celebrate their passion for snowboarding and freeskiing.

Take your time and watch the video highlights from World Rookie Fest 2023, the 18th edition!

Click here for the full Report from the World Rookie Fest 2023 – Snowboard

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Canada Snowboard understands the importance of bringing the next generation on board. We’re stoked to share the info about the LITTLE RIDERS PROGRAM with you. Following words from Snowboard Canada themselves say it best:

Do you know the pure joy that snowboarding can bring? 

Snowboarding has an electric energy to it, it’s a culture built on friendships, and sharing those exciting moments – landing your first trick – the rush of riding down a mountain – feeling the magnitude of momentum – achieving your first carve –the weightlessness of catching air. It brings out the high fives, stomach butterfly’s, and smiles, in people. It demands creativity from the endless line options down the mountain in a choose your own path fashion. Every rider has a style different from one another embracing one’s individuality and self-expression. It’s an all-encompassing sport demanding you to be present – in the now. This feeling is very hard to put into words yet it’s incredible, achievable and accessible.

The Little RIDERS program supported by Burton is introducing this feeling to thousands of Canadians across the country and here’s how…

Boards and hovers designed to model that of a snowboard are being supplied to designated schools across the country. Kids are then given the opportunity to play around, learn different grabs and be pulled across the gymnasium floor while testing their balance on the boards in a facilitated session.

The Little RIDERS Program works with schools to meet the education requirements of the school’s curriculum and is targeted to kids aged 12 and under. These sessions provide a playful challenge to resemble the movements and muscle groups used in snowboarding and do so in a fun and safe environment. Its advantageous for kids looking to learn as these program sessions can be conducted regardless of weather conditions or financial barriers. The Little RIDERS program is destined to reach 10,000 kids across Canada. That’s the potential of 10,000 more smiles, high fives and feel good – stomach butterflies.

Thank you Burton for your continued support in the Little RIDERS program. To find out more on the Little RIDERS Program click here.

Source: Canada Snowboard

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Austrian & German Masters 2020

The Austrian & German Masters competitions will go down from 26 to 29 March at Nordkette Skylinepark and in K-Park Kühtai. Tirol will thus see an epic spring weekend full of contests and good vibes.

The Austrian Snowboard Association partnered with Zillertal Välley Rälley, QParks Tour and other motivated organisations already last season to bring a new face of the Austria Cup ranking. This year sees no difference and the Austrian Masters in Slopestyle is ranked the same way. All Austria Cup tour stops are WSF Reginal or National Level Events and give out points for the World Snowboarding Points List. The 4 best results are ranked.

In addition, the World Rookie Finals National Spots will be ranked over Austria Cup ranking. The best 2 Austrian Girls and Boys from the whole Austria Cup Tour Ranking, born on or before 1.1.2002 are qualificated for the World Rookie Final. The tickets will be handed out at the Austrian & German Masters in Slopestyle.

At the A&GM Slopestyle Finals in Nordkette Skylinepark Innsbruck supported by Sane Crew there are double points. The top 30 riders in the Austria Cup Ranking are qualificated for the finals. More info at

Just as in the previous years the halfpipe contest in KPark, Kühtai/Innsbruck is taking place. The halfpipe is an opened competition which means that every Austrian rider can try to get the title for themselves.

The German riders are welcomed to come get their national champion titles in slopestyle and halfpipe as well. The German national championship in Big Air is taking place on 7 to 9 February 2020 in Götschen/Bischofswiesen. Every Austrian snowboarder can participate as well to get the WSPL points. More info at

From 26 to 29 March 2020 the Austrian riders will fight over the Austrian Master Slopestyle and Halfpipe title. The Slopestyle title will be determined over the Austria Cup Tour ranking. The top 30 riders from the Austria Cup Tour ranking are qualificated for the finals. More info at The halfpipe contest is an opened competition. Everyone can take part.

The Austrian Masters winners in slopestyle and big air will be invited to the Springbattle 2021 taking place in Absolut Park to get a chance to compete at an international level. More info at

Super Grom Tour 2020:

The Super Grom Tour for the youngest riders is taking place this year again. The titles will be awarded in 2 age-categories at the last stop. The 3 best results are ranked.

The winners will be invited to the Austrian Masters. In addition to cool prizes, the World Rookie Rank points will be given out. More info at

2019 Banked Slalom Events Features News upcoming events

Brown Bears Banked Slalom to go down on the 19 January 2020!

The De Le Rue brothers, Saint-Lary is one of the best pyrenean snowboard spots with a very large freeride possibilities and top quality snowparks. The resort organises many events each year just as the World Junior FIS Championships in snowboardcross and the Xtrem Freeride in March. For the first time ever, on the 19 of January 2020 the Brown Bears (local snowboard team) organise a banked slalom contest called Brown Bears Banked Slalom 2020 which is also part of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour 2019/20 and is set to go down on the 19 January 2020!

Check out more information on Facebook or on the website

For more information you can also reach out to the organizers via e-mail.

To see the full WSF Banked Slalom 2019/20 calendar click here.

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Finnish QKLS Rally 2020 is another event on the WSF Banked Slalom Tour!

After the successful Banked Slalom Tour organized by the Finnish Snowboard Association, it is now the third time for the Banked Slalom Finnish Championships – this time called QKLS Rally. As in recent years, the Finnish Championships of banked turns will be go down in the wonderful surroundings of Tahko from 3rd to the 4th of April 2020.

Spring is best when spent with your friends – and that is what the QKLS Rally is all about. Racing, self-defeat and meeting friends under the spring sun. The banked rally in recent springs has attracted everyone present with a smile on their faces and enthusiasm for riding the course, and this year is no exception.

There are different categories for everyone to compete against their friends. In addition to the open series, there are categories for both the juniors and the adaptive. As last year, the track is made with all the riders in mind, so everyone can put in their best riding in the game.

Don’t miss out on the fastest and most inspiring event of the Finnish spring. Welcome aboard!

QKLS Rally is sponsored by Burton Snowboards, Tahko, Tahko Chalet and

Follow the Finnish Snowboard Association on Instagram.
You can also post with following hashtags: #lumilautaliitto #qklsrally

2019 Banked Slalom Events Features News upcoming events

Hochkeil Banked Slalom 2020 is part of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour!

We are happy to announce that the Hochkeil Banked Slalom 2020 is part of the WSF Banked Slalom Tour 2019/20. It is also the first event on the WSF Banked Slalom Tour calendar, so you better save the date! As the organizers stated:

“January is dominated by the joy of snowboarding at our 100% natural snow area Hochkeil. We are looking forward to welcome a lot of riders and maybe another snowboard legend. This weekend, the banked slalom race is not just about speed, the average time and the funniest old-school rider are just as awarded as the winners of the “Snurfer Class” without bindings. Kids and Families are welcome! Beside the Banked race you will surely find time for a few runs in the fresh POW at Hochkeil. The Snowboardmuseum will have a special exhibition.”

Key facts:
Hochkeil Banked Slalom
When: Saturday January 11th 2020
Where: Hochkeil, Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Salzburg, Austria
Who: All Snowboarders – from kiddies to grandmas

Friday, January 10th
From 1 PM: Get together at Arthurhaus hotel
2.30 – 4 PM: Inspection at the Banked Course
5 PM: Presentation of the exhibition at Snowboardmuseum at Team-Hostel Hochkeilhaus

Saturday, January 11th
9 AM – 10.30 AM: Inspection and training on the Banked course
11 AM – 3.30 PM: Hochkeil Banked Slalom race
4.30 PM: victory ceremony
Aftershowparty by Sledgehammer Skibikes + Get together at Hochkeilhaus

Starting fees:
Kids up to 10 years: Euro 2,-
Youth up to 15 years: Euro 7,-
Adults 16 years and older: Euro 20,-
+5 Euro for last minute inscriptions on race day
special lift ticket fees for competitors – SuperSkiCard and SkiAmade tickets are valid at Hochkeil
special prices for stays at
More info: