ZERO – Zero Emission Rides Objectives

Developing innovative practices of grassroot snowboarding and  empowering in the fight against climate change.



The ZERO project will develop innovative practices of grassroot snowboarding to increase accessibility and participation of young people in sport activities while empowering them in the fight against climate change toward ‘zero emission rides’.

For the snowboard community, as it is for all outdoor lovers, climate change becomes very personal: it is visible in the melting of the glaciers, the shortening of the winters, and with it, the struggle to keep riding on slopes and snowparks under good and constant conditions.

The WSF leads a consortium of partners coming from the field of snowboard, research, advocacy and youth education, to explore how to increase the participation of young people in snowboarding activities while reducing transportation and in a sustainable way. Directly targeting the young generations, this program builds on their cultural and digital transformation, ultimately asking the fundamental question: “should snowboarding only be practiced on snow?”

ZERO innovates with:
• Digital contests with rides and challenges for all
• An online educational pathway for young people to become “zero net” riders
• Workshops and trainings to empower young riders and their families to take further action in the fight against climate change
• Opportunity analysis for the snowboarding community to adapt the sport to climate change
• Raising awareness campaigns



ZERO digital plattform

Research report

Collection of Best Practices

ZERO Online training program

ZERO downloadable board game

ZERO Emission Rides & Challenges


Data security document

ZERO Workshops

Final Conference


This project is a result of a collaborative partnership between 11 organizations.

Protect the Winter (POW) EuropeMagyar Snowboard Szövetség / Hungarian Snowboard FederationFederação de Desportos de Inverno de PortugalSnowboard Verband Deutschland e.V.Sneeuwsport VlaanderenNederlandse Ski VerenigingSUOMEN LUMILAUTALIITTOSWISS-SKI SCHWEIZERISCHER SKIVERBANDDeutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Institut für Natursport und ÖkologieSandSi


Photo-Credits: (c) World Rookie Tour