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2023 WSF General Assembly takes place in Innsbruck (AUT) from June 15 – 18, 2023

The WSF General Assembly is just around the corner taking place  in Innsbruck, Austria from June 15th – 18th, 2023. We can’t wait to welcome you in Tyrol for a weekend packed with meetings, workshops, and of course also fun times together. Be part of shaping Snowboarding’s future!

Important for members:

  • please remember to sign up for your WSF Login before the GA in order to administer your WSF membership and services.
  • If you can’t join us in Innsbruck personally, you can give a proxy to somebody who will be present. To make this happen, please fill in the following form to officially give a proxy.

The agenda is as follows:

2023 WSF General Assembly

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

14:00 – 14:45 Welcome, introduction & round of interviews

15:00 – 17:00 Sightseeing tour Innsbruck

19:00               Dinner in Burenwirt

Friday, June 16th, 2023

09:15 – 09:30 WSF Event Pathway

09:30 – 10:15 new WSPL & World Rookie Rank

10:30 – 11:30 WSF’s new scoring and event management

11:30 – 12:30 WSF’s new Judging Program

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at the hotel

14:00 – 14:45 WSF Erasmus+ Projects

14:00 – 15:00 SafeShred Project Partners Meeting (closed meeting)

15:00 – 18:00 WSF Safe Shred Closing Conference

19:00              Office Opening & Drinks and Dinner by WSF at Wundervoll

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 (MEMBERS ONLY)

09:00 – 10:00 WSF LiveHeats System – Tutorials & Training

10:15 – 10:30 Registration of Representatives

10:30 – 12:00 WSF Reports

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at the Hotel

14:00 – 14:45 Strategic Pillars & Action Plan 2023/24

14:45 – 15:30 Future Plans: Youth Competitive

15:30 – 16:15 Future Plans: Sport Development

16:30 – 17:15 Future Plans: Grassroots

17:15 – 18:00 Future Plans: ProWomen 

Sunday, June 18th, 2023 (MEMBERS ONLY)

09:00 – 11:30 Elections

11:30 – 11:45 Closing

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Board Meeting

15:00 – 17:00 WSF Office


For any questions reg. the upcoming GA please contact Anna Negri (WSF General Secretary):


WSF General Assembly Information and Agenda

The WSF General Assembly will take place from 24.09.2021 to 26.09.2021 in Zurich, Switzerland at the Hotel Allegra. We’re looking forward to connecting with all the members of the World Snowboard Federation and the greater snowboard community in person.


FRIDAY, 24.09.2021: 
Morning: Arrival for WSF Members
14.00 – 14.30: Registration and Welcoming
14.30 – 17.30: SafeShred Erasmus Plus Project
19:00: Dinner organized by WSF

SATURDAY 25.09.2021 – GA Part I:
9.00 – 9.15: Introduction
9.15 – 12.00: Reports & Projects
12.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 – 18.00: Working Groups & Committees

SUNDAY 26.09.2021:
9.00 – 9.15: Registration of Delegates
9.00 – 12.00: Financials, Auditors Report, Motions & FIS/ WSF Agreement
12.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 – 17.00: Elections
17.15: Closing
17.30 – 19.00: WSF Board Meeting


The WSF General Assembly will take place at Hotel Allegra, in Zurich. Additional information on the hotel, special pricing, and booking information is listed below.

– Single Room (117.50 CHF p. P./ Night – including breakfast)
– Double Room used by two (139 CHF p. R./Night –  including breakfast)

In order to guarantee all WSF members the special WSF price, we kindly ask you to send an email to: and include that you are attending the World Snowboard Federation General Assembly. The deadline for the booking is August 31st, 2021.

Cancellation free of charge until 1 week before the GA



WSF General Assembly Dates are fixed for September 23rd to 27th in Zurich, Switzerland. We’re looking forward to meeting in person and discussing the FIS and WSF contract, WSF elections, and working groups to discuss relevant topics for the future of snowboarding.

More information to come.

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WSF General Assembly 2020 to take place in Innsbruck, Austria!

The annual World Snowboard Federation General Assembly will take place from the 2nd to the 5th of May in Innsbruck, Austria! The WSF Board of Directors would thus like to invite all delegates of the National Snowboard Associations, Event Organizers, Athletes, WSF Members and Friends to take part in this year’s edition.

Here is a recap with further information:

Saturday 2nd of May to Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Innsbruck, Austria

The General Assembly will be held in the Hotel Congress which offers special packages for all the participants of the General Assembly.

Please fill in the form at the following link for registration & booking:

Provisional Program: 

  • Saturday 02.05 – arrival day
  • Saturday 02.05 // 1.30pm – start of the WSF GA 2020
  • Sunday 03.05 // WSF GA 2020
  • Monday 04.05 // WSF GA 2020
  • Tuesday 05.05 // WSF GA 2020
  • Wednesday 06.05 // Departure Day

Further detailed information about the program will be communicated soon. Please note that everyone is invited to join the working groups and provide inputs.

In conclusion, from today onwards you can also send in proposals for elections, please find all the information about the procedure herecandidate proposal form. The candidate proposals should be sent directly to before the 21.02.2020.

Important Deadlines: 
21.02.2020: Proposals for elections have to be submitted to Anna at not later than this date (60 days before the start of the GA)
16.03.2020: Motions have to be submitted until this date (40 days before the start of the GA)

For questions and  motions/proposals  please write an e-mail to Anna Negri, WSF General Secretary at

The WSF Board of Directors is looking forward to seeing you all in Innsbruck!

Events Features News

The World Snowboard Federation welcomes a newly elected president and board!

The WSF has held the 2018 General Assembly in Oslo, Norway with 14 representatives of member nations and 3 independent major events present. Timed perfectly around the X Games, the schedule was a great mix of work and live action sports showcasing the best of what the city has to offer.

With the successful dissolution of the exiting TTR board the WSF is now poised to provide a new platform as the true global representative of snowboarding. The incoming elected board is comprised of elected officers as well as athlete and event representatives. The WSF members, whom this newly elected Board represents, are a mix of 31 nations, riders, independent events and even core snowboard brand members like Burton.

The first item for the WSF members was to elect their new President for the next 4 years of business. The position is to be held by Satu Järvelä who comes into the role with a lifetime of experience and knowledge in the sport and all of its many facets. Satu’s experience include, being a former ISF World Champion snowboarder, a US Open Halfpipe Champion and a former Olympian representing Finland. In her post competition years she has run sports management agencies, edited core snowboarding magazines and is currently the Vice President of ‘Finnish Sports Managers’ as well as having been on the Board of Directors of the TTR for many years. She comes to the role with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

‘I am proud and feel privileged to be voted to a position in order to steer and work collectively with the new Board, advisors, event and rider representatives. The Board all have a wide range of expertise and recognition in snowboarding. Working closely with riders, nations and events we hope to accomplish great things for the future of snowboarding.

The WSF has been primarily focused over the past 12 months on completing the merger process with the TTR and ensuring the assets including the WSPL remain credible and secure in order to continue servicing the sport. With this process complete now the focus is 100% on grass roots and development level snowboarding and aligning the organisation with our Vision and Mission statements. The WSF needs to now focus on our mission of leading the development and growth of snowboarding worldwide, founded on it unique values and culture based on our vision of Inspiring people to participate, follow and perform within snowboarding worldwide.’ Satu Järvelä. WSF President

The newly elected board and modernised bylaws are now in place to complete a network of World Rankings across all nations.  Aiming to give a true voice to the all aspects of competitive snowboarding and culture with a new direction to bring the voice to the younger athletes while instilling the history and passion that has always driven snowboarding.

Newly elected Board of the World Snowboarding Federation

Satu Järvelä (FIN) President, Mike Mallon (USA) V. President, Dustin Heise (CAN) V. President, Dominic Kuhn (GER) V. President, Meinhard Trojer (AUT) V. President, Sacha Giger (SUI), Gian Luca Zanetti (ITA), Anna-Maria Strittmatter (NOR), Joakim Hammar (SWE), Rich Hegarty (AUS) Marc Bajona Carrera (events), Seppi Harml (events), Lukas Draxl (events), Shigeru “ISHI” Ishihara (Chief Advisor), Sven Thorgren (rider), Julia Marino (rider), Arielle Gold (Rider Chief Advisor).

Vision and Mission statements

 ‘Inspiring people to participate, follow, and perform within snowboarding worldwide.’    

 ‘To lead the development and growth of snowboarding worldwide, founded on its unique culture.’    


Events Features News

WSF General Assembly 2018 Countdown

Dear WSF Friends,

The WSF board of directors invites all delegates of the National Snowboard Associations, event organizers and members of WSF to attend the 2018 General Assembly (GA).

Monday 21st May to Wednesday 23rd May 2018.

Oslo, Norway

Please have a look at the Provisional program WSF GA 2018

X Games Norway: The X Games Norway big air finals happens on Saturday, May 19th, followed by the skateboard street finals on Sunday, May 20th. For more info, please go to

For questions please write and email to Anna Negri, WSF General Secretary at

The WSF Board of directors is looking forward to seeing you all in Oslo!

Features News World Snowboarding

TTR Pro Snowboarding and World Snowboard Federation Create One Joint Organisation

Effective immediately, the two powerhouses of competitive and grass roots snowboarding, TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR) and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) have decided to become united and form one joint organisation.

By combining the passion and the assets of the TTR and WSF, snowboarding will now have a majority share of the ‘whole of sport’ platform that will be further developed in the best interest of the riders on all levels for the seasons ahead.

The joint organisation will represent Nations, Event Organisers and Riders, with all key stakeholders finally coming together in one organization to shape the future of snowboarding.

This fusion of both organisations will aggregate a network of people with vast ‘whole of sport’ knowledge, key assets like the World Snowboard Tour, the WSPL (World Snowboarding Points List), the Global Season Calendar, the Planning Calendar, Sports Data and Stats Center, Officials’ Education Program and Event Certification resources. Most importantly, this merger will bring together the largest collective of competitive snowboarders and snowboarding events on the planet!

‘I am very happy that this merger has been agreed upon. Both organisations have been working towards this common goal for many years. We at the WSF organise stimulating and fun activities that grow and develop snowboarding in the true spirit of the sport. Combine that with the vast history of all of the sports greatest events that have grown alongside TTR Pro Snowboarding makes the new organisation very powerful.’

Meinhard Trojer – World Snowboard Federation President

‘This step is one of the most important ones in the history of snowboarding. The fusion of TTR and WSF will give relevant weight and room for the future development of snowboarding as an independent sport and lifestyle culture. All members of TTR and WSF have jointly built the stepping stone for the future of snowboarding with an overwhelming sense of fairness.’

Reto Lamm – TTR Pro Snowboarding President 


The current worldwide competition landscape is extremely vital. By becoming one organization we are uniting a vast number of events and serve a growing number of snowboarders who compete on the World Snowboard Tour. Over 1000 events and in excess  of 10,000 active competitors, the new WSF represents snowboarding like no other organization in the world.

‘The ability to represent grass-roots competitive snowboarding worldwide, is well in line with our mission at USASA.  We are looking forward to continuing with the momentum from the WSF General Assembly 2017 in support of the proposed merger’

Mike Mallon Executive Director USASA

‘The alignment of WSF / TTR is a great next step in the evolution of the sport. For athletes, coaches, event delivery, partners and producers there is a clearer pathway for participants and competitions at each stage of the pathway. Now, national federations can see where events and athletes can develop more concrete plans to continue to progress both event evolution and athlete skill progression.’

Dustin Heise Sport Development Senior Director Canada Snowboard

Following the General Assembly in Verona, Italy, the merging process has been brought to its final phase after years of hard work to align the multiple shareholders and members of both organisations. As of today the work begins on the day-to-day administration of the major combined assets the World Snowboard Tour and the WSPL with the help of all member nations and their event organisers. In October 2017 an Extraordinary General Assembly will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, where the final pieces of the puzzle will be legally joined and the new board and new combined association President elected.


The WSPL, the core component of the World Snowboard Tour platform used by athletes to check their results and world ranking position, by all International and Elite events for seeding athletes, and by NSOs for selecting National and Olympic teams and by the media for clarity of sport communication was deliberately restricted in January 2017 by TTR Pro Snowboarding. This drastic move, which temporarily handicapped the WSPL’s value was aimed at triggering action from the snowboard community into financially backing a service that until this merger was fully financed by TTR Pro Snowboarding and its event members. With the merger complete and all NSOs in agreement the WSPL is now going to be reinstalled to its previous functionality for everyone to use freely with confidence that the system is the only true and complete ranking service for competitive snowboarding. This service will also become available to other non-freestyle disciplines as the WSF expands its servicing of its NSO members.

‘By becoming one, the new organization is well positioned to coordinate, support and communicate the interest of the world’s best snowboarders, all the national associations, as well as independent event organizers and the snowboarding industry. The new organisation can work with all parties on the global snowboarding stage to achieve a more sustainable competitive snowboarding landscape. This is everyone’s responsibility, and we call upon all to contribute in the best interest of the sport.’

Ola Keul, President of the Norwegian Snowboard Association


WSF Press Team


WSF General Assembly 2017 Countdown

World Snowboard Federation and Verein Ticket to Ride (TTR) Pro Snowboarding


21st – 23rd May 2017, Verona, Italy

Dear delegates of the NSAs and WSF Friends,

The WSF board of directors invites all delegates of the National Snowboard Associations, event organizers and members of WSF to attend the 2017 General Assembly (GA).  The WSF GA  will take place together with TTR Pro Snowboarding.



Sunday 21st of May to Tuesday 23rd of May 2017.


Verona, Italia


The General Assembly will be held in the Hotel Catullo which offers special packages for all the participants of the General Assembly. The closest airport is Verona Villafranca Airport, just few kilometres away.

Hotel Information: 


Single room: 75€ – including breakfast + internet at the room (1 euro per day, accommodation fee)
Double room 84€-  including breakfast + internet at the room (1 euro per day, accommodation fee)

Please note that all costs must be covered by the attendants themselves. 


In order to make the booking process faster and secure the rooms, I kindly ask you to send me an email ( with the type of room, number of people coming and day of arrival.

Deadline for room offers:

14th of April 2017. Until Friday, it is necessary to know the number of rooms needed and day of arrival.

The Program of the GA will be announced next week, but the meetings will start on Sunday, 21st May and last till Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

For questions, booking requests & proposals

The WSF Board of directors is looking forward to seeing you all in Verona.

Events Features World Snowboarding

World Snowboard Federation and Verein Ticket to Ride (TTR) Pro Snowboarding

In less than 10 days the world of snowboarding will meet to discuss about the future of the sport and more than 50 delegates confirmed their partecipation. The agenda includes various meetings of common interest like judging, Yabuli 2016, Riders Involvement and many more; NSAs, riders, delegates, event organizers, and snowboard industries are welcome to take part to the open meetings.

Please read the updated program below:

Location: Robinson Club Amade, Dorf 16 A-5603 Kleinarl 

Thursday, 23rd of June 2016

Joint TTR Executive Board

and WSF Board meeting
TTR Ex. Board and WSF Board members only

Friday, 24th of June 2016

TTR Board Meeting
TTR Board Members Only
WSF Board of Directors Meeting
WSF Board Members Only
Social Activity for all that have arrived
OPEN FOR ALL: NSAs, Event Organizers, Riders, Industry
Lunch Break at the Hotel Restaurant


WSF GA part 1

All NSAs
WSF/TTR Joint Open Session:

–       Judging

–       Event Rating / Calendar Issues

–       Riders Involvement

–       Winter Sports Market Europe

OPEN FOR ALL: NSAs, Event Organizers, Riders, Industry
Dinner at the Hotel Restaurant

Saturday, 25th of June 2016

TTR Board Meeting
TTR Board Members Only
WSF/TTR Joint Open Session:

–       World Championships

–       Tour Future

–       “How to Best Organize the Sport”
OPEN FOR ALL: NSAs, Event Organizers, Riders, Industry
Lunch Break at the Hotel Restaurant
WSF GA part 2 – elections

All NSAs
TTR General Assembly

–       Agenda

–       President´s Report /

–       Financial Report

–       Discharge of Board

–       Vote on Proposals

–       Board Elections

–       End of General Assembly
TTR Members:

Event Organizers of NATL, INTL  and ELITE events

NSAs under WSF
WSF Board of Directors Meeting
WSF Board Members Only

Dinner at the Hotel Restaurant

Sunday, 26th of June 2016

Departure Day

09:30 – 11.00 Open for evtl, Board Meetings, Committee Meetings, etc.

If you are not able to attend, you can submit your questions to

Events Features

WSF and TTR Pro Snowboarding GENERAL ASSEMBLIES 2016

The WSF team is pleased to invite you to the joint GENERAL ASSEMBLIES 2016 of the World Snowboard Federation and Verein Ticket to Ride (TTR) Pro Snowboarding, in Kleinarl (Salzburg State, Austria) from Friday, 24th to Sunday, 26th of June.

The location is setting the scene for a GA “back to nature” which will take place in a stunning landscape — nestled between the beautiful mountain meadows and the wooded hills of High Tauern National Park, Austria.

I am happy to welcome all our snowboard friends again to Austria for the GAs 2016. Until now, the season 2015/16 has been a big success with perfectly running WSF Banked Slalom Tour, World Rookie Tour, more than 200 registered Regional and National Level Events on the World Snowboard Tour and the World Championships of Snowboarding coming up in March 2016. The WSF crew is looking forward to working together with you and TTR on an even more successful season 2016/17” stated WSF President Meinhard Trojer.

Together with our long-standing partner TTR Pro Snowboarding, the WSF/TTR GAs are offering a very interactive program involving National Snowboard Associations, event organizers, riders and other stakeholders from all the globe to work on new prospective for snowboarding.

In these beautiful surroundings, people interested in the development of national and international snowboarding scene are warmly welcome to take part in the meetings, share their own experience and support the sport.


24th-26th of June 2016.

The GAs will be hosted in the ROBINSON Club Amadé
Dorf 16, 5603 Kleinarl, Salzburg State, Austria 

Hotel rooms are blocked for delegates until 31st of March 2016 – so we strongly recommend everyone to book within this deadline. Afterwards we cannot guarantee a room in the same location.Since the hotel will be closed from 1. April to 1. June, no bookings for the GA can be processed by the hotel within that time.

Single room 105,- EUR per person/ per day incl. full board and all ROBINSON services
Double room 95,- EUR per person/ per day incl. full board and all ROBINSON services

For hotel room bookings, please contact the hotel via mail:

The closest Airport is Salzburg.
Information about shuttle opportunities from Salzburg Airport to the hotel will be provided asap.

WSF and TTR will work out a program in cooperation.
A detailed agenda will be provided in good time ahead of the meetings.

For issues concerning the GA, program suggestions, proposals or questions, feel free to contact Anna-Maria

WSF Press Team