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World Snowboard Federation: Coronavirus statement

It’s times like these that make us realise what truly matters. The governments around the world have taken actions to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These actions have direct influence on all of you and all of us in the world of snowboarding. Events were cancelled, resorts, training facilities, factories and shops were closed down and these are just few examples. The World Snowboard Federation believes that any action taken against the spread of the virus is reasonable and we fully support it. The snowboarding community needs to understand that the sooner we all manage to stop the virus from spreading, the sooner we can try to build our way back to normal life, where snowboarding plays an important role.

At this point, we would like to encourage all of you not to go outside and play, as we usually do. On the contrary, please stay inside and try to get isolated from others who might be more vulnerable. Watch snowboarding videos, read books, take care of your snowboard base, make a trick list for the next season, think of the places you would like to go snowboarding – but do it inside. There will be time to go out there again. You just have to wait, which is in the end not so bad.

The WSF team does just that. We’re in our homes, staying active by doing our jobs. We would like to express our respect and gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, firemen, policemen and others working on our behalf against the pandemic. We wish you all to stay healthy and safe in these difficult times. We believe that we will soon defeat the virus and will be able to get back to our normal life & snowboarding.

WSF President Satu Järvelä stated:
“This have been a tough couple of weeks as Coronavirus has taken fast turns around the world. We at WSF have taken action to cancel all our events this spring. It is our top priority to keep our snowboard community safe. We all need to adapt our lives and work for at least the next coming months. As our community is strong, we can do this together with the support of each other and working from home offices. Support your local businesses and let’s take care of each other!”

Your WSF.

– All remaining events on the WSF Banked Slalom Tour 2019/20 were cancelled.
– The WSF General Assembly 2020 that was supposed to take place in May in Innsbruck, Austria was postponed to September/October 2020 – more information will follow.
– The list of cancelled events on the World Snowboarding Global Event Schedule can be found here.

The cover photo was taken at the WSF General Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia in May 2019.

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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!

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Innsbruck: the new home of the World Snowboard Federation!

Today, the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) proudly announces the establishment of its seat in Innsbruck, Austria. The General Assembly, that took place last May in Verona – Italy – set a milestone in the future of snowboarding and of the WSF itself.

WSF and TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR) completed the merger process and are currently working together with the aim of being the home for all snowboard’s stakeholders around the globe and continue to set the framework for future generations.

Looking at the WSF vision statement, ‘Inspiring people to participate, follow, and perform within snowboarding worldwide.’, WSF made the right choice in picking Innsbruck, Austria, as its official seat. Back in 2008, Innsbruck was, for instance, nominated the unofficial European city for snowboarding. Nowhere else, snowboarding is lived and experienced in such way, in a city surrounded by the most beautiful mountains and well-connected to the best winter resorts of the Alps.

In Innsbruck, snowboarding is not seen only as a free-time activity, but as a lifestyle, and this point of view is shared by the WSF Board of Directors that supported this choice from the beginning.

“I am very proud to announce that WSF is now based in Innsbruck. It´s the perfect environment for our vision of snowboarding. Nowhere else you have such a snowboard history combined with a beautiful location in the middle of the Alps.” Meinhard Trojer, WSF President

From now on, the new official address of the World Snowboard Federation is: P.O. Box 0002, 6022 Innsbruck, Austria and for any request, WSF can also be reached at the following phone number: +43 720 883590

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Open Sessions at WSF Meeting in Innsbruck

During the next WSF Board of Director meeting, to be held in Innsbruck on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November 2014, there will be 2 open sessions for National Snowboard Association delegates.

Nine Nations from the NSAs are already confirmed to join in Innsbruck: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy,  Perù, Sweden, Norway, Japan and China.

Delegates will discuss plans for the event calendar 2015.2016 (Regional and National level), development of Regional, National and International Competition Structures, updates from Strengthening WSF committees, Ispo 2014 workshop, grass root projects and other topics.

Open Session during the WSF Board of Directors Meeting 2014:

Saturday, 15. Nov
16.00 – 18.00 (OPEN TO NSAs)
19.30 Common Dinner

Sunday, 16th of Nov.
9.00-11.00 (OPEN TO NSAs)

If you have questions, please contact


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As every autumn, the WSF board will come together on a weekend for the WSF AUTUMN BoD MEETING.
WSF hereby invites delegates from the NSAs to join the open sessions for the National Snowboard Associations, where it will discuss plans for the winter and other topics, such as: grass root projects, development of national and regional events, etc.
More detailed info about the agenda and address of the meetings will be online in a couple of weeks.

If you wish to attend the meeting, please send a short note latest until 15.October 2014 to

Please feel free to contact us as well for questions, help with finding accommodation, topic suggestions, etc.,

The WSF BoD is looking forward to welcoming you in Innsbruck!

Sat, 15. November 2014 – Sun 16. November 2014
Innsbruck, Austria