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

Events Features News World Snowboarding


Dear Event Organizer!

The purpose of the Global Event Schedule is to collect the scheduled and planned dates of all snowboard events for the current and upcoming seasons to maintain a global event schedule and planning calendar for snowboarding.

The registration for the Global Event Schedule is not binding, free of charge and open to all events regardless of their affiliation or sanctioning.

Events can register their event dates for the seasons: 2017/18 – 2018/19 – 2019/20.


What is the unified Global Event Schedule for?
A unified, comprehensive global event schedule helps events, athletes, coaches, organisations and other industry players to prepare the upcoming seasons. It helps to plan travel, reduces travel time and costs and will provide a foundation to organise the sport of snowboarding more effectively. It enables event organisers and organisations to identify and prevent potential date clashes and can thus ensure the best possible rider line up, medial and public attention for each event.

Tentative Status
Your event will be listed on the Global Event Schedule and shown with status “Planned”. Date of the event, disciplines and event level are tentative and may be subject to change. You can submit your event dates for future seasons and we will display events as planned until the dates are finally confirmed.

Confirmed Status
Once you have registered for the Global Event Schedule we will contact you at a later time and ask you to confirm your dates.The green icon indicates that this event has been confirmed with its dates, disciplines and event level.

For any questions feel free to contact us at:
Simon Bischof:


World Snowboarding

The 2018 World Snowboard Tour Season Has Kicked Off

The competitive snowboard season 2016/17 is behind us. It was filled with amazing moments of progression, creativity, consistency and upsets. Riders travelled the globe to compete at Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air events, always collecting WSPL points. Today we are crowning the 2016/17 WSPL Champions:

Anna Gasser (AUT) came out swinging this season and scored a spot on the podium at most of the events she participated in. As a result she is crowned the Women’s Slopestyle WSPL Champion!


Mark McMorris (CAN) has killed it all season with podiums at Laax Open and Burton US Open. He takes home the Men’s Slopestyle WSPL Champion title.


With titles at the U.S Grand Prix Copper, Laax Open and Burton US Open, nobody was able to take the Halfpipe WSPL lead away from 17-year old Chloe Kim (USA). She is the 2016/17 Women’s Halfpipe WSPL Champion!

5 podiums in one season at the world’s best snowboard events will get you to the top. Scotty James (AUS) was the man to beat this season and he was determined. He is the Men’s Halfpipe WSPL Champion 2016/17.

4 wins and 7 podiums, Max Parrot (CAN) really couldn’t be beaten this season. Max rode consistently to the top and is crowned the Men’s Big Air WSPL Champion.

Anna Gasser (AUT) not only topped Max’s podium statistics, she’s a 2-time WSPL Champion this season! With 5 wins and 8 Big Air podiums, she can be more than stoked on her season and the Women’s Big Air WSPL Champion title.


Down Under and China will see the first events of the 2017/18 World Snowboard Tour season. The Playstation Slopestyle Championships at Perisher went down on July 15th as the first of a pack of events happening in Australia and New Zealand the next weeks. Following up are the Australian Junior Freeride Championships, the Thredbo Series – Slopestyle and Big Air – the Toyota One Hit Wonder as well as the great Audi Quattro Winter Games New Zealand.

At the same time China will welcome riders to the Banana Open Summer Big Air in Wanda Indoor Snow Park July 20th-23rd, with a remarkable USD 50.000 prize purse up for grabs.

Expect the current WSPL standings to change with these bangers – the race for the 2017/18 WSPL leaders is on!

Check out the WST Planning Calendar to see what’s coming up!
Check out the current WSPL standings to see who’s top and what may change!

Events World Snowboarding

SSA Park & Pipe Series Starts this weekend!

SSA is excited to confirm the events for the 2017 SSA Park & Pipe Series.

Australia’s biggest park & pipe skiing and snowboarding series for 2017 kicks off this weekend with the Playstation Slopestyle in Perisher 15 July.


Introduced in 2016, the SSA Park and Pipe Series brings together five competitive events that have been running independently of each other for many years. Through international sanctioning with the Association of Free Ski Professionals (AFP), the World Snowboard Tour (WST), and the International Ski Federation (FIS), the series supports a comprehensive national competition pathway where every athlete registered for the series will be added to the World Ranking lists.

In creating a series with international event sanctioning, the level of quality and consistency can be applied across the domestic events, attracting a larger pool of athlete talent.

“With these events, athletes no longer need to travel to gain valuable competition experience.” SSA Park & Pipe Coordinator Richard Hegarty said. “The events also attract big name international athletes and teams to Australia, improving the competition landscape and experience for all competitors.”

The Series allows young athletes to compete with the best in the world in their age groups; a positive way to nurture and develop kids in the sport. It will create a stronger competition scene and give kids experience at home that they would have had to spend a fortune in the past to gain overseas.

“The sport becomes so much more interesting to the wider audience if it has a tour structure and World Wide ranking systems,” Hegarty said.

The series begins with the Playstation Slopestyle event in Perisher and finishes in Thredbo with the One Hit Wonder, which will include Snowboard for the first time this year.

The One Hit Wonder event is an AFP Gold sanctioned event as well as an International World Snowboard Tour event, boasting the largest Big Air jump anywhere in the world.

“It will be a display of the very best progressive freestyle you will ever see in a Big Air event” Hegarty said.

Live Scoring of these events will be available through SSA’s new Snowracer website. This will allow family and the public to follow the events and results live from anywhere in the world.

To register for the events visit

SSA Park & Pipe Series events:

SSA Park & Pipe Series is sanctioned by:

  • AFP (Association of Freeski Professionals)
  • WST (World Snowboard Tour)
  • FIS (International Ski Federation).

Registration and Membership:

  • All Free Ski competitors need to be SSA licensed members of the AFP
  • All Snowboard competitors need to be licensed members of the WST

Athletes can sign up for these registrations via the Ski & Snowboard Australia membership portal.

Please ensure that you are a current member of SSA and when registering or renewing that you select the appropriate AFP or WST registration. Visit the SSA membership page for more details.

Registration information for all events can be found directly on the resort or event websites.

World Snowboarding

WST End of Season Showdown – Latest WSPL Changes

We’re coming out of back-to-back Elite events Burton US Open and X Games Norway where riders threw down and competed for WSPL points in Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air.
Now the season-end showdown is on. With 3 WST accredited events (Grandvalira Total Fight, Spring Battle & PSA Asia Grand Championships) still coming up and 2 non-WST accredited FIS events (Sierra Nevada World Championships & Spindleruv Mlyn World Cup) also counting towards the WSPL ranking, riders are feeling the pressure to collect last minute ranking points. Let’s look at the latest WSPL ranking changes.

Nobody seems to be able to knock Anna Gasser (AUT) of the top spot on the Slopestyle ranking. Anna has a comfortable lead after her wins at Burton US Open and X Games Norway, compared to 19-year old Julia Marino (USA) in 2nd place and Jamie Anderson (USA) in 3rd place.

Mark McMorris (CAN) is undoubtedly still the world’s best Slopestyle rider. He is sitting in 1st place on the Slopestyle ranking after he took home the win at the Burton US Open. Sven Thorgren (SWE) has moved up 2 spots into 2nd place after his win at X Games Norway, followed by Max Parrot (CAN) in 3rd.

The man from down under is still all the way at the top. Even though Shaun White (USA) won the Burton US Open, Scotty James‘ (AUS) 2nd place at US Open was enough to keep him in 1st place on the Halfpipe ranking. Will Scotty be able to stay in 1st when Shaun is right on his heels in 2nd place? Chase Josey (USA) who launched onto the scene this year sits in 3rd place.

Also benefiting from a win at the Burton US Open is Chloe Kim (USA) who has been dominating the top spot on the Halfpipe ranking now for a while. Heavy hitter Kelly Clark (USA) is right behind her in 2nd place. Noteworthy is Elizabeth Hosking‘s (CAN) move into 30th place. She is now considered one of the top 30 female Halfpipe riders in the world. Not bad for 15-years old…

Leveraging his 3rd place at X Games Norway, Torgeir Bergrem (NOR) is now the 2nd Norwegian in the top 10 on the Big Air ranking. Torgeir moved up 5 spots into 9th place. Marcus Kleveland (NOR) sits in in 3rd place behind Marc McMorris (CAN) in 2nd and Max Parrot (CAN) in 1st.

Silje Norendal (NOR) took the win on home turf at X Games Norway and moved up 19 spots into 15th place. Hailey Langland (USA) remains in 2nd and Katie Ormerod (GBR) in 3rd.

Natsuki Sato (JPN) is now in the top 50 after moving up 27 spots into 41st place on the Womens Slopestyle ranking.

We continue with the Elite Spring Battle and Grandvalira Total Fight as well as the International PSA Asia Grand Championship.

Events World Snowboarding

Spring Battle 2017 Upgrades to WST Elite Level

For 16 years, the Spring Battle has been all about creativity and fun, which is one of the reasons why well-known riders from Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand keep coming back to the perfectly shaped Absolut Park in Flachauwinkl year after year to take part in the relaxed jam session at the end of the season.

2017, both the World Snowboard Tour and the Association of Freeskiing Professionals upgraded the event to a WST Elite Level Event and an AFP Gold Event. The men’s top 40 and women’s top 10 in the WST and AFP ranking will have a save spot at Spring Battle, so a number of high-class athletes will definitely be taking part in the contest again. Still, anyone who feels like challenging international contest riders and riding the demanding setup is welcome — the event is open for all, men, women, freeskiers and snowboarders.

Riders love the follow cam jam session format of the Slopestyle contest. Follow cam what?… No worries, it’s easy to explain: Just team up with a buddy or filmer, film each other’s runs for a couple of days until you capture a good one on video, and hand in the uncut video for judging. The team constellation is totally open, anyone can team up and even mixed teams are allowed. Creativity and style are the key factors for a good score, not the filming technique, and the contest will be judged in four categories: snowboard men and women as well as freeski men and women.

Even though the Spring Battle has the vibe of an easygoing jam session, the prize money is worth 70.000 US dollars, so taking part definitely pays off! As the number of participants is limited, we highly recommend you to sign up and transfer the entry fee until March 4, 2017, to get one of the open spots.

For more information about the Spring Battle 2017 and the Absolut Park, head to the WST Spring Battle profile or to

Features World Rookie Tour

Training Day at the 2017 Trentino Rookie Fest

Black Yeti welcomed more than sixty of the best young riders from eight different Nations around the world, arrived to compete on the slopestyle of the Monte Bondone ski resort.


Trentino Rookie Fest started with a fun and creative training day in a perfectly shaped Monte Bondone Snowpark consisting of 1 kicker and multi rail obstacles, with 6 structures in a row.

All the rippers had a great first day on the mountain, with perfect snowpark and weather conditions, showcasing a high level of riding already during the trainings. According to the World Rookie Tour philosophy, the event program included a bunch of activities. The afternoon program of the first day also includes the Night Rail Session with the awaited Cash for Trick contest!!


See you tomorrow for the qualifi and the amazing visit to Muse, the extraordinary Science Museum of Trento. We will explain Nature, beginning from the mountain landscape, with the eyes, instruments and questions of the scientific research! 😉

Monte Bondone Snowpark is the place to be for the next days, where all the podium riders will be qualified for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun, Austria.

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli – See all the pictures from Day 1 here!

World Snowboarding

Max Parrot leads Slopestyle and Big Air ranking

After Max Parrot (CAN) took the lead from Mark McMorris (CAN) last week, he seems to get comfortable at the top with McMorris in 2nd and Marcus Kleveland (NOR) in 3rd. Red Gerard’s (USA) win at the U.S Grand Prix in Mammoth moved him into 6th place.

The biggest leap on the womens side was made by Hailey Langland (USA) who is now in 4th place on the Slopestyle ranking after she placed 2nd in Mammoth.


Kelly Clark (USA) is moving back towards the top spot. After her win at the U.S Grand Prix in Mammoth she is now back in 3rd place on the Halfpipe ranking.

The top 3 on the mens Halfpipe ranking have remained unchanged with Scotty James (AUS) in 1st, Chase Josey (USA) in 2nd and Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) in 3rd. Brett Esser (USA) made the biggest improvement of the day by jumping up 46 spots into 47th place.


Max Parrot (CAN) is the new the Big Air ranking leader ahead of Marcus Kleveland (NOR) and Sebastien Toutant (CAN). Max’s riding has been consistent this season and it is paying off with two world ranking top spots!

Enni Rukajarvi (FIN) moved up two spots into 4th place on the Big Air ranking, behind Katie Ormerod (GBR) in 3rd and Hailey Langland (USA) in 2nd.

15-year old Zoi Sadowski Synnott (NZL) placed 4th in Mammoth and moved up 36 spots into 31st place on the womens Slopestyle ranking!


World Snowboarding

The 15th JBMC Nanshan Open Presented by Alan Wong

The Nanshan Open began as a grass roots backyard-style snowboard competition 15 years ago, and 2017 sees it return to it’s roots. The Nanshan Open was the first snowboard competition held in China, it’s first incarnation featuring just a handful of riders shredding together with a case of beer as the top prize.

Eventually maturing into an international level event with big prize money and big names attending, the fame and glory isn’t for everyone, and #15 sees the competition escape those pressures in place of a more relaxed regional level event. Sponsored by event organiser Marco Huang’s brand JBMC and presented by local restauranteur and snowboard legend Alan Wong and supported by the Nanshan Mellow Park sponsors Union, Nitro, Shred Volcom and Demon, this step back allows those involved to relax more, some to compete in the event as they once did, and of course bring back the classic ‘Muwu’ after party tradition! Gan-bei!

15th JBMC Nanshan Open (World Snowboard Tour Regional Level) presented by Alan Wong – Saturday, 7th of January 2017

Slopestyle. Open Event. Each rider (female and male) will have two runs; best single run counts. The top 8 will progress into the afternoon’s super finals for two runs each, best counts.

1st = JBMC gear, HATSUNE food voucher, Beer / WST points
2nd = JBMC gear, HATSUNE food voucher, Beer / WST points
3rd = JBMC gear, HATSUNE food voucher, Beer / WST points
4th-8th = Beer / WST points
as well as prizes by our Nanshan Mellow Park sponsors Union, Nitro, Shred, Demon and Volcom


Speaker: Eric Zhu (PRC)
Judges: Huang Marco (PRC), Alan Wong (USA), Steve Zdarsky (AUT)
on site board tuning by Longge
Medical fitness support by TAB

09:00 – 10:30 Sign up / Training
10:30 – 12:30 Qualification first and second run
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break and park maintenance
13:30 – 14:15 Warm up and Super Finals (top 8 riders, 2 runs, best counts)
14:30              Prize giving ceremony
18:00              Muwu Afterparty


Slopestyle (choose your line): Judges will be looking at
• Execution, including take off, maneuver control, landing, style
• Difficulty
• Amplitude
• Variety
• Combinations
• Risk
• Progression
• Technical Nature

A little history…

It began over a decade ago as the ‘Nanshan Open’, when a small group of friends threw the first snowboard competition ever held on Chinese soil with just a handful of riders and a case of beer as the top prize. As the contest has evolved and grew the following years, it earned global recognition in 2007 as a 3Star stop on the World Snowboard Tour. The Nanshan Open has ‘leveled up’ since then to International Level status, and is now the largest slopestyle competition in Asia on the World Snowboard Tour.

The event has hosted a who’s-who of up-and-coming riders, including numerous Olympians, Transworld’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ Austin Smith, female superstars Hana Beaman and Leanne Pelosi, along with the Isenseven, Nitro RoadWarriors and Pirate Movie Productions film crews. Past winners of the event include Billtoft Ludvig (2016)Mons Roisland (2015), Mathias Weissenbacher (2014), Jeremy Thompson (2013), Juuso Laivisto (2012 and 2010), Janne Korpi (2011) Freddy Austbo (2009), Jakob Wilhelmson (2008) and Hampus Mosesson (2007), with a ‘guest judge’ line-up equally impressive including Travis Parker, Michi Albin, Ingemar Backman and Scotty Wittlake.

What the riders say…

The Nanshan Open in China was amazing. From the moment we arrived in Beijing we 
were taken care of so well. Amazing dinners every night, nice hotels and we got to do lots of touristy stuff… The comp was fun too, definitely one of my better snowboarding experiences” – Nick Brown, 2010

“It was for me the best competition of the season, really good time – whole week, good crowd, crazy parties… and I won!” – Mathias Weissenbacher, 2014

“Absolute best time ever! I hope I can come to this competition every year for the rest of my life…” – Ian Thorley, 2013, 2014

“Going to China was awesome. I broke my nose, split it open, jacked my ankle up, but I had a great time. It was a super rad experience.” – Hana Beaman, 2013

World Snowboarding

WST 2017 Season Announcement

TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR), established in 2002, is proud to announce a major change for the upcoming 2017 World Snowboard Tour season. Since 2012, TTR has been constantly working on uniting the competitive freestyle snowboard community and is now taking one more stride forward in this mission by focusing all its resources on an all-inclusive World Snowboard Tour and World Snowboarding Points Lists. The TTR Pro Series and the TTR Tour Rankings will be discontinued, from this date forward.

This decision was made following a thorough review of the current state of competitive freestyle snowboarding at the 2016 TTR General Assembly in June where TTR members have moved to eliminate the categorization of TTR and non-TTR events (FIS, Olympics, Dew Tour, Air + Style etc). Moving forward, the World Snowboard Tour will now focus resources on being an all-inclusive platform for all freestyle snowboard events and offer its services for associations, riders and events to utilize. These services include the World Snowboard Tour platform, the Global Season Calendar, the Planning Calendar, World Snowboarding Points Lists, Sports Data and Stats Center, Athlete License Program, Officials’ Education Program and Event Certification resources. All services will be featured under the World Snowboard Tour umbrella and operated, maintained and provided by TTR Pro Snowboarding.

Any freestyle snowboard event that hosts halfpipe, slopestyle or big air disciplines are welcome to join the World Snowboard Tour program regardless of the event’s current affiliation, national organization, host or promoter.

Events will join the WST by submitting an application and paying a licensing fee. Once WST accreditation is granted, events will be included on the Global Season and Planning Calendars and featured on the World Snowboard Tour platform. All event results will be processed and verified for points attribution in the World Snowboarding Points Lists. Riders (age 14 and up) will be required to obtain a WST Rider License in order to be included and ranked on the WSPL. Funds raised from event and rider licenses will be directly used to continue the operation of the WSPL, Global Season Calendar and Planning Calendar that will all be featured on the WST website: Events or athletes which have not obtained a WST license by January 1st, 2017 will be excluded from all WST services including the WSPL going forward.

In an effort to make the World Snowboard Tour services accessible to everyone, the TTR Executive Board has approved a new pricing structure for WST services. Event license fees for International and Elite level events have been reduced by 50% and the Athlete License is offered for 60 USD annually.

The World Snowboarding Points Lists will continue to build through these changes to be the most comprehensive, fair, accurate and transparent universal ranking system for freestyle snowboard athletes in the world. The WSPL has become the only complete list of athlete results in the world and is currently widely used by riders and nations, as well as, a tool for events to utilize for global seeding and ranking.

In addition to keeping a current and accurate global ranking system, the WST database holds historic competition and results data from events and athletes dating back to 1995. No other resource exists in the world that holds this amount of information for the sport that can be utilized for historical data as well as current statistical information.

All freestyle snowboard events and athletes are officially invited to participate and benefit from the World Snowboard Tour services. WST Rider License registration has been open since July 1st, 2016 and has registered over 300 riders to date. WST Event License registration will officially open Tuesday October 11th 2016.

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