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Event Information for Regional and National Level Season 2016/17

While the Southern Hemisphere is in the middle of its season, the Northern Hemisphere is preparing for the next fantastic winter coming up. We hereby provide you the necessary infos on how to get your events part of the World Snowboard Tour and its ranking systems.

The WSF continues working together with TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner of the World Snowboard Tour and WSPL. The WSF, as service provider, has been granted the exclusive and world-wide right to approve any events for the World Snowboard Tour on REGIONAL and NATIONAL level in collaboration with the TTR Tour Management.

Event requirements
Here you can find the PDF-forms showing the requirements for the different levels. All event applications will be evaluated according to these requirements.

In addition, the WSF and the WST logos should be included in all promotional material for the event such as posters, banners, bibs, backdrop walls etc.

WSF Logos:
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Event Benefits
WSF is working generously in providing the nations and event organizers qualitative services for their REGIONAL and NATIONAL level events. The attached documents give a detailed overview about the profits you may get from your events by both: WSF as well as by being part of the World Snowboard Tour, such as TTR Annual Membership.

Please use the attached APPLICATION FORM (xls-file) for your event applications. Its’ easy: Just fill out the single columns with event information and send them to the WSF Event Coordinator 

WSF Event Ranking Fees

REGIONAL: 200 Euro (+60 Euro for additional disciplines)
NATIONAL: 700 Euro (+210 Euro for additional disciplines)

WSF is offering a discount for tours and women’s only events – please have a look at the WST REQUIREMENTS & BENEFITS for more details.

You will all receive an invoice based on the number of events approved.  Results from events will not be uploaded until fee is paid successfully.


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  • REGIONAL Event Requirements & Event Benefits
  • NATIONAL Event Requirements & Event Benefits
  • Event Application Form 

All information / applications to be sent to


World Snowboard Federation:
World Snowboard Tour:
WST Event Organizer Downloads:

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Eric Beauchemin Wins The Inaugural Edition Of The Beijing Summer Rail Jam

Despite hot and humid weather conditions in Beijing, an estimated 6000 spectators came to Beijing Sanlitun Soho to witness the 2016 Beijing Summer Rail Jam hosted by GoSki and HitFM.

19 riders from all four corners of the world joined the event, and gave a spectacle to the hyped crowd. Eric Beauchemin (USA) won the judges over with a 50/50 Backside 360, and an impressive 50-50 Frontside 540, Sean Murphy’s (USA) solid runs with the best trick being a BackSide LipSlide Kink Rail to Rail slide earned him the second spot made Ryusei Takahashi (JPN) third with an uber stylish Half Cab 540 to Backside 360.

The set up consisted of two kinked rails, a pipe rail and a wall ride. The athletes performed to the best of their abilities, and pleased crowds and judges alike. The top Chinese rider Ma Guo Sen battled until round six, and it’s clear that while Chinese riders have progressed, there is still a gap in style and technique to be closed compared to riders from the US or Europe or Japan.

The riders noted that it was a special time to be in Chinas capital at the first anniversary of Beijing’s winning bid to host the Winter Olympics 2022. The experience is unforgettable, and the stoke for the sport will help to bring more people on the slopes and push the sport as a whole.

Lai Gang of GoSki adds: “One of the reasons to hold the event was to attract the attention of people who have never tried snowboarding before, or who did not know much about snowboarding at all. The Beijing Summer Rail Jam acted as a sort bridge and gave them a taste of snowboarding and the special culture that lies at the essence of it. I am overwhelmed that so many people came to the show and reflected the positive vibes and instantly admired the athletes. It definitely opens new doors, and we plan to bring the event to more cities across China.”

Through the live stream and TV formats, millions of Chinese were reached and immediately snowboarding captured their minds, setting the tone for years to come.


  1. Eric Beauchemin (USA)
  2. Sean Murphy (USA)
  3. Ryusei Takahashi (JPN)
  4. Sean Ryan (USA)
  5. Jacco Bos (NLD)
  6. Yuya Akado (JPN)


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X Games Oslo on the World Snowboard Tour

ESPN and TV2, the leading commercial broadcaster in Norway, will bring X Games Oslo to the Norwegian capitol this winter, Feb. 24-28, 2016. This is the first time both summer and winter sports will be contested internationally at the same X Games event, with disciplines including Snowboard and Ski Big Air (men and women), Snowboard and Ski SuperPipe (men and women) and Skateboard Street (men and women). ESPN and TV2 will each air 21 hours of live coverage. TV2 will air the competitions live in Norway, while ESPN’s coverage will be shown live on ESPN3 and as part of its “World of X Games” series on ABC.

Like all X Games events, in addition to world-class action sports competition, X Games Oslo will showcase a world-class headlining musical performance on Saturday night at the Tøyen venue, as well as local musicians throughout the weekend.

Oslo is going to be the winter sport capitol of the world, and we look forward to having the world’s elite in Oslo in February,” said Hallstein Bjercke, Oslo’s vice mayor of cultural affairs and business development. “I’m confident this will inspire young Norwegians to strap into skis and boards and get out to the hill. We support X Game Oslo to show new aspects of the sport city Oslo, and we would like to present Oslo as the world’s best compact arena for culture and sports.

Tim Reed, ESPN X Games vice president, added: “We’re very excited to team up with TV2 and SAHR Concepts, and commend the Oslo city government for its support in helping make X Games Oslo a reality. We look forward to showcasing some of the world’s best athletes in one of the most unique and dynamic cities with a rich history in winter sports and impressive list of top homegrown athletes.”

“We really appreciate the enthusiasm and engagement from the athletes,” said Jan Ove Årsaether, TV2 director of news and sports. “We are going to create a sports celebration in Oslo in order to draw young people to both the arenas and the TV screen. Now it’s time to look forward to a top-class event.”


The Skateboard Street competitions will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Skur 13 warehouse at Filipstad Harbor along the picturesque Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen areas, marking the first time an international-level skateboarding competition will be held in Norway. The Skateboard Street course will be built as a permanent structure and left open to the public following X Games Oslo.

Snowboard SuperPipe competitions will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Oslo Winter Park, while Snowboard and Ski Big Air will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Tøyen. X Games Oslo will conclude Sunday, Feb. 28, with the Ski SuperPipe competitions at Oslo Winter Park.

The first 22 invited athletes include Norwegian X Games medalists Ståle Sandbech, Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen and Kjersti Buaas, as well as Olympic and X Games gold medalist Kelly Clark, who also won the 2012 World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo. The second wave of athlete invites will be announced on Dec. 1. Additionally, eight Norwegian skateboarders will have an opportunity to compete for one wild-card invite to X Games Oslo at a separate Norwegian qualifier event. The full invite list can be viewed here.

We have a lot of great snowboarders in Norway, so it is really important to have a big event like the X Games in Oslo,” said Ståle Sandbech, X Games and Olympic snowboard medalist. “To be able to compete in my sport in my country in front of all my friends and family is huge.

X Games and Olympic snowboard gold medalist Kelly Clark said, “I am looking forward to X Games Oslo this year. They hosted a great event for World Championships in 2012, so it will be fun to compete in that pipe again.”

The agreement to bring X Games to Oslo was made possible by support from the government of the City of Oslo. ESPN and TV2 will work with local organizer SAHR Concepts in staging the multi-sport event. In addition to the content on ESPN’s U.S. media platforms, X Games Oslo will be televised globally on ESPN International networks and distributed to other international media outlets and television broadcasters via ESPN’s media distribution business.

Tickets for X Games Oslo will be available for purchase on Dec. 1.

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Grandvalira Total Fight 2016

Grandvalira Total Fight 2016 celebrates it’s 12th year in the scene being one of the pioner competitions of the Ticket to Ride Tour. Appreciated for its special blend of creative set up, excellent riders and unforgettable show this year’s TF will rock the calendar with even a better course and the world’s best riders battling in the head to head finals.



Date: 24.03.16 – 26.03.16
Closest Airport: Barcelona
Distance from BCN to Grandvalira: 200km


1  Smits Seppe BEL RED BULL

2  Tonteri Roope FIN BURTON

3 Willett Eric USA VANS

4 Coultas Rowan GBR VANS

5 Jaervilehto Kalle FIN BURTON

6 Moody Brett USA DC

7 Olimstad Markus NOR DC

8 Weissenbacher Mathias AUT ADIDAS

9 Mack Kyle USA OAKLEY

10 Whiting Spencer USA VOLCOM

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German Slopestyle Championship 2015

When on November 28th 2015 numerous snowboarders travel to the Snowpark Kaunertal, it is clear why: the European Championships and the German Championship in Slopestyle take place on the Kaunertal Glacier. Goodies and valuable points for the AFP and World Snowboard Tour are up for grabs.


In less than a month the Snowpark Kaunertal will become the stage for Europe’s best freeskiers and snowboarders when the European Championships will be held in slopestyle. The park will be shaped to perfection by the Schneestern crew, so that the participants find a decent setup and the contest will be a great success.

The European Championships will be subdivided in the categories men & women – each freeski and snowboard – and provides all shredders with the chance to gain points for the tour and win some valuable goodies. Furthermore, the Germans Slopestyle Championships 2015 will be held on this day. As the event unfortunately couldn’t take place last season,  we are very pleased to welcome the best German shredders at the Kaunertal Glacier. Those who want to relax a bit after a few runs, will find their place at the sunny park base. There, sun loungers and mellow beats are waiting for all snowboarders and freeskiers.

Facts about the European Slopestyle Championships at the Snowpark Kaunertal

–         On 11/28/2015 at the Snowpark Kaunertal

–         Categories European Slopestyle Championships 2015 (Ski & Snowboard)

–         Categories German Slopestyle Championships 2015: Men & Women (Snowboard)

–         Registration for the European Slopestyle Championships through the clubs, for more           information check:

–         Registration for the German Slopestyle Championships 2015 on our website:

–         The European Slopestyle Championships are an official event of the FIS, WST & AFP

–         The German Slopestyle Championships are an official event of SNBGER

For more information check out our Facebook page: or our website

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Freezing your WSPL Points

The Frozen Points Protocol allows an injured rider to retain his/her seeding rights during the period of injury and for a period of time after he/she has recovered from the injury. To achieve this, a riders points on the respective rankings will be “frozen” as of the week when the injury occurred and the rider will be ranked based on the frozen points on the respective ranking as long as the rider’s status is injured or recovered.

Upon receipt of a medical certificate, signed by a medical doctor, a rider’s WSPL points will be frozen as of the week when the injury occured. As long as a rider has a “frozen points” status – either injured or recovered – his/her ranking on the respective WSPL will be calculated on his/her frozen points based on the following rule: The frozen points of an injured/recovered rider will be reduced by 50% after 52 weeks have passed since the injury occurred.

The WSPLs are based on event results from all major global snowboarding competitions, including both Tour and non-Tour  events. A rider’s position on the WSPL for his/her respective discipline is determined each week by calculating an average of the points from his/her best results in that discipline within the previous 52-week period. For more detailed info on the WSPLs and their calculation:

Find more info here

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Early Bird Rider License Free Extended

WST team decided to extend the Early Bird period for the Rider License Fee until the 15th November. Why you ask. Well it is because WST actually know you need to get one and we also know that doing things you really need is sometimes not that high on the priority list. Just do it right now!

The Rider License Program is a service package created for the riders competing regularly at events on the World Snowboard Tour.

Find more information on:


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US Revolution Tour

The U.S. Revolution Tour will return to Copper Mountain, Colorado, this winter. The 2016 Copper stop will include snowboard competitions for slopestyle and halfpipe. Find all information below.

Date: 07.12.15 – 08.12.15
Country: USA
Location: Copper Mountain, CO
Event: HP
Prize Money: “USD 6.800. -in cash 1.000. -in kind ”
Entry criteria
Number of riders: 100
Web address:
Ranking Information: WSPL National Level Points


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X Games Aspen 2016 Announces Sport Disciplines and Invites 2015 Medalists

X Games Aspen 2016 will mark 20 years of winter events, celebrating the progression of the winter version of X Games from its debut in Big Bear, Calif., into a full action sports and youth lifestyle festival as the event takes over Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., Jan. 28 – 31, 2016. The 2016 event will again feature action sports competitions, world-class musical performances and a festival village.

For the first time at X Games, all medalists from X Games Aspen 2015 who have sport disciplines returning in 2016 will receive an early invite to compete in the X Games Aspen 2016 event. The first full round of invited athletes will be announced November 16. For a complete list of invited athletes please visit

We are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of X Games winter events this coming January at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass,” said Tim Reed, ESPN X Games vice president. “Aspen is a special place to bring together the world’s best action sports athletes and top musical acts for fans to enjoy the special atmosphere that embodies the culture and lifestyle synonymous with the X Games.

X Games Aspen will welcome the disciplines of Snowmobile Freestyle and Skier X back to the event lineup. Skier X will return for the first time since 2012 and Snowmobile Freestyle since 2014. A fully- medaled adaptive sport lineup featuring Mono Skier X, Snowboarder X Adaptive and SnoCross Adaptive is back, while the Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding dual slalom competition – where athletes with and without intellectual disabilities compete together – also returns following its successful debut last year in Aspen.

The X Games Aspen 2016 sports and disciplines are as follows:


In addition to being the world’s premiere action sports competition, X Games Aspen will showcase an expanded world-class lineup of music artists and performances, which will be announced at a later date. The event will also feature a number of enhanced festival villages at Buttermilk Mountain, offering spectators a unique and wide-ranging interactive experience to complement the X Games sports.

ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 16 hours of live X Games Aspen 2016 competition. Forthcoming details on the X Games athletes, competition schedule, music and more will be available
on for fans or on for members of the media. Follow the X Games on Twitter at



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Pleasure Jam VOL.13: the season starts with us!

The season starts with us… From 7th to 8th November it’s Pleasure Jam time again, when the cream of the international snowboarding scene’s crop is getting together at Superpark Dachstein to welcome the upcoming winter season. Two days full of freestyle action, relaxed sessions in front of the stunning Dachstein glacier scenery and – of course – epic after-contest parties!

The first snowflakes have already fallen, covering the Alps with a shimmering and glittering icing. For thirteen years, the European snowboard contest season is due to start with the annual Pleasure Jam in the infamous Schladming-Dachstein region, being the first northern hemisphere tour stop of the World Snowboard Tour as well as the QParks Snowboard Tour.

The breathtaking panoramic view of Dachstein glacier and the early date in the season attract the world’s best snowboard pros to demonstrate all the tricks they have been practicing all summer long. Last year,Alexey Sobolev (RUS), Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Elena Könz (SUI) were the ones to ensure the action on the pro-kicker line of Superpark Dachstein and there’s no question that this year again world-renowned riders are going to fight for the sought-after podium finishes and victories. It’s gonna be a tough job for everyone, since last year’s winners Eric Beauchemin (USA) and Anna Gasser (AUT) are also going to take part at Pleasure Jam 2015 and will do everything they can to defend their titles!


Venue of this year’s contest is once again the prime pro-kicker line of Superpark Dachstein. The riders are going to test the snow on the glacier on Friday, before they will compete in the qualifying that leads some of them into the finals on Saturday. Saturday afternoon then, the event highlight of the Pleasure Jam 2015 is called on with loads of adrenaline in the air: the grande finale. The whole action, the TTR points and the prize money of 20,000 USD are dangling in front of the riders to make them reveal their hardest tricks.

The traditional Pleasure-After-Shred BBQ” at the Dachstein base station will help all “Pleasure Jammers” to recover from the mountain thrill. On top, the DJs of the notorious Red Bull Brandwagen are providing the perfect soundtrack for eating, drinking and dancing into the night.

BEST TRICK AWARD presented by PortugalSurfCamp

This Jam will see a new level of trickery. In addition to the prize money totaling 20,000 USD,PortugalSurfCamp invites the “best trick of the day” riders (m/f) to an epic three-weeks surf trip to the Atlantic coast with a friend. With accommodation, surf coaching, board rental, transport and the flight (within Europe)! Find all details on



Don’t miss the Pleasure Jam Video Challenge 2015 to snatch a fixed starting place from the very beginning. Participation is easy: Upload a best-of video with your own snowboarding of the previous year onto Vimeo, send the link to until 18th October, 2015 and win the Facebook voting. The prize: APleasure Jam Package including an overnight stay at aQi Hotel Schladming and a fixed starting position in the qualifying! For more information please visit the Pleasure Jam Website.


Pleasure Jam is not only known for total thrill & chill up on Dachstein glacier, but also for its legendary after-contest parties. This year, the notorious crew of LOVE Distribution is going to host a mind-blowing night – be ready to shred hard and party harder!


Fancy sleeping on the back of your car after the Jam? Not really, right. That’s why we got super-cheap “Sleep & Ride” offers in several versions for you. Plus: On your pillow you will find a pretty awesome QParks surprise! Click here for all details.


For those who do not participate in the contest, but still do not want to miss their own shred session, theBeginner Park and the Jib Line remain open to public access during the Pleasure Jam. Means you might get the opportunity to ride a few warm-up laps with some of the world’s best snowboarders. Solely the Pro Kicker Line is closed for competition only, while the chill area offers the ideal place to enjoy the first days of winter on Dachstein glacier.

Get ready and warm up with the official Pleasure Jam Teaser. All updates and event information are available on as well as on Facebook!