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If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we invite you to shop at smile.amazon.com and choose United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association as your charity of choice. Please click here so you can read about how to use Amazon Smile.

Meet USASA Intern Addie Brooks

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Questions by USASA Executive Director, Mike Mallon

Answers by USASA Intern, Addie Brooks

 

Addie Brooks is entering into her senior year at the University of Oregon.  Addie is an Advertising major and has been assisting the USASA during the summer months. We stopped in with Addie to get a sense of her workload and what we can look forward to before she returns to school...IMG 4417 - ADJ

M. State your name, age and favorite food?

A. My name is Addie Brooks, I am 21 years old and my favorite food is sushi!

M. Nice, Sushi is good for you too!

M. How is your internship with the USASA going?

A. My internship is going great, I love working with the USASA team and I am really looking forward to completing some cool projects for the organization!

M. What are some things you have been working on?

A. I have been creating a few graphics, including an updated regional map graphic to show the USASA series across the USA, as well as a new Junior National Team promotional graphic for 2017. I have also helped put together a pitch deck to show sponsors of the USASA some things we have been working on.

M. Do you have another job? What else have you been doing for fun for this summer?

A. I do have another job on top of my internship with the USASA, so I have been pretty busy but it is definitely doable! During the summer months I love to spend time outdoors, so in whatever free time I have I try and get out and paddle board, hike or swim. I spent a weekend backpacking and camping, which I would love to find time to do again as well.

M. Sounds like fun, it's good to have that balance. So what do you think makes the USASA so special?

A. I think the USASA is an awesome non-profit organization. I love the values they stand for. I am really passionate about skiing and snowboarding myself, so I think it's great that they are able to connect with kids across the nation to get involved.

M. Who is easier to work with - me, Zippy or Paul?

A. That's a tough question! I can't pick just one! They are all so awesome and have been so helpful throughout the duration of this internship.

M. Will you come to nationals?

A. I would absolutely love to come to nationals! I would be stoked to be a part of that.

M. It is so much fun, we would love to have you there helping out.

M. Parting words of wisdom for USASA members headed into their freshman year at college?

A. There are so many things I wish someone had told me while I was going into my first year in college, but as a senior at the University of Oregon, all I can say is don't be scared!  It sounds cliché to say these will be the best years of your life, but it's true. You will create so many memories and meet some great people. So just have fun, be yourself, embrace every moment, live it to its fullest potential and be passionate about whatever it is you do.

 

Thank you We Are Camp

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While USASA was makin' the rounds at Mt. Hood Executive Director Mike Mallon (center) and Director of Administration, Zippy Neil (far left) presented a gift of thanks to the folks of WeRCamp for their wonderful partnership.

Also pictured is Kevin English, CEO of We Are Camp (2nd from left), Chris Hargrave, President of Windells, VP We Are Camp (2nd from right) and Thomas Johnson Director of Marketing, We Are Camp (far right). #weareusasa #wercamp #hcsc #windellscamp Windells Camp High Cascade Snowboard Camp

WSF INSTALLS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The World Snowboard Federation & TTR held their General Assembly, June 24th-26th, in Kleinarl, Austria. Delegates from 22 Nations joined the two day long meetings, representing National Snowboard Associations, Riders, Event Organizers and Boardsports Media.

The results of the last days of joint sessions between WSF and TTR moves snowboarding forward in an unrivaled way. During their meetings, WSF and TTR agreed to collectively pave the way to create a new governing structure for International Snowboarding. The new organization will serve Snowboarding on all levels, in a completely neutral way, smashing down walls that have built up over years adding to an already splintered landscape for competition snowboarding. The future will provide a transparent non-confrontational and unified sports system that will be extremely easy for the world to navigate.

With immediate effect, Nations Representatives, Event Organizer Representatives and a Rider Representative will develop necessary structural details under the leadership of TTR President Reto Lamm.

Working Groups and Consultants appointed during the GA contribute and oversee the developments, and reports will be provided to the public on a regular basis.  WCS GmbH, the joint company owned by WSF and TTR, will act as executional body for all commercial matters. In the near future the final structure will be proposed that combines a global Snowboard Association and a company to serve the changed world of snowboarding. The leverage on moving with the needs of the industry will have a huge impact on Snowboarding now and in the future.

  • “Adapting to the current needs of the riders, national associations and industry is our primary goal.” says Meinhard Trojer, President of WSF.
  • TTR President Reto Lamm concludes: “The way riders and organisers are included gives everyone a clear responsibility, and things will improve even more based on our new ideas.”

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The 2016/17 WSF eBoard Members from left to right: Marco Sampaoli, Meinhard Trojer, Sacha Giger, Miram Deller, Gian Luca Zanetti, Shigeru Ishihara & Paul Krahulec.