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.”
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.