Wednesday May 27, 2015

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Our Mission: To facilitate fun and fair events for all ages across the country, to attract snowboarders and freeskiers, promote their development, provide member education, and influence the future of our sports.

Our Vision: The vision of the USASA is to be the premier snowboard and freeski organization in the United States.

updated OCt 26th 2014   "Come ride with us!" 


Series Background

The Great Lakes Snow Series covers Mid-Michigans lower peninsula. Serving the states Snowboarders as well as the Freestyle Ski scene.

The HUCK FINN story: "One snowflake at a time!"

As the Huck Finn Series Director I was originally a USASA competitor in the late 80's as snowboarding was taking root across the U.S. Dean and Rocky, series directors at that time gave up the GLSS (Great Lakes Snowboard Series) and John Guba took it over, still a competitor, I made snowboarding my prime passion during the winter months. Taking this passion to a new level I was a sponsored rider on the National Airwalk team and traveled to competitons all over the U.S., with video footage in "Surf the Earth" and a spot on MTV's "Winter House" Shortly after that I was hired as the Mid West sales rep for Joyride, Switch , Sessions & Dragon. My love for the sport continued to grow. Don Grimmer had taken over the series and abandon the name GLSS. He changed the series name to Middle Earth. In a conversation about quitting the USASA series I convinced Don to stay on and explained that many of the kids counted on the series and he continued, the next season I approached him to take it over, The following year, 2003, I started Huck Finn with friend doOG (Doug Becker) and revived the GLSS name. In 2004 Don gave up the MESS to Mo Shorr. Huck Finn handeled all the event marketing and promotion of both series up to the 2008 season. Our intentions for Huck Finn is to preserve the integrity of the Great Lakes Snow Series as it was in the 80's. As of the 2014/15 season we absorbed the Middle Earth Seires and officially changed our name to "Great Lakes Snow Series" Some of the original guys contacted me to express their pleasure of this Historic move as "We are making history!" We know that each new season brings new developments and new challenges. We promise to create a Safe, Fair and Fun environment for our families and for our competitors, with a great organization like the USASA we will continue to grow and be a stepping stone for many Great riders as we have for the past decade.

Thanks for being a part of our family.

Greg Flowers & the GLSS Crew

Competitor Information


We are 100% Michigan sponsored, we are proud of that and would like you to consider these fine products and services while enjoying our Stellar Mitten State!
 Also Super excited to add TREETOPS resort to our 2015 schedule this season as well as adding our Friends from the "Michigan Ski / Snowboard Acadamy"  and "Snowaves" as our official Trainers
We are continuing the "Pay-at-Once" program for ANY USASA member, doesn't matter what series you ride in!  What matters; is getting you to Nationals!

Helmets are required for all events, Including PRACTICE ! All USASA rules apply. All competitors under 18 must have a parent/guardian signature. A USASA competition membership is required. Membership can be purchased here online or at your first competition. Early registration $85before 10/31/14 and $100 after. Registration should be done online naming "Great Lakes Snow Series" as your Home series. Check the USASA web site for more information. A VALID Lift ticket must be purchased at the resort! Age groups for men and woman from under 6 to over 60.

Event fee is $25.00 per event.(Competitor responsible for lift ticket). CHECK RESORT WEBSITES FOR LIFT TICKET PRICES. Great Products from our sponsors are raffled & awards will immediately follow after the competition results are tabulated. If your looking to reduce your entry fee this season? see for our  "Pay at once" season price that will include a discount~ Check boneheadX for detailed information, MUST be completed before/at our first 2014/2015 event.


How do I Qualify for the Nationals?

2014 NATIONALS held at Copper Mtn, CO. March 29-April 8, 2014


To qualify for the USASA National Championships you must either:
Be pre-qualified from last year (took 1st place at last years Nationals) and compete in at least 1 Huck Finn event the current season
Win the overall points champioship in your age division for a single discipline. This means you can qualify for National Championship in a single single discpline such as Half Pipe, or SlopeStyle, or Giant Salom, or Slalom, or BoarderCross®. and now Banked Slalom (Snowboards only)
All other National Championship spots will be awarded via the National Ranking System.

More invites will go out based on your National Rankings- these invites are awarded by the USASA National Office by email only.


Event Information

We hold all events, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Boardercross & Skiercross, RailJam and snowboard only Slalom & Giant Slalom to allow our competitors to reach their goal of making it to the Nationals.

NOTICE: We have added USASA Certified "Clinics" to some stops, you must sign up at the event for these, They will be valuable on your quest for the Nationals.

Great Lakes Snow Series

Great Lakes Snow Series schedule: Posted MID-September 2014 schedule located on


 USASA 2015 NATIONALS held at Copper Mtn, CO.

Registration Information

For a registration discount: Please register online the Thursday prior to your event:(Save $5 per event)  We have "day-of" Registration for all events General time: 8:00-9:30am "DO NOT BE LATE", Cost for each event is $25.00. (Rail Jams, SL & GS - $15) All riders must be a current member of USASA to compete.   Riders meeting and or clinics start as posted. Start is Immediately following riders meeting. Awards will follow the last event in pre-designated area.(Competitors are responsible for lift ticket). CHECK RESORT WEBSITES FOR LIFT TICKET PRICES/DISCOUNTS
We have a "Pay-at-Once" program to pre-register for ALL events check for detailed information.
Schedule and fees are subject to change, visit our web site to receive any new or updated information!

Coach Notices:

Coach Certification  November 15/16 2014 @ Treetops Resort, Gaylord MI  - :Please see the Coach Section of the website ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED



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