Sunday April 20, 2014

Last update09:23:58 AM PST




Congrats to all national competitors!  What an awesome 2 weeks! Such a fun time and amazing results!  Great to see the camaraderie, sportsmanship, and pride which was spread throughout the USASA Family at Copper Mountain. Be sure to check out the free vast photos. -info on USASA homepage. Thanks to all for another wonderful season! 

Congrats to KC Gandee and the KMS Team for 3rd place vid and best storyline in Mutty's USASA video games contest. An impressive vid made short notice. "it's not about who you beat, it' about who you meet"


March 2014-Regional series thanks....

That's a wrap! Congratulations to all competitors for a great series. 21 events, smooth as butter, friends and fun, together as one! Great skiing and riding, and valuable life lessons! Thanks to our host resorts, and the Park crews in particular. Special Thanks to Michelle Goodrich and Tyler Emond for playing key roles in the radness of the series. Thanks to our intern Jake Gaudet, and our other judges who all did an excellent job. Thank you to Don Foster, our head gatekeeper. Don Foster, 14 years of SVSS gatekeeping Thanks so much. You are a true Legend. Thank you to the parent volunteers, the same ones always willing to help at events! Thank you to our loyal sponsors, who make our raffles so long and amazing, and Thank you to the parents for your continued support of grassroots competitive snowboarding in a laid back family atmosphere.



2014 Regional contest results posted at bottom of page


Windell's Snowboard session: David McCarthy

Windells Ski session: Teaken Haggerty

High Cascades session: Zeb Powell

Woodward session: Garrett Whaley

2014/15 Schedule will be posted September 15.



  to register for events online, click events tab at top of this page. Click on Regional event schedules, select Southern Vermont Series from menu. seach all, or by month or discipline. USASA membership required to register online. If you would like to make a donation specifically to our series please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the donation tab on the registration goes directly to USASA National.

 Very Important:

 online registration will close Thursday at midnight for the following weekend. If you don't see the green register tab you have missed the deadline you can register morning of- no problem, just maybe a little line. If you are not sure if you can make it, please wait and register day-of ,as online registration is non refundable.

There is a lot of event info if you read on, on this page. The USASA rulebook also has ALL the information and can be found and downloaded, by clicking the members tab and selecting Rulebook from menu

Series contact: Scott Palmer, series director

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Southern Vermont series regional rankings are determined by:

best 2 of 3 results in Slalom, GS, pipe, and rail jam and best 3 of 4 results in bx/sx, and slope. rankings are run every Wednesday, and previous weeks results will show by Thursday am.

 Series Background

SVSS is one of the original grassroots snowboarding contest series. Many Olympians and top name pros got it all rolling in the hills of Southern Vermont, riding with frends and getting together for our contests. For 13 years we have fostered an environment to promote the development of snowboarders of all ages by providing fair and fun, well managed events.

Competition Information

All participants must be current USASA members prior to arrival at the contest. You can join online by clicking the "join" tab above. We will be offering on-line registration this year. You must be a current member to register online. Online registration will close Thursday at midnight for events on the following weekend. If you miss the deadline, we will also offer day-of registration each event day from 7:30-8:30. We do not accept credit cards for day of registration, so please have cash or your checkbook handy.  There is uaually a line for day-of registration, so please try to do it online and you won't miss out on any practice...

These events are centered on FUN and skill-development in a relaxed competitive environment. We offer a true grassroots competiton experience with safe,fun,and fair events which allow aspiring competitors of all ages to get together and have some fun.

Event descriptions:


Slopestyle is a judged event where riders take two judged runs through a terrain course. Best single run score counts towards final result. The course consists of 4-5 "feature" pads usually splt evenly between jumps and rails.. Each pad consists of 2-3 options for different ability levels. Skiers and Riders compete within age groups.Registration and bib pick up is always 7:30-8:30 day of event. Registration location is posted here 1 week prior to event. Each event starts with a 1 hour practice session, followed by the contest. 

Rail Jam:

Rail Jam is a judged free form jam format event through a series of rails. The course consists of several feature pads of rails. Each pad consists of 2-3 options for different ability levels. The Riders and Skiers "jam" within age groups usually for 30-45 minutes, with a "finals" jam at the end of the day. Competitors are ranked within the age group based on the duration of the session. Registration is 7:30-8:30 in the Bears Den- top level of Base lodge. Each event starts with a 45 minute practice session.


BX/SX is head to head heat racing through a gated terrain course with the top skiers and riders advancing to the next round. The events consist of, first, a one run timed run. The timed run seeds the riders within their age groups. The competitors then race 4 at a time with the top two finishers advancing in a "round robin" tournament elinimation style. Registration and bib pick up is 7:30-8:30 day of event (or online). Registration location posted here 1 week prior to event. Event starts with a 15 minute inspection session and a 30-45 minute practice session. 


Halfpipe is a judged event with each rider or skier taking two runs through the u-shaped tube. The competititors are judged overall impression on amplitude, difficulty, variety, and overall flow. Best single run score counts for overall ranking. Regiatration and bib pick up is 7:30-8:30 on event day. Registration location location posted here 1 week prior to event. Each event starts with a 1 hour warm- up/practice session.

Giant Slalom:

A traditional timed racing event for riders only. Riders negotiate a medium/large radius gated course, racing against the clock. Two timed runs combined establishes overall ranking. Riders must complete both runs without a "fault" to receive overall ranking. Unlike other events, there is no practice session, but riders do have a period to "inspect" the setting of the course to devise a "line" strategy. Registration is 7:30-8:30 day of event and registration location posted here 1 week prior to event.


Same format as GS,  however the gates are closer together 12-20 meter vertical spacing.

Who are these events for....

Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Boarder/skiercross and Rail Jams are open to both snowboarders and skiers. Slalom and Giant Slalom are Snowboard specific events.  We encourage all ages, adaptive action sports athletes, wounded warriors, all abilities.

How do I qualify for Nationals?

First place finisher overall in each discipline in each age group automatically qualifies for Nationals. Any additional qualifying spots in the age group are granted to next highest points based on the National Ranking system. See rulebook for full explanation (103.06). Qualifiers from the National Rankings will be notified via email March 15th. The email address that your Nationals invitation is sent to is the address that was submitted with your USASA membership..

  • There is a one day trial membership for individuals who want to try one event. They must be new members, and not already in the system. tell your friends.

Coaches Notices

All coaches wishing to receive a complimentary coach ticket at the contests must be current USASA members and have at least a level 100 coaches certification. See Coaches page for more information. Also, please take some time to read the rulebook. Most questions that you guys ask are already answered there..

2013-2014 Event Results


12/21/13 Slalom #1

12/21/13 Giant Slalom #1

12/29/13 Rail Jam #1

01/04/14 Rail Jam #2

01/05/14 Slalom #2

01/05/14 Giant Slalom #2

01/12/14 Slopesyle #1  

01/19/14 Rail Jam #3

01/20/14 Slalom #3

01/20/14 Giant Slalom #3 

1/25/14 BX#1

1/26/14 BX#2 

02/01/14 Slope #2   

02/02/14 Pipe #1 

02/8/14 B #3

02/09/14 BX#4 

02/21/14 Slope #

02/22/14 Slope #4 

02/23/14 Pipe #2 

03/01/14 Pipe #3

03/02/14 Banked Slalom #1  

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