Young People: Get Involved

Snow-Camp is a youth charity providing disadvantaged young people from London's inner-city areas with the chance to experience mountain sports. As well as offering the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard during a week's stay in the French Alps and intensive two day courses on dry slopes and snowdomes in the UK, Snow-Camp also includes a Life-Skills course designed to enable young people to reflect on the key issues that impact their lives.

We need your support to continue to offer the Snow-Camp experience to more inner-city young people. If you would like to get involved, there are range of ways you can give from one-off donations, regular giving or through the bursary programme. Our website provides further details of all these options, and enables you to safely give online. Alternatively if you represent a company, please consider our range of sponsorship options. Or you can help by giving your time and skills to Snow-Camp through our Volunteer Programme.

If you are a young person 16+ who has been on a Snow-Camp, you probably want to make the most of your new skiing and boarding skills. Afterall, if you don't use it you lose it!

Did you know that the UK boasts 375 days of wintersports on 43 indoor/artificial slopes? Did you know that there are always freestyle events to attend, calls for DJs, performers and artists? There are even seasonal jobs in the UK ski industry that might be perfect for you.

Here are a few websites and events that are either associated with us or with our friends in the business. If you want to strap on a board or click into a pair of skis - get involved and remember to give a shout out to your friends at SNOW-CAMP!

The Snowball Rally
(3 days, 43 slopes, 1700 miles and you get to give back to us folks at Snow-Camp so we can take even more young people up to the mountain next year)

SNO!Zone @ Xscape Milton Keynes
(real snow near London - 365/7. What more can you ask for?)

For Boarders By Boarders (FBBB)
(a must join FB group: these guys are close friends of ours who promote Snow-Camp events and throw sic gigs of their own.)

Snowboard Club UK::The Riders Network
(this site is for snowboarders who are way too kool for skool, AND its free to sign up... Go on and give Snow-Camp the big up in the discussion forums)

(This one's a secret weapon to success: Jobs in Europe and elsewhere that let you basically get paid to ski! You didn't hear it from me ...)

(one for the ladies: a site with events, jobs, news and other stuff by and for "girls who know snow". join the forum and let them know you're from Snow-Camp)

Burton New Zealand Open Webcast

The Burton New Zealand Open is an established annual event within the Burton family. With 6 years already under its belt, the New Zealand Open kick-starts Burton's 2010 Global Open Series.

This years event sees the NZO return to its place of origin, Cardrona Alpine Resort, and will comprise of Half Pipe and Slopestyle disciplines.

Thursday, August 13
Morning Show 5:20 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. (ET) / 2:20 p.m.– 2:40 p.m. (PT)
Slopestyle Semi-finals: Women 5:40 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. (ET) / 2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. (PT)
Slopestyle Semi-finals: Men 7:20 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (ET) / 4:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (PT)
Slopestyle Finals 9:50 p.m. – 11:20 p.m. (ET) / 6:50 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (PT)
End Show 11:20 p.m. – 11:40 p.m. (ET) / 8:20 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. (PT)

Friday, August 14
Morning Show 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ET) / 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (PT)
Halfpipe Semi-finals: Women 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (PT)
Halfpipe Semi-finals: Men 7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. (ET) / 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (PT)
Halfpipe Finals 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (ET) / 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (PT)
End Show 11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (ET) / 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (PT)

LIVE WEBCASTS: European Time Zones
Thursday, August 13
Morning Show 11:20 p.m. – 11:40 p.m. (CET)
Slopestyle Semi-finals: Women 11:40 p.m. – 12:40 a.m. (CET)

Friday, August 14
Slopestyle Semi-finals: Men 1:20 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. (CET)
Slopestyle Finals 3:50 a.m. – 5:20 a.m. (CET)
End Show 5:20 a.m. – 5:40 a.m. (CET)
Morning Show 11:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. (CET)
Halfpipe Semi-finals: Women 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (CET)

Saturday, August 15
Halfpipe Semi-finals: Men 1:15 a.m. – 2:45 a.m. (CET)
Halfpipe Finals 3:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. (CET)
End Show 5:30 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. (CET)

New Zealand Times:

Men's and Women's Slopestyle Practice
(8am - 8am)
Men's Halfpipe Practice
(8:30am - 10:30am)
Women's Slopestyle Semifinals
(9:40am - 10:40am)
Men's Slopestyle Practice
(10:40am - 11:10am)
Women's Halfpipe Practice
(10:50am - 12:50pm)
Men's Slopestyle Semifinals
(11:20am - 1pm)
Men's and Women's Slopestyle Practice
(1pm - 1:30pm)
Men's and Women's Slopestyle Finals
(1:50pm - 3:20pm)
Slopestyle Awards
(3:30pm - 4pm)
Rider Meeting
(4pm - 4:30pm)

Men's and Women's Halfpipe Practice
(8am - 9:15am)
Women's Halfpipe Semifinals
(9:30am - 10:30am)
Men's Halfpipe Practice
(10:30am - 11am)
Men's Halfpipe Semifinals
(11:15am - 12:45pm)
Men's and Women's Halfpipe Practice
(12:45pm - 1:15pm)
Men's and Women's Halfpipe Finals
(1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Halfpipe Awards
(3:45pm - 4:15pm)


Burton New Zealand Open

FIRST MAJOR EVENT ON THE 2009/2010 SWATCH TTR WORLD TOUR Burton New Zealand Open Provides Early Season Opportunity for Riders to earn TTR Points

The 2009/2010 Swatch TTR World Tour is officially underway with the first major event of the Southern Hemisphere leg will take place next week. The 5Star Burton New Zealand Open kicks off at Cardrona Alpine Resort on Tuesday, August 11th 2009 where riders will be greeted with a 22-foot pipe and a world-class slopestyle course giving competitors two opportunities to lock in a 2009/2010 Swatch TTR Ranking result.

The Burton New Zealand Open has served as the major TTR Tour kick-off event for the past four years and is a perfect opportunity for riders to get a jumpstart heading into the Northern Hemisphere winter. With 850 Swatch TTR Ranking points and a $50,000 USD prize purse up for the taking, riders from around the globe will be looking to secure a piece.

2008/2009 Swatch TTR World Champion, Peetu Piroinen (FIN), recently confirmed his attendance at the event and will be defending his World No. 1 position from the likes of World No. 2 Chas Guldemond (USA), World No. 3 Antti Autti (FIN) and World No. 6 Charles Reid (CAN). The tight-knight Frends crew, all of which are ranked in the Top 30 on the TTR Tour, will also be upping the ante at this year’s New Zealand Open with Danny Davis, Luke Mitrani, Jack Mitrani and Mason Aguirre all slated to make an appearance.

The women’s side of the competition field is stacked with some heavy Swatch TTR Tour competitors including 2008/2009 TTR World Champion and current World No. 1 Kelly Clark (USA) who will definitely be a standout in the 22-foot pipe. Current World No. 3, Jamie Anderson (USA), is back at the New Zealand Open looking to clinch her second-consecutive Slopestyle title. Norwegian rider and current World No. 2, Lisa Wiik, turned some heads last season on the tour and is sure to be a force at the event. European Top 10 TTR riders, Silvia Mittermueller (GER) and Sarka Pancochova (CZE) are all due to be present in New Zealand making for some strong competition.

The Burton New Zealand halfpipe finals will take place on Friday, August 14th and slopestyle finals on Saturday, August 15th 2009. All semi-finals and finals.

After the Burton New Zealand Open wraps up, the Southern Hemisphere leg of the Swatch TTR will continue in Australia with the 4Star Stylewars and the 3Star Boost Mobile Sno Sho. The Tour will return to New Zealand for the 3Star Billabong BroDown before turning to the Northern Hemisphere, which is only a short time away.


World Snowboard Federation

WSF is the only international organisation working uniquely to develop and support snowboard at all levels, including competitions and education, disable and adaptive snowboarding, activities for riders of any age. WSF is a network of national snowboard associations cooperating worldwide for the development and promotion of the sport. Members find in WSF a source of inspiration and support to their activities. WSF can create added value for everybody involved in snowboard on national level and offers ideas, handbooks and initiatives, the result of an organization whose components share the same goal: progression of snowboarding at all levels.

WSF was constituted formally August 10th 2002 in Munich, by delegates from 14 nations - in order to fill the void after the collapse of ISF.
The initiative was taken by Japan and Norway – with support from most of the nations worldwide. It was operational late November 2002 due to workshop- consensus in Vienna.

The organized independent snowboard culture have a history more than 20 years back. The break down of the ISF and PSA Europe left an empty space and a need of creating a new international entity – to take care of the best parts of the old culture .

We are aiming at stimulating activities that can make the snowboarding grow and develope in the spirit of the original, genuine culture that has been created by the pioneers of snowboarding and the pro-riders – the heroes of the kids.

WSF development
We have been focusing the preparation of future activities, building up a new network of dedicated snowboard-managers and leaders worldwide through national organisations.
We have been coordinating exchange of know-how, support and activities.
Our target-group has been the kids, youngsters rookies in all nations and national activities in general.
In a very short time of operation we have been recognised by almost all nations.
We have been especially involved with new upcoming snowboard-nations/regions and are very happy to see the increasingly strong growth and development in eastern Europe, and Asia.
We also have close relations to- and ranking cooperations with TTR making links from our grassroot-activities to the pro-level.

FIS takes care of their World-Cup and Olympics. We aim at caring for the rest – the development and survival of snowboarding – by getting involved with the management of the future generation of riders and make them a part of our culture.

WSF organisation and management
The management is originally located at HQ in Prague, financed by membership-fees. After last general assembly 2006 in Prague, the organization of the WSF was splitted in different head quarter (Norway, Italy, Russia, Czek Repubblic, Japan) according to the task of different working group.
Our organisational activities are taken care by experienced professionals in many countries, with dedication for the sport and an efficient way of working. WSF is a reliable and predictable partner, based on network-activity.
Our working concept is to be catalytic, stimulating and coordinating in order to achieve our goals.
The boardmembers consist of delegates from Japan, Russia, Italy, France, USA and Norway.

WSF future perspectives
We realise that our future work will depend on cooperation with all parties that have the same goals as WSF: growth and development of snowboarding world wide. This include the relation to the Industry, Pro-riders, event-organisers and many more.

WSF Statutes
WSF action are based on the Statutes downloadable here.


President & CEO
Gunnar Tveit
postal address: Brattveien 15, 1344 Haslum, Norway
email: gutveit@online.no
office phone: +47 90846969
mobile phone: +47 90846969

Press Office & Media Relation
Marco Sampaoli
email: marco@worldsnowboardfederation.org
mobile phone: +39 3403285569


The Snow-Camp Everest Challenge

Join other keen skiers and snowboarders as we race down 57,000 vertical feet in the Austrian Alps. That's twice the height of Mt. Everest!
...and do it all to raise money for Snow-Camp.

By going to www.snow-camp.co.uk/everestchallenge filling out the online form and paying the joinging fee of £185.

Everything! That is flights (heathrow - munich), transfers (munich - zell am see), ski passes, accommodation and meals. We also provide all participants with training/fundraising support leading up to the event.

Each participant needs to raise a minimum of £1,500. We provide support and a webpage at justgiving.com/snowcamp to help each participant reach and exceed this target.

Yes! We welcome club, company or organisations that want to sign -up multiple people as a team.

We'll be riding for 9 hours a day for two days in a row so you will need better than average levels of fitness. Groups will be divided into Speeding Demons, Intermediates and Cruisers, with each group having its own guides.


Yep. All the coffee, apfelstudel and refreshments you want are available back at the hotel. After the Challenge, we will throw a bash (with award ceremony) after resting our legs at the Badhofgastein hot baths back in the village.

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