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

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