The USASA Foundation was formed in 2008 to provide financial assistance to the USASA and it’s members. It is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. Our aim is to provide financial support for the USASA and its members through various awards and programs for athletes, Series Directors, officials and coaches.
The USASA Foundation’s award programs are made possible by the support and participation of our industry partners and individual contributors. The financial commitment made to the USASA by these organizations and individuals supports the education and dreams of future generations of snowboarders and freeskiers.
Donations are 100% tax deductible and may be made on this secure website (click the button below).
In 1988, former amateur surf coach Chuck Allen incorporated the United States Amateur Snowboarding Association (USASA) in July with a $500 donation from Transworld SNOWboarding Magazine. USASA was the first governing body established exclusively for competitive grassroots snowboarding. The organizers believed that by forming a national association for snowboard competitors, rules of competition could be standardized, an annual national championship event could be established, and the recreation and fun of the rapidly growing sport could be preserved and flourish.
In 2008, the sport of freeskiing was embraced by the USASA in order to provide a safe, competitive grassroots atmosphere for athletes pursuing their dreams in that sport.
To date, the USASA is an organization of over 5000 members and growing. In the 2016/2017 season, 32 series hosted 514 events at 116 resorts across the USA. The 2017 USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain Colorado hosted over 1900 athletes making it the largest event of it’s kind in the world.
It is anticipated, that 100% of all US Snowboard and US Freestyle Ski Team athletes headed to XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea began their competitive careers in the USASA. The event will also feature some of the world’s best Technical Directors and Judges from the United States who’s careers began in the nationwide events of the USASA.