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We have an amazing weekend of dual comps with our sister Mt. Hood Series USASA and our local series’ comps: Halfpipe 2 at Mt Hood Meadows (Sun) AND Slopestyle 3 at Timberline (Mon)! All ages and stages of riding abilities are welcome, and 9 & under and adaptive FREE event entry (Membership req’d)! Halfpipe will be approx 18’. Slopestyle courses consist of jumps and terrain park/rail type features that are typically built so beginner, intermediate AND advanced riders are able to shred! Prizes for competitors; Awards for 1st – 3rd. Save $ on events by registering online before NOON the Friday before that weekend’s comps for our Central Oregon Series’ events (please check Hood Series for their close times)…see below for more details! Also, we’re invited to join the Hood Series on Monday for their end of season potluck party with hot dogs + dessert provided (bring a food item if you want).
USASA’s Core Values: Excellence – Respect – Fun
IMPORTANT: If you’re looking to maximize points, or just want to compete in all the comps and have fun, be sure to register for both of our Central Oregon USASA comps: https://cos.usasa.org/ AND the Hood Series’ comps: https://mhs.usasa.org (More comp details and flow below.)
WHO NEEDS TO CHECK IN BESIDES COMPETITORS? ALL media, coaches, judges and volunteers must sign in at registration (esp anyone wanting access to be on course – which we limit for safety/liability reasons). You must sign-in AND sign necessary waivers if not a current USASA Member/Coach/Judge/Official already, AS WELL AS sign a mountain waiver (unless you have a current season pass).
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> EVENT COST: $30 online per event, $35 day-of (non-refundable), 9 & under & adaptive FREE! (Membership req’d & must be done online). If you’re trying to qualify for USASA Nationals from our series, you need to do at least 2 of 3 of our Central Oregon USASA Halfpipe comps to meet the criteria [best 2 of 3 for our HP (Halfpipe), best 2 of 3 for our SS (Slopestyle)…and these requirements also determine our Regional Champs].
> REGISTRATION ONLINE ONLY this year + you’ll also save $ per event + a faster Check-in line: https://cos.usasa.org/ AND Hood Series: https://mhs.usasa.org
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES at 12:00 pm (NOON) the FRIDAY before that weekend’s events for our series.
> Check-in and Day-of Registration from 8 am – 9 am ONLY, at Mt Hood Meadows Lodge. Please keep traffic/weather in mind…and we do get both…and parking does run out!
> AWARDS for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each age group, and they’ll be approx. 1 hr. after the events (see Team App for day-of updates).
> PRIZES & SWAG giveaway during Award time on Sat/Sun (thousands of dollars of giveaways this season thanks to the below Central Oregon USASA sponsors…and more coming onboard)!
> USASA MEMBERSHIP Req’d for all riders and is done ONLINE ONLY: www.USASA.org (7 yrs old & under FREE. 8-9 yrs old $50. 10+ yrs old is $125 and covers the entire season, the opportunity to compete in other USASA comps, as well as USASA Nationals. 1 Day Memberships are $35 and are done online and based upon limited availability.)
TAKE NOTE: 18 yrs and older (and if turning 18 yrs old mid-season) must now go through SafeSport per new regulations by the USOC, so 1 day and day-of memberships are NOT available for these riders anymore. This also means you must renew membership and go through the new process sooner than later (we have had several athletes not be able to compete because of unforeseen things that surfaced that required additional paperwork, etc.). Thanks for adapting to these newer changes. (See below for additional details, and be sure to follow the steps laid out when becoming a USASA member.)
> Meadows WAIVERS must be filled out by an adult in order to compete.
> DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS: Bring your USASA Bib to the ticket counter and you’ll get a discounted lift ticket.
> Have questions? Let us know in the comments or message us.
> COMPETITION INFO: We’ll have Practice/Inspection, Rider’s Meeting, then go into our Heats for both series. Each rider will have 2 runs per heat (and there’s 2 comps in 1 day), and it’s best run that counts. We drop participants according to the Start Lists. Having both series together is new and awesome this year, so this is how it’ll work: We’ll run both series’ comps simultaneously on the same course. This means all competitors will be able to compete in two separate events (of the same discipline) on the same day, and get both in-series AND out-of series points (IF you register for all the comps). We will run the events in heats with two panels of judges to keep the flow going. The heat’s age groups will not overlap so there will be no conflict between the two comps. For example, in Halfpipe, each series will have two heats. Heat 1 for Central Oregon Series will be Breaker Division and under (13 & under); Heat 1 for Hood Series will be Youth Division and up (14 & older). We’ll rotate dropping riders from each series throughout these heats, until they’ve done both runs. Then we’ll go into Heat 2 and flip the age groups for each series, drop riders in rotation until they’ve done both runs, and that’s it! Again, this will permit competitors who sign up for both events to do four runs and get scored for two seperate competitons/series. To take advantage of this opportunity and sign up for both Central Oregon Series’ AND the Mt. Hood Series’ Slopestyles AND Halfpipe comps this weekend:
https://cos.usasa.org/ AND https://mhs.usasa.org
> Have questions? Let us know in the comments or message us.
FLOW OF EVENTS(s):
8:00 am Registration/Check-in OPENS
9:00 am Registration/Check-in CLOSES
9:15 am Inspection Run/Practice
10:30 am Rider’s Meeting (Top of course. All riders req’d, parents welcome)
10:45 am Heats Start (populated day-of, uploaded to Team App)
4:00 pm Awards/Prizes approx. 1 hr. after last drop).
**Times dependent on weather and other factors that may or may not arise on competition days. PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE TEAM APP for FREE if you’re a competitor AND parents/guardians too since it’ll be the main way we communicate with important event information and updates, results, start lists, practice times, awards times, any weather delays, sponsors and more. Also be sure to INCLUDE YOUR CELL # (vs. relying only on the Emails it’ll send for important day-of correspondence).
TEAM APP INSTRUCTIONS: Download the Team App, search for the Central Oregon USASA Team, register (incl cell and Email too please), and put a note why you’re requesting access since we don’t allow public access to our membership (i.e. parent of athlete, or athlete, etc.): https://CentralOregonUSASA.TeamApp.com
THANK YOU to our AWESOME SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS: Hydro Flask, BlackStrap, Woodward Bachelor, Desert Orthopedics, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, Simple Oil Girl, Explore Marketing, Tactics/Tactics/Tactics, Humm Kombucha, Cascade Armory, DAKINE, Import Performance Auto Repair, Dad’s Mobile Auto Detailing, Vie Industries, Electric, Slash Snowboards, Ashbury, Mervin Mfg. – Lib Tech – GNU Snowboards, Outdoor Oregon Magazine, Action Sports Canopies, United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association & hopefully more coming on board!
Main USASA Sponsors: Columbia Sportswear, Woodward Camp, Woodward Tahoe, Windells Camp, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, Donek Snowboards, Wend Waxworks, GNU, World Cup Supply, Winterstick Snowboards, Sierra Nevada College, BKPRO, Team Summit Colorado, Momentum Ski Camps, Copper Mountain, Maximise, Global Rescue, Protect Our Winters, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, World Snowboarding, Live Like Sam, USASA Foundation, USCSA, Alpine Snowboarder…
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Full Central Oregon USASA Event Schedule: https://cos.usasa.org/
More SafeSport Info:
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (Center) was created under the law, “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017.” The Center provides education and requirements consistent with the law, and this training is part of those requirements. The training is required by the Center, the USOC, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and USASA.
How often is the training required?
After the initial training, which may take up to about 90 minutes to complete, annual refreshers are required which generally take about 20 minutes to complete.
What happens if the training isn’t completed before and athlete turns 18? The training is required for USASA memberships and to compete. Adult athletes will not be allowed to be on a USASA venue or participate until it is complete.
Fees: Free to $125.00