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Régis Rolland, ambassador for the 9th edition of WSD
Régis Rolland, ambassador for the 9th edition of WSD
31.10.14

For the third straight year, the World Snowboard Day Team worked until the wee hours of the morning to find THE new world-renowned ambassador for our beloved event… A worthy challenge that we met head on and it is with great honor for us to announce that this year’s ambassador is none other than the legendary Régis Rolland!

This amazing rider is excited to transmit his passion through the unique adventure that is the World Snowboard Day, and like him, we hope that you will show up at the “right place at the right time”… To enjoy riding the world’s summits on December 21st , 2014.

Learn all about his background and contribution to the world of snowboarding by heading to the ambassador page on the WSD website.

The World Snowboard Day team

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SAVE THE DATE - World Snowboard Day is back for 2014!
SAVE THE DATE - World Snowboard Day is back for 2014!
3.10.14

The fall season has arrived, and for the hundreds of WSD organizers this means preparing a mind-blowing experience for the 9th edition of World Snowboard Day. As usual, this event brings together riders from across the globe – from beginners to experts – to kick off the season, and to celebrate snowboarding and its unique subculture.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, promises good times and snowboard-sliding fun. So get your gear ready pronto; at resort near you things are about to rock! As usual, you will find a whole host of activities during the event: contests, beginner snowboard lessons, gear tests, demos, meet-and-greets with professional riders, drinks, concerts, video contests, and much, much more. The only goal will be to have an unbelievably GOOD TIME! Enjoy activities for free, open to anyone and everyone, in order to discover the joys of sliding on snow, to share a common passion for snowboarding, and above all else to enjoy one outrageously excellent day!

We count on you for this 9th edition!

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REPORT ON THE 8th WSD EDITION!
REPORT ON THE 8th WSD EDITION!
24.12.13

For its 8th edition, World Snowboard Day hasn’t aged at all! As with every year, more than 100 events were hosted in 30 countries. In other words thousands of snowboard enthusiasts, beginners and experts, were able to enjoy activities for free all across the planet on Sunday, December 22nd; the whole shebang in a crazy, festive, warm, and of course friendly atmosphere.

The program for World Snowboard Day 2013 included first-time snowboard lessons, introductions to splitboarding, demonstrations, contests, equipment tests, film showings, barbecues, concerts, photo shootings, or simply going out with friends to ride fresh powder.

The entire international snowboarding community (federations, ski areas, clubs, shops, ski schools, pro riders, associations, and brands) bent over backwards to promote and ensure that everyone could discover, for free, the joys of riding and snowboarding’s unique culture.

For a quick overview and to see all the cool pics, click here!

Save the date & join us on December 21, 2014, to celebrate the 9th edition of World Snowboard Day!

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Happy World Snowboard Day
Happy World Snowboard Day
24.12.13

Here is a short message from Xavier De Le Rue, the official ambassador for WSD 2013: see the video

David Speiser and Seth Wescott are joining him to encourage you to get your gears ready for WSD 2013!

Happy World Snowboard Day!

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MORE THAN 100 EVENTS FOR WORLD SNOWBOARD DAY 2013!
MORE THAN 100 EVENTS FOR WORLD SNOWBOARD DAY 2013!
20.12.13

A shout out to all snowboarding enthusiasts: wax your boards, put on your gloves, and get out your nicest beanie, because the 8th edition World Snowboard Day will take place on Sunday, December 22nd! This year once again the entire international snowboard community has gotten involved: more than 100 events in 30 countries will offer hundreds of free activities in order to provide newbies with the chance to discover the joys of riding.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert rider, whether you’re as agile as a mountain goat or more like a caribou, federations, ski areas, clubs, shops, pro riders, associations, and brands have brewed up an unbelievable program for you: free lessons, equipment tests, contests, demos, photo shoots, concerts, bbq, parties, movies projetctions, etc.

You get the idea, the list is long and you will probably find an event in your neighborhood, flip through the WSD program!
Remember to carpool through MountainRide Share to travel to a World Snowboard Day event in order to reduce CO2 emissions (good for the planet) as well as transportation costs (good for your wallet)!

Happy World Snowboard Day to everybody ;)

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7 environmentally-friendly actions for your WSD event!
7 environmentally-friendly actions for your WSD event!
9.12.13

Our winter playground is fragile so let’s take care to preserve it! The Eco-event guide, developed in partnership with Mountain Riders, will provide each organizer with the right stuff to plan and host an environmentally-friendly World Snowboard Day event. This Eco-Guide lists 7 environmentally-friendly actions that are very easy to implement:

- Transportation

- Garbage

- Food

- Recycling

- Communications

- Water 

- Energy

In parallel, a partnership has been set up with Mountainride Share to facilitate putting together a carpooling system for every event.

These few recommendations will allow you to plan and carry out your World Snowboard Day event in an environmentally responsible manner, and primarily for free.

You will see that it is easy to commit to riding in an environmentally friendly way!

Download the WSD Eco-Guide !

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Carpool to WSD!
Carpool to WSD!
3.12.13

Protecting the environment is of the utmost importance for the World Snowboard Day team. Since transportation is the leading source of carbon emissions during any event, WSD has established a partnership with www.mountainrideshare.com.

Mountain Rideshare is a carpool website that specializes in traveling to ski resorts, making it super easy for mountain enthusiasts to connect with each other and fill empty seats in a vehicle. The goal of this partnership is to encourage World Snowboard Day participants to carpool to events in order to reduce the CO2 emissions (good for the planet) as well as transportation costs (good for your wallet).

Organizers can register their event on Mountain Rideshare and add the link to their event details on the World Snowboard Day website.

The three-step process to register an event is as follows:
1. Register/Login to www.mountainrideshare.com
2. Go to the Events area and click the "Post an Event" button
3. Add your event details and submit
4. Add the link to your profile on the World Snowboard Day website.

As a participant, feel free to visit the events list so as to check the available carpool opportunities.

For more information, check out the Mountain Rideshare Facebook and Twitter pages.

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You have a new message from Xavier De Le Rue!
You have a new message from Xavier De Le Rue!
14.11.13

Xavier De Le Rue, currently recognized as the best freeride snowboarder on the planet, agreed to be the ambassador for this 8th edition. His involvement as an ambassador will undoubtedly maintain the event’s already strong momentum. According to him, “Everyone should discover the mountains through snowboarding, there’s nothing quite like it!

In addition, he wanted to leave you a quick message: Listen to Xavier’s message.

We hope to see all of you next December 22nd for this new edition of World Snowboard Day!

Have you already chosen your destination? If not, check out the WSD events map.

To follow Xavier De Le Rue all winter long, click on this link! To learn about the latest news for World Snowboard Day, visit our Facebook page.

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Xavier De Le Rue, new ambassador for WSD!
Xavier De Le Rue, new ambassador for WSD!
8.10.13

This year once again, for World Snowboard Day, we are lucky enough to work with a world-renowned rider. The charismatic Anne-Flore Marxer, ambassador in 2012, has passed the torch of this 8th edition to Xavier De Le Rue.

This mountain enthusiast, who has an amazing list of accomplishments, happily agreed to support WSD and thinks that it’s great to have an international event that brings together the world of snowboarding. He explained that, “it is an honor to be ambassador for this day where snowboarders across the planet will go out riding at the same time to celebrate our sport.”

It is also a great honor for World Snowboard Day,to have the best freerider on the planet by its side.

A dedicated web page will be online soon, in the meantime you can go to www.xavierdelerue.com to follow the latest news for our new WSD ambassador!

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