The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) has announced the completion of the merger with TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR). Starting with the 2017/18 season, the merged entity will offer direct membership for the sport's stakeholders. Following the merger, the World Snowboard Tour brand name will cease to exist.
All existing and future services will be hosted under the new brand “World Snowboarding” (www.worldsnowboarding.org), which will be representative of the whole of sport. All business operations and commercial activities will be provided by World Snowboarding Marketing & Services, a company wholly owned by the WSF and registered in Switzerland since 2011.
The WSF Board also recently approved the new strategic plan for the organization and its redefined vision and mission statements, in a meeting in Zurich on Oct. 4. A major strategic step will consist in a dialogue with the International Ski Federation (FIS) in order to create a simplified and consistent pathway for athletes and events.
WSF's primary focus will continue to be the development of the sport and its events. The organization will continue to provide the world rankings for all freestyle disciplines (WSPL), the global event schedule and planning calendar, an Officials Education Program, the Sports Data and Stats Center, event resources and most of the developmental snowboarding events and activities internationally.