TTR World Snowboard Tour

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Organisation

The World Snowboard Tour has grown into the strongest international snowboarding tour representing the most important snowboard events in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania. The World Snowboard Tour is operated by TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR).  TTR  is a “Verein”, or non-profit organization, registered in Switzerland. Ownership of the Verein is held by its Members, the event organisers of 3Star to 6Star events on the World Snowboard Tour.

The structure of TTR Pro Snowboarding has been organised to fulfill its mission of creating the highest quality competitive snowboard environment in the world, using authenticity, accessibility and innovation as guiding principles. The Board Members represent TTR and its members and is a set of professional people who live for the sport.

 

President, Reto Lamm

Reto Lamm has been involved with the TTR movement since day one and is a co-founder of the organization. He was Coordinator of the Nissan X-Trail Jam in Tokyo and has, since TTR Pro Snowboarding’s foundation, fulfilled the post as President of the World Snowboard Tour. Reto started snowboarding in 1985 and made a living as professional snowboarder from 1991-2000. Among his career highlights are the ISF World Cup win in Halfpipe Overall in 1991, Swiss Champion Title in the Halfpipe in 1993, winner of the first ever Air & Style and a second place at the World Championships 1995 in Davos. He has had parts in several snowboard films. In 2001, Reto started to become involved in the media and marketing industry, and since 2002, he has served as digital manager at Bogner Marketing and was in charge of media design for the Wynn Casino Marquee on the Las Vegas Strip in 2005. “I support the idea of the global snowboard community and make sure our sport keeps its original roots. We need to make sure we can present snowboarding as it is to the mainstream media and give riders a chance to live the snowboard life.” Reto comments on his role with the World Snowboard Tour.

 

Vice President, Liam Griffin

Originally from Eastern Canada, now living in Vermont, Liam has over 15 years of industry experience and has worked on some of the biggest events in the sport. As the Global Events Director for Burton Snowboards, he oversaw the Burton Global Open Series, producing events in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, Europe and the USA, and developed original events like the Burton AM Series, the Abominable Snow Jam and Burton’s Big Air in Beijing.  Over the past decade he helped create some of the most innovative, entertaining, and relevant events in the world, while always staying true to the sport and the riders.Now working as an independent events consultant, he continues to hold his seat on the TTR Pro Snowboarding Board of Directors and serves as the Vice President of the organization.  His unwavering commitment to snowboarders and snowboarding keeps him focused on the progression of the sport, the riders and competition.

 

Executive Board Member & Chairperson, Maria McNulty

Maria has been involved with the snowboarding scene since 1990 and has over 15 years experience running events, including serving as the Events and Entertainment Director at Burton Snowboards, where she oversaw the Burton Global Open Series. She also worked as the Venue Producer for snowboarding at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. In her early career Maria co-founded the Utah Snowboard Association, dedicated to opening resorts to snowboarding in the state of Utah and worked as a snowboard judge for the FIS and ISF. She also sat on the ISF Tech Commission. This lead to Maria’s involvement with the launch of the International Judges Commission, an organization dedicated to the education of international snowboard judges, where she served as its president.Maria is currently the President of M3 Events and Entertainment, where she consults companies on youth marketing, specifically event and entertainment properties. Trained as a lawyer Maria is always alert to make sure the TTR endeavors stay within the law, but her skills and knowledge extend far beyond the legal realm. Maria has been on the TTR’s Board since 2003 and now sits on TTR’s Executive Board, where she helps oversee the strategic planning and operations of the organization, and serves as the North American Representative.

 

Executive Board Member, Dagfrid Forberg

Dagfrid is based out of Oslo, Norway and is the CEO of the Norwegian Snowboard Association where she’s been since 2004. She serves on the Board of Directors for TTR as well as the board of the World Snowboard Championships 2012. Riding since 1994 and working as a snowboard instructor and coach, she entered the event organizing field at The Arctic Challenge in Tromsø and Lofoten 2004 and 2005. At the Norwegian Snowboard Association Dagfrid works on daily management, marketing, finance and strategic development.Dagfrid is focused on the development of international competitive snowboarding. In 2011 she joined the FIS strategic task force, that was established to investigate the possibilities for a joint Olympic qualification system based on a collaboration between FIS and TTR. With the goal to create a stronger independent and less fragmented competitive snowboard environment, Dagfrid is working on the strategic side of developing the World Snowboard Tour.

 

Board Member & Mens Rider Representative, Chas Guldemond

Originally from Laconia, New Hampshire and now living in Reno/Tahoe, NV, Chas or “Chuck G” has been snowboarding for 16 years. A well-respected pro snowboarder who has won countless events on the World Snowboard Tour recently also managed to become TTR Slopestyle World Champion at the World Championships of Snowboarding in Oslo 2012. Through his dedication and passion for snowboarding, he founded the organisation We Are Snowboarding – together with some of the most elite snowboarders in the world – in order to unite the riders. This strong commitment to the snowboarding sport makes him the perfect addition to the TTR Team as Board Member and Men’s Rider Representative.

 

Board Member, Hannes Schönegger

Hannes Schoenegger helped launch TTR Pro Snowboarding in 2001 and sits on the TTR Board of Directors since day one. He is also Member of the Executive Board, where he helps oversee strategic matters and operations of the association with a focus on sponsorships, partnerships and finance.Hannes has been involved with the Snowboarding scene since 1993 and after organizing various music projects and live concerts, he joined Andrew Hourmont and Helmut Lunner as a Partner at BlueWings, the Organizer of Air & Style. There he was mainly responsible for Marketing, Sponsorships and TV. He also started the Red Bull Air & Water events – a summer event series held in 15 countries all over Europe from 1994 to 1999 and is the co-founder of a Swiss fashion brand called QWSTION.

 

Board Member, Andrew Hourmont

Andrew Hourmont is the inventor of the Air & Style concept and founder of the Air & Style Company. As an integral part of paving the way for competitive snowboarding he has been a member of the TTR Board of Directors since the very beginning. He started off his winter sports career as member of the British national ski team.In the 80’s and 90’s he worked as manager of the Burton snowboard team and as a sports photographer with a special focus on snowboarding.From there it did not take very long until the first Air & Style contest was held in 1994 at the Bergisel Stadium of Innsbruck, Austria. As a successful event model the Air & Style concept has grown and is carried on until today returning to Innsbruck in 2008 after some years in Seefeld, Austria and Munich, Germany. Andrew is still active as Managing Director of the Air & Style Company and is planning a Tour with several stops in different countries.

 

Board Member, Dirk Loesch

Dirk lives in Munich, Germany. He is running his own communications firm, offering corporate communications and consumer PR services to some of the most respected companies and brands. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for TTR focussing on strategy development and communications. He started snowboarding very late, at the age of 35, which most likely makes him the worst snowboarder ever serving on the board of TTR. His aim is to promote this wonderful sport and to bring back governance of the sport to the snowboarding community.

 

Board Member, Lee Gregory Johnson

Greg lives in Vail, Colorado where he has been snowboarding for 25 years. During that time period he has been immersed in snowboard competitions in judging, Head Judging, Technical Supervision, as well as being a Competition Director for 23 years. He has been involved in close to a thousand events from regional series to international events including the Olympics, and has watched the progression of the sport of freestyle snowboarding evolve.He takes pride in all the events he has been associated with especially establishing the Session event in Vail as well as assisting Burton with their Global Open Series.  Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for TTR as well as help initiate new and creative snowboard events.  He affirms: “Being part of the history and helping the sport of snowboarding grow as well as developing fair rules in judging and competition formats has been my primary motivation….It has been a pleasure to be involved with snowboarding and its rich legacy of riders.”

 

Board Member, Marian Kaeding

As the European Marketing Director for Burton Europe, Marian oversees all European marketing aspects for the Burton, Red & Anon brands. Previously, Marian had been Marketing and Sales Director for Forum, Special Blend and Foursquare at Burton Sportartikel GmbH for five years when the brands were merged with Burton Corp. During that time he was very successful in building these brands to become major players within the industry. He will now be able to contribute his marketing expertise as a Board Member of the TTR.

 

Board Member & Womens Rider Representative, Tricia Byrnes

Tricia has been making a name for herself since the early 90’s. She has competed at countless Winter X Games over the span of her pro career and has made herself a living legend within the snowboard industry. After ending her career as pro snowboarder, the 2002 Olympian now keeps herself busy as commentator and webcast producer. Continuing her commitment to the snowboarding scene, Tricia also serves as Board Member and Women’s Rider Representative.

 

Corporate Identity

The World Snowboard Tour has a similar but crucially different brand identity from TTR Pro Snowboarding. Please be careful to use the correct logo depending on whom you’re referring. When communicating an event you must use the official World Snowboard Tour logo and follow the Brand Identity guidelines provided.

 World Snowboard Tour Logo  Brand Identity

 

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