THE IDA B WELLS SNOWBOARDING MISSION

 

To create and foster a community of passionate snowboarders. Coaches and volunteers work together to to provide a safe and fun snowboarding experience. Any level snowboarder can join the IBW Snowboarding Team. Teams from different schools practice together and compete against one another, creating the opportunity to meet new friends and ride with old ones.

All riders must compete in at least one event (usually Banked Slalom).

PRACTICES

8-10 coached practices on Wednesdays, resort conditions permitting, after school at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort 5:00pm-9:00pm. Bus provided. Bus + chaperones leave Ida B Wells High School by 2:15 pm and return at 11:15 pm. Parent volunteers and sponsors will provide snacks and drinks on the bus. Hot food will be provided on the ride to Mt Hood Meadows. Each Wednesday we rely on 2 parent chaperones to help ensure our riders are staying safe and respectful. Chaperones get a Mt Hood Meadows free lift ticket for the night.

COACHING

Coaches will lead groups of 5-8 riders to practice multiple disciplines: Free-ride (Natural Terrain), Slopestyle (Jumps+Rails+Park), Banked Slalom (Timed Race), Half Pipe and Boarder Cross (4 riders on the Banked Slalom course). Riders are encouraged to take advantage of our talented coaches to advance existing skills and get ready for their future x-game careers. Snow conditions and competition schedule dictate the plans for each practice. All riders get 45-60 minutes of free-ride time before coaching begins.

COMPETITIONS

Competitions are run and insured by Oregon Interscholastic Snowboard Association (OISA) and the Metro Snowboarding League. Riders compete in: Banked Slalom (Race), Boarder Cross (Race), Slopestyle (Park) and Half Pipe to qualify for the OISA State Final Championship competitions in one or multiple events. Metro League Competitions are held on 6 weekend days at Mt. Hood Meadows from January - March. State Championship convenes in March on 5 consecutive days. Transportation to Metro League competitions will be provided by bus. Transportation to the state championships and state housing will be arranged via private means. Complete OISA rules and the 2022-2023 competition calendar can be found on the OISA Website in November 2022 at www.oisa.org

COST

2022/2023 Fee: $850

Includes: OISA fee, Metro league fee, OISA insurance, coaching, 1 hoodie,
competition fees and bibs, transportation to/from Mt Hood Meadows practice sessions and Metro League competitions, dinner on the bus ride to the mountain,

rail jam and skate nights.

 Scholarships will be available from sponsors, booster club and private donations based on financial need.