BUST 2015-2016 first meeting recap (9/16)

Hey guys, here’s a recap of our first meeting for everyone who wasn’t able to make it or who needs a refresher! I know it’s long but it has all the relevant information about this season in it!

What does BUST do?

All levels

BUST IS ALL LEVELS. We have members that have never ridden before to people who are competing at nationals. If you’re a beginner, we will have a coach that will help you out. You do not have to compete to be on the team.

Sunday trips

During the season, we go to one of the mountains on our season pass each Sunday. We leave campus early and take a PeterPan type bus up to the mountain (pretty comfy). Once we get to the mountain, you can ride with us and basically do whatever you want until the bus leaves! Very laid back and chill day.

Competitions and Nationals

This year we will be competing through the organization USASA in their Massachusetts series. When you pay your dues, up to 3 competitions are included for no extra cost (transportation and lift tickets). Competitions usually start in early January and usually pop up at least once a week. You can choose between competing in slopestyle, boardercross, halfpipe, rail jams, or slalom racing.

If you do well enough at competitions, which all of those of you who end up competing likely will, you will qualify for Nationals in April and possibly get a free trip to Colorado to compete. We will be sending as many people as we can afford and will be choosing priority based on national rankings from USASA.  We will announce during meetings and by email what competitions are coming up so you can sign up at the meetings.


We are also going to be setting up dry land practices at some point sin the near future so stay tuned for that.


BUST also loves our community and giving back so we volunteer with an organization called Chill.

Basically, for 6 weeks during the winter you go up one day per week (last year you could choose either Tuesday or Wednesday. We usually leave BU around 3:30pm and when we come back depends on what people want to do that day.

The mountain gives us a pass and while you’re volunteering you ride with the kids and are a mentor to them. You’re there to be an example for them, to cheer them on, and give them some little pointers.

Once Chill is done, the group volunteering decides if they want to ride a little more or head back to BU.

BU Club Sports provides us with vans so we have transportation to the mountain.

Van Certifications


Other trips

We also do some other longer trips throughout the year. We’ll talk about them more at meeting!


Club Sports Dues and Forms

A link to collect dues online through the BU Fit Rec website is incoming! We’re still waiting on approval from PERD. Be on the lookout for when the dues link goes live; we’ll also have a computer set up at future meetings so you can do it in person.

Everyone needs to fill out medical forms from BU’s website. Log in to your account, click forms, and make sure you’re fully up to date on everything. (Athletic Screening, Incoming Health, and Consent to Treatment)

1. Follow this link to access the Patient Connect system: http://www.bu.edu/shs/patientconnect/index.shtml

  1. Click the GREEN arrow labeled “Log on to Patient | Connect”
    3. Agree to the Terms of Use; click “I agree to these terms of use.”
    4. Login using your BU login and Kerberos password 5.  On the home screen, click “Forms” in the left-hand navigation bar.
    6. Click the new athlete form. Complete the form, making sure to answer all questions and give descriptions to “YES” answers 8. Click “Submit Final” at the bottom. (You may also click “Save Partial” and complete at a later time).


Season Pass

This year, our season pass this year will be to MOUNT SNOW AND STRATTON!!! With all the BUST discounts, the pass will be $350. If you think about it, a day pass to Mount Snow costs 90$ so if you plan on riding 3.89 times or more then you’re breaking even! In order to buy this pass, you must be on our roster.


If you are new to riding or just need new gear we highly recommend getting your gear at the Ski and Snowboard Expo in Boston in November. They have super duper discounted gear and it’s super worth it. I got new bindings and boots for half the price of what I could have gotten them for anywhere else. There’s also some sweet swag and Andrew got a free pass to Killington once.


Capture the Flag

Our annual event, Cappy the flag, will be happening October 3rd. More info to come.

Ski and Snowboard Expo

November 12th- 15th at the Seaport World Trade Center.

We usually go as a team towards the beginning so we get better picks (12th or 13th). It costs 15$ to get in which again, is worth it if you need gear because of the crazy discounts.

More info about that soon!

Boston Winter Film Festival

The team also goes to the Boston Winter Film Festival in the beginning of October (dates TBD) but it’s so fun and a great way to get stoked for winter. More info coming soon as well.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

Our next meeting will be the same time, same place. Wednesday, CAS B50, 9PM! We’ll have the info for paying dues and buying the season pass!

Hope to see you next week!



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