What does BUST do?
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 (officers and other team members) that will help you get out on that mountain! This year we ask that if you join, you are either willing to compete or training to compete on next season.
During the season, we go to one of the mountains on our season pass each Sunday. We leave campus early and take vans supplied by BU up to the mountain. Once we get to the mountain, you can ride with us and we usually meet up for lunch. Basically you do whatever you need to train before the leaving time.
Competitions and Nationals
This year we will be competing through the organization USCSA in their Eastern Conference. When you pay your dues, up to 1 competition is 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 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 USCSA. We will announce during meetings and by email what competitions are coming up so you can sign up at the meetings.
We have dryland practices usually on Thursdays (but days vary a little more this year), before we start going to the mountain later in the year. Dryland is good time get to know the team and strength your muscles and skills for the mountain. We also bring smaller boards and equipment to practice tricks and balance for the park!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING AND ARE NOT A FRESHMAN YOU NEED TO BE VAN CERTIFIED.
We also do some other longer trips throughout the year. We’ll talk about them more at the meetings! Because these are limited only people who are active members of the team can participate.
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. It costs $15 to get in, and they have super duper discounted gear and it’s super worth it. There’s usually some sweet swag. Dates and link for tickets will be emailed.
Another option for gear is getting it at one of our Burton Shop Nights! We have partnered with the Boston Burton store a couple of times already to provide our team with discounts and raffles. The Burton peeps are super welcoming and very knowledgable about their gear.
Usually we hold a couple waxing events to get our boards ready for another fantastic season.
Ski and Snowboard Expo
November 12th- 15th at the Seaport World Trade Center. We usually go as a team towards the beginning of the season.
Hope to see you at the next meeting! Email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org