The USASA has announced the creation of a new regional series to help meet the needs of riders on the East Coast. The newlyformed Tri-State Regionwill hold competitions at Ski Windham and Hunter Mountain in Eastern New York and Jiminy Peak,Brodie, and possibly Wachusset in Western Massachussetts. The Tri-State Region is comprised of Half Pipe, Slopestyle, Boardercross, Giant Slalom, and Slalom events throughout EasternNew York and Western Massachussetts area. Co-Directors Carl Swanback and Mark Richardson hope to create a competitiveregion that fills the needs of competitive riders from New York, Massachussetts, Conecticut, and New Jersey by providing USASAsanctioned events within a reasonable traveling distance of many riders’ homes. The competition schedule is still being finalized and will be available on the USASA web site (www.usasa.org) very soon. Checkit often for updates. If you have any questions regarding this series, please contact Carl Swanback or Mark Richardson at(518)734-4300 x 325 or e-mail to m.richardson@skiwindh