Iver Mokra Gora welcomed 25 riders from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, France, Austria and Macedonia for the second edition of the 2Star Swatch TTR Protest Balkan Rookie Fest. On the background of Tara Mountain forest area, the event started under heavy snowfalls that bring super positive vibration into the crew while the partnership with Supernatural ensure an enviromental awareness also in this World Rookie Tour stop.
Emir Kusturica’s Mecavnik Village under night snowfalls
Serbian hospitality and culture surrounded the rookie fest crew in the incredible Emir Kusturica’s Mecavnik Village, few kilometers from the competition place. Night snowfalls was more than 40 cm of fresh snow and changed the program of first day from a standard training session into an unexpected powder day from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the town. Sunday’s final will consist of 4 runs per rider, the best count and will assign 3 ticket to the Swatch 4Star TTR “Protest World Rookie Finals” in Ischgl, Austria.
Powder Derby for the rookies in Serbia
Waiting for the full report, pictures and video from Protest Balkan Rookie Fest check out the video highlights from the previous stop in Vallnord, Andorra on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/9388438
If your dream is to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from the Rookie Fests!
Next International Rookie Fest Stops 2009.10
Protest East Rookie Fest – Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic – 2Star – 5.7 march 2010
Protest World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 4Star – 7.11 april 2010
Summer Rookie Camp – Val Senales, Italy – 3-10 july 2010 – www.rookiecamp.eu
Freeride Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – 2Star – august 2010
In addition to these, the Oceania Rookie Fest in Australia is next to be confirmed for summer 2010. Many local rookie stops 1Star will be organized by WSF National Snowboard Association all over (check www.worldsnowboardfederation.org for complete calendar)
Riding back to the village
For info and media request
Marco Sampaoli – WSF Board of Directors