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WSF World Rookie Tour 2015: 11 events calendar to search the next snowboard star

As the past editions, the Black Yeti will catch again the winter season of 5 continents and confirm his mission to shred with the best rookies of the world in 11 international events series and search for the next snowboard star.
The tour will open in Europe with the legendary WSF World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, in early January 2015, and it will culminate in Ischgl, Austria, for the end of season big final. Other events are planned in Greece, Japan, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Romania, a double event with both Slopestyle and Halfpipe contest in Monte Bondone (Italy), 2 halfpipe events in Switzerland and Norway and 2 events in the Southern Hemisphere: Chile and Australia.
Each event program will combine freestyle contests, in slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines included in the TTR World Snowboard Tour, with many other lifestyle activities offering a unique experience for all the partecipants.
The winners of the main stops will be awarded with Onboard and Cooler photoshootings, video shooting with film production company, invitations to world class events and snowboard freeride trips in Chile. Also the top riders of each tour stop will get their spot for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, where the ‘WSF World Rookie Champion’ titles will be awarded.



South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – 8.12 August 2014 – Slopestyle and Freeride
Australian Rookie Fest – Thredbo, Australia –22.23 August 2014 – Slopestyle
Iceripper Rookie Fest – Laax, Switzerland – 07.10 January 2015 – Halfpipe
WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy –  10.15 January 2015 – Slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest  Pamporovo, Bulgaria – 30. January-01.February 2015 – Slopestyle and Halfpipe
Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – 06.08 February 2015 – Slopestyle
Hellas Rookie Fest – Greece – 13. 15 February 2015 – Slopestyle
Trentino Rookie Fest  – Monte Bondone, Italy – 25. Feb – 01. March 2015 – Slopestyle and Halfpipe
Oslo Rookie Fest – Oslo Vinterpark, Norway – 27 February-1 March 2015 – Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest – Nekoma, Japan – 06.07 March 2015 – Slopestyle
Völkl World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 07.12 April 2015 – Slopestyle

 If your dream is to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from Rookie Fest! 


The title of World Rookie Champions 2015 will be awarded to the winner of the 3Star Volkl World Rookie Finals 2015 in Ischgl, Austria.
This event is reserved to the following riders:
• All riders that finished on the podium (top 3) from a previous Rookie Fest, both male and female, Rookie and Grom age groups
• Selected riders from NSAs: each nation has a national quota of five (5) riders (2 male rookies, 1 female Rookie, 1 male and 1 female Grom).
• The top 20 riders from the World Rookie Rank at the end of March + the top 10 riders from the Grom Rank
• The riders inscriptions have to be submitted by the official WSF member nation only


WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation in association with the TTR World Pro Snowboard Tour.

The WSF World Rookie Tour is organized by the World Snowboard Federation in collaboration with its National Snowboard Associations, and it is made possible by REDBULL and Völkl Snowboards. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Onboard European Snowboard magazine, Cooler and MPora.

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The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age.  The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding.  In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. 
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