Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2009

All infos, program, downloads and inscription forms of Protest World Rookie Fest 2009 in Livigno, Italy.
Swatch TTR 3Star Slope Style
Livigno, Italy – 17.21 gennaio 2009

Snowboarding: the future is in Livigno. From 17 to 21 January 2009, the Protest World Rookie Fest lands in Italy. It is the first big event of the WSF World Rookie Tour, the itinerant world series for under 18 athletes. This legendary event, promoted by WSF and TTR, will push the concept “From Rookie to Pro System” to the extreme and will attract the best youngsters from Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand, North America, Asia and South and East Europe to the first chapter of a saga all international talent scouts have been eagerly awaiting for one year: “The Conquer of the Snowboard Age”.

The event in Livigno is not just about the contest: beyond the slope style, the Protest World Rookie Fest features fun and learning activities. Rookies can obviously take part in both parties and courses on environmental education sponsored by the international organization Mountain Riders ( Moreover, the Protest World Rookie Fest gives the young talents a valuable opportunity to experience first-hand what it means to be a professional snowboarder: riders will be engaged in video and photo shootings, becoming protagonists of an official TV production and will also meet international team managers and professionals in the field.

The over 100 awaited participants from 15 different countries, are turning this event not only into the jewel in the crown of the Swatch Snowpark Mottolino of Livigno, but also into a worldwide top event: it is indeed recognized as the most prominent youth competition of the season, with amazing prizes for the winners. The contest in Livigno is a unique opportunity to see the best young athletes in action in the same day on the same slope style. The riders will be split into two categories: Rookie, those who were born between 1 January 1991 and 31 December 1993, and Grom, who were born after January 1, 1994. Both male and female.

Participants are all strictly pre-selected in their home countries through regional qualifying heats, ensuring that only the most promising riders can take part to this event. The overall technical level of the Protest World Rookie Fests has reached legendary peaks: double cork and cab 1260 are just two of the insane tricks performed in the last editions. The riders’ list is really impressive, featuring names such as Red Bull rider Dimi de Jong, last year’s discovery Giorgio Ciancaleoni and the world reigning champion Kari Ospal Maeland.

During the upcoming event in Livigno, awesome prizes await the best riders: one ticket to the Aesthetiker Waengle Taengle 09 in Mayeroffhen, Austria; 5 invitations to the Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria and 5 more invitations to the Protest Surf Camp in Hossegor in summer 09.

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

Info and Inscriptions
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LIVIGNO. ITALY. 17-21 JAN 2009

Event: Protest World Rookie Fest
Location: Livigno (Italy), Swatch Snowpark Mottolino
Date: January 17-21, 2009
Event: Mode Slope Style (3 Star)
Age groups: Rookie (1st jan 91 – 31 dec 93) // Grom (after 1st jan 94)
Prize: 1 Ticket to Aesthetiker Waengle Taengl 09 in Mayeroffhen, 5 ticket to Protest World Rookie Finals and 5 Protest Surf & Beach Camps in Hossegor, Snowboard goods from sponsors, Trophies.
Qualified Riders: National team athletes registered directly by National Federations members of the WSF (the list is published on Italian athletes will be selected through the Italian Rookie Tour. Rookies who will get to the BEO finals in Laax, will be directly granted participation to the Protest World Rookie Fest finals in Livigno, on January 20, 2009.
Inscription: The inscription must be made by the National Federations for the whole “National Rookie Team”, by sending the inscription form to the address within January 10, 2009.
Entry fee It is 70euro including the 3-day ski pass for the competition, free gifts from sponsors and partners, the participation to parties and meetings during the event. Moreover, there is a 30euro deposit for each bib to be paid cash directly at the Race Office.
Accomodation Livigno Tourist Office will be in charge of booking hotel accomodation for athletes and those who accompany them, starting from about 250 euros from Saturday 17 of January to Wednesday 22, including meals. In the inscription form you have to specify whether you are looking for accomodation. The name and address of your hotel will be given to you a few days before the event per e-mail or directly to the Race Office on January 17
Invited riders Thanks to the results they have obtained during the Voelkl World Rookie Finals 2008, the following riders are invited to the Protest World Rookie Fest 2009 in Livigno free of charge (inscription fee, accomodation and meals): Giorgio Ciancaleoni (ITA), Ulsletten Emil Andrè (NOR), Bibi (ITA), Dimi de Jong (NDL), Kari Ospal Maeland (NOR), Peetja Peironen (FIN), Nuuti Niemela (FIN). One more free ticket for the event will be given to the best Italian rider of the Italian Rookie Tour.
Judging It is up to official members of the jury panel and snowboard experts.
Park Shaping Swatch Snowpark Mottolino Crew
Transportation Taxi service available from Bergamo and Milan to Livigno
Media Accreditation contact
TV Production & Pics: Just a few days after the event, a TV production, footage and photos of the event will be available (contact
Sponsor&Partner: Protest Boardwear, Red Bull, Ride Snowboards,, Adidas eyewear, Swatch Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno Turistic Office, Livigno Skipassion,, Onboard European Snowboard Magazine, Tacky.
Organization WSF World Rookie Fest Organizing Committee


17 jan 2009 – Arrival Day
12am- 8pm: Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee in cash. Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office in Turistic Center Plaza Pancheda
21.30: Press and Coach Meeting (Location to be annunced)
18 jan 2008 – Opening and Training Day
9.30-12.30 : Training in Slope Style at Swatch Snowpark Mottolino
12.30 – 5pm: Enjoy Livigno
5.30 pm: Welcome Party at Turistic Center in Plaza Pancheda
6.30 pm: Slope Style Presentation // Enviromental Clinincs // Coach Meeting
19 jan 2008 – Qualification Day
9.00 – 14.00: Training and Qualification in Slope Style at Mottolino Snowpark
19.00: Coach Meeting
20.00: Finalist nomination (location to be defined)
20 jan 2008 – Finals Day
9.00 – 14.00: Training and Finals (60’ of jam session) at Mottolino Snowpark
17.00: Prize Giving Ceremony at Turistic Center in Plaze Pancheda
22.00: Final Party
21 jan 2007 – Reserve or Departure Day


International Rookie Fest heats:
Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 3Star – 17.21 january 09
Fubu Korean Rookie Fest – Phoenix Park, Korea – 2Star – 4-6 february 09
Protest Balkan Rookie Fest – Kopaonik, Serbia – 2Star – 20.22 february 09
Protest East Rookie Fest – Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic – 2Star – 6.8 march 09
Protest World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 4Star – 15.19 april 09
In addition, rookie 1Star regional contests will be organized all over the world by the national associations of the WSF. More information on the page

Only the best rookies in the world will be granted access to the World Rookie Tour big final: the Swatch TTR 4Star “Protest World Rookie Finals” in Ischgl, Austria, from April 15 to April 19, 2009. Only the winners of the previous qualifiers will be able to go to Ischgl, together with the best athletes of the World Rookie Rank on April 5, and the wild cards that single nations give to their most promising rookies. The World Rookie Rank is a classification for under 18’s only and it is developed by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with TTR. At the end of the World Rookie Tour, the final winner will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion. He will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding: an invitation to a Video Shooting with the Pirate Movie Production, a Photo Shooting by On Board Europe and an invitation to an event which is still kept secret are awaiting the winner.

WSF is the only international organisation working uniquely to develop and support snowboard at all levels, including competitions and education, disable and adaptive snowboarding, activities for riders of any age. WSF is a network of national snowboard associations cooperating worldwide for the development and promotion of the sport. Members find in WSF a source of inspiration and support to their activities. WSF can create added value for everybody involved in snowboard on national level and offers ideas, handbooks and initiatives, the result of an organization whose components share the same goal: progression of snowboarding at all levels.