Air&Style Supports World Rookie Tour 2009-10

World Rookie Fest will be proudly supported by the Air & Style this year again. The World Rookie Champion 2010, who will nominated during the Protest World Rookie Fest at Ischl, Austria, April 7-11 2010 will win a wild card to the Air & Style Rookie Challenge 2010.

There are only few days to go for the Billabong Air & Style 09/II on 05.12.09 ( and the big news is that the Air & Style Rookie Challenge is back again and some of the World Rookie Champions of the past years will take part: Christian Haller (World Rookie Champion 2006), Sergey Lapushkin (World Rookie Champion 2007) and Gjermund Braaten (World Rookie Champion 2008). Many other rising stars as Seppe Smits, Niki Korpela, Kevin Backstrom, who already attended the World Rookie Fest in the past, will be at the start as well.

Summer Rookie Camp 2010

Summer Rookie Camp come back again from June 26 to July 3, 2010 in Val Senales where all european rookies will spend a week of training, photoshooting and parties. There will be also a Swatch TTR 2Star slopestyle contest at Gentlemen’s Snowpark. Some free camp will be awarded during this season rookie fest stops. For more information visit the official website:, (english version will be ready soon)

Riders who take part to the rookie fests can win a great range of prizes

  • for the World Rookie Champion: a filming session with Pirate Movie Production, an international photo shooting, a freeride trip to Chile and a ticket to Billabong Air&Style Rookie Challenge 2010.
  • the winners from Livigno, Ischgl and the number 1 of the World Rookie Rank will win an all-inclusive trip to the “Freeride Rookie Fest 2010” in Chile to live a one in a lifetime freeride filming experience with international RedBull pros.
  • At every stop, winner will get “Tickets to Ride” higher level events
  • Before every event many other amazing prizes will be announced, which will support the career of the best rookies who wish to become professional riders.

International Rookie Fest Stops 2009.10
Protest Pyrenees Rookie Fest, Vallnord, Andorra – 2Star – 18.20 december 2009
Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 3Star – 16.20 january 2010
Protest Balkan Rookie Fest – Iver Mokra Gora, Serbia – 2Star – 12.14 february 2010
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 – 26june.3july 2010 –
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. In addition, many local rookie stops 1Star will be organized by WSF National Snowboard Association all over (check for complete calendar)
World Rookie Tour Rules
The title of World Rookie Champion will be awarded to the winner of the Protest World Rookie Finals reserved to the top riders from previous Rookie Fests, plus selected riders from National Snowboard Associations and the top 20 riders from the World Rookie Rank. Check it on

Age Groups
All rookie stops are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st january 1992 to 31st december 1994) and Grom (born from 1st january 1995 and up), both guys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the Swatch TTR Ranks and for the new World Rookie Rank developed by WSF in association with the Swatch TTR.

Full list of rookie events, further press releases for each stop, details about the World Rookie Rank will be soon available on

For info and media request
Marco Sampaoli – WSF Board of Directors
mobile: +39.340.32.85.569

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 7 to 11 April 2010. Only the winners of the previous qualifiers will be able to go to Ischgl, together with the best 20 athletes of the World Rookie Rank on April 1st , 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, thewinner of the finals 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, an International Photo Shooting, a Freeride Filming Trip to Chile and an invitation to the Billabong Air&Style Rookie Challenge 2010. Info on

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.
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Founded by Terje Haakonsen and industry innovators in 2002, the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour is a non-profit, rider-driven organization with the mission to create the highest quality competitive snowboard environment in the world, using authenticity, accessibility, innovation as guiding principles. Since its foundation, the Swatch TTR Tour has been developing into the most popular snowboard tour worldwide featuring global grass root and key independent freestyle snowboarding events over a ten-month period from Southern to Northern Hemisphere locations. The top male and female rider based on an average of their best seven results of the season is crowned Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion.
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