The Rookie Fest move to Andorra

After a great kick off event in Livigno, Italy, the World Rookie Tour move to West Europe for the Swatch TTR 2Star “Protest Pyrenees Rookie Fest” in Vallnord, Andorra, from 29 to 31 january 2010. Snowboarding future stars will challenge in order to conquer 3 tickets to the Protest World Rookie Finals 2010 in Ischgl, Austria.

“Vallnord in Andorra showed great interest in the event and local organizer Aleks Sanz from WSS is the best supporter we can wish. Now there is enough snow on the Pyrenees to ensure an high quality kids event for West Europe.” Stated Marco Sampaoli from WSF.

Vallnord hosts high quality freestyle area and a special slopestyle will be presented for the Protest Pyrenees Rookie Fest. Don’t miss the first west european edition of the most famous youth event!

The event in Vallnord will assign the following prizes:
3 tickets to enter for free the Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Italy, from 4 to 11 april 2010
1 ticket to the next Rookie Fest in Serbia or in Czech Republic
Snowboard goodies from the sponsors

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

Event Program
January 29th : Arrival day and registration at Race Office until 10.00 pm (at Arinsal Sector Office)
January 30th : Training day and qualification
January 31st : Finals and departure

General Informations
Age Groups: Rookie (born from 1992 to 1994) and Grom (born from 1st january 1995 and up)
Event format: Slopestyle (2Star)
Entry fee: 20€ (to partecipate an insurance is needed)
Vallnord Freestyle park website:
Vallnord Ski Resort website:

Contacts for inscription, hotel bookings, transportation:
Aleks Sanz – mobile 0034.636.471.404

Media accreditation and media request including pictures, roughcut, tv highlights, web video:
Marco Sampaoli – mobile 0039.340.3285569

How to get There:
The best way is to rent a car from Barcelona Airport (205km) or Toulouse Airport (195km). Rent a car in the same airport with Avis, Hertz or Europcar. Other possibility is by bus from this 2 airports. But is possible that the schedules doesn’t fix with the event’s schedule. Some helpful websites:

Accomodation service by Vallnord Turisme Information and Booking Service Center
Telephone: 00 376 737 017 (From monday to friday | 09.00 – 14:00 | 16:00 – 19:00 | ?Fax: 00 376 838 738?

Next International Rookie Fest Stops 2009.10
Protest Pyrenees Rookie Fest, Vallnord, Andorra – 2Star – 29.31 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 – 3-10 july 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. Many local rookie stops 1Star will be organized by WSF National Snowboard Association all over (check for complete calendar)
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. Official website: