The World Rookie Tour moves to South America

The Yeti is moving to Chile for the upcoming Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest which will include a slopestyle and an exclusive freeride program with international pros.

Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest 2010: the Freeride Edition

After events in Europe, Asia and Australia, the Black Yeti will land in Valle Nevado, Chile for the Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest “The Freeride Edition”. Infact the 10 days program of this unique event, from august 13rd to august 23rd, includes a Swatch TTR 2star slopestyle contest, trainings with pros and many freeride activities in the backcountry paradise around Valle Nevado.

During the previous event of the World Rookie Tour, the top rookies were scouted and their carrier launched. More than 500 young riders from 27 nations joined last season tour which culminated in Ischgl, Austria, with the 4Star Protest World Rookie Finals, where finnish ripper Roope Tonteri won his second World Rookie Champion title. Now the Black Yeti is moving to South America and continue the search for the next snowboarding future star around the globe.

Invited European rookies, togheter with RedBull rider Filippo Kratter and international media, are next to move to Chile for the last stop of the southern hemisphere schedule of the World Rookie Tour 2010. They will enjoy a week of powder kickers, photo shootings and film sessions in Valle Nevado backcountry area and the top South America rookies from the slopestyle competition will be invited to join it.

Valle Nevado Backcountry

After this event there will be a short break in the World Rookie Tour. Northern Hemisphere schedule 2010.11 will be announced next september but the main stops are already confirmed: Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno and Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl will take place in January and april 2011.

Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest – Program
– Friday, August 13rd : arrival of the European crew and first visit of Valle Nevado Ski Resort
– Saturday, August 14th : Freestyle trainings in Valle Nevado Snowpark with Filippo Kratter
– Sunday, August 15th : Slopestyle contest (inscription 16.000