World Rookie Tour updates: Romania postponed, Livigno upgraded

While the upcoming Transilvania Rookie Fest in Arena Platos, Romania, planned on 7.8 january is postponed to 27.29 january, the Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, announces today new activities in the program: the biggest event of the tour is going to be bigger!

The 3Star TTR Slopestyle contest at the Protest World Rookie Fest is already well know among the riders and the snowboard fans for the high quality of the snowpark and the extraordinary level of riding. But for the edition 2012 the program of the Protest World Rookie Fest will be packed with many extra activities to create a fantastic travel and lifestyle experience also for coaches, media and parents following their rookies in Livigno.

These are the extra reasons to follow your rookies in Livigno for the greatest youth event of the season:
– Special welcome kit with gifts for parents, coach, media and every “non-rookie” guest.
– Free Yoga Lessons
– SPA Day @ AquaGranda Wellness Park (
– Photocontest by with 500€ prize money to grab for the best lifestyle and action pictures
– “The Art of Flight” & “Rookie Trip to Chile” film premiere at Cinelux Cinema on Saturday night (14th january)
– Cable Snow contest with 1.000€ cash to grab + Welcome Party on Sunday afternoom
– “Wanna be a Pro?” a workshop by Bob Klein (USA snowboard legend and professional athletes manager)

Hurry up with the registrations of riders and crew coming to Livigno in order to have access to the limited number of all inclusive packages (350€ including hotel, food, lift ticket, welcome kit and event pass).

The Black Yeti and the World Rookie Tour with you an Happy New Year!

World Rookie Tour 2012 Calendar
Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – January 14-18 – 3Star, slopestyle
Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – January 27-29 – 2Star, slopestyle
Protest French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France – February 3-5 – 3Star, slopestyle
Halfpipe Rookie Fest – Monte Bondone Trentino, Italy – February 8-11 – 3Star halfpipe
Canuck Chuck Rookie Fest Canada – Horseshoe Resort, Canada – February 24-26 – 3Star, slopestyle
Ride East Rookie Fest – Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic March 16-18 – 3Star, slopestyle
Protest World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – April 11-15 – 4Star, slopestyle
Summer Rookie Camp – Val Senales, Italy- June 30 – July 14 – Training Camp
Australia Rookie Fest – Thredbo, Australia – July (date tbd) – 3Star slopestyle
South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – August (date tbd) – 2Star slopestyle

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World Rookie Tour Contacts
Marco Sampaoli (Media Manager) – WSF Vice President
skype: marcosampaoli
mobile: 0039.340.3285569

Mehinard Trojer (Event Coordinator) – N.ASA Vice President
skype: meinit2
mobile: 0043.650.5637424

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organisation exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels including, competitions, education, Para-Snowboard, girls programs, and snowboard activities for riders at every age. WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. Members find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation. WSF can create added value for everybody involved in snowboarding on a national level and can offer ideas, manuals, and initiatives as a result of being together in one organization with the same goal: progression of snowboarding at all levels. Official website:

The Mottolino Resort, well know as the italian resort with one of the best snowpark in Europe, sets its priorities in quality of structures, safety of the riders and fun of the activities. Hometown of three editions of the Burton European Open, Mottolino now provides its park for the 7th edition of the World Rookie Fest, offering a high quality area of 120.000m². There, the best weasel drivers and shapers will build breathtaking structures with 170.000m³ of snow that Mottolino is providing exclusively for the snowpark. More info: