The Halfpipe Rookie Fest is ON

Riders from 8 nations landed in Monte Bondone, Trentino, Italy. Netherland, Austria, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Romania, France, Italy and Chile are the national teams for the first halfpipe event in the World Rookie Tour. With many extra activities in the program, this event offers all the partecipants a unique lifestyle and travel experience, to underline the World Rookie Tour philosophy: snowboarding is not just competing.

WRT 2012 Monte Bondone – 1st Day Half Pipe Training from on Vimeo.

The trainings of day 1 inaugurate Monte Bondone halfpipe, built in the last week mainly with artificial snow and with a big effort from the local shaper crew. After the trainings and a few hours of relax in the SPA, the partecipants took part in a walk in the wood with torches together with the world famouse “Black Yeti”. Day1 ended in the snowpark for a night session with a suggestive view on the valley of Trento. During the session a Best Trick Rail Contest was organized and French rising star Boris Mouton resulted the winner.

Check out all the picturs from DAY1 here:

Photo Credits by Carolina Bagnato

8 Feb _ Arrivals + “Rookie Trip to Chile” film premiere at Hotel Montana
9 Feb _ Training + Night Session & Best Trick Rail Contest. 
10 Feb _ Quali + Visit of Trento 
11 Feb _ Finals + Final Party

2 tickets for the Protest World Rookie Finals 2012 in Ischgl, Austria
2 tickets for the World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2013
2 invitation to the Rookie Shooting in Val Senales, Italy in summer 2012
3 surfcamp in Santader offered by
CHUCKBUDDiES and Tech Riders and other goodies offered by the sponsors

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World Rookie Tour 2012 Calendar

Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – Jaunayr 14-18, 3Star slopestyle // DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – January 27-29 – 2Star, slopestyle // DONE
Protest French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France – February 3-5 – 3Star, slopestyle // DONE
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

If you dream to become a professional snowboard,

then your future start here at the Rookie Fest!