2014 WSF World Rookie Tour

World Snowboard Federation today unveiled plans for the WSF World Rookie Tour 2014: as the past editions, the Black Yeti will catch again the winter season of 5 continents and confirm his mission to shred with the best rookies of the world in a 10 international event series and search for the next snowboard stars.

(photo credits: Photo Fizza)

The tour will open in Europe with the legendary WSF World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, in early January 2014, and it will culminate in Ischgl, Austria, for the end of season big final. Other events are planned in Romania, Japan, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, double events with both Slopestyle and Halfpipe contest in Avoriaz (France) and Monte Bondone (Italy) and 2 events in the Southern Hemisphere: Chile and Australia. Each event program will combine freestyle contests, in slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines included in the TTR World Snowboard Tour, with many other lifestyle activities offering a unique experience for all the partecipants. The program of each events, registration info, accommodation packages will be available in the upcoming weeks on the official website and newsletter.

The winners of the main stops will be awarded with Onboard and Cooler photoshootings, video shooting with film production company, invitations to world class events and snowboard freeride trips in Chile. Also the top riders of each tour stop will get their spot for the 2014 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, where the ‘WSF World Rookie Champion’ titles will be awarded.

(photo credits: Eleonora Raggi)

2014 World Rookie Fest – Official Calendar

WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 06.11 January 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – 17. 19 of January 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France – 01.03 February 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle and halfpipe
Trentino Rookie Fest – Monte Bondone, Italy – 19.23 Feb 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle and halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest – Nekoma, Japan – 16.17 February 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
East Rookie Fest – Vitkovice, Czech Republic – 07.08 March 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest – Pamporovo, Bulgaria – 22.23 March 2014 – 3* TTR slopestyle
Völkl World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 02.06 April 2014 – 3* TTR slopestyle
Australian Rookie Fest – Thredbo, Australia –August 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle
South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – August 2014 – 2* TTR slopestyle and freeride

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

World Rookie Tour Rules

The title of World Rookie Champions 2014 will be awarded to the winner of the 3Star Volkl World Rookie Finals 2014 in Ischgl, Austria, reserved to the top riders from previous Rookie Fests, plus selected riders from National Snowboard Associations and the top 20 riders, male and female, from the World Rookie Rank.

Age Groups

WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1996 to 31st of December 1998) and Grom (born from 1st of January 1999 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation in association with the TTR World Pro Snowboard Tour.

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @

web: www.worldrookietour.com

Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour

Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

Mpora WRT channel: www.mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/

Subscribe to the WSF World Rookie Tour Newsletter at www.worldsnowboardfederation.org