World Rookie Tour – 10 Years Documentary Video

From 10 years the World Rookie Tour and the Black Yeti are scouting for tomorrow snowboard stars and are creating incredible events for under 18 years old riders only. Started from a single event, the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, and developed into a global series with more than 10 international events every year, the World Rookie Tour today is the largest and most popular youth snowboard project on planet Earth.

Featuring  some of today world top athlets, and yesterday snowboard legends, this video documentary shows  snowboard champions and olympic finalists when they were 12 years old riders sponsored by “mom & dad”, this 10 minutes documentary explains what the World Rookie Tour did in the last 10 years.


The Black Yeti (Himalaya)
Seppe Smits (BEL)
Martin Mikyska (CZE)
Sven Thorgren (SWE)
Peetu Piiroinein (FIN)
Christian Haller (SWI)
Staale Sandback (NOR)
Roope Tonteri (FIN)
Keita Heinamura (JAP)
Gjermund Braaten (NOR)
Ulrik Badertsher (NOR)
Spiro Sanchez (CHI)
Federico Chiaradio (CHI)
Manuel Pietropoli (ITA)
and many more from all over

Meinhard Trojer (AUT)
Marco Sampaoli (ITA)
Gian Luca Zanetti (ITA)
Shingeru “Ishi” Ischiara (JAP)
Bob Klein (USA)
Terry Kidwell (USA)
Mike Ranquet (USA)
Chuck Barfoot (USA)
Pirate Movie Production (AUT)

Livigno, Italy
Ischgl, Austria
Tredbo, Australia,
Valle Nevado, Chile
Tignes, France
Avoriaz, France
Solden, Austria
Oslo, Norway
Stamsund, Norway
Tromso, Norway
Arena Platos, Romania
Monte Bondone, Italy
Val Senales, Italy
and some more place around the world.

Marco Sampaoli

Andreas “Mone” Monesberg
Marco Brandoli
Federico Romanello
Federico Ziveri
Silvio Ottonello
Lorenzo Atzeni
and many more

Matteo Pierfelice

World Rookie Tour


Norway is getting ready for the Oslo Rookie Fest 2015

The first edition of the Oslo Rookie Fest is soon about to go down. From 27. Februar to 1. March 2015, the rookies have the chance to ride the famous Superpipe at Oslo Vinterpark in a WST NATIONAL event. Besides the competition, there are a bunch of amazing side activities offered for the young snowboarders such as a practical workshop abuot sport photography hosted by Markus Fischer (Pleasure Snowboard Mag photo editor) and the possibility to rider with disabled snowboarders. Between practice and competition, the Rookies will be able to join all the other activities of the Oslo Vinter Festival, such as snowskate, bandy and ski jump All updated information about the event are online at the following link:

The countdown is on for the forth edition of Trentino Rookie Fest

Monte Bondone will host for the 4th time the Trentino Rookie Fest from 25th february untill 1st march 2015. Due to poor snow condition the event will not feature an halfpipe competition for this season, and it will be focus on slopestyle contest with an extra night rail jam in cash for trick format and, as always, a bunch of additional side activities. All information are online at

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Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the World Snowboarding Points List and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation. The Oslo Rookie Fest 2015 Halfpipe contest is included in the World Snowboard Tour and will offer all inclusive tickets and qualification spots for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.

2014.15 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest / Valle Nevado . Chile / 8-12 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest / Thredbo . Australia / 22-23 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest / Laax . Switzerland / 7-10 Jan 2015 / Halfpipe – DONE
WSF World Rookie Fest / Livigno . Italy / 10-15 Jan 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest / Pamporovo . Bulgaria / 30 Jan -1 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe   DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest / Arena Platos . Romania / 6-8 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle   DONE
Hellas Rookie Fest / Greece / 13-15 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest / Monte Bondone . Italy / 25 Feb -1 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest / Oslo Vinterpark . Norway / 27 Feb – 1 Mar 2015 / Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest / Nekoma . Japan / 6-7 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle
Völkl World Rookie Finals / Ischgl . Austria / 07-12 Apr 2015 / Slopestyle