2016 Oslo Rookie Fest is Coming Up

Following last year’s success, the Black Yeti will again stop by in the world winter capital for the 2016 Oslo Rookie Fest. This time, the Norway crew is stepping it up: The World Rookie Tour stop will go down at the same dates and place as the X Games Oslo – from 26th to 28th of February 2016 at the Oslo Vinterpark. Being able to watch the pros, all rookies will get free tickets to the X Games Oslo.

Oslo Rookie Fest 2016 FLYER

But that’s not all: besides participating in a slopestyle contest, the rookies are able to try out many amazing winter sport activities at the Oslo Winter Festival, owned and run by SAHR, which are the same folks as behind The Arctic Challenge, World Champs and X Games Oslo.

This winter, we combine both grass roots and world class sports by staging the X Games Oslo and Oslo Winter Festival. Besides watching spectacular performance at the X Games, everyone is invited to join in what Norwegians love: hanging in the snow and being active! The Oslo Rookie Fest is somewhere in between the grass roots activities and a top-level competition. The young and talented Rookie riders will make a solid bridge between newcomers and established pros“, says Henning Andersen, CEO of SAHR.

Oslo Vinterpark
Oslo Vinterpark

The slopestyle contest will be staged as national level competition as part of the World Snowboard Tour. The organizers are happy to host the event in the home country of the reigning World Rookie Champion Mons Røisland. The Norwegian stop is of big contribution for the World Rookie Tour in which many Scandinavian riders take part every year.

Our ambition is to create the dream weekend for the rookies, to come to the world winter capital, learn new tricks and progress the riding… get a taste of the international scene and go straight from competition to enjoy watching the best action sports athletes in the world at the X Games Oslo. We hope this can inspire many rookies to take the next step towards the professional world of snowboarders, as many other World Rookie Tour riders have done before,” comments Henning Andersen.

ORF2015 Terje Håkonsen shredding with the rookies_by_Fischi
ORF2015 Terje Håkonsen shredding with the rookies_by_Fischi

Friday 26. February: Accreditation, Training, X Games Halfpipe Snowboard Finals, Rookie Dinner
Saturday 27. February: Qualifications and Finals, Prize Ceremony, X Games Big Air Finals
Sunday 28. February March: Oslo Winter Festival Activities, X Games Halfpipe Ski Finals

– 2 tickets to 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria for the best male and female rider
– All the podium riders will be qualified for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria
– Goodies offered by the partners of the Oslo Winter Festival


All detailed info about the contest, accommodation and program can be found in here.



Please fill out the registration form

Contact: Anna-Maria Strittmatter, OsloWRT@gmail.com, +47 97 863 856
!! Final Deadline for registrations:  20th of February 2016 !!

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2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . postponed to 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016
World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016

Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1998 to 31st of December 2000) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2001 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.

The WSF World Rookie Tour is organized in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation and its National Snowboard Associations, and it is made possible by Red Bull and Volkl Snowboards. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Onboard European Snowboard magazine, Cooler and MPora.