2017 World Rookie Finals Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun

After a season of rookie fest events all around the world, registrations are now open for ”Le Grand Finale” at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun, Zell am See, the event everybody is waiting for, where the 2017 World Rookie Champions will be crowed.


The Black Yeti travelled all around the world in the last 8 months: from Chile to Australia, from Bulgaria to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan to North America. Rookies from more than 30 countries battled to conquer their spot to the most exclusive youth snowboard event on planet Earth: the World Rookie Finals, for the first time, at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria.

Only the most promising riders will join this legendary event, which award in the latest 12 years the annual World Rookie Champion titles and incredible prizes: wildcard to World Class Events, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events. Roope Tonteri, Sven Thorgren, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten are only some of the previous winner: will be the next snowboard star to be crowned in Austria?



Riders from all over the world will come for a unique sports and lifestyle event in a great international scenario. The program of 2017 World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle and Half Pipe contest and many lifestyle activities: social dinner every day, workshops with Viva con Aqua, a first aid clinic the final party and much more you will not miss for any reason.

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, is the place to be from April the 4th to April the 9th.

Download here the event info, program and registration form at

Registration, info and bookings: rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the video from the 2016 World Rookie Finals in Ischgl here:



Info about Kaprun:


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Everybody knows it, every kid loves it, and every champion was here! The 2017 World Rookie Tour, along with locations and formats, is as follows:

2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 12-14 August 2016 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29-3 October 2016 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15-18 December 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14-19 January 2017 – DONE
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone 0039.059.9783397

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