Another snowy and windy day at 2018 DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest

The weather conditions of the second day of DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Tour wasn’t better than yesterday. Due to the snow falling during the night and the persistent wind, today, rookies didn’t have the chance to try the L and XL line of race set. Only line M has been opened, even if it’s deep in the clouds.

Tomorrow there will be a sunny day without wind and temperatures around -2 degrees. The race director have decided, in agreement with the coaches, this event form:
tuesday 23rd – > training day
wednesday 24th -> 2 runs each, best run count.

This afternoon, to relax body and mind after a snowboarding day, rookies gathered for a yoga session at the race office. Also the Black Yeti do this and enjoyed the benefits 😉

Competition start tomorrow at Mottolino Snowpark. Stay tuned! Below the program:

Tuesday 23rd – Updated program:
Training day for all riders.
9.00-10.30: training group 1
10.30-12.00: training group 2
12.00-13.00: lunch break
13.00-14.30: training group 2
14.30-16.00: training group 1

GROUP 1: Rookie boys & Grom girls
GROUP 2: Grom boys & Rookie girls

Wednesday 24th – Updated Program:
2 run each rider, best run count as final result.
9.00-9.30: training girls
9.45-10.45: girls competition (Grom girls – Rookie girls)
11.00-11.30: training Grom boys
11.45-12.45: Grom boys competition
13.00-13.45: training Rookie boys
14.00-15.15: Rookie boys competition
17.30: prize-giving ceremony @ riders office


Watch pictures from day 2

Download the starting list of tomorrow

Click here to check updated program


Photo Credits: Ania Grzelka

2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Official Calendar

NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle DONE
Deejay XMasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle
Valle d’Aosta Rookie Fest. Pila, Italy. February 21-25, 2018. Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle

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