World Rookie Tour riders at Pyeongchang 2018

If you dream to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from World Rookie Tour” and some of current pro snowboarders know it very well. This year  11 World Rookie Tour famous riders participated to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where they impressed the public with their talent and their skills.

Roope Tonteri (FIN)- 2010 World Rookie Champion

These athlets are: Marcus KLEVELAND (NOR) Mons ROISLAND (NOR) Reira IWABUCHI (JPN) Roope TONTERI (FIN) Seppe SMITS (BEL) Staale SANDBECH (NOR) Sven THORGREN (SWE) Vlad KHADARIN (OAR) Jonas BOESIGER (SUI) Katie ORMEROD (GBR) and Sarka PANCOCHOVA (CZE). Coming from different nations, what they have in common is the passion for snowboarding and their past in the World Rookie Tour. Indeed they start their carrier participating to the World Rookie Tour and winning some contests. It is incredible to see how they have improved from ordinary riders, looking for sponsors, to the best freestyle snowboarders of the World.

Mons Roisland (NOR) – 2015 World Rookie Champion

The Black Yeti is proud to have given them wings and to have supported them at the beginning of their carrier. Now it is time to encourage the future generations and to help them to make their dreams come true.

Reira Iwabuchi (JPN) – 2015 World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion


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 DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
Slopestyle CANCELLED
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle
Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters. Valle d’Aosta, Italy. February 22-25, 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