The Black Yeti arrived in Aosta for the first edition of the Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters, welcomed rookies and coaches and inaugurated the start of the third Italian stop of the most loved tour by young promises of the Italian and international snowboarding.
The first time in Pila began in the best way, over 70 riders from 11 countries have been welcomed by the awesome panorama views ranging from Mont Blanc to Grand Combin, from the Matterhorn to Monte Rosa.
The clouds that surrounded the park during the first day of training don’t stop riders that try the bright set up made by AreaEffe Snowpark shapers’. To start the comp there’s a downrail and a donkey, on the 2nd table there’s a tank, a box and a pooljam, on the other three there are 2 kickers each (10mt and 15mt): the better wahy to start this stop of the World Rookie Tour in Pila, athletes could not ask for anything better.
But not just sports, the event program include video premiere, Freeride Safety Camp and cultural excursion in Aosta downtown.
As usual, the first day ended with the event presentation at riders office at the Express Hotel, with a short coach meeting and a good toast in the company during the welcome happy hour.
The program of the next days includes qualifying on Friday and finals on Saturday: Rookies give the best!
Click here to see all the photos of the first day of 2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters.
To discover all the riders who will compete for the podium at Pila, download the rider list for the quali HEAT 1 and HEAT 2.
Check the contest format here.
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 DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
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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If you dream to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from World Rookie Tour!