First QKLS Rookie Fest Announced: from January 29th to February 2nd in Ruka Finland

First ever QKLS Rookie Fest is waiting for you at the celebrated Ruka Ski Resort!


Join to make history at the first edition of QKLS Rookie Fest

It is a great pleasure to welcome you for another addition to World Rookie Tour. Ruka has produced tons of world class riders during its amazing history in snowboarding, so it’s a no-brainer to have the resort hosting WRT event with Finnish Snowboard Association. Every snowboarder knows Ruka Park from the large number of coverage it gets in videos every year, and it’s guaranteed that the park is top notch at QKLS Rookie Fest. Black Yeti is already waiting for you!
Registration is now open
Special deals in selected ski-inn apartments, which are located at the bottom of Gondola lift that takes you to the top of the Ruka Park in 3 minutes, are available for WRT teams to ensure a great experience in Ruka Ski Resort. For all the info about program and the accommodation check here. To get your spot at the first ever QKLS Rookie Fest, download the registration here, fill it and sent it to and
Not only a slopestyle competition
In addition to the two-day slopestyle competition, rookies and groms can join side events such as fun and unique Stiga sledge race during the dark evening of Northern winter at the illuminated and groomed slopes of Ruka. There is also a good possibility to see Northern Lights, so don’t forget to check the night sky. Additionally, riders can experience a nordic tradition of sauna and ice swimming, which relaxes both body and mind after a long day of riding. So remember also to bring your swimsuits with you!
Polar Night Light Festival
In January the Ruka ski resort and the whole fell will be illuminated for the fourth time by Polar Night Light Festival. The light art festival lifts up Ruka and Kuusamo during QKLS Rookie Fest. The light artworks glow against the magical wintery scenery of Kuusamo and some of them can also be experienced on snowboards. Welcome to enjoy the light art in the middle of Ruka’s uniquely gorgeous northern landscape!
Check the video here.
Prizes of the competition
All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle, male and female, grom and rookie, will be qualified for the 2020 World Rookie Finals. Furthermore, the best rookie riders of the event , female and male, will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2020 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun (Austria). Other prizes are 4 all-inclusive tickets for 2020 Spring Camp in Ruka Park and 4 entry-tickets to the 2020 QKLS Games – Finnish Freestyle Snowboard Championships (Kasurila, Finland) other prizes offered by sponsors: Burton, Union Binding Company, Level Gloves, Ruka Park and QKLS.
What are you waiting for?

Come and join the first ever QKLS Rookie Fest in Ruka Finland and experience the magical polar night with us.

in brand new RukaValley32 FAM ski-inn apartments, when 4 persons stays in the apartment
Packages for 7 nights or 4 nights, check-in 26/01 check-out 02/02 or check-in 29/01 check-out 02/02, including lift tickets (6 days or 3 days), lunch and dinner –package (7 or 4 days)

Check the accommodation here

Note: All accommodation packages must be booked and paid beforehand to Ruka Booking

Price per person, when the apartment is fully booked (4 persons):Length of stay
Sun 26/01 – Sun 02/02 – half board (inc. lunch & dinner, lift passes) Rider under 12 years: 466 €  –  Rider 12 yrs and older: 595 € – Coach: 623 €
Wed 29/01 – Sun 02/02 – half board (inc. lunch & dinner, lift passes) Rider under 12 years: 276 – Rider 12 yrs and older: € 352  € – Coach: 370 €IMPORTANT: if you have any special requests for accommodation packages (apartment solutions, less or more nights, changes in meal packages, changes in the amount of lift tickets or no lift tickets, or any other wishes) just contact Ruka Booking and they will take care of all your requests! Info and registrations for the QKLS Rookie Fest in Ruka, Finland:
Contact: phone: 00 358 45 880 9559

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Snowboard – Calendar
Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP – DONE
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE

World Rookie Fest // Livigno . ITA // 11-15.01.2020 // SS
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
QKLS Rookie Fest // Ruka . FIN // 29.01-02.02.2020 // SS
REV Tour Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 07-09.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Young Guns Rookie Fest // Takasu . JPN // 28-29.02.2020 // HP
Indy Parka Rookie Fest // Nekoma . JPN // 06-07.03.2020 // SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun . AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // SS/HP
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