2020 Ursus Rookie Fest Announced

from March 15th to 19th the Black Yeti will explore the Dolomites in Madonna di Campiglio

Early Bird registrations, great program, and huge prizes for the only European WRT snowboard and freeski event of the season.

From the heart of the Dolomites, where the Brown bear is
For the first time ever the Black Yeti and its crew will land in Madonna di Campiglio, one of the most prestigious European ski resorts, surrounded by the beautiful Brenta Dolomites, from March the 15th to the 19th, 2020. With a slopestyle contest, open to both snowboarders than freeskiers, the high-quality Ursus Snowpark will welcome the partecipants in 3 lines with more than 40 obstacles in 50.000 square meters and tons of snow. The event will award both World Rookie Tour points than FIS Junior points. 

Watch the course preview from the Ursus Rookie Fest below

Registrations are now open with All-Inclusive packages and Early Bird offer
A special deal in a selected 3 stars hotel, at walking distance from Grostè gondola and where all riders and crew will be accommodated together, is available for WRT teams to ensure a great experience in Madonna di Campiglio. All-inclusive packages, including 4 nights in 3-star hotel half-board, 3 days lift tickets, at 470€ for riders and 445€ for coach and parents. The extra cost for a single room: 15€ per night. To celebrate the new location of the event, an Early Bird discount of 30€ per rider is offered to all-inclusive bookings received and paid the latest by February 20th, 2020.

NOTE: for organizational reasons, the event is limited to a maximum number of 60 riders per discipline. So hurry up to secure your spot! 

Not only a slopestyle competition
In addition to the high-quality slopestyle competition, Ursus Rookie Fest will also offer a unique lifestyle program aside: all riders will get free access to the Freestyle Academy Training Center to try parkour, gymnastics, climbing, and skateboarding. Also, the program will include a film premieres for the “2019 World Rookie Tour tv show”, a Freeride Safety Clinic by ARVA, and many dinners and parties to meet other riders from the all over the world.

Tons of huge prizes
All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle, snowboard, and freeski, male and female, grom and rookie, will be qualified for the 2020 World Rookie Finals. Furthermore, the best riders of the event will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 4 all-inclusive tickets for the 2020 World Rookie Finals (2 for snowboard Finals in Kaprun – Austria and 2 for freeski in Seiser Alm – Italy), 2 tickets to the 2020 Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camps in Santander by Surftolive.com and other prizes offered by other WRT sponsors: Volkl, Marker, Union Binding, ARVA, Level, Jail Jam, Arva and TSG.

Dolomites Freeski Rookie Experience
Dolomites Freeski Rookie Experience includes 3 freeski event in a raw throughout the Dolomites starting from Madonna di Campiglio (15.19 March). After the Ursus, the crew will move to Kronplatz (20.22 March) and then to the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm (23.27 March). A unique chance to travel in 3 world-class ski resorts across the Dolomites, Unesco Heritage, and shred in 3 premium international snowparks. 

Bad News: Balkan Rookie Fest in Bulgaria cancelled
Due to the lack of snow in Bulgaria, the Balkan Rookie Fest planned to take place in Sofia from February 13th -16th, 2020 will not happen this year.

What are you waiting for?

Come and join the 2020 World Rookie Tour: the future is here!

All-inclusive packages including 4 nights (in double room) check-in 15/03 check out 19/03, 3 days lift tickets, race registration (only for athletes), WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and parties: 

 Type of accommodation: 3 *** hotel – half board

  Rider:  € 470,00

  Coach: € 445,00

 Single room plus € 60,00 (15€ per night)

EARLY BIRD BOOKING: for booking received and paid the latest by February the 20th of 2020, a discount of 30€ per rider will be applied. No discount available for coach/parents. 


For no-show not communicated at least 15 days in advance a penalty of 80% of the hotel reservation will be charged to the national snowboard association.

Info and registrations for the 2020 Ursus Rookie Fest in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy:
Contacts: registration@worldrookietour.com  phone: 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.340.3285569

Age Groups
2019/2020 World Rookie Tour events are reserved for Rookies (born from 1st of January 2002 to 31st of December 2004) and Groms (born from 1st of January 2005 and up), both male and female. All contests in the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the World Rookie Rank. 

The World Rookie Tour is organized by Black Yeti company in collaboration with National and International Sports Associations and it is made possible by Red Bull, Völkl, Marker, Union Bindings, TSG Protection, Level Gloves, Surftolive.com, Jail Jam, Elle-Erre Easy Flag, Rock&Ride, Jart Skateboard, and Moon. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Sequence Magazine, Boardriding.com, Prime Snowboarding, Prime Skiing, Sourge Skateboarding, and Quattro Media.

Photo credit: Madonna di Campiglio, Ursus Snowpark, Armando Boatto , Claudio Lanzafame

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 DONE
Colorado Rookie Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP DONE
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 Rookie Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS CANCELLED
Young Guns Rookie Fest // Takasu. JPN // 16.02.2020 // HP
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest // Nekoma. JPN // 14.03.2020 // 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

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Freesking – 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
Colorado Rookie Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP DONE
REV TOUR Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 05-06.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado Rookie Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 09.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS CANCELLED
Innsbruck Rookie Fest // Innsbruck, Skyline Park. AUT // 14-16.02.2020 //SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kronplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27.3.2020 // SS

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