Adams Gabriel and Saarela Enni won the 2019 Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride!

From the 13th to the 16th of March went down the second edition of Pila Rookie Fest. Riders and coaches from Italy, France, Russia, Poland, England, Iceland, Romania and Finland gathered at Pila, Italy, full of enthusiasm and willingness to show their best. Areaeffe Snowpark was perfectly shaped and offered a great setup which consisted of a down rail, a donkey rail, a up rail, a shoot out (pull jam) and three kickers (medium and big). Moreover, besides the slopestyle competition, all the participants had the chance to visit Fénis Castle and to get in touch with the local culture and to do an avalanche security clinic to learn how to have fun safely.

Watch the video recap here!


The Pila Rookie Fest finals took place under a bluebird sky and riders put all their best to convince the judges, conquered the podium and win a spot in the World Rookie Finals which will take place very soon, from the 25th to the 30th of March in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell Am See – Kaprun, Austria.

The girls started first and Saarela Enni (FIN) conquered the highest spot of rookie podium with her run which included: a 50/50 frontside 360 out on the first rail, a 50/50 backside 180 out on the second rail, a cab 180 on the first kicker, a backside 360 tail grab on the second kicker and a frontside 360 indy grab on the last one. Enni won on two riders: Pizzuto Matilde (ITA) and Vachet Gaia (ITA). In the grom category, Poluzzi Marilù (ITA) arrived first, Fennel Amber (GBR) second and Olejniczak Emma (FRA) third.

Fridbjornsson Benedikt (ICE) won the grom boy’s category. Grassis Marcello (ITA) took the second place and Ershov Petr (RUS) the third place of the podium.

Adams Gabriel (GBR) dominated the rookie boy’s podium and won the Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride Champion title thanks to his incredible run formed by: a switch blunt 270 out on the first rail, a cab 180 in to backside 720 out on the second rail, a frontside 720 on the first kicker, a backside 900 on the second kicker and a cab 900 on the last one. Gabriel was followed by Smith Ethan (GBR) and Hietikko Jere (FIN).

Good job riders and congratulations to all the winners! See you at Kitzsteinhorn – Zell Am See – Kaprun!

 

Find all the pictures about 2019 Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride below:
2019 Pila Rookie Fest – Training – Event Presentation – Fénis Castle
2019 Pila Rookie Fest – Quali Day
2019 Pila Rookie Fest – Finals

Photo Credits: Ania Grzelka

 

Check out the event results here below!

 

 

 

2019 Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride has offically begun!

The second edition of Pila Rookie Fest started in the best way possible and welcomed many young guns from Italy, France, Romania, Russia, Finland, England, Iceland and Poland.

Areaeffe snowpark was perfectly shaped and rookies and grom had the opportunity to test the setup which consisted of a down rail, a donkey rail, a up rail, a shoot out (pull jam) and three kickers (medium and big).

In the afternoon riders took part of many lifestyle activities such as the visit to Fénis Castle near at Aosta to get in touch with Valle d’Aosta’s culture and the welcome party where they could rest and know each other.

Ph: Ania Grzelka

CONTEST FORMAT

THURSDAY 14TH MARCH – TRAINING
10:30 – 14.00 – Training All Riders

FRIDAY 15TH MARCH – QUALIFICATIONS
Each rider will take 2 runs – Best Run counts

HEAT 1 – ROOKIE BOYS
HEAT 2 – GROM BOYS

09.30 – 10.15 – Training HEAT 1 + ALL GIRLS Training
10.30 – 11.15 – Quali HEAT 1 (ROOKIE BOYS)
11.30 – 12.30 – Training HEAT 2 + ALL GIRLS Training
12.30 – 12.45 – Reshape 12.45 – 14.00 – Quali HEAT 2 (GROM BOYS)
14.15 – 15.15 – Freeride safety camp at the top of the snowpark
15.30 Qualification Results announcement at the top of the snow park

SATURDAY 16TH MARCH – FINALS
Each rider will take 3 runs (or 2 runs in case of bad weather) – Best Run counts

Advance to Final:
6 Best Rookie Boys
12 Best Grom Boys
All Girls advance to Final

09.30 – 10.30 – Training

10.45 – 13.00 – Finals: Grom Girls – Rookie Girls – Grom Boys – Rookie Boys

Start list: reverse order sending from the qualification

JUDGING
Judges will score each rider using Overall Impression

IN CASE THE FINAL WILL NOT HAPPEN DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS

THE QUALIFICATIONS RANKS WILL BE USED AS FINALS RANKS

Download HERE the qualification starting list.

Click here to see the photo gallery!

2019 Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride: ready to go!

13-17 March, Areaeffe snowpark, Pila, Italy Registrations are open for the second edition of Pila Rookie Fest!

Riders get ready because the next European stop and the last chance to win a spot for the legendary World Rookie Tour Finals, will be the Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride in Valle d’Aosta, Italy, from the 13th to the 17th of March 2019.

The competition will take place for the second time in the amazing Areaeffe snowpark situated at 2.200 meters and surrounded by massive mountains. The park offers four different lines, beginner, intermediate, big and rail, to give riders the possibility to do their best according to their level. Moreover, Pila is one of the best freeride spots in the Alps thanks its wonderful high mountain environment.

Areaeffe Snowpark Pila

Indeed one of the activities that will be organized is a Freeride Safety Clinic aimed to enhance the knowledge about the mountain and about how to have fun safely. Last but not least, there will also be a welcome dinner and a small tour in the beautiful Aosta city.

Beautiful landscape near Areaeffe snowpark

Save the dates and don’t miss the last European qualification opportunity for the end of season World Rookie Finals!

Below you will find the information you need about accomodations, registrations and the program!

Accomodation, Packages and Entry Fee
All the riders will have the opportunity to stay in the same hotel, Express in Aosta, at a very special price. The hotel is only 5 minutes far from Pila Gondola and will be the same location of the event headquarter, with all comforts to ensure a pleasant stay.

The all inclusive accommodation packages in Express Aosta include 4 nights half board (double room), 3 days lift tickets, race registration (only for athletes), partecipation to all activities and party: € 350,00 for riders // € 310,00 for coach/parents.
Each extra night € 50,00
Single room plus € 10,00 each night

The rooms at this special prices are limited, so please hurry up to send us your registration!

To register, you need to download the registration form HERE, fill it out and sent it to registration@worldrookietour.com.

For no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance a penalty of the full amount of the reservation will be charged to the national snowboard association.

Marcy Grassis in action at 2018 Pila Rookie Fest – Ph Ania Grzelka

Prizes
Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride will offer:

– 1 all inclusive ticket for the 2019 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See Kaprun, Austria
– 1 invitation to the end of season World Rookie Shooting 2019 (date and location to be announced)
– 6 Surf Camp in Santander offered by Surftolive.com
– Products from our main sponsors, Union Binding, Level, Jail Jam and TSG, for all the podium riders.

Moreover all the podium riders will be qualified for the 2019 World Rookie Finals.

2018 Pila Rookie Fest – Ph Ania Grzelka


2019 PILA ROOKIE FEST BY ROCK AND RIDE PROGRAM

13th March 2019 – Arrival Day
15.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee and accommodation packages (only in cash). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta – Località Autoporto, 33 – 11020 Pollein AO.

14th March 2019 – Training, Video Premiere and Event Presentation
08.00 – 10.00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee and accommodation packages (only in cash). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta – Località Autoporto, 33 – 11020 Pollein AO.
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slopestyle at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila
14.00 – 16.30 Freeride safety camp at the top of the snowpark
17.30 – 18.00 Event Presentation at Race Office c/o hotel Express Aosta
18.00 – 19.30 Welcome Party at Race Office c/o hotel Express Aosta

15th March 2019 – Qualifications
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila
16.30 Visit to Aosta city downtown
18.30 Results from Quali and Coach Meeting at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta 253, Pila

16th March 2019 – Finals
9.30 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila
15.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila

17th March 2019 – Reserve Day or Departure Day
All day: reserve day in case of bad weather or departure day

 

Info and registrations for the Pila Rookie Fest in Valle d’Aosta, Italy:
Email registration@worldrookietour.com, phone 0039.059.9783397