10 nations on the podium of the 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, the 15th edition

The celebration of the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest was a blast with 100 riders from 15th nations took part in the slopestyle contest in the new proline of the Mottolino Snowpark: athletes from 10 different nations obtain a spot on the podium, underlining the international stance of this iconic youth snowboard event.

A bluebird sky and a bright sun welcomed the riders in Livigno, where Mottolino Snowpark presented its astonishing new set up for international events: three tables with different kickers and two tables with multi jib obstacles. The perfectly shaped jumps were 18, 22, 19 meters for the XL line, 15, 17, 16 meters for the L line and 6, 8, 10 for the M line.

During the final day, the grom girls started first and Mia Brooks from Great Britain conquered the highest spot of the podium with her run which included Frontside 180 over the gap, Switch Blunt 270 out, Cab 540 Indy, Backside 540 Mute, Cab 720 Indy, Switch Bluntslide, followed by Andrina Salis as second place and Heli Bockhorni as third place. In the Rookie Girls, the riding level was very high too: Evy Poppe from Belgium took the first place with Cab 180 over the gap, 50-50 180 out, cab 540, Backside 360 Tailgrab, Frontside 720, 50-50 Backside 180 out, Evelina Taka and Novalie Engholm the second and the third place.


Mia Brooks


Evy Poppe

From Italy Ian Matteoli won in the groms’ category with a score of 83 in his run where he landed Cab 180 over the gap, hardway 270 on lipslide to fakie, Switch Backside 540 Mute, Backside Double Cork 1080 Mute, Frontside Double Cork 1080 Frontside grab, 50-50 Frontside 360 out. Julien Merken from France rounded out the podium as second and Joshua Robertson Hahn from Australia as the third.

Øyvind Kirkhus from Norway arriving first in the Rookie’s category thanks to his best run which included Switch Frontflip over the gap, cab 180 on 50-50 to Boardslide prezel 270 out, Switch Backside 1260 Mute, Backside Double cork 1080 Mute, Frontside Double cork 1260 Frontside grab, cab 270 on 270 out. On the male rookie podium after Øyvind there were Valtteri Kautonen from Finland and Johannes Taklo from Norway.

Norway conquered the title of the best team.

At this link download all the final results in pdf and jpg.


Ian Matteoli


Øyvind Kirkhus

As you know, the World Rookie Tour is not just a competition, but a unique lifestyle and travel experience for all the participants with a lot of side activities in the program such as the arva freeride clinic and the yoga session. You can see what has happened in these three days in Livigno thanks to the official pictures.

All the pictures about 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno are on the link below:

2020 World Rookie Fest – Day1
2020 World Rookie Fest – Qualifications Day
2020 World Rookie Fest – Finals Day

Photo credits: Ania Grzelka

Thanks to 2020 World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners:

Red Bull, Livigno Touristic Office, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Mottolino Snowpark, Skipassion, Union Binding Company, TSG, Level Gloves, Jail Jam, SurftoLive, Sticker Mule, Arva Safety Equipment, Panorama Sports Diffusion, Elle-Erre, Rock and Ride, Moon srl, Boardriding.com, Pleasure Magazine, Quattro Media, World Snowboard Federation and FSI Federazione Snowboard Italia.

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
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
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

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Qualis Day at Mottolino Snowpark, for the 2020 World Rookie Fest

Black Yeti has nothing to complain about the qualifying day of the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest. In a perfectly shaped Mottolino Snowpark almost 100 young rippers shared together their best snowboarding skills, surrounded by a breathtaking  view and a blue sky.

All the riders had fun during the day: snowboarding and chilling with old and new friends, learning how to save a life in freeride with the freeride safety clinic by ARVA and relaxing before the tomorrow’s finals with a yoga class.

The highlight of the evening the qualifications results. Who will be in the finals? Below you can find all the results but don’t forget to take a note for the Live streaming by Boardriding.com here: live streaming.

Here you can find pictures from the 2020 World Rookie Fest Qualis

Photo credits: Ania Grzelka

2020 WORLD ROOKIE FEST – FINAL STARTING LISTS 

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The 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno is started!

Sounds crazy! 15 years have passed since the Black Yeti landed in Livigno for the first edition of the World Rookie Fest! Today we are here all together to celebrate this extraordinary achievement!

From January the 11th to January the 15th 2020, Black Yeti is pretty sure… the start of something extraordinary has just begun!

Live streaming on Boardriding.com
Don’t worry if you are not here in Livigno because our partner Boardriding.com will broadcast qualifications and finals. Keep this link in your note: live streaming. Live streaming will display the incredible riding level in Livigno all over the world!

Download the full program in this link.

Here you can find the first pictures from the 2020 World Rookie Fest

Photo credit: Ania Grzelka

2020 WORLD ROOKIE FEST STARTING LISTS

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If you dream to become a professional snowboarder,
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Live streaming 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno!

Our partner Boardriding.com will broadcast qualifications and finals. Keep the links below in your note! Live streaming will display the incredible riding level in Livigno all over the world! Stay tuned!

2020 World Rookie Fest – Finals live streaming
14 Jan 2020 – 9:00 am CET

2020 World Rookie Fest – Qualifications live streaming REPLAY
13 Jan 2020 – 9:00 am CET

Download the full program in this link.

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Web: www.worldrookietour.com
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If you dream to become a professional snowboarder,
then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

Last Call to 2020 World Rookie Fest

Live streaming on Boardriding.com, last 20 spots available and lots of snow falling in Livigno

From January the 11th to January the 15th 2020, the Black Yeti will celebrate the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, the oldest event in the tour, where the concept of WRT was born and many of today snowboard stars competed back in the days.

Live streaming on Boardriding.com
This astonishing 15 th edition will go live on Boardriding.com, which will broadcast qualifications and finals. Our loved media partner represents a huge community of board sports addicted and will display the incredible riding level in Livigno to a global audience. Each edition of World Rookie Fest in Livigno has been a blast, but we expect to see something extraordinary this year thanks to the excellent Mottolino Snowpark structures, the welcome town and the many riders who already confirmed their presence.

20 more spots available..make your reservation now!!
This amazing edition of Livigno will be remembered for the sold-out a month ahead of the event: only 20 more spots are left for those who are still trying to attend this unforgettable event.
For all the info about program and all-inclusive packages here.
To get your spot at the 2020 World Rookie Fest, download the registration form here, fill it and sent it to registration@worldrookietour.com.Notes for Italian Competitors
The World Rookie Fest in Livigno will be also the kick-off event of the 2020 Rookie Tour Italy, the official WRT National Qualification Series for the “Bel Paese”, and Livigno will assign a direct qualification spot for the 2020 WRT Finals in Kitzseinhorn to the best Italian male rider in the overall rank. Also, the event will provide points for the Italian Rookie Rank to define the other qualification spot for Italian riders to the 2020 WRT Finals.
Not only a slopestyle competition
In addition to the legendary slopestyle, rookies and groms can join many side activities such as the yoga lesson, for an energy boost, the unavoidable film premieres for the “ 2018.19 World Rookie Tour tv show”, Freeride Safety Clinic by ARVA, and many dinners and parties to meet other riders and to make new friends coming from the all over the world

Tons of huge prizes
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 riders of the event 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), 2 all-inclusive tickets for 2020 Summer Rookie Jam in Les 2 Alpes (France), 2 tickets to the 2020 Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camps in Santander by Surftolive.com and other prizes offered by other WRT sponsors: Union Binding, ARVA, Level, Jail Jam and TSG.

Watch the 2019 World Rookie Fest video here

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES
All-inclusive packages including 4 nights (in double room) check-in 11/01 check out 15/01, 3 days lift tickets, race registration (only for athletes), WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and parties:

Type of accommodation
2 ** hotel – half board Rider € 440,00 – half board Coach € 400,00
3 *** hotel – half board Rider € 480,00 – half board Coach € 440,00

Single room plus € 80,00 (20€ per night)

EARLY BIRD BOOKING: for booking received and paid the latest by December the 10th of 2019, a discount of 30€ per rider will be applied. No discount available for coach/parents.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation (Apartment for 7 nights, specific hotel, less or more nights) just contact us and/or the Livigno Tourist Office will take care of all your requests!

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.

Info and registrations for the 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy:
Contacts: registration@worldrookietour.com phone: 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.340.3285569

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 Rookie 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 Rookie Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
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
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
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

Photo credit: Ania Grzelka

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@worldrookietour.com

If you dream to become a professional snowboarder,
then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

2020 World Rookie Fest Announced

From January 11th to 15th the Black Yeti will celebrate the 15th edition in Livigno

Early Bird registrations, great program, and huge prizes: put your hands up and let’s party!!

15 years of fun, 15 of evolving snowboarding
Each edition of World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, has been extraordinary thanks to the excellent Mottolino Snowpark structures, the welcome town and the beautiful people who took part in the event for more than a decade. More than 100 riders from 20 nations arrive every year in Livigno for the slopestyle competition at the World Rookie Fest. Roope Tonteri, Marcus Kleveland, Staale Sandback, Seppe Smith, Mons Roisland, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten, Sven Thorgren, the complete Italian National Snowboard Team, are just some of today professional riders who took part to the event in the last 15 years and now Black Yeti is guessing who will be the next.

Registrations are now open with Early Bird offer
As usual special deals in selected hotel and apartments are available for WRT teams to ensure a great experience in Livigno. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the event, an Early Bird discount of 30€ per rider is offered to all-inclusive bookings received latest by December the 10th 2019. For all the info about program and all-inclusive packages here.
To get your spot at the 2020 World Rookie Fest, download the registration form here, fill it and sent it to registration@worldrookietour.com.

Not only a slopestyle competition
In addition to the legendary slopestyle, rookies and groms can join many side activities such as the  yoga lesson, for an energy boost, the unavoidable film premieres for the “ 2018.19 World Rookie Tour tv show”,  Freeride Safety Clinic by ARVA, and many  dinners and  parties to meet other riders and to make new friends coming from the all over the world.

Make your trip to the Youth Olympic Winter Games
To support the foreign team travel schedule, the departure day of the 2020 World Rookie Fest on January the 15th, is the arrival day for the freestyle competition at the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tons of huge prizes
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 riders of the event 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), 2 all-inclusive tickets for 2020 Summer Rookie Jam in Les 2 Alpes (France), 2 tickets to the 2020 Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camps in Santander by Surftolive.com and other prizes offered by other WRT sponsors: Union Binding, ARVA, Level, Jail Jam and TSG.

Notes for Italian Competitors
The World Rookie Fest in Livigno will be also the kick-off event of the 2020 Rookie Tour Italy and it will assign a direct qualification spot for the 2020 WRT Finals in Kitzseinhorn to the best Italian male rider in the overall rank. Also, the event will provide points for the Italian Rookie Rank to define the other qualification spot for Italian riders to the 2020 WRT Finals.

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES
All-inclusive packages including 4 nights (in double room) check-in 11/01 check out 15/01, 3 days lift tickets, race registration (only for athletes), WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and parties:

Type of accommodation
2 ** hotel – half board Rider € 440,00 – half board Coach € 400,00
3 *** hotel – half board Rider € 480,00 – half board Coach € 440,00

Single room plus € 80,00 (20€ per night)

EARLY BIRD BOOKING: for booking received and paid the latest by December the 10th of 2019, a discount of 30€ per rider will be applied. No discount available for coach/parents.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation (Apartment for 7 nights, specific hotel, less or more nights) just contact us and/or the Livigno Tourist Office will take care of all your requests!

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.

Info and registrations for the 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy:
Contacts: registration@worldrookietour.com phone: 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.340.3285569

Watch the 2019 World Rookie Fest video here

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Snowboard – Calendar
Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP
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 // 16.02.2020 // HP
Indy Park 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 WRT Grom Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
REV TOUR Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 05-06.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
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

Photo credit: Ania Grzelka

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@worldrookietour.com

If you dream to become a professional snowboarder,
then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!