World Rookie Fest Freeski started in Livigno

Black Yeti is so happy to have in Livigno 90 young freeskiers from 20 different Nations! Yesterday event presentation at the Cinelux was the best way to start, with all the riders and coaches watching together the World Rookie TV Show Premiere (stay tuned, we will publish it really soon!).

In this edition we are not lucky with the weather conditions and today qualification was cancelled, but all the freeskiers had lot of fun during the Night Rail Session at the Snowpark20. Jeremy Boiston (FRA) won the Best Trick and Melvin Seliberg (SWE) was the Best Riders of the night.

Tomorrow morning all the freeskiers will compete together and judges will score each rider using overall impression in a double up panel. Download starting list for tomorrow’s final here.


Follow the Live Heats Freeski here:

Photogallery first days World Rookie Fest Freeski 2023

Photo Credits: Ania Gzelka

World Rookie Fest Livigno 2023 is on fire

Black Yeti landed in the beautiful Livigno, followed by 100 young riders from all over the world, exactly from 16 different Nations.

After the event presentation at the Cinelux where all the participants had the chance to watch the new World Rookie Tour TV Show and where Ian Rocca told us the Mottolino Snowpark history and what will happen in Livigno at the 2026 Olympics Games, the competition starts with the quali day.

Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, the rookie men quali didn’t start today. Everything is postponed tomorrow, with the WRF Finals!

Last but not least, all the riders have been at the super fun Nitro Rail Jam at the Snowpark20, in Livigno downtown. Dmytro Luchkin won the Best Trick and the overall contest went to Julien Merker. Big up guys! Have fun and enjoy the 18th edition of the World Rookie Fest!

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Pics by Ania Grzelka

Official Program from Livigno – Live Streaming

All the World Rookie Fest crew in Livigno are in swing! Many of the world’s best snowboarders freeskiers from Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North America are coming to the oldest and larger World Rookie Tour event. Please download the last WRF program at the link below:


Remember that our partner will broadcast qualifications and finals. Keep the link below in your note! Live streaming will display the incredible riding level in Livigno all over the world. Stay tuned!

Schedule World Rookie Fest Livigno Live Streaming

10:00 – 14.30 Snowboard Finals at Mottolino Snowpark

Follow the Live Heats Snowboard here:

Follow the Live Heats Freeski here:


Stay tuned to be informed on what we will do next days!

Important updates from Livigno

Important information about World Rookie Fest: the snowboard competition is SOLD OUT and registration are CLOSED. Only a few more spots are available for the freeski competition. Click here to have all the information about World Rookie Fest 2023, from 14 to 20 January at the fabulous Mottolino Snowpark!

World Rookie Fest 2023: Snowboard and Freeski still together

World Rookie Fest – Snowboard
Livigno, Italy – 14.18 January 2023 – Slopestyle

World Rookie Fest – Freeski
Livigno, Italy – 17.20 January 2023 – Slopestyle



Young snowboarders and freeskiers from all over the world, the call is set: save the dates for legendary 2023 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, the oldest and larger World Rookie Tour event.
From 14 to 20 January 2023 the fabulous Mottolino Snowpark will welcome all the best under 18 rippers at this iconic event.

Fun, international competition, workshops, night rail jam, party and friendship: these are the reasons why the World Rookie Fest in Livigno is one of the most prestigious youth snowboard&freeski events on the planet.

In order to optimize your winter schedule, the WRT Program will allow team to make a single trip to Italy: first to compete and train in Livigno at the World Rookie Fest until January the 20th,  and then move directly to the EYOF (European Youth Olympic Festival) scheduled from 21st  January 2023 in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy


World Rookie Fest 2023 will be accompanied by countless collateral activities that will make the stay in Livigno an unforgettable experience not only for the athletes but also for families and fans. In fact, the competition days will be accompanied by a rich lifestyle program to guarantee all participants 7 unforgettable days of permanence in Livigno.

Avalanche clinics, yoga sessions, artistic workshops, video premieres, aperitifs and parties will complete the busy competition program.

In addition to the international slopestyle contest, the week will include 2 City Rail Jam at Snowpark20: on Sunday the 15th Nitro Rail Session for snowboarders, on Thursday the 19th Rail Night Jam for freeskiers.

Since 2005, this incredible snowpark is the Black Yeti’s home and offers to WRT riders and team a premium freestyle terrain to train and compete at the beginning of the winter season.
For those who did not know the technical level of this competition, at the following link you can see the highlights of the last edition

All snowboarders and freeskiers who will get on the podium of the respective rookie, grom, male and female categories, will be qualified for the World Rookie Finals 2023 which will take place in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun for snowboarding, and in Madonna di Campiglio for freesking.

In addition, Surf Camps in Spain offered by our partner and many prizes from our sponsors. Finally, a special prize will be reserved for the Best Snowboard Team of the event: they will be invited to participate in the world finals of the “Red Bull Hammers with Homies” team contest in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

Are your ready to become the international young star of snowboarding and of freeskiing?
Then Livigno is the place to be.

Thanks to the collaboration with the Livigno tourism office, athletes, companions and friends, can join the event with several all-inclusive packages from 3 to 7 nights (in half-board and double room) including 3 to 6 days lift tickets, contest registration (only for athletes), WRF event pass to all side activities and parties: 

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 or club.

EARLY BIRD BOOKING: for bookings received and paid the latest by December the 9th 2022, a discount of 30€ per rider will be applied on packages A-B-C-D and of 50€ on package E.
No discount for coach/parents.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation, different check-in/check-out dates, accommodation in apartment (for 7 nights only), specific hotel, just contact us and the Livigno Tourist Office will take care of all your requests! 

Registrations and information:
Phone +39 059.9783397 or +39.340.3285569

All tour events, including the finals, will follow all future directives on Covid19 prevention, to ensure the safety of riders, coaches, companions and staff.

For Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard Calendar, please check the last online version here.

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